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RV campers, like houses, seem to always have a project. But don’t get the RV Repair Blues – with the proper RV maintenance and knowledge, your RV can last many years with minimal problems!

From fixing water leaks to appliance upgrades, we’ve got the answers to guide you through RV ownership. Even if you don’t consider yourself “handy” there are many easy things you can do yourself to save lots of time and money on fixing and caring for your RV.

This collection of articles will help you prevent and/or fix the most common RV problems.


Explore Our Latest RV Repair & Maintenance Articles:

What Is Butyl Tape and How Do You Use It?

If you own an RV you need to know what butyl tape is, because its used in many places for sealing out water. Its not only for RV’s however as its used in many construction applications where a water-tight seal is needed. This includes roofing, plumbing, aviation, and marine construction applications. When you’re on the …

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Dometic Thermostat Not Working? Try These Troubleshooting Tricks

Dometic thermostats are generally pretty reliable, but they may start acting up every now and then. If your thermostat isn’t working correctly, don’t panic. You can try a few things to get it back up and running. We’ll walk you through some of the most common troubleshooting tricks for fixing a Dometic thermostat. Keep reading …

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Repairing Your RV Underbelly? Here’s What You Need to Know

When RVers head out for a weekend camping trip, they usually do a walk-around to inspect their rig. They look for loose bolts, check the lug nuts and the tire pressure, and perform other tasks before taking off. But one area you may not think to look at is underneath your RV. Inspect your RV …

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The Truth About Eternabond Tape for RV Roofs and Repairs

Some miracle products get the job done. For RVs, that miracle product is Eternabond tape. It’s one product we think every RV owner should have and know how to use. Today is your lucky day if you’re unfamiliar with this essential product. We have used Eternabond tape for many applications over the last 10 years …

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5 Red Flags to Watch for With an RV Repair Shop

There’s a saying in the RV community, it’s not a question of if something will break on your RV, but when. No matter how much you spend, something will eventually break or stop working. It’s part of being an RV owner. However when something goes wrong its important to find a reliable RV repair shop. …

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Can You Move an RV With the Slides Out?

Opening up an RV’s slides can provide an enormous amount of additional space. You can avoid bumping into each other and have room to stretch. RV slide-outs are outstanding when they work. However, you can find yourself in a conundrum when they don’t. New and experienced RVers often ask, “Can you drive an RV with …

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Does Irish Spring Really Repel Mice? The Truth Revealed

Plenty of myths are floating around the RV community about keeping pests and other critters away from RVs. One of the most common suggestions we see recommended by RVers is to use Irish Spring soap to repel mice. Some swear by it, and others say it does nothing. So does Irish Spring repel mice? Let’s …

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How & Why to Change Your Differential Oil

Changing the differential oil on your vehicle isn’t something that comes across everyone’s mind, but it should. If you use your truck or RV to tow things regularly, it’s a vital step toward keeping your vehicle in good order.  Going through the steps to change your differential oil from time to time isn’t much harder …

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Do You Need to Bulletproof Your Diesel Engine?

When you’ve got a truck with a powerful diesel engine, you know how important it is to protect it. All that power creates a whole lot of heat. Outfitting your engine with higher quality parts could help combat excessive wear and tear when you put your engine through a hard day’s work. If you’re not sure …

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What Happens When Your Truck or RV Engine Overheats?

Whether you’re on an exciting adventure or on your way to work, seeing the dashboard temperature needle climb can create a sinking feeling in your stomach. There are many reasons why this might occur, but you must get to the bottom of the issue no matter why it’s happening. Failing to do so can cause …

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How to Remove Rust From Your Truck or RV Undercarriage

Is your older RV or truck getting rusty underneath? If you are not sure, it’s a good idea to take a look because excessive rust can destroy your vehicle. If you haven’t faced this problem before, don’t respond too quickly. There are several ways to get back on the road. But they all depend on …

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What Are the Parts of an RV Toilet & How to Replace Them?

RV toilets have an essential job. So when they break or leak, it’s tempting to go into panic mode. You may begin to worry about how complicated the repair will be or how much replacement RV toilet parts will cost. And how will you go to the bathroom in the meantime when your only toilet …

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RV Weight: The Most Important Question New RVers Don’t Ask

When shopping for a new RV, many people make decisions on looks, features, and layouts. One often overlooked component of the RVing buying process – and RVing in general – is RV weight. Understanding the importance of RV weight is critical for not only knowing how much stuff you can bring on your RV adventures. …

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This Is How to Safely Disconnect Your Car or Truck Battery

Are you preparing to work on your car or truck? Maybe your battery needs replacing, or you need to remove it for storage. Whatever the reason, it’s essential to know how to disconnect your car battery safely. Car batteries can pose severe safety risks, such as burns, acids, toxic materials, hazardous gases, and even explosions. …

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How Often Should I Really Check My Oil?

Being a vehicle owner requires performing routine maintenance. Some tasks require more work than others. Staying up to date on your vehicle’s maintenance can help extend the life of your car and avoid a costly repair down the road. One of the most straightforward maintenance tasks is checking your oil. So if you’re wondering, “How …

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