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RV Repair Direct offers you an easy way to locate a RV Repair Facility in your area and browse Reviews of RV Repair, Mobile RV Repair, Maintenance & Service.

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WOW SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT IDEA, YOU CAN LOOK UP ANY SERVICE SHOP NEAR YOU WITH THIS NEW RV REPAIR WEB SITE, SO TAKE A LOOK BEFORE YOU HIT THE ROAD SO YOU CAN KNOW HOW AND WHERE TO LOOK WHEN THE BIG ONE HITS (AND I SURE HOPE IT DOSE NOT) BUT MANY TIMES IS DOES AT THE WORSE TIME EVER, SO BE PREPARED.

New Ford Refrigeration video exposes repair lie | RV Daily Report | Breaking RV Industry News and Campground Information

Source: New Ford Refrigeration video exposes repair lie | RV Daily Report | Breaking RV Industry News and Campground Information

Do you own an RV with  Norcold refrigerator? Then you need to read and watch the utube video NOW!!

People are being told all around the country by the rv tech and the refrigerators company’s “throw out the fridge and buy a new unit” all the time. And in many if not most of the times you do NOT need to do this.

Most rv fridges can be fixed if you go the Fords Refrigeration, or a trained rv fridge tech.

So save yourself up to $4000 on the misinformed rv tech and owner on a product that can be repaired and not replaced.

 

RV Daily Tips Issue 448. August 13, 2014 | RV Travel

RVing Tip of the Day

Used RV parts: Are they really a bargain?
by Steve Savage, Mobility RV Service
Every so often I’ll get a call from someone asking about used parts for their RVwhether I have any, how much can they get for theirs or whether I am willing to swap parts from one RV they own to another they also own. With those issues in mind, here are my thoughts.
The dollar value of used parts, unless they are of very recent vintage (say a year or two old) is very small, as is the demand. Parts manufactured before the year 2000 have almost no value at all. The reasoning goes like this: Who is willing to pay for something using technology from a bygone era, no warranty, unknown history of use, often no parts availability, etc. Scrap value would be about it.
In my opinion, parts from the ’80s have no value. I’m not saying an Onan generator from that decade won’t work. What I am saying is buying one and installing it, only to discover it needs work is a gamble I would rather not make. If someone gave me one and I was low on cash, maybe. Anything other than Onan from the ’80s and ’90s is better put to use as a boat anchor, from my perspective. Appliances one and all? Off to the recycler.
Move to the ’90s and the likelihood things are still working is better, but where are you going to get parts? For some appliances from some manufacturers, parts are still around. For others, parts have not been available for years (this is also true for some things that were on stage in the 2000s). The lifespan is anyone’s guess. Once you get beyond, say, 2005, things are looking up for used — but make sure it works before plunking down your cash!
How about parting-out an RV you have and putting the parts into another rig you own? If you are doing the work yourself and think you know the history, maybe — but make sure the one you want to keep is working and is the same brand. For example, some control systems will not work with other brands and some flat out won’t fit. Paying me or someone like me to do the work is costly. Why? You are paying me to both take the old one out and then put it into the new location. Can I do it? Probably, but the labor for the installation is all I will warranty. When it comes to whether the part swap will result in a working appliance or system is entirely in your ballpark!
This goes along the road I have been saying to people for some time (coming from a mechanical background) used parts for a large part are a big risk, you never know what you are getting. Know I fully understand when you need that one part on a restore job, that’s different, but for a normal replace job I would stick with new or what I do a lot scratch and dent sales!!

RV Daily Tips Issue 353. April 2, 2014 | RV Travel

RVing Tip of the Day

Confused by electrons? If you know water, you can know electricity

by Greg Illes

Having spent a lot of decades earning my living in electronics, volts and amps are second nature to me. When I need to communicate on this topic with a non-electrical person, I’ve found that the water/air analogy is the most useful way for a layperson to understand (basic) electricity.

VOLTS = PRESSURE

In an electrical circuit, the voltage is how hard the electrical flow is trying to happen. Like an air or garden hose with high pressure, high voltage can hurt you. International conventions make 48V the threshold for “Danger.” Therefore, your 12V or 24V RV cannot harm you by shock. Yes, you can get a small tingle from it with wet hands (ever touch your tongue to a 9V battery?), but you can’t get electrocuted.

Your 115V or 230V AC service (shore or generator power) is a different animal. These voltages are powerful enough to drive electricity through your entire body, including your heart. The 12V/24V circuits are a lot like shooting water from a water pistol. The 115V/230V circuits are more like hitting yourself with a high-pressure fire hose.

