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A/C Stopped Working Flickerd Then Stopped 
Question: I am plugged into a 50 amp breaker. The R V has been sitting for awhile and everything seemed fine till I went out there to test everything. …

Rubber Roof On Slideout Bubbled 
Question: We have just had our rubber roof replaced on our slideout and there are several bubbles in the new roof is this appropriate? Robbie: …

Slide Out Won't Close Flush On Botttom 
Question: I have 2002 keystone laredo 27 rk when the slide out is in on the bottom its still out maybe 1 inch but flush on top Robbie: I really …

Popup Camper Bed.. 
Question: While I was camping in our popup camper the kids were messing around on the back bed. When we went to leave the bed would not go in, we had …

My RV AC Is Not Coming On But I Hear A Click 
Question: RV AC will not come on but will click at the ceiling where the roof mount is trying to come on. Is it a fuse in it? Robbie: What your …

To Change My Oil or Have It Done 
Question: I have removed the oil and filter from my 2006 tourmaster with MBE 900 but it seems almost impossible to get to the oil centrifuge. Help!!!!! …

Atwood Furnace Won't Ignite 
Question: I have a 2001 Teton with an Atwood model 8531-IV-DCLP that won't ignite. The blower and propane solenoids are working fine and I'm getting …

Toilet Issue 
Question: The toilet in my forest river wildcat will not stop running. The foot level is in the off position but water still running. How do I correct …

Low Water P ressure 
Question: We have a 2008 cypress 5th wheel. Recently our water pressure has dropped off so badly we can't finish a shower. I changed the filter and replaced …

Generator Not Powering Outlets Inside Unit.....? 
Question: 1984 shasta motorhome class a generator function.............when generator is running I cannot get power to outlets inside unit. I do have …

Mouse In The House Making A Mess 
Question: Do you know of anything that will keep mice from getting in my 1999 Winniebago Cheiftain 36L they have gotten to the furnace and packed it full …

Top Won't Slide; Bottom Will 
Question: Newer Dutchmen Lite- Electric slide. Bottom works, but top won't slide. Had to manually pull on top while some one else pushed button for the …

Cargo Locks 
Question: We have a 27 foot Wildwood travel trailer and would like to change the locks on the cargo doors so that nobody else can use their universal …

Leak On Or Around TPI Out (Slide-out). 
Question: We just purchased a 1995 Jayco Fifth Wheel. In the past few weeks we started having more rain and we went to check in the morning after the …

Thor Tahoe Fury Parts??? 
Question: We have a 2005 38 ft Tahoe Fury Toy Hauler (fifth wheel) by Thor and we had an accident with a fence post and damaged the rear driver side storage …

Air Conditioner Won't Work Only Hear a Click 
Question: I recently purchase a 2003 springdale travel trailer it has a duo therm air conditioner in it we used it for a week then it stopped working. …

Floor Tile.. Is Self Adhesive OK? 
Question: Can I use self adhesive tile on the floor of my camper. I had to replace a lot of the floor in the bathroom and kitchen and need to put down …

Clogged Shower Drain 
Question: I have standing water, not draining. Used Draino, no help. Appreciate any suggestion. Ray Robbie: First be sure the grey tank is draining, …

Battery Readings vs. Monitor Panel Readings 
Question: We have a 2009 Jayco Greyhawk 31ss Class C motor home. When I go out the night before camping to turn on the refer the Monitor Panel shows …

Slideout Adjustment 
Question: Is there a consumer manual that will instruct the consumer how to adjust the slide outs on a Cameo 5th wheel trailer? Our problem is that …

Slide Out Won't Close At Bottom 
Question: My slide out on my RV doesnt close all the way at top bottom is in flush but top is out about 2 inches...How can i get it to close i am thinking …

No Power Or Lights On Panel Inside RV Power In RV Fine 
Question: My lights and power went blank on panel inside of rv,the panel that controls the central air,water pumps,amps,heaters ect...the one with the …

Battery Bank How Big? 
Question: I got 6 panels 4 120 watts and 2 125 watts panels putting out 730 watts at 42 amps @ 12 volts. How large of a bank should I go with to get …

