This is our weekly series focused on educating and empowering women RVers with all kinds of tips for best practices, maintenance advice, how-to's, safety measures, checklists, and more. Each week we deliver short videos that touch on just about every appliance, system, and component in and around the RV as well as hitching and towing advice, product brand ideas, and even some special guests on occasion.
Dana and Brenda share some tips for protecting yourself and your RV when connecting your power cord at the campground RV electrical pedestal.
Brenda talks with Camper College attendee, Luanne Sbarbaro, about lead acid RV battery tips and how to prolong their life.
Water heater power sources (electric and propane), on demand water heaters, how quickly they heat up your tank, and a couple of water heater hacks for quicker recovery time!
Special guest appearance with Sue Rasmussen of Royal Flush, black and gray tank maintenance, product recs, understanding black tank bacteria, and best practices for dumping!
Understanding water heater bypass valves and which valves to turn and when? Addressing why you end up with lukewarm water after dewinterizing and a quick look at what it all actually looks like!
Sue from Royal Flush is back with some advice on the procedures for dumping the black and gray tanks along with her recommendations for equipment needed and also what to do after the job is done!
A quick tip to stabilize your water temperature while in the shower using the On Demand Hot Water System! We'll show you how to avoid those cold spots while showering and why they are happening.
Which brand of water heater do I have and why does it matter? Learn about the difference between the Atwood and Suburban tank-style water heaters and a simple maintenance tip to prevent a costly repair down the road.
Did you know that you have three different safety detectors in your RV? And that they all have expiration dates on them? Watch this week's episode for critical information about where these important safety devices are located and how you can learn whether or not your detectors might already be out of date!
Propane is scary for some and in this week's episode we are going to explain WHY you have no reason to worry! Your camper is outfitted with safety devices and we'll explain what you should do when they activate! Plus, there is added peace of mind when you have a professional perform a LP Leak Drop Test!
Knowing how to adjust for occasions when the electrical needs of your RV are not readily available either while in the driveway at home or at various RV parks. This episode explains where or when this might occur and how to understand what you can expect when the number of amps being delivered to your RV is higher or lower than required.
For the next two episodes, we thought our viewers might like to know who we are and how we got involved in this amazing venture of educating women RVers. Get to know a little bit about us, our better halves, our backgrounds, education, and previous careers, and what makes this movement a passion for us!
For the past two episodes, we thought our viewers might like to know who we are and how we got involved in this amazing venture of educating women RVers. Get to know a little bit about us, our better halves, our backgrounds, education, and previous careers, and what makes this movement a passion for us!
We have all heard those infamous stories around the campfire of others that have had poop mishaps while dumping and flushing their tanks. I'm sure we can all agree that we do not want to be part of those stories having had first hand experience, right?
This week we are sharing some tips about what pressure levels will protect your RV water lines, pressure regulator types, plus a few more nuggets about water filters.
Mismatched tires, improper tire psi, hitch receiver ratings inadequate for both tow vehicle and camper.....The list is extensive and important! Take a quick listen to learn what Holly discovered about all of the above!
A huge percentage of RV repair issues stem from not understanding the electrical system, so this tip delivers in a big way. Brenda is sharing a slide that is used in our 12Volt Electrical Systems presentation to help students become familiar with what appliances and components operate on the Coach Battery in your RV.
Following up last week's tip for understanding more about the 12V coach battery and the appliances it controls, we are visiting the 120V shore power list today. Watch as Brenda talks about a common cause for those RV electrical frustrations and a quick solution for troubleshooting on your own.
At the conclusion of our RV electrical class, workshop attendee Lisa Dempsey talked with Dana about how she was able to troubleshoot her own 12V coach battery and realized that hers needed an immediate replacement. Listen as Dana explains why this was a life safety maintenance item that absolutely could not wait!
Take a peek at Dana's personal towing and hitching checklist that she usually shares exclusively with our workshop attendees! Find out her must know tips regarding tire pressure specifics, what to visually inspect on that hitch work, testing trailer lights, and even mirror placement.
Brenda brings you some best practices when hitching and unhitching. She discusses why water can be an enemy, how to safely hook the safety chains to your tow vehicle and visual inspections that need to be performed. A few simple steps can mean the difference in keeping your hitching equipment in tip top shape!
After a few weeks of focusing on hitching and towing we are wrapping up this week with the ALL IMPORTANT breakaway cable. Your last line of defense of saving your trailer and potential lives rests solely on where you connect this cable to your tow vehicle.
The absolute best investment you can make is to purchase an EMS. An Electrical Management System provides the first line of defense against campground power surges as well as brownouts. Listen as Dana explains how the EMS can protect your camper from electrical issues.
A tire blowout can strike fear in the hearts of even the most seasoned RVers. This week, Brenda walks you through our top 3 visual inspections we do not only on the job, but also on our own rigs - two of which we perform every time we tow or drive the RV.
Following up last week's episode with tips that YOU can do to avoid a tire blowout catastrophe, Dana gives you a sneak peek demo of one of her favorite RV tools: the TPMS or tire pressure monitoring system. Learn how this device can be your tire watch dog during literally every minute of your trip, so you don't end up stranded on the roadside.
Our new and amazingly convenient 52 Ways service is going to change your RV life! Dana shows fellow camper, Annie, an exact weight read-out for her tow vehicle, trailer, and trailer tongue while also consulting with her on the hitch receiver rating, how to distribute the weight more evenly on her axles, and how to find the exact tire PSI rating for her specific rig, her cargo, and her tires.
What might seem like a daunting task is really quite simple when you have a checklist and 52 Ways delivers! Brenda shows you how to find the date of manufacture for your propane tank and then has a step-by-step checklist for removing and transporting the tank safely to and from the propane dispenser location.
One of our fabulous students, Teresa, explains how she was only getting partial use of her RV and the water systems/water heater was a big part of that missing equation. After attending our event in Amarillo, she had the opportunity for some immediate practical application of the materials and homework she was given in class.