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RV Gray Valve Repair — REAL-TIME DIY Holding Tank Valve Replacement

The blade valves on your black and gray tank outlets are the only things standing between you and a tsunami of… well, you get the picture. It’s impressive how well they work… and how long they can last. Our gray valve is the original one that came installed on our RV when we bought it …

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Fix That Dripping Shower + BONUS TIP: Caulk Like A Pro!

Is a dripping RV shower causing a headache? We’ll show you how to replace the cartridge and skip the drip. PLUS – BONUS TIP: How to Caulk Like a Pro! While the details of repairing a leaky shower will be a little different for each make and model of plumbing fixture, we’ll show you the …

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RV Water Heater Flush & Inspection Surprise!

Even though we’ve been on the road full-time for nearly 15 years, we never stop learning. Since it’s virtually impossible to know everything about every topic, the most valuable tool we keep on board is an open mind. Last year we added a great new piece of (inexpensive) gear to our DIY utility belt: a …

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RV Plumbing Leak Troubleshooting & Repair – Practically For Free!

We demonstrate lots of RV repairs. This time, we’ll show you how we diagnose and repair a problem, saving ourselves a trip to the shop. Special Bonus!! We’ll be answering your questions live on the air on The RV Show USA on November 1st! That’s right… we’ll once again be joining our friend Alan Warren “The RV …

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How To Replace an RV Water Heater Thermostat

Over the years we’ve shared quite a bit about maintaining an RV water heater. Last year we even performed an internal inspection using a borescope. But this is the first time we’ve had to share a repair project. Actually, “project” seems like too strong a word for what’s involved in replacing the thermostat on the …

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RV Water Heater Flush and Inspection (Suburban & Atwood)

Should any of us be surprised that conventional wisdom is so often wrong? We’ve all been taught that a flush wand is all we need to clean our RV’s water heater. Water runs clear = clean. NOT! We use a video borescope to take you inside our heater to show the real story. Step by step, we’ll demonstrate our …

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Replacing an RV Drinking Water Hose on a Retractable Reel

We appreciate the fact that our RV came equipped with a Reelcraft self-retracting water hose reel. It keeps things neat & tidy and expedites both hooking up and disconnecting. But there is one downside: when it comes time to replace the hose, we can’t simply pick up a new one and start using it. Installing …

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How To Set Up a New Sewer Hose – The Easy Way!

Okay, we get it… starting a new sewer hose isn’t rocket science. But sometimes it’s the little things that make RVing easier. Here’s a simple little trick that keeps us from struggling to get a new hose connected to the hard plastic fittings on our RV’s sewer system. Recent & Related Videos: How to Thoroughly …

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Cool Trick! Sanitize Your RV’s Fresh Water System Without a Winterizing Kit.

We have a confession to make. We’ve been drinking heavily for over a decade. There. We finally said it out loud. It feels good to come clean about our habit of drinking from our RV’s fresh water tank. Please don’t judge. Bottled water is expensive, tough on the environment (plastic bad), uses up valuable storage …

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Do You Keep Your RV Gray Tank Open? Closed? How About BOTH?!

Leaving your RV’s gray valve open when fully hooked up allows you to take long showers without worrying about dumping or filling up the gray tank. But what about sewer smells that can come up from the campground sewer system? Here’s how to get the best of both worlds! One of the luxuries of staying …

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RV Water Heater Fail! Don’t Make This Newbie Mistake

Besides telling you about our newbie mistake, we have an LED contest winner to announce! Someone just won $250 worth of LED lights. Was it you? Scroll down to the bottom of this post to find out. ;-) On April 11, 2014, we marked 11 years of full-time RVing. After all this time, we’ve learned …

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UPDATE! RV Water Heater Anode Rods

If you’ve seen our previous 2 videos about flushing RV water heaters, you’ll know we’ve talked quite a bit about anode rods. Generally, Suburban brand water heaters require an anode rod to protect the steel tank from corrosion. The rod is made of a metal that sacrifices itself, so that corrosion will attack the rod …

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No More Guessing About Tank Levels! Gray Tank & Sensor Cleaning

Besides water, an RV gray tank (or “grey” if you trend more British) takes in lots of greasy, sticky substances. These include food particles & residue from preparing meals and washing dishes, soap, shampoo, toothpaste & even body oils. After a while, it can gum up your holding tank sensors, causing a false reading on …

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Dumping & Cleaning an RV Black Tank

We demonstrate how to dump RV waste water holding tanks and thoroughly clean the black tank. Keeping your sewage tank super clean requires following a few simple procedures which will make it stay odor-free. To view our “express” version of this procedure watch: RV Holding Tank Dumping 1-2-3 Lots of RVers think their black tank …

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