How To Shut Off The Fridge In A 2001 Tahoe By Thor 
Question: Can't figure out how to shut the fridge off on my 2001 tahoe by Thor Robbie: You must be a new owner and haven't gotten a good walk …

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Wiring A 30amp Plug From Garage? 
Question: I would like to run a 30 amp circuit to put a new plug in my garage so that I can plug in and use all functions of my 2002 Jayco Kiwi 23B. …

"Length/Type" Of Screws For Installing Surfboard Rack on 2005 class C Fleetwood Jamboree 
Question: I have a 2005 Fleetwood Jamboree Class C. I would like to install surboard racks. Do I need to locate studs/structural supports or is there …

Roof AC Don't Work on Gen Power 
Question: The AC works great while the RV is plugged in, but I cant get it to work with the generator on. I was told that it worked with the generator …

How To Hook Up New Batteries 
Question: I have two short cables and two long cables I need to know how to hook these up to my new batteries I have two. Robbie: Ideally you …

Vent Pipe Over Bathroom On Roof 
Question: I have awful smells in RV white cap on roof looks like i hit it with a hammer.I can see the black pipe coming up middle.there is nothing in …

Plumbing Schematic For 84 Jamboree 
Question: Where can I find a plumbing schematic for an 84 Jamboree? Robbie: Your not going to find anything on anything on a unit as old as yours. …

Rotted Floor In Slide Out How To Replace 
Question: My 2004 Cherokee has one slide out and it is rotted out. How can I replace that floor. Robbie: Wow no good news here replacing a floor …

No Power To Dash On RV 
Question: We are trying to prep our RV to go on a trip. I reconnected the battery in the cab and am not getting any power to the dash of our 2001 Tioga …

Fridge Electricity Error 
Question: Why can't I get the fridge to turn on when it is plugged into electricity? I am getting check gas light on. Robbie: One of two things …

24 to 27 Volts AC To Frame On Forest River Fifth Wheel 
Question: We have a 2003 Forest River Cherokee fifth wheel 275L travel trailer that has a short in the electrical system that is sending 24 to 27 volts …

Replacement RV Shades 
Question: Robbie do you have any ideas as to where I might find RV replacement roller shades for my Holiday Rambler? I have redone my home but need …

I'm Not a Weak Woman and Can't Pull My Awning In By Myself-RAINING-OK? 
Question: I am used to having someone around to help pull awning in and out, but it started raining late and my son or brothers not around or anyone …

Wiring Diagrams For Newmar Mountain Aire 5th wheel 
Question: How do I find the wiring diagrams for my newmar mountain aire 5th wheel. Air conditioner/heat pump Robbie: You have given me very little …

Where is the fresh water plug? 
Question: HI, I own a 2009 fleetwood jamboree sports motorhome and I DON'T KNOW where is the fresh water plug. Thank-you Robbie: Usually it …

2006 Fifth Wheel Challenger 4 Slideout 40 ft Slide Won't Slide In 
Question: My 06 Challenger, the bedroom slide comes out when pushing the switch but refuses to go back in. All other slides works fine. Any suggestions? …

Detailed Blueprint Drawings 
Question: 1998 5th Wheel RV Holiday Rambler Alumalite: Is there a set of detailed blueprints and/or drawings that give measurements for such things as …

Water Leak Under The Camper 
Question: I have a 1992 Mountain aire 5th wheel Serial # 91209. I have noticed water dripping in several places under the unit. I feel like it is the …

Camper Trailer Lights 
Question: I was wondering why my running lights on the camper come on by all other ways. Meaning any time i hit the brakes, use turn signal or even when …

Please Help Tree Damage 
Question: I had a tree fall on my travel trailer it bent the top front corner also my window cover dont shut is this a total loss if the frame is bent …

Plumbing Vent Pipe 
Question: I have replaced my black tank vent pipe cap on the roof and I noticed that the 1 1/2 pipe that connects from the tank through the wall to the …

