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Your RV lead-Acid battery is a consumable item. No matter how well you care for it, if you use it as intended, sooner or later it will need to be replaced. The difference between replacing it sooner or later is understanding the charge cycle. Lets start with an understanding that a battery doesn’t make electricity it stores it. When the electricity is used the battery must be recharged. A battery “cycle” is one discharge and recharge. Battery life is directly related to how deep the battery is cycled each time. A deep cycle is considered to be discharging the battery...

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RV Battery Voltage Monitor Helps Extend RV Battery Life A lot of modern RVs are equipped with an RV battery voltage monitor. However, most older and many new RVs are not. If your RV is one that doesn’t have an RV battery voltage monitor, you can add a simple volt meter that plugs into a 12v power socket for less that $10. These little volt meters don’t have all the bells and whistle features of the fancy installed monitors but, frankly, voltage tells you pretty much what you need to know about your batteries. When plugged into power your RV’s converter...

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Many RVers think of the tires on our RVs the same way we think about the tires on our vehicles.  Most of us give our tires a quick once over. Checking the tread wear, inflating them to proper PSI and inspecting them for defects.  If these things check out, we’re good to go right?  But one often overlooked check is the tires age. An RVs tire may look perfectly fine with lots of tread left but if older has the potential to be rotted out from the inside, as well as sun checked on the sidewalls. In that condition, a...

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No matter how long we've been RVing.  Regardless of whether we are rookies, or seasoned veterans, we have all experienced that "OH SHOOT!" moment when we realize that we forgot to lower the TV antenna, stow the steps, or close the windows or vents before departing our favorite campsite. Worse yet, I remember the mess of raw eggs and orange juice all over the floor after forgetting to latch the refrigerator!  I'm sure you're smiling right now thinking of your own "OH SHOOT!" moment.   Let's face it, RVs are very complex vehicles and even the most avid RVers need...

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Have you named your RV yet? If you haven't, do you know that you're in a minority?  Over 50% of RVers say they've named their RV. It brings some great pride to ride around in their nicknamed home on wheels. But it also has some practical value as well. It might not be very efficient for conversation to say "let's head back to the New Horizons M453S" compared to saying "let's head back to Betty". If you're having a tough time coming up with names here's a list of ideas you may want to keep in mind. Try brainstorming by...

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