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Click here to watch the video below on what to consider when shopping for RVs and motorhomes. Whether you're looking to learn a little more about the fulltime RV lifestyle or are interested in what considerations should be made before purchasing your coach, this video could be very helpful.
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RVs were made for rolling down the open road, stopping for a bit, then moving along. But sometimes we get "hung up" for a while. Maybe a job requires we stay put in the campground for a couple of months. Having a "stationary RV" means special care of the black water holding tank.
Regardless of whether you're stationary or moving every day, NEVER leave your black water holding tank dump valves OPEN. Even if your rig is hooked up to a sewer line, getting all those nasty solids out of your holding tank requires the movement of a large amount of fluid. More than one RVer has learned the hard way that leaving the black water dump valve open translates quickly into a holding tank that won't dump.
When an RV rolls down the road, it's not just beneficial for us behind the windshield, seeing those new sights. Down under in the holding tank, that rock and roll motion the rig keeps the black water tank stirred up. This contributes to the breakdown of solids and the removal of foul odors. Park your rig and don't move it for a few days, a different setup occurs in the holding tank. Solids tend to gravitate to the bottom of the tank and an ugly sort of transformation begins to occur. We'll spare you the grosser details, but it needs to be said that a goop-like substance can begin to coat the bottom of your holding tank.
That goopy coating is hard to get out of the tank and if not evicted can begin to build up and up and can eventually cause a blockage. To keep this from happening, when you dump your blackwater tank (which should be done ONLY when the tank is at least three-quarters full), allow plenty of time for the contents to evacuate.
Here's where having a clear plastic sewer hose-to-dump port adapter is a good thing to have. When you dump the black tank you can closely observe just what's coming out of the tank. After sitting for a number of days you may be surprised just how s-l-o-w-l-y those contents can be about coming out of the tank. Slamming the holding tank valve shut before the contents are clear can not only leave you holding more gunk in the tank, the stuff can also prevent a water-tight seal on your black water valve--not a good thing.
If you find the tank just doesn't seem to want to "get empty" then leave the valve open and have a helper run the toilet until the tank runs clear. We've found it may require a greater volume of water than the toilet itself will readily provide. We have a secret weapon: Our shower hose will stretch far enough to blast water down the toilet making the job much faster.
In hot weather stationary RVers face another problem: Sour tanks. The combination of heat and lack of motion can cause the breakdown of wastes in the tank to stop, causing a really, really stinky situation. Assuming that you are either not using any sort of holding tank treatment at all, or are using one that's based on enzymes and/or bacteria, you may be able to clear up the problem by dumping a half-cup of baking soda down the toilet with a couple of gallons of water. This may "sweeten" an otherwise acidic condition, getting natural bacteria to begin waste breakdown, reducing the stink factor.
In really tough situations you may need to fill up the holding tank with water, dump it completely, and then add a couple of cups of baking soda and fill it up with water again. This time don't dump the tank immediately; let the tank sit overnight, then dump it and "restart" the system with the addition of a bacterial and/or enzyme based holding tank treatment. We had this happen once during a hot spring stay on the Arizona desert. The stench was overpowering, but the "fill, dump, refill with soda water, dump again" procedure proved a life (and nose) saver.
Staying Active and Involved Improves the Quality of RV Living
By Phil Willen
“So, would you rather give you money to a doctor?” a wise lady once replied to me in response to my complaining about money spent on a vacation, her point being the most important thing in life is your health. Everything else is secondary.
At home or on the road, there are things you can do to keep you fit as a fiddle and ready for … well, anything. Just the act of camping can add years and quality to your life, as well as lower doctor bills.
One of the nicest things you can do for your body is walk. Not only does it keep your legs in shape, it helps your heart, lungs and overall feeling of well-being. Your feet act as secondary pumps, helping the heart to keep the blood flowing, delivering oxygen to the brain. After arriving at a campground and setting up, we like to walk around inspecting the variety of rigs and meeting other people. It helps get the blood circulating after a long drive. Obviously, shoes are the heart and sole (pun intended) of walking gear, so make sure yours are a proper fit. There should be about a thumbnail’s width between your toes and the end of the shoe, and a good arch support as well. More shoe buying tips can be found online.
Other Ways to Stay Fit
Besides hiking, there are other things you can do that are fun, while contributing to your overall health. Ride a bike for instance, try bird watching or, if camping near a pier, rent a net and try your hand at crabbing. Not only do you pull the trap up repeatedly but the results can be delicious. If you are able-bodied, rent a kayak, try wind surfing or snorkeling. Swimming is one of the most beneficial exercises because it uses most of the body’s muscles. Many campgrounds have a pool. Ping pong tables, shuffle boards, horse shoes and even miniature golf can be found at many campgrounds. Some are adjacent to full size golf courses.
Sometimes the weather doesn’t cooperate and we’re stuck inside our rolling residence for a bit. There are things you can take along for exercise that don’t require a lot of space. Heavy-duty large bands that hook to a door knob or other convenient anchor let you pull your way to health. Small hand weights work, but it’s best to get the ones with the squared off ends so they don’t roll around en route. Many folks carry a rolled up mat to do sit-ups, push-ups and other floor-based calisthenics. There are things like Tai-Chi, Yoga and Pilates, with how-to DVDs that you can take along. These activities and others offer ways to control weight, blood pressure and/or blood sugar, maintain or increase lung capacity or boost other aspects of health.
