Our Certified RV Techs have answered these questions that you need to know about RV care, maintenance and repair.
- RV covers are ideal for high moisture climates like we have here.
- Polypro fabric top resists and repels rain and snow yet vents inside water vapor out.
- Prevents mold, mildew and ice buildup.
- Rugged UV and water-resistant polypropylene fabric side will protect your RV against moisture, UV rays, dirt and bird droppings.
- Strap and buckle attachments prevent billowing in windy locations and allow for custom look.
- A RV cover will save you time by reducing the need to wash & wax.
- A RV cover will protect the resale value of your RV by keeping it looking like new.
Should you cover your RV with a tarp?
Definitely not! A tarp can do more harm than good. A breathable cover is recommended. To find more information about the covers we sell go to www.classicaccessories.com
Proper preventitive maintenance up front can save thousands of dollars in repairs. One of the most neglected areas on your RV is the roof (out of sight, out of mind.) The problem is, if you don’t clean and inspect the roof seams on a regular basis, you could end up with water damage.
Unattended roof tears or defective seals around roof openings may allow water to get to the particle board or plywood and eventually to the sidewalls of the coach. Undetected leaks may result in mold, mildew and expensive repairs.
Water is a recreational vehicle’s worst enemy when it is allowed to enter where it’s not intended. Sealants perform a very important function and should be inspected closely and maintained regularly. Sealants in general (DO NOT) have set lifetimes. Varying environmental factors will affect pliability and adhesion of the sealants.
Twice a year
Preventative maintenance will help you obtain maximum service life and protect your investment!
Talk to one of our Certified Techs, before this happens to you!
Q. What is the difference between a deep cycle battery and an automotive battery?
A. A RV battery has fewer lead plates but also has much thicker plates to give a higher reserve. (More T.V. time)
Q. Why are Rvers going to 6-volt golf cart batteries instead of 12-volt deep cycle batteries?
A. 6 volt batteries have more reserve capacity because of their very high lead content and the track record for longevity is awesome. Therefore, if you plan on boondocking (Rving without power) and you have the room for two 6-volt batteries (wired in series) that is the answer.
Q. Are large equipment batteries (commonly referred to as cat batteries) a good choice for my RV battery power?
A. Sure, if you own a pre 1988 RV with none of the power hungry electronics to keep the fridge, furnace and waterheater running.
Q. When should I add water to my RV batteries?
A. Your RV batteries should be checked once a month and distilled water can be added if the lead plates under the battery caps are starting to show.
Q. Is my monitor panel inside my RV a good way to check my battery condition?
A. The monitor panel inside the RV does not give any indication on battery condition. The best way to find a RV batteries’ state of charge is with a battery hydrometer.
Q. What should I do with my RV battery in the winter?
- Your RV battery needs to be removed from your RV
- The top of the battery should be cleaned with baking soda
- Watered with distilled water if the lead plates under the battery caps are starting to show.
- Hydrometer checked once a month and charged if low.
- Store in a dry cool place.
Roof Vent Lids
Q. Can I buy a replacement roof vent lid instead of changing the entire roof vent in my RV?
A. Yes, you can buy a replacement vent lid for your RV. In order to know what kind of vent lid you have look at the vent lid from the non-opening side from the roof. There will be a hinge that matches one of the following styles below.
Remember, if you cannot identify which style you have take a picture from the non-opening side of the vent and we will match it up for you.