Rv Maintenance Tips And Information For The Diy

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Radio Arizona RV is dedicated to bringing you helpful and informative information about RV Maintenance & Repair.

Episodes

  • ↓Episode 85 – Do Cell Phone Signal Boosters Really Work! Trailer Tire Bonus Section

    18/04/2021 Duration: 29min

    In episode 85 Eric goes in-depth on cellphone signal boosters and answers the question often asked, "Do cellphone signal boosters even work?" You'll hear an update on the current state of the RV parts industry during the pandemic, and what you should do if you are looking to buy parts. Eric will also answer a listeners' question, "What tire brand do you get behind?" If you are looking for informed, tried, and true answers, be sure to listen to this one! weBoost Cell Phone Signal Boosters Goodyear Endurance Trailer Tires Stay safe everyone and thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate, and share if you enjoy!   Mudflap: https://www.mudflapinc.com/ (https://www.mudflapinc.com/) RV Parts & Accessories: https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/ (https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/) Our Sunshade Products: https://sunpromfg.com/ (https://sunpromfg.com/) Support this podcast

  • ↓Episode 84 – New RV Owners Learn by Trial By Fire!

    02/04/2021 Duration: 28min

    In episode 84 Eric welcomes new RV owners by giving tips and advice on what to do upon becoming an RV owner. There is a lot that goes into owning and maintaining an RV and researching online isn't always a surefire way to learn the best ways to do something or even reasonable ways of doing something. Eric helps parse through all of the opinions, explains the why behind them, and helps you decide what avenues could work best for you. If you have just become a new owner of an RV this episode will help you learn how to find answers that work specifically for you and your RV along with good advice in owning your first RV! Stay safe everyone and thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate, and share if you enjoy! Mudflap: https://www.mudflapinc.com/ (https://www.mudflapinc.com/) RV Parts & Accessories: https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/ (https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/) Our Sunshade Products: https://sunpromfg.com/ (https://sunpromfg.com/) Support this podcast

  • ↓Episode 83 How to Diagnose and Repair Atwood Water Heater

    26/02/2021 Duration: 21min

    In episode 83 Eric walks us through diagnosing problems with Atwood water heaters. More specifically Eric will cover 12 volt (or LP) systems and 120 volt systems, both before and after 2004. He'll be going through step by step explaining each part, how to check everything, and understanding how everything works and relates to the overall system. Understanding how your water heater system works and diagnosing problems with them will lead to fewer headaches down the road, whether that be for the DIYer or even just those who would prefer to take it to a shop! Stay safe everyone and thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate, and share if you enjoy! Mudflap: https://www.mudflapinc.com/ (https://www.mudflapinc.com/) Reach us at our website: https://radioarizonarv.com/ (https://radioarizonarv.com/) RV Parts & Accessories: https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/ (https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/) Our Sunshade Products: https://sunpromfg.com/ (https://sunpromfg.com/) Support this podcast

  • ↓Episode 82 How to Diagnose a Suburban RV Water Heater

    15/02/2021 Duration: 30min

    In episode 82 Eric walks us through diagnosing problems with Suburban Water Heaters. More specifically Eric will cover 110-volt system and propane (or 12 volts) systems found on Suburban Water Heaters. He'll be going through step by step explaining how everything works, what should be happening, and how it relates to the overall system. Learning how to diagnose water heater problems before they happen will save you a lot of headaches down the road. Not to mention how much easier it will be to take to a shop when you know exactly what is wrong with your system! Stay safe everyone and thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate, and share if you enjoy! Mudflap: https://www.mudflapinc.com/ (https://www.mudflapinc.com/) RV Parts & Accessories: https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/ (https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/) Our Sunshade Products: https://sunpromfg.com/ (https://sunpromfg.com/) Support this podcast

  • ↓Episode 81- Understanding How an RV Furnace Operates

    29/01/2021 Duration: 25min

    In episode 81 Eric walks us through how RV furnaces work and how to diagnose problems with them. Eric will take you step by step through each part of your furnace system while detailing any potential problems that may arise at each stop along the way. Furnaces are just like any other appliances on your RV, they aren't uniform and have many different makes and models. Eric goes over the importance of making sure you document the parts of not just your furnace but the rest of your RV as well. Be sure to listen to this episode so you'll know what to do when this problem arises! Stay safe everyone and thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate, and share if you enjoy! Mudflap: https://www.mudflapinc.com/ (https://www.mudflapinc.com/) Reach us at our website: https://radioarizonarv.com/ (https://radioarizonarv.com/) RV Parts & Accessories: https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/ (https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/) Our Sunshade Products: https://sunpromfg.com/ (https://sunpromfg.com/) Support this podcast