The Brain as a Muscle
It’s not of course, but the same principle applies-use it or lose it! The brain contains a tree-like group of neurons called dendrites. Were you to look into the brain of a mentally active person you would see a virtual forest of these important branches. Conversely, a non-stimulated mind would look like a forest that has been strip cut. Fertilize your brain with outside stimuli such as reading, doing puzzles or learning new things and the dendrites will grow. Studies show that they can be stimulated by surfing the internet. Hobbies are another way to stimulate your brain. Take pictures-affordable digital cameras have become ubiquitous in recent years. Other hobbies, such as painting, needle point, jewelry making, bird watching, spelunking and rock or seashell collecting can be equally rewarding. Find something that you enjoy while keeping your mind in shape. Some campgrounds have hobby classes in the rec room. Check with the management or look on the campground bulletin board.
For those who drop anchor for long periods, such as snowbirds and full-timers, the community outside the campground can be a treasure trove of activities. Check with the campground management to find out what the area offers. View bulletin boards and ask fellow long-term campers. Many places carry hometown newspapers with details of local doings. The local Chamber of Commerce is a good source of information of area goings-on. Look for activities and classes such as tai chi, yoga, golf, tennis, bowling, swimming, photography, bridge clubs, horseback riding … well, you get the idea. Many state, county and government-run facilities need docents to conduct tours of landmarks, museums, native plants and more. Volunteering is a great way to learn and be active. Try something you’ve never done before, like ballroom or line dancing or other group activities, where you can have fun and meet new people with similar interests.Its all about staying involved.
There are many benefits derived from engaging in various activities, coupled with a healthy diet. Weight will melt off; blood pressure and blood sugar will be lowered. Getting around becomes much easier. Your mind will be sharper and you will be a safer driver. Your overall sense of well-being will improve. Life is not a spectator sport. Get out and participate!
If you are buying an RV, you’ll find many RV buying checklists online to help you inspect possible units and make sure you aren’t buying a lemon. For an RV seller who is preparing an RV for sale, though, the list is different, because RV buyers also choose an RV for other reasons: the way it looks and feels, for example.
Selling an RV is like selling a house. You need to make sure it’s in good repair, but you also need to stage it to inspire potential buyers. Here’s an RV selling checklist to make sure your RV is in the best possible shape to snag a buyer.
RV Seller’s Checklist
- Repair all broken parts in your RV for sale: towing equipment, trailer jack, fuel fittings, dead batteries, stabilizers, brakes, compartment and cupboard doors, gaskets, windows and window seals, furnace/AC, hot water heater, roof and exhaust vents, plumbing valves, external and internal lights, wiring, water damage.
- Replace RV parts inside and outside of the unit that could break soon or look bad: propane bottles and valves, hoses, converters, tires, appliances, toilets, flooring, television, soft spots in the floor.
- Repair and clean up evidence of bugs and rodents. This is a common problem when RVs have languished in a lot for a long time. Nothing turns off a potential buyer more.
- Remove rust. To an RV buyer, rust means neglect at the very least. Rust could indicate structural issues that strike fear into the heart of an RV buyer.
- Clean everything in your RV for sale as thoroughly as you would if you were the buyer: inside and outside compartments and cupboards, curtains, windows, counters, carpets, floor mats, walls, upholstery. Don’t forget details, such as internal door edges, door jambs and thresholds, and along the cracks between the floor and walls. If your RV has stains you can’t clean, cover them up with décor. Making your RV sparkle could mean the difference between hooking a buyer or scaring them away, especially if your RV is an older model. Clean and neat sells.
- Make your RV for sale smell good. If you haven’t used it for a while, it will probably at least smell musty. A deep cleaning will help. If anything is moldy, it’s best to replace it if you can’t clean it completely. A clean, fresh smell is better than the heavy cover-up smell of room deodorizer. Use this old home-selling trick: add a human irresistible aroma by baking bread in the oven or making hot cider with cinnamon before a potential buyer arrives.
- Update your RV’s décor. It’s not financially worth a complete update, but you probably can choose a few things to update that will make your RV appeal to more buyers. A few items that might warrant updating if they are obviously outdated: kitchen and bathroom faucets, cupboard doors and/or handles, flooring, curtains and valances, mattresses.
- Add special touches. People commonly buy RVs because they are looking for adventure and fun. If your RV is boring and plain, it won’t inspire them. Add tasteful, updated bedding, throw pillows, flowers, seat covers—even pictures on the walls to give the RV more personality. It will not only look inviting, but help them remember your RV among all the units they tour before buying.
- Make sure your RV title and registration are updated and easily available. You don’t want any inconvenience to keep a potential buyer from making the leap.
- Provide evidence of fuel economy if you have it. Buyers worry about purchasing an RV that might turn out to be an outrageous gas guzzler. If you can prove it’s not, they are more likely to buy your RV than a unit from someone who can’t prove it.
