How to troubleshoot your RV Furnace

RV Furnace Troubleshooting and Repair

Wed, 28 Sep 2011 18:14:24 -0700

What To Do If You Have No Heat

If after a few minutes your furnace motor comes on and you still have no heat or the motor shuts off on its own, you could have a propane problem (check to make sure propane is on) or you could have a failure of the ignition component.

Turn off the thermostat and try again after 5 seconds. If the furnace doesn’t light after a second try, light a burner on your stove top to be sure you have propane. Turn on a few ceiling lights and they should not go dim when the motor comes on. If after trying a second time to run the furnace you get no heat, I suggest calling a qualified tech. Do not attempt opening a furnace yourself.

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Why are there White Stains on the side of my RV?

How To Clean And Repair Your RV’s Rubber Roof | The Fun …

Tue, 09 Sep 2008 10:26:15 -0700

RV roofs are typically made from Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM). Over time, your RV roof will develop a chalky surface which is totally normal.

This chalking will only affect about 10% of the roof’s original thickness. Regular cleaning will help reduce the amount of chalk buildup and help prevent the white stains seen on the sides of many older RVs.

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How to Repair Your RV Toilet

RV Toilet Repair – RVing – Fun Times Guide

Mon, 08 Sep 2008 00:00:00 -0700

To repair your RV toilet, follow these steps:

The first step is to turn off the water pressure — either by turning off the “City Water” valve or turning off the on switch for the on-board water pump.

Flush the toilet to bleed off any remaining water pressure and to empty all water out of the toilet bowl.  The toilet will have to be removed in order to work on it, as repairs are made from the rear or bottom side.

Remove the 2 bolts (one on each side) that secure the toilet to the floor. You’ll then be able to lift the toilet away from the wall and access the water connection at the back side of the toilet. With the water line disconnected, you can then remove the toilet to a nearby work bench or table.

You might want to lay a cloth rag across the hole to help keep odors at bay, and to prevent anything from falling into the black water tank.

Unlike house toilets, RVs don’t use a wax ring to seal the toilet to the drain pipe. Instead, you will have a rubber ring that will act as the seal.

Depending on what portion of the toilet your repairs are concerned with, refer to the parts diagram that comes with the repair kit for dis-assembly instructions. Be sure when you order parts for the specific brand and model number of your RV toilet.

If you’re repairing the blade seals, before you reinstall the toilet in the RV, pour a quart of water into the toilet to make sure the new seals will hold water.

If you’re replacing the water valve on the back of the toilet, once you have reinstalled the water line, pressurize the water system to make sure the valve doesn’t leak. If it passes this test, then go ahead and bolt it back down to the floor.

It’s recommended that you install a new rubber seal between the toilet and the floor flange when you reinstall the toilet.

Toilet problems can really put the damper on a good RV outing. Fortunately repairing them isn’t really as bad as it sounds. The stinky part stays in the black water tank.

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