Ceiling Fan Blade Broke 
Question: Where can I get a replacement fan blade for a ceiling fan Robbie: If its the 6 inch blade in your roof vent you can buy the blade at …

Breaker box full of honey 
Question: How do i clean honey out of the breaker box of my travel trailer? Bees got in & that problem was taken care of, but they left behind quite …

Odor in Forest River Wildwood Bathroom and Hall 
Question: We purchased a used 2000 Forest River Wildwood fifth wheel from a dealer that restores damaged rv's and refurbishes to resell. Needless to …

Sofa Bed Mattress 
Question: Our RV sofa bed mattress is absolutely "unsleepable"! It is more like trying to sleep in a hammock than a bed because the mattress sits in …

No Water In Kitchen Sink Of Our Travel Trailer? 
Question: Hello We have a jayco travel trailer and I am not getting any water in the kitchen sink. The bathroom and shower work great. What could be …

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Remodelling RV Bathroom 
Question: I hate my bathroom layout in my motorhome. Since it is only me here, I can brush my teeth in the kitchen sink. Dogs don't mind. I have NO other …

Minor Cosmetic Repairs 
Question: Hi Robbie, We are in the process of trying to sell our fifth wheel. There are very minor cosmetics that glare at me, but I don't know if they …

Fantastic Fan 
Question: When I try to turn on my fantastic fan it often sticks to the rubber seal around the vent on the roof. I have cleaned and used baby oil but …

Slieout on Motorhome Dont Go In All The Way 
Question: I have a 2011 sunseeker 3170ds motorhome and the slide for the bedroom does not go in all the way like the other one for the living room.. It …

Dent In Bottom Panel Of Slide 
Question: We have a 2004 Keystone Sprinter, 32ft long with 2 slides, we park it in a rv storage, someone backed into it, made a dent in the bottom panel …

Slide Switch Only Works While Jacks Are Moving 
Question: I have a 1999 Winnebago Chiefton 36 pusher. The slide switch on the dash only works and moves slide when I am holding the leveling jacks levers. …

My Solar panels won't charge the battery 
Question: I have a 2001 Fleetwood Flair with rooftop solar panels connected to the engine battery which has worked as long as we have had the Moterhome. …

Heater Brand in Our RV 
Question: I own a 1991 town and country carriage 5th wheel the heater went out I don't know if it's the heater or just the fan motor. I've tried finding …

1984 avion has no power inside 
Question: It all started a few days ago. The circuit breaker flipped and I switched it back on. Within two days, the rv had no power at all other than …

Cats on my RV 
Question: My two young cats keep getting onto rubber roof on my rv. Can they use their claws to damage my rubber roof? I have a 2010 Wildcat 5th wheel. …

Removing Short Interior Wall 
Question: We have a 2005 Cherokee 28A+ lite that I would like to remove the short wall at the end of the bed- we rebuilt the box under the mattress and …

Water valve to my toilet? 
Question: I have a 94 Dutchman 5th wheel that I live in and boy! Am I having some problems! The most immediate problem I suppose is the fact that my toilet …

Fan Motor Runs All the Time on Furnance 
Question: My fan runs all the time on the furnace and will not cut off. does it need a new limit switch? Robbie: Sounds to me like you have a …

Lights Have Stopped Working 
Question: I live in a cavalier camper trailer (Fema) and the lights that go down the middle from the bathroom sink to the kitchen table have stopped working. …

2007 Jayco 
Question: I have a 2007 Jayco trailer. I went to close up my trailer this fall and found out the whole roof was soft and had bubbled up. I have check …

AC Blower Does Not Come On 
Question: I have 2004 keystone ac stoped working found bad breaker and replaced still does not work,compressor comes on ,blower does not, so i replaced …

Avion Refrigerator Not Cooling 
Question: We have a 20 yr old Avion travel trailer. The freezer on the refrigerator works but the bottom doesnt get cold. Any suggestions? Robbie: …

How do you put new rubber roof on the slide out ? 
Question: We are installing a new rubber roof on a jayco 5th wheel,but we are not sure how to get the new roof on the 3 slideout. Robbie: OK, its …

