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An RV water heater thermostat is a surprisingly easy and inexpensive part to replace. But if you don’t have hot water in your RV, how do you know if a failed thermostat is the source of your problem? With parts ranging from circuit boards, gas valves, burner tubes, and more, how do you zero in …

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If you’ve wondered how to store your lithium RV batteries for the winter to keep them in good health, there are some important things to keep in mind. For example, LiFePO4 batteries (Lithium Iron Phosphate, the most common lithium RV battery chemistry) shouldn’t be charged when the cells are below freezing (32F/0C), as that can …

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How long do RV tires last? There’s lots of misinformation out there, with many RV owners trying to distill the answer down to one easy-to-remember number. But is it 4 years? 6? 10? Is mileage important? How about tread depth? Does it matter what type of RV we’re talking about? For instance, what if you …

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If you think RV slide topper replacement is beyond your DIY skill set, don’t be so sure! Our favorite type of RV DIY project is one that’s both manageable and saves a lot of money. Slide topper replacement fits that description perfectly by being much easier to accomplish than many RV owners might expect while …

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If your RV’s hot water isn’t as hot as it should be, the problem could well be your RV water heater thermostat. Fortunately, most RV water heaters aren’t all that complicated. So when this happened to us, we had an easy DIY repair on our hands. In this post, we’ll show you exactly how we …

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RV waste valve replacement is not something any RVer wants to think about. But occasionally, it becomes necessary. Fortunately, it’s a relatively easy repair, especially if you have a guide to follow. This post outlines the steps for the DIY replacement of a black or gray waste valve. Not only are we giving you a …

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This post is a guide to draining, flushing, cleaning, and descaling an RV water heater. We’ll show you the method we’ve used for years to effectively flush and clean our tanked water heater and how to descale a tankless one, too (like our new Truma AquaGo Comfort Plus on-demand water heater). Our method for our …

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In this post, we’ll tell you (and show you) how to change the fuel filter on an Onan diesel generator. If you’ve got a gas generator in your RV, we’ll be sure to include some information for you as well. Note that our ’05 Newmar has an Onan 7.5-kilowatt QuietDiesel generator. If you have a …

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The Dometic Oasis Elite door awning motor failed on our Newmar Mountain Aire with the awning in the closed position, leaving us with no obvious way to get into it. We had to find a way to fix or replace it, and we were hoping to avoid a huge repair bill, or damaging anything by …

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The RV water heater anode rod is an unsung hero that sits quietly in the background, protecting your expensive RV water heater tank from damage and eventual destruction. Today’s post is all about the RV anode rod, what it does, how it works, and which RV water heaters require them. We’ll tell you (and show …

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Tankless water heaters (sometimes referred to as on-demand water heaters) are popular for their energy efficiency and continuous hot water supply. But like any appliance, they can experience problems. Since this type of water heater is becoming more and more common in RVs (and since no one likes to shower in cold water), we thought …

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How much does it cost to maintain an RV? The answer to this question has lots of variables, of course. But in this post, we’ll cover things you’ll want to consider when buying an RV as you factor in the cost of maintaining that RV. Is it all worth it? Having lived and traveled the …

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Accurate tire pressure readings can only be taken when tires are cold, often understood as any time before you’ve driven on them. But, really, what IS cold tire pressure, and are you sure your readings are accurate even if you haven’t driven on your tires yet today? Don’t be too sure! Most RVers, especially us …

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One of our favorite pieces of RV gear is our Viair air compressor. In fact, we actually have two of them. We carry one in our RV and keep a smaller, lighter model in the back of our Honda CR-V toad car, in case we need it when we’re away from the RV. We’ve spent …

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