  • ↓Episode 80 – Save Cash with the Mudflap Diesel Fuel App

    15/01/2021 Duration: 16min

    In episode 80 Eric talks about saving money on buying diesel fuel by using the Mudflap app. Mudflap isn't just for people who own an RV it's for anyone who uses diesel fuel. By using the Mudflap app at select gas stations you will be able to save up to 50 cents per gallon on gas! Eric has sent this app out to some friends and has had nothing but a positive response from them about how easy and well it works. Using this app in the long run will end up saving you a good amount of money that could've been spent on any number of other things! Be sure to pick this app up to start saving today!   Stay safe everyone and thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate, and share if you enjoy!   https://radioarizonarv.com/mudflap-fuel-app/ (Mudflap App & Promo Code) Reach us at our website: https://radioarizonarv.com/ (https://radioarizonarv.com/) RV Parts & Accessories: https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/ (https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/) Our Sunshade Products: https://sunpromfg.com/ (https://sunpro

  • ↓Episode 79 – 10 Reasons to Pull The Decision Making Trigger – Mudflap App Bonus

    18/12/2020 Duration: 31min

    In episode 79 Eric talks about 10 reasons why we are typically hesitant in pulling the trigger on RV repairs and how to overcome them. It's often very easy to fall into these traps and remain complacent while problems are becoming worse and worse. Eric will talk you through the common areas we all get caught up in and how to work through them so it's not as scary or intimidating. Part of doing DIY work is overcoming these reasons we give ourselves to avoid doing work in the first place. Staying on top of your RV's repairs and maintenance are key in keeping your RV performing well and keeping it's resale value higher. Don't allow yourself to fall victim to these unhelpful mindsets! Stay safe everyone and thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate, and share if you enjoy! https://mudflapinc.com/radio-arizona-rv (Mudflap App for Saving Cash on Diesel Fuel) Reach us at our website: https://radioarizonarv.com/ (https://radioarizonarv.com/) RV Parts & Accessories: https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/ (https:/

  • ↓Episode 78 – Are RV Awning Parts Interchangeable Between Brands?

    04/12/2020 Duration: 23min

    In episode 78 Eric discusses how interchangeable RV awning parts are. It's been tough finding the proper parts for your RV due to covid-19 and Eric has been asked a lot recently what if any parts are interchangeable when it comes to RV awnings. You'll learn what parts are okay to swap and what parts are not recommended to force together. He'll go over motors, arms, and fabrics in detail so you know exactly what to do for your specific situation. Since parts are becoming scarce now is a good time to become well informed on proper protocol when it comes to replacing parts on your RV awning. Stay safe everyone and thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate, and share if you enjoy! RV Parts & Accessories: https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/ (https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/) Our Sunshade Products: https://sunpromfg.com/ (https://sunpromfg.com/) Support this podcast

  • ↓Episode 77 – Why Can’t I find My RV Tail and Clearance Lights?

    03/12/2020 Duration: 27min

    In episode 77 Eric answers the question: "Why can't I find my RV tail and clearance lights when I go to an RV store?" Finding replacement RV tail lights should be easy, but as Eric will tell you brands, makes, and models will come and go. You'll learn what to when you can't find your exact brand and model of RV tail/clearance lights. With winter quickly approaching now is the time to get a lot of your RV projects done. Eric gives advice on keeping lists and writing down replacement dates of parts or model numbers to help in maintaining and replacing parts on your RV. If you've ever had trouble finding your specific taillights, this episode is here to help you out! Stay safe everyone and thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate, and share if you enjoy! RV Parts & Accessories: https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/ (https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/) Our Sunshade Products: https://sunpromfg.com/ (https://sunpromfg.com/) Support this podcast

  • ↓Episode 76 – How to Winterize Your RV

    06/11/2020 Duration: 30min

    In episode 76 Eric goes through the process of winterizing your RV. You'll also hear an update on how covid-19 is affecting the RV industry and what you should do in the current climate. Eric will go over everything in a nearly step by step process of winterizing your RV. With winter quickly approaching taking the necessary steps to ensure your RV will be properly winterized will not only give you peace of mind but also help your RV from unnecessary issues down the road. Stay safe everyone and thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate, and share if you enjoy! How To Winterize Your RV. Blow out system with air. Fill system with RV Antifreeze. You will need a few items: Non-toxic RV antifreeze(2-3 Gallons is usually sufficient). A water heater by-pass kit – There are 2 sizes, 6 and 10 gallon kits. A Holding tank Wand to clean out the black and grey water tanks. A water pump converter kit, or the equivalent for pressurizing the water lines with RV Antifreeze. A few basic hand tools will be required. Follow

