Welcome to our “things to keep in mind” for Newbie RV’rs
Nov 30th 2020 I seen a post on face book this morning from a young lady that came home and found her 30 AMP RV Plug was melting and on fire. That brought me to the Idea of writing this page as maybe a source to help even one person if preventing or repairing their plug well then it’s worth the several hours it might take me to write this page. I’m going to post it today but as I scour the web I will continually add to and update this page. I highly reccomend you do your own research. Join facebook groups like rvtipsandhacks and How To RV For Newbies go and ask questions there are a bunch of folks out there like myself that would be more than happy to answer your questions and give you advise.RV’s are as differant as dog breads there are several Thypes Truck Camperspop up camperspull behind Travle trailers5th wheel trailersClass B’s (Vans)Class C’sClass A’s
you can leave your grey tank open when you have a sewer hook up but always leave the black tank closed untill about ¾ full then dump it.Here is a great writeup from “Darren Koepp” of myrvworks.com My RV Works is a washington State based RV Repair business based in Port Angeles Washington.One of the things (I think) all RV'rs deal with all the time is Black tank and toilet smells. We have tried many different things and the wife found this one.As A Guy that stands above the bowel with a wife who is a diabetic (her pee smells)I was double flushing and all kinds of things, until now. Try it what do you have to loose?
12 volt House system
There are so many differant styles but the main point is. you have 12 volt batteries that provide power to your interior lights, water pump, your furnace fan and on some rigs your Ignition system for your Furnace. Your water heater ignition system, and your Refrigerater ignition system when running on propane.
12 volt chassie system
This Battery or Batteries on some Diesel powerd RV’s. This system powers your engine starter, headlight’s, tail lights and brakelights.
110/120 House Electric/Shore power
This systemcould be rather indepth depending on the RV you have. The main point is it provides power to your 110 plugs, microwave, 12 volt converter that charges your House batteries and the air conditioners.
This will power your whole RV with 110 power when Shore power is not available
There are many differant topics pertaining to tires I will write them up later. the main point it monitering tire pressure and tire condition is vital to your safety.
Stove/Oven, Refrigerator, Furnace, Water heater.
What do you do with old parts. We reciently had to have our water pump replaced and the parts store did not take the old one… Now what? Auto repair shops, Garbage transfer station.