Erratic Slider 
Question: My slide-out is off center.I have a 14ft slide-out, single piston, with gears at both ends to keep everything straight. One side goes to the …

C class Motorhome Roof Rack Installation. 
Question: I would like to install universal rails made by Thule, so I can mount cross bars and add snowboard rack for the winter and surfboard rack for …

The Lights Don't Work In My RV/Trailer 
Question: I have a Thor toy hauler. Suddenly the overhead lights in the kitchen area, the garage area, under cabinet lights and under bed in garage area …

front ac will not come on with the generator 
Question: With shorepower the front ac works good but with the generator it will not come on. Robbie: Try checking the curcuit breaker on the generator. …

Dry Rot On Our Fifth Wheel Roof, What Should We Do? 
Question: Our 1989 Yellowstone fifth wheels roof is completely dry rotted, what should we do? Robbie: Sorry to hear about the rott. I guess the …

06 Itasca Exterior Caulk Replacement 
Question: There is a metal valance trim over my storage doors. Runs the length of motorhome on both sides. The upper seam is caulked with a clear caulk …

Door Lock Easy To Open 
Question: The entrance door to my toyota camper can be easily opened using just about any key. Is there a way to fix this? Robbie: The only way …

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Getting Zapped When I Plug In My RV 
Question: When you plug in your RV should you disconnect your batteries? I have noticed that if I plug in my RV that if I go to take power wire to my …

Slideouts 
Question: Can you put any weight on a slide out without breaking the unit???? We travel with a dog and I would like to put his crate on the couch …

AC Does Not Work In My Trailer  
Question: My air conditioning does not work in my trailor. I shut it off and now it won't turn back on. I have the power going to the a/c and the furnace. …

2004 Chevy 6.0 ltr Four Winds 5000 Overheating Diagnosis 
Question: It was a 100 degree day and I drove the four winds 2004 5000 which has a chevy 6.0 ltr engine. It went into the red with ac on. When ii put …

Toilet Keeps Running In My RV, How Do I Fix? 
Question: My toilet keeps running. I checked the seal on the bottom and that is good but the water keeps on flowing until it over flows. Is there a part …

Water Spills Out Of Overflow Tube When Filling Portable Water On RV 
Question: HELP I just got a 2002 30ft jayco kiwi, when I try and fill the fresh water it starts coming out of the overflow tube and even with pump on, …

How To Build a Metal Awning Over a Tip Out 
Question: Hi we have a 30 foot trailer with a 150 inch tip out that has sprung a leak. The trailer is parked and many have built a metal awning. Can …

Roof Vent Replacement 87 holiday Rambler Imperial 
Question: I have an 87 Holiday Rambler Imperial that needs both roof vent / fans replaced. I purchased 2 fantastic fans. They do no fit the orig is more …

How Can We Fix Our RV Toilet? 
Question: We recently baught a 1987 holiday rambler aluma lite alpha, how can we fix the toilet and or how can you put a new one in, our toilet water …

Passenger Side Windshield Wipers Stopped Working On Our RV 
Question: Driver's side works fine, passenger just stopped. Lock nut not tight. Before I simply tighten it, is there a certain position on the shaft …

Bedroom Slide Out Plywood Sub Floor Had Rotted Out and Exterior Trim Fell Off. 
Question: HI, I have a Newmar 2000 Mountain Aire 5th wheel and the bedroom slide exterior aluminum picture frame finsh trim fell off the bottom of the …

Replacement of the Trailer of the RV 
Question: Hi Robbie, I have a 1984 Toyota RV with good engine but the camper is in very bad condition. Would I be able to replace it with the new one? …

How To Do RV Wall Repair? Previous Owner Hid That The Wall Was Leaking 
Question: I bought a used RV and the previous owner hid the fact that the wall was leaking it is now bulging outside and inside. I found that the caulk …

Problems With Power Gear Jacks In My RV 
Question: Hi Robbie, Having another problem. Hopefully you can steer me in the right direction. As stated in my previous posts, we live in our 2003 …