  • ↓Episode 75 Energizer Arc5 Power Station

    26/10/2020 Duration: 30min

    In episode 75 Eric reviews the Energizer Arc5 portable power station. You may remember Eric talking about this last week as the past two podcast recordings have been completely powered by the Arc5. He'll go over all of the important specifications and his experiences with using the Arc5 over the past couple of weeks. It truly opens up your possibilities for charging and running your electronics when you otherwise wouldn't have access to power. Having an extra source of power and one that's as reliable, portable, and is as easy to use as this just makes sense for every RVer to have one.Stay safe everyone and thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate, and share if you enjoy! https://www.highway93rv.com/arc5z4n1tl8j (Check Out the Arc5 Power Station:) RV Parts & Accessories: https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/ (https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/) Our Sunshade Products: https://sunpromfg.com/ (https://sunpromfg.com/) qHqppaVnjlmRW4DGqGY0 Support this podcast

  • ↓Episode 74 RV Black and Gray Water Tanks Do’s and Don’ts

    16/10/2020 Duration: 29min

    In episode 74 Eric does the dirty work and discusses black and grey RV water holding tanks. You'll learn everything involved in maintaining and making sure you prevent any possible issues regarding your RV holding tanks. He explains the differences between your two tanks and what the exact process is to make sure each tank stay functioning and clean. Eric goes over all the potential cleaning methods and gives you advice on which method he thinks is best. It's a dirty job but it needs done, make sure you listen to this episode to make sure you know how to reduce tank odor and keep everything as clean as possible.  Stay safe everyone and thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate, and share if you enjoy! Reach us at our website: https://radioarizonarv.com/ (https://radioarizonarv.com/) RV Parts & Accessories: https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/ (https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/) Our Sunshade Products: https://sunpromfg.com/ (https://sunpromfg.com/) Support this podcast

  • ↓RV 110 Volt Power Cords and Adapters

    17/09/2020 Duration: 29min

    In episode 73 Eric discusses RV power cords and 110-volt adapters. Eric gives a follow up to previous topics such as properly greasing and caring for your wheel bearings, and reexamines statements regarding never buying products from certain companies again. You'll hear a covid-19 update in regards to the RV parts industry and an important reminder that you need to look out for price gouging. Making sure you have the correct power cords and adapters may seem simple but there is often confusion about what you need. Eric goes over everything you need in great detail so that you know you are purchasing the right cord/adapter for the job! Stay safe everyone and thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate, and share if you enjoy! YouTube link: https://youtu.be/V_W71wt-2xs (https://youtu.be/V_W71wt-2xs) Reach us at our website: https://radioarizonarv.com/ (https://radioarizonarv.com/) RV Parts & Accessories: https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/ (https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/) Our Sunshade Products: https:/

  • ↓Episode 72 – Motorhome Chassis Maintenance

    14/08/2020 Duration: 27min

    In episode 72 Eric dives into how to properly maintain your motorhome chassis to help prevent issues down the road. You'll hear an update on the state of the RV industry during the covid-19 pandemic and what you should do if you need parts. Keeping mileage and date records for your parts is just as important here as it was for your trailer chassis. One of the keys to not being overwhelmed to performing maintenance on your motorhome chassis is to break it down bit by bit. Eric will go through step by step what you will need to do and be aware of so that you can stay on top of keeping your motorhome running well. Stay safe everyone and thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate, and share if you enjoy! Reach us at our website: https://radioarizonarv.com/ (https://radioarizonarv.com/) RV Parts & Accessories: https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/ (https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/) Our Sunshade Products: https://sunpromfg.com/ (https://sunpromfg.com/) Support this podcast

  • ↓Episode 71 – Travel & 5th Wheel Trailer Chassis Maintenance

    08/08/2020 Duration: 31min

    In episode 71 Eric talks about trailer chassis maintenance, whether it's a travel trailer, a fifth wheel, or any number of other trailers, all the principles will still apply. You'll learn how important and helpful keeping mileage and date records will allow you to be on top of problems before they arise. Eric will give a complete rundown of everything you need to do and check to maintain your trailer, from tires, breaks, wheel bearings, wiring, all the way to leaf springs and everything in between. Make sure you stay on top of your trailer's maintenance with these steps so that you can enjoy peace of mind moving forward. Stay safe everyone and thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate, and share if you enjoy! Reach us at our website: https://radioarizonarv.com/ (https://radioarizonarv.com/) RV Parts & Accessories: https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/ (https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/) Our Sunshade Products: https://sunpromfg.com/ (https://sunpromfg.com/) Support this podcast

