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Full-timers since 2003, we’re a couple of “Do-It-Ourself” RVers sharing tips on RV operation, maintenance, repair, and travel. We’ve handled most of our own RV maintenance over the course of two decades spent exploring North America (and international RVing, too)!

While we’re not RV technicians, we’re very mechanically inclined and have learned a lot about RV systems over the years. We handle most of our own minor service, repair and upgrade work on our 2005 43′ Newmar Mountain Aire diesel pusher. We also maintained our 2002 39′ Fleetwood Bounder Diesel during our first 2 years on the road.

We hope our experiences can help other RVers go DIY, all while saving time & money… and experiencing the satisfaction of a job well done.

We don’t pretend to be experts on any particular RV topic, and mostly know about maintaining our own rig. But lots of things are the same on RVs in general, and diesel pushers in particular. Consult with a professional technician if you’re unsure about working on your RV.

Safe Travels!
– Peter & John

Since 2011, Peter Knize & John Sullivan have co-hosted The RVgeeks, one of YouTube’s most popular channels about RVing. In 2019, they made the big leap to broadcast television as co-hosts and Co-Executive Producers of the new TV series The RVers. Look for John & Peter on The Discovery Channel, PBS, iTunes/AppleTV, Amazon Video, Fun Roads TV, Google Play, the Microsoft Store, and YouTubeTV. The RVers is also available internationally on the Wild Pursuit Network in Canada, and iTunes in English-speaking countries such as Canada, the U.K. and Australia.

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Dave Curtis

Tuesday 29th of November 2022

I felt the need to make this positive post about a RV parts company that I saw on your page and that really went the extra mile to take care of a customer, now I’ve bought products from them before this and already had great service, but on this transaction they really showed how great of a company they are. I ordered the Viair RV compressor from them to winterize my RV, the compressor was shipped and Fed Ex left it at the end of my 1/4 mile long driveway next to a busy road. I have gates at my driveway and FedEx has my gate code and delivers to my door on a weekly basis. This time for some reason the driver decided to leave it at the gate. I don’t know if he was a new driver or just lazy that day. But the tracking info showed it was left at the end of my driveway with a picture. A few days later, when I didn’t receive the package, I started looking into it and saw that it was left at the end of my driveway, apparently it was stolen. I checked with all my neighbors. No one had received the package or picked it up for me. At this time I contacted TechnoRV and asked to file a claim. They filed a claim and a couple weeks later we found out it was denied by FedEx. I believe that is total BS on FedEx’s part and I’m going to be following up with them with several complaints. But nevertheless, at the end of the day TechnoRV ended up refunding my money when this wasn’t even their fault. So that’s why I’m writing this positive review and they will be receiving all of my business from this point forward when it comes to RV products. Thank you again TechnoRV and thank you to Shannon for all the great help.

Diana

Monday 28th of November 2022

Have you ever came across a magnetic type rock guard that goes over a large front window of a Travel Trailer. Any suggestion will help. Our 2nd Trip out our front window got hit just right with a rock and a huge crack in our tinted window. We have a 2022 Coachmen Freedom Express Ultra Lite.

Remi

Thursday 10th of November 2022

I have a class a 44ft

Remi

Thursday 10th of November 2022

How do I get the tire guide for properly tire inflation?

Jerome Choate

Tuesday 25th of October 2022

I am very confused about what pressure I should have in my 5th wheel tires. They are E-rated Goodyear Endurance with a max cold pressure of 80 psi. I don't have the ability to check the weight at each tire, so have done axle weights. Based on that and the Goodyear pressure guide, I should have about 65 psi in each tire. If I set the tires at that, my TPMS goes crazy. I definitely don't want to run the tires under-inflated. What is your advice for a 5th wheel?

I had access to your tire guide when I subscribed to your newsletter, but once I closed the guide it went away and I don't know how to find it again.

Thanks.

TheRVgeeks

Tuesday 25th of October 2022

Hi Jerome! First off, as long as you've been subscribed to our newsletters for more than the past 3 days, your timing is good. Check your email from the morning of 10/22/22 at about 8AM Eastern time (you may have moved it to the trash already, so check there too). That email featured a post entitled "Why Do RV Tires Blow Out? What Can I Do to Prevent It?" So we also included a link in the email to our eBook: "How To Inflate RV Tries Correctly" which you can access right from that email. Once you access the eBook, be sure to bookmark that page for future reference.

As far as your pressures... a couple of things... without weights at each tire position, you should probably err on the side of caution, and assume that one side is a little heavier than the other. We'd suggest that adding at least 5 PSI should be fine, so about 70 in each tire instead of 65 would account for that possible weight difference. Better yet, if you do get the chance to obtain position weights, you could then adjust accordingly. That's because there is the potential for one side of your rig to be considerably heavier than the other.

As far as the TPMS going crazy, it has no way of knowing what the pressure is supposed to be in each tire.... only what it's given as a baseline that you've selected. It's designed to use whatever baseline you set at the correct pressure. So the fact that it's acting up at 65 PSI doesn't mean that 65 PSI is incorrect. It just means that the TPMS has to be "told" that 65 (or again 70) is the correct pressure.

Based on what you've described, it's almost certain that you simply need to reset the TPMS. That's usually done by removing all of the sensors, inflating the tires to the desired cold pressures (65, 70, or whatever it should be), and then reinstalling the sensors. That should reset them to the baseline PSI. If that doens't work, try going through the initial set-up process outlined in the TPMS owners manual and you should be good to go.

You may also need to reset the high pressure (usually +20%) and/or low pressure (usually -10%) warning limits on the TPMS, if that's possible on your system. Hope this helps!

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