Generator Issue On Our Tioga Montara 
Question: This is 1994 TIOGA MONTARA with a 4,000 ONAN generator. Suddenly when we start it, it sometimes had problems and won't start. At times, it …

Slide Out On Holiday Rambler Will Not Close Completely 
Question: 37' double slide 2002 Holiday Rambler Vacationer. 20K miles very well maintained. First trip this year Memorial Wknd. Went to open Dining room …

Dining Slideout Won't Come Out 
Question: I have a 29' thor tahoe 5th wheel. Do I need both 110 and 12 volt for the slide to come out? With 110 I can hear it running but slide doesn't …

How To Replace Back Wall Of Motorhome? 
Question: We have problem with the back wall of our motor home and dry rot. Almost the entire back wall is rotted. Is there a metal framework that supports …

RV Window Blinds Have Rotted Strings 
Question: My '94 Pace Arrow has day/night shades in the bedroom, metal mini blinds in the kitchen and bath, and roman shades over the dinette and sofa. …

Dewald Mfg Slide Out Problems, Where To Get Replacement Part? 
Question: I have a 2001 Keystone Sprinter 5th wheel. The main bracket on the slide out that the hydraulic ram pushes against is bent. I need to order …

Need To Replace Entire Floor In My RV After Total Floor Rot 
Question: 2000 Aerolite RV, total floor rot, I gutted the back, only 2 metal beams run vertically. Looks like metal around side wall. How to replace? …

Incoming Water Leaking Toilet 
Question: 2006 Forrest River Wildwood travel trailer. Toilet continues to "dreap" water after flushing. Robbie: Regardless of the model you're …

Rear of Trailer Coming Apart 
Question: I have a 2004 jayco eagle fifth wheel and the rear of the trailer is coming apart. Where the side wall meets the back wall, on both sides is …

Tip outs with awning over them 
Question: Do the tipouts leak very often. Ours has an awning over it and I am afraid that the wind will blow the rain in under the awning and it will …

Atwood Furnace Proplem 
Question: My 2006 Challenger 5th wheel has an Atwood furnace which won't ignite. The 12V blower comes on as it should, the igniter can be heard but it …

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Blocked Exit In Black Water Tank  
Question: After allowing a unknowledgable family member extended use of our 5th wheel, it is stopped up. The plumbing from the toilet has about 2- 45 …

How Do I Repair The Sensors On My RV?  
Question: How do I clean or repair the sensors that show my panels open or the TV antenna up on my Chinook Destiny to keep false readings down? Robbie: …

2010 Jayco Greyhawk Slider Noisy 
Question: My 2010 jayco motorhome passenger side slideout makes a rough noise when moving in or out. I noticed white plastic shavings and pieces on ground. …

RV Slide Out Trouble - Will Not Extend All The Way 
Question: Slide out will not extend all the way. When closing it's ok, it will go out except for about 3 inches. Robbie: Thanks for the question …

Floor Split At Seam Of Plywwod 
Question: The floor has gave way from the sink area to the door in my hybrid trailer which is only three years old ---any suggestions to make a repair …

Water Damage To Coachman 5th Wheel 
We have a 2007 Wyoming 5th wheel. We were having problems with the bedroom slideout not closing all the way. Took in for repair and was told there was …

Slide Out Floor Is Rotting Out In RV 
Question: My slide out under my bedroom is rotting out... looks to be black preesboard. What is the time and cost of repairs? Thanks for the question. …

How Do I Get Schematics For My RV? 
My rear power bed will not lower. How do I lower it manually? And how do I obtain schematics for my RV? It is a 2005 Tahoe Fury by Thor.

