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How Much Can My Truck Tow?

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Spread the loveBefore buying any towable RV, the most important thing you can consider is “how much can my truck tow?”  If you already have your truck, the calculations are easy.  If you have yet to buy your truck, then you can decide on the towable you really want, and match the truck based on …

RV Electrical Problems – Get the Monkey Off Your Back!

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Spread the loveMany people do not understand that an RV has more than one electrical system! I always thought there were two electrical systems in an RV: the 12-volt and the 120-volt. But I missed the fact that there are two 12-volt systems. Knowledge is Power! This was one of the first lessons, one of …

RV Trailer Tire – When Should You Replace Tires on Your RV Trailer?

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Spread the loveWhether you have an RV trailer or a 5th wheel trailer, your RV trailer tire is the most important item you should consider when it comes to your safety, and that of your home on wheels.  When should you replace tires on your RV trailer is something some folks think about a lot, and …

RV Information For Beginners!

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Spread the loveWhen starting to consider entering the RV lifestyle, the first thing that most people are going to do is start finding an RV that they think will meet their needs.  However, if you have never traveled in an RV before, how would you know what you want?   The first mistake you can make is …

RV Roof Sealant – Choosing the Right Type!

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Spread the loveThe proper application of RV roof sealant and the maintenance of it should be on the top of any RV owner’s maintenance list!  If the RV roof sealant starts to crack and degrade, this will become a major source of problems inside the RV! The damage will start off slowly and one will …

RV Water Heater Troubleshooting – Simple Maintenance Will Save You Money!

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Spread the loveThere are things we can do with our RV’s to keep them working properly, and therefore save money on service calls!  And, RV water heater troubleshooting is one thing you can easily do when you want to keep your water flowing hot!   So, where should you start?  Getting the cover off your water …

RV Water Pump Troubleshooting – Clean the Screen!

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Spread the loveThere are two issues that can affect the performance of an RV water pump: a dirty rv water pump filter screen, and a contaminated fresh water RV system.  This RV water pump troubleshooting method will give you a starting point in helping to diagnose a problem you may be having in your RV. The first …

Sanitizing RV fresh water tank

Sanitizing RV Fresh Water Tank For Your Water Pump’s Sake!

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Spread the loveWater is a precious commodity!  Clean and safe drinkable water is your lifeblood.  That is why it is so important to consider sanitizing RV fresh water tank!   But, another important issue to consider here is the longevity of the RV water pump.  Without proper maintenance it will not last as long as …


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    • shorty on June 2, 2022 at 8:17 AM
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    i have a 1996 fjeetwood flair 30ft cannot find a on off switch for gen i have a gen switch on dash when i push it gen turns over put no power to fuel pump what am i missing

    1. Open up the generator cover and you should find the breakers and a start switch inside the cover. Prime the generator from there and see if you can’t get that to start and keep it running from the generator start switch.

    • Bob Hackel on March 7, 2021 at 10:17 AM
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    How do you get the axle aligned? The right rear tire on the 20′ TT wear out very fast?

    1. Hi Bob!

      You can check axle alignment by measuring from the center of the coupler back diagonally to the center of one of the wheels. Then take the same measurement to the other wheel center. They should be identical or within 1/8 of an inch, give or take 1/16 of an inch. If there is an issue then you should take it to a trailer shop or RV dealership for repair.

    • Teresa Cole on May 28, 2019 at 9:09 PM
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    I have a 23 ft 1997 nomad skyline travel trailer. We have it hooked up on 30 amp and we don’t have the battery hooked up. We are living in a rv park and we are running the electric. my question is do we need to run the battery and the electric together?? Please us because the fuse box is so hot that it burns our legs if we get close to the vent.

    1. Hi Teresa!

      Yes, keep the battery hooked up! The converter is currently running your 12-volt house system and it is stressed because the battery acts as a piggy bank when the 12-volt load is high, and you have it disconnected. If your fuse box is that hot you are in danger of some possible serious issues.

      Please visit https://yourfulltimervliving.com/rv-resources/rv-electrical-problems-get-the-monkey-off-your-back for a better understanding of the RV electrical system.

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