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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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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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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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We recently wrote a post answering the question, “How much RV antifreeze do I need to winterize my RV plumbing?” We noted that the answer depends not only on the size of your RV but also on whether you choose to blow out your RV water lines vs using antifreeze. (Even when blowing the lines …

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If you’ve noticed that the water in your RV kitchen sink is draining slowly (or not at all), you’ve likely got a clogged RV kitchen sink drain. A clogged RV sink can be a major inconvenience, but with a few common items and a little bit of elbow grease, clearing a clog in an RV …

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We’ve been asked “How many gallons of RV antifreeze do I need to winterize my rig?” time and time again. But the answer to the question How much RV antifreeze do I need? depends on several factors. Winterizing an RV’s plumbing system may not be difficult, but it is very important to do it right. …

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Gray water is gross! And surprisingly, it can stink as much as black water! But, what exactly IS gray water in an RV and…what’s that SMELL?!!! When a fellow RVer has an issue with a bad smell in their RV, it’s common to find them checking out their black tank or their RV toilet. Makes …

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We’ve covered RV water heaters from a few different angles here on the blog before. But today we’re talking specifically about the water heater pressure relief valve. It may seem unimportant — a thing you flip when you’re draining your water heater for annual maintenance or winterization. But that little valve is actually an important …

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What’s a PEX crimp tool (also called a crimping tool) and why are we writing about it? We used to think that repairing PEX plumbing would be difficult, so we basically shied away from taking on projects that involved working with PEX. But, it turns out it’s not hard to do at all. With the …

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A Shurflo water pump is among one of the most commonly found pumps on new RVs and campers. They’re also popular as replacements for pumps that leak or no longer function properly, and the replacement makes a good DIY project. There are a variety of RV water pump brands on the market, several of them …

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Have you ever had to unclog an RV black tank? Not sure how to go about it? Today’s post will have you well-prepared to handle what can become one of the grossest messes an RVer could face (especially if the tank is full). ???????????????? We’ll even let you know how to avoid black tank clogs …

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As we write this in late fall, many RVers are thinking about winterizing their RVs. Depending on where you live, the question “How long does it take for water to freeze in RV pipes?” becomes more important to answer with every passing day. As the temperature drops everywhere, we think it’s a good time to …

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Air in water lines is not an uncommon problem, but if the plumbing system in your RV has this issue, you’ll want to fix it as soon as possible. While air pockets in water lines don’t present a particularly urgent issue, an RV that has air in the water pipes is a nuisance and could …

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