Water Leaks In Our RV From An Undeterminable Source 
In the past two days, we have had two water leaks in our 2003 Forest River Sunseeker 2450LE. The first suddenly appeared in the floorboard on the driver's …

Large Slide on My Carriage Fifth Wheel Stopped Working 
Question: I have a 99 Carriage 364 LS Fifth Wheel. The large slide on the off side has quit working. I cannot hear any activity when I hit the open …

Slide Motor Will Run But Will Not Move Slide?? 
Question: Hi, I have a 2007 Jayco Greyhawk 31ss with a living room slide. The motor (electric under the coach) runs but nothing happens. It worked …

What Is The Maximum Weight Of A Bathtub You Can Put In An RV? 
Question: What is the maximum weight of a bathtub you can put in a RV? I am remodeling a 28' Cavalier? Robbie: RV Bathtubs are made light weight …

Slide Out Problems In Our Carriage 5th Wheel 
We have a 2004 Carriage 5th Wheel with 3 slides, 40'. We are having some issues with our unit. Recently, we have had problems with putting out the bedroom …

Bike Rack On Bumper Of Trailer? 
Question: I have a 29" Cougar X-Lite travel trailer. I've seen a 2" trailer mount available to mount on the back bumper. This would be perfect because …

How To Replace A Window Crank? 
Question: How do you replace a window crank on a camper window? Answer: By: Bill Frye from A to Z Mobile RV First you remove the crank handle …

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Roof Repair - (Ask your own roof repair question!)

Pulling Back Covering For Rubber Roof Repair  Question: 2000 Coachman Leprecahn 31 ft class C. Does rubber roof covering come up to repair under roof panel that is rotted due to leak. I am unsure ...

Ceiling Panel Repair  Question: 2000 Coachmann Leprechaun class c 31 ft.. I have a leak I just discovered upon getting ready for vacation season. The area I spotted was in ...

What type of roof do I have?  Question: I own a Jayco 18F Hybrid and I need to know what type of roof I have. I know it is not rubber, but not sure between metal and fiberglass. Any ...

How Do You Identify Your RV Roof Type Inorder To Repair Or Maintain It?  Question: I would very much like to maintain the roof of my '76 coachman trailer, but I can't figure out how to identify what was on it before! I know ...

Rubber Roof Bubbling   Question: I failed to maintain the roof on my 96 Coachmen Catalina and discovered water damage. The interior wall next to the sink bowed out and I now ...

Interior Ceiling Repair?  Question: I have the leaks stopped but the interior ceiling in some areas is toast. I tore out the cardboard ceiling and am left with blocks of foam....

Austral Tourmaster Converted Motorhome  Question: Hi
We purchased our dream motorhome but it has turned into a nightmare more than a dream really but never mind we have got on with the job,...

Hail Damaged Roof And Can't Find Acryl-R  Question: We bought a used 5th wheel RV. It has had a lot of hail damage on it. The roof is leaking. We have tried to spot repair it, but it still leaks....

Cheaply Repairing A Rubber RV Roof  Question: We have a 1996 Flair that has a bad rubber roof. No leaks yet. We don't want to put a new roof on it for 3,000 dollars because we hope to ...

Repairing A Travel Trailer Rubber Roof, Damaged By A Tree Limb  Question: Hello,

I was looking for a few tips or proper proceedure on repairing a rubber roof on a travel trailer.

The previous owners had a ...

Electrical Systems - (Ask your own electrical question!)

Breaker Trips on RV Air Conditioner  Question: What would cause my breaker to trip when using the air conditioner in my rv when it is very hot outside? I am in Arizona in an rv park with ...

Electrical Systems Problem  Question: What would make the electrical system shut down after running a few minutes and then come back on on it's own. The 110 volt air conditioner ...

AC Is Out After A Power Surge  Quesion: My RV AC isn't working at all after a power surge. (lightning strike or possibly connected to a 220 power source by mistake) How do I check ...

Tripped Circuit And Cooked Batteries  Question: We changed the oil in the generator (keeping it in good shape). Not realizing that we were still plugged into 110 from the house, we started ...

Generator Has Stopped Sending Power To RV  Question: Generator on our Cruise Master RV has stopped sending power to the air conditioner, refrigerator and microwave. The generator was serviced ...

Auxiliary Power Switch Shutting Off  Question: I have a 89 Winnebago chieftain. My auxiliary power switch shuts off as soon as I turn it on. Any ideas?
Robbie: If you are talking about ...