  • ↓ Episode 70 – How to Buy a Generator to Use With Your RV

    26/07/2020 Duration: 32min

    In episode 70 Eric let's you know the best brands to buy from when searching for inverter style generators. Eric goes through a list of a lot of current day brands currently making inverter style generators and talks about who has been making the most reliable and best products in the current market. You'll learn why inverter style generators are most likely the best choice of generator for your RV. Eric also gives a covid-19 update from the perspective of finding RV parts in the current climate. Making sure you own a generator that is reliable and dependable will bring you peace of mind so that you can focus more important things. The take away is really simple. If you can afford a Honda or Yamaha generator than purchase either one. If you want the same quality than purchase an Energizer generator. If all the above are out your budget then purchase any other brand. Listen to the podcast to hear why. Stay safe everyone and thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate, and share if you enjoy! RV Parts &

  • ↓Episode 69 – RV Hydraulic Jacks – Get Rid of the Popping Noise

    18/07/2020 Duration: 28min

    In episode 69 Eric gives a definitive answer on fixing the popping noise that can happen with hydraulic leveling systems. Eric goes through each step from making sure all hydraulics are retracted, to finding your hydraulics reservoir and replacing some of the fluids with fork oil, to precautionary measures and making sure the fluids are cycled properly. You'll also hear a covid-19 update and to help illustrate how it has affected the RV industry Eric discusses the availability of twist on valve's and how to make your own since they are scarce. With everything happening, it's a vital skill to make sure you know how to fix your RV. How to Make Your Own RV Twist On Valve! How to Instructions from Lippert Components. Introduction: If there is a popping noise in a Lippert Leveling system, Lippert has approved adding a quart of anti-stiction fluid. Approved fluids are listed by brand name and fluid characteristics below: 1. Torco RFF Grade 15 (Fig. 1) 2. Maxima Fork Oil Grade 15 (Fig. 2) 3. Caterpillar Hydrau

  • ↓Episode 68 – RV Toilets What You Need to Know!

    29/06/2020 Duration: 30min

    In episode 68 Eric reviews the biggest names in RV toilets and what to look for to find the right toilet for you and your RV. Eric gives a COVID-19 update from the perspective of the RV parts industry and gives advice for what to do in the coming weeks and months. Eric will discuss his recommendation, how to go about installing it, common problems that can arise, and which toilets have easily replaceable parts. Knowing and understanding how to fix or replace your toilet is absolutely vital, so be sure not to miss this episode! Stay safe everyone and thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate, and share if you enjoy! Reach us at our website: https://radioarizonarv.com/ (https://radioarizonarv.com/) RV Parts & Accessories: https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/ (https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/) Our Sunshade Products: https://sunpromfg.com/ (https://sunpromfg.com/) Boat Lines & Rope: https://hotbaotropes.com (https://hotbaotropes.com) Support this podcast

  • ↓Episode 67 RV Sunshades for Windows and Awnings

    13/06/2020 Duration: 29min

    In episode 67 Eric focuses on the cost-effectiveness and benefits of owning sun shades for your RV. With hotter temperatures already arriving, blocking out the sun and heat will help make your summer all the more enjoyable. Eric also gives an update on the current state of finding and obtaining RV parts through the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are looking for a more cost affordable DIY project in addition to keeping things cooler and protecting your RV's interior from the sun, sun shades are definitely worth thinking about! Stay safe everyone and thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate, and share if you enjoy! Reach us at our websites: https://radioarizonarv.com/ (https://radioarizonarv.com/) RV Parts & Accessories: https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/ (https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/) Our Sunshade Products: https://sunpromfg.com/ (https://sunpromfg.com/) Support this podcast

  • ↓Episode 66 – RV Slide Out Awnings, What You Need to Know

    23/05/2020 Duration: 30min

    In episode 66 Eric continues where he left off from the last episode to talk more specifically about RV slide out awnings. He explains why it's a good idea to call or talk to someone before ordering a slide-out awning, due to how easy it is to order the wrong one and to prevent the hassle of needing to return an order. He also revisits the current big companies in the RV awning business, Dometic/A&E, Solera, and Carefree of Colorado, and gives an update on how they are adapting to the COVID-19 crisis. Eric even answers what company he considers the best when it comes to RV slide out awnings in addition to how to pick the best slide out awning for you. If you've had any questions regarding slide-out RV awnings be sure to listen to this episode! Stay safe everyone and thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate, and share if you enjoy! Reach us at our websites: https://radioarizonarv.com/ (https://radioarizonarv.com/) RV Parts & Accessories: https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/ (https://arizonarvpartsc

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