AMPS = FLOW

No matter what the voltage level is, when electricity does flow, the amount of current is measured in amps (short for amperes). Amps are very similar to gallons-per-minute or cubic-feet-per-minute (CFM) of water flow.  Either high or low voltages (pressures) can produce flows — the degree of flow is always a matter of how much resistance is encountered.

OHMS = RESTRICTION

The unit of electrical resistance is ohms. Resistance is simply that — an obstacle to flow. Like a water hose with a pinhole nozzle at the end (not much water gets out), an electrical circuit with high resistance will not allow much current. Intuitively, more pressure/voltage will produce more flow/current through any given restriction, and that is exactly how it works.

POWER = PRESSURE x FLOW

Too bad there’s not an easy water/air analogy for this one. This is the only time that you have to do arithmetic, because power (the technical definition) is a mathematical item, not physical. But you can think of it this way: If you fill a bucket from an open garden hose in one minute, let’s say that’s 10 power units. Now, if you restrict that hose end to a pinhole, but still fill the bucket in a minute — you’ve flowed the same amount of water, but you’ve had to use a LOT more pressure to do it. That’s what power is all about. In electrical terms, power is watts, and the calculation is quite simple: Watts = volts x amps. Here are some examples:

RV space heater fan: 12V x 10A = 120W

115V space heater: 115V x 12A = 1,380W

You can easily see how a lot of power is more easily provided (at modest current flows) with a higher voltage circuit.

Once you get these concepts under your belt, dealing with the electrical systems in your RV (and/or with your repair service) will be a lot more comfortable. Who knows — you might even invest in a multimeter. (Hey, it could happen!)

(Multimeter: André Karwath / CC-BY-SA-2.5 / Wikimedia Commons)

via RV Daily Tips Issue 353. April 2, 2014 | RV Travel.

I like Mr.Woodbury help this helps some people out that do have some issues with the understanding of this topic and also the repair and maintenance of the rv’s.

If there are any other questions please feel free to contact me or look for the information on the internet, but please do not go into this blind as no one wants you or anyone hurt!

The Digital RVer: A GPS speedometer could have a place in your rig

The Digital RVer: A GPS speedometer could have a place in your rig.

This article is informative as some of the older rving type truck and coaches are hard to come up with some parts but it is not complete, there are many other choices and i have chosen just one (http://www.summitracing.com/search/brand/auto-meter/part-type/speedometer-gauges?GroupBy=ProductName) from summit racing and this company is auto meter there are many more either through this summit or others out there on the internet, but my point is you can just ‘REPLACE” your existing spedo and then you do not have a new add-on thing stuck to your dash board and with some people dashboard real-estate is getting tough with all the things people can today ie; GPS, tire monitors, and much more so also look into just do this also. 

Low-Voltage Electrical Repairs

Low-Voltage Electrical Repairs.

This is one of the best well written articles about 12 volts wiring and all the ins and outs of it, Most people are confused or the other end of the spectrum over confident when it comes to wiring and in this case 12 volt wiring which is most of what you will work with in an rv So if you take your time and read this and follow the steps you will have it fixed and the repair should last a long time so to give you more time doing what you want which “being out there enjoying that RV”

 

The only thing I feel “this is me” that could be added to this is also using adhesive self-sealing crimp connectors, and these can be purchased in better electrical centers or fastener centers like Fastenal. And the last thing I want to add is if you really want you electric repairs to work and last NO GO GE CHEAP, as all the harbor freight and on line low priced leaders have the lowest quality connectors, tools and other accessories you can find and it will leave you on the side of the road every time, been there have seen it all the time while I was working on cars and trucks.

 

New lifetime warranty set to revolutionize the RV market | RV Daily Report | Breaking RV Industry News and Campground Information

New lifetime warranty set to revolutionize the RV market | RV Daily Report | Breaking RV Industry News and Campground Information.

there is always a but a catch to insurance policies but even if this cover 50% of what they say they will it it sounds like a win-win for rv owners, I just hope they do not keep to small as only a few select dealers get this because if this gets big and gets the attention of some of the big guns out there and then the public it might be a boon to sales because people who have been in rving for some time know (rv’s tend to not be built the best sometimes!) So lets see what happens with this in the future folks.

Tips for RV Service

Tips for RV Service.

Most of what is posted here is great help to many, but i would also like to add that most people after contacting their local service center if it going to take a fair amount of time should also contact the manufacturer and see if they have room for you ( if you can travel) as most do have their own service and then the work is done by factory reps who work on nothing but your brand

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