Solar Panels - (Ask your own solar panels question!)

Where Do I Mount Solar Panels On My RV's Roof?  Question: I would like to install a solar panel on my 2010 Sunseeker. Model 2450. Where would I mount it on my roof and where should I run the wires ...

How Many Amps Of Solar Do I Need To Keep Batteries Charged On Diesel Pusher?  Question: I have a diesel pusher and just want to keep my batteries charged while it is in storage. How many amp solar panel would accomplish this and ...

Installing Solar Panels  Question: I want to put a solar panel on the roof of my 2010 Sunseeker. It was suggested I run the wires through the fridge roof vent which I have ...

Batteries - (Ask your own battery question!)

Battery Wont Keep Charging With 110 v  Question: We plugged the RV into a 110v outlet but the battery still looses the power. The battery doesn't keep its charge.

Robbie: It could be ...

Batteries may be over-charging  Question: My 1994 Avion 5th wheel has 2 batteries. When I open the battery compartment door, extremely hot air rushes out, & the batteries are very hot....

How To Charge Battery?  Question: Does the battery on a camper get charged from the truck engine or when u plug it in to the outlet does it get charged then?

Robbie: Locate ...

Battery Disconnects  Question: How long can I store the RV with the battery disconnect on? In other words, if we aren't going to use the RV for one or 2 weeks or 3 weeks ...

What To Do  Question: My rv is a 1987 toyota. I use it 3 or 4 times a year, always the same campground so I do not need the coach battery at all. If I take it out ...

Getting Power To Frige From Battery  Question: How long will my fridge run w/ a 12 volt battery?

Robbie: Your fridge is designed to be on 12V only when being driven and even then I ...

Golf Cart Batteries On An RV  Question: I have golf cart batteries. What's the down side?
Robbie: First of all, 6 Volt batteries are called golf cart batteries because that ...

New RV Batteries Only Last 4 Hours  Question: We bought 4 new batteries for our 200 Cardinal fifth wheel. We are camping in the park and the batteries are only lasting 4 hours. What can ...

Air Conditioners - (Ask your own air conditioner question!)

Carrier Air Quit Working In Trailer  Question: We just got a FEMA trailer and the air stopped working but we still have lights. We have a Carrier air on top of it. Can anyone help?

Robbie:...

Carrier Roof Air Conditioner Not Working  Question: My AC RV roof top unit is not working. It is a Carrier unit and the trailer a 44 foot Breckenridge and still fairly new. The unit would not ...

To Window AC or Not?  Question:

(For a camper that does not go on the road)
I live in my travel trailer year-round and I am wondering if it would be more energy efficient ...

Refrigerators - (Ask your own refrigerator question!)

Our Refrigerator Door Fell Off The Hinge  Question: We live in our 2003 Fleetwood Excursion. It has a Norcold Model # 1200LRIM. We have had to take our rig with this refrigerator in to repair ...

Chlorine Smell In RV Fridge - Can We Still Sleep In It?  If we do not use the fridge, will we still be able to sleep in the 5th wheel? We had planned to take the grandkids camping and were going to use the fridge ...

How To Test A RV Refrigerator When It Is Out Of The Camper  Question: How to test a rv refrigerator when it is out of the camper

Robbie: Connect the frig to a 12 Volt battery source and plug it into 110V....

Propane Is On And Refrigerator Says Check Propane  Question: Hi Robbie,
The propane tanks are full. The refrigerator was turned off because I was gone.. doors left open to air... but now when I turn ...

I Hate Being Told "Only a Pro" Can Fix/Diagnose etc  I was taught if man made it you can fix it! Granted I grew up in New England-home of Yankee Ingenuity-and self reliance. During my years of historically ...

Water Heaters - (Ask your own water heater question!)

Atwood Water Heater Pressure Relief Valve Leak  Question: I have an 05 Fleetwood GearBox and can't get the Atwood water heater pressure relief valve to stop dripping. Replaced valve x2, checked water ...

Awnings - (Ask your own awning question!)

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Robbie Warford, San Diego RV Repair

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