Go small; go off the campground grid; and search out deals to cut the costs of RV’ing.
While many Americans dream of hitting the open road with their family in a bus-sized recreational vehicle, the thought of the gas bill and loan payments as high as a traditional mortgage can dampen the enthusiasm of actually giving it a go.
Yet if you’re willing to think outside the box with regard to vehicle size and related camping expenses, you just might find it costs less than you think. Here are a handful of ways to make the ultimate road trip more affordable.
The traditional approach may be to tow a camper or go for a larger motor home, but a growing number of people are putting their efforts into minivan conversions. Not only is the mileage significantly better than standard RV options, but the maneuverability is much easier as well. Similar to the camper-vans popular throughout Europe, modifications can be accomplished through hiring an independent contractor or taking on the task yourself.
One vehicle that’s gaining popularity for camping use is the Ford Transit Connect. While I suspect the mileage numbers have as much to do with that as anything, the greater cargo capacity probably doesn’t hurt either. A quick Internet search on the topic will result in a wide variety of examples and YouTube videos. Sinks, small beds, chemical toilets and more can all be installed.
Rent a camper van
Prefer to keep it simple and rent? JUCY Rentals, the camper-van rental company popular in Australia and New Zealand has now set up shop in the United States. With branches in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Las Vegas, they make an easy drive-and camp option for international visitors as well as locals interested in an affordable alternative. The compact size of their vehicles allows travelers to combine their accommodation and transportation costs into a single bill.
Off-season rates start at $35 per day, and include a pop-up pod tent on the roof, DVD player and television, sink, stove and even a small fridge. High season rates average closer to $100 per day, with unlimited mileage packages starting at $25 per night plus tax.
Location, location, location
Thinking creatively about where you park your recreational vehicle can save you significant cash. Just ask Michael Boyink, who has been living the RV lifestyle with his family full time for more than three years. When he and his wife decided the children would benefit from gardening experience and do-it-yourself knowledge, they arranged to park their rig on a farm in Texas in exchange for an agreed-upon number of chores. The experience also allowed Boyink’s daughter to learn some horse riding skills. Boyinks4adventure.com has the full details of their RV odyssey.
Off the grid
Foregoing electrical access for more primitive sites can also save money. Jeff Wilson, HGTV host and author of “The Greened House Effect” puts this strategy into play nearly every summer when he takes his family camping. For starters, he has two marine batteries which charge while his tow vehicle is running. This allows him to arrive at a site fully charged and ready to skip the more expensive spots in the campground. He also travels with a small solar panel and a portable windmill to generate power with the support of Mother Nature.
Cutting campground fees
Gopetfriendly.com’s Amy Burkert travels in a recreational vehicle throughout the year with her husband and two dogs. Figuring out how to get campground access for less has helped her family maintain their travel habit in a financially sustainable way. And how you arrange your stay can make a huge difference.
Her top tip? Discount membership organizations. Organizations such as Good Sam, Escapees and Passport America provide savings as high as 50 percent on RV sites at campgrounds across North America. Booking your stay with these types of membership cards has you saving money before you ever even hook up your vehicle. Says Burkert, “The annual membership costs are quickly offset by the savings when you’re traveling full time.”
Burkert also advises arranging longer stays, as they are often more affordable. Weekly rates are cheaper per night than booking a night at a time, and the monthly rate typically provides an even greater savings opportunity.
Preparing an RV to be stored for a prolonged period of time can be simple, if the proper steps are taken. Shurhold Industries offers the following tips to make sure an RV is in great shape during and after long-term storage.
First, it's important to banish "stink fuel" before closing the RV for winter. This will help keep the RV from smelling foul when it's opened back up. Owners should get rid of all things that mold, mildew and other smelly organisms need to flourish. They can start with the obvious stuff, such as the refrigerator. The fridge should be emptied and cleaned.
Cushions should be removed or propped up to encourage airflow and all storage hatches should be open for air to circulate. Then, owners should clean, vacuum and place dehumidifier bags around the cabin, two to three bags for more than 36'.
Next, owners should clean the drains and the sump prior to storage. This task is crucial to keep odors and bacteria from becoming a problem. The RV can absorb the odors and mildew that grow in moist, dark environments and they will spread throughout.
Owners can first clean with Shurhold's SMC. It can be sprayed on and wiped away with paper towels or rags. The areas should be rinsed and dried.
Then, owners can use Shurhold's Moldaway to clean the drains in sinks and showers. Users can put a scoop into each drain with a cup of water, let it work for a few minutes, then rinse. Moldaway will clean and deodorize drains without harming the piping. It will also help clean the sump container by oxygenating the sump water, killing mold/mildew spores and other bacteria, safely and without bleach. Depending on where an RV is stored, the yard may suggest flushing antifreeze through the system.
To prepare soft surfaces, like carpets and canvas, these areas should be thoroughly cleaned. First, owners can vacuum and shampoo carpet with SMC, and let it dry before sealing up the RV. This will reduce the likelihood of any bacteria growth. Then, owners should remove cockpit carpet if possible. They can roll it up and store it in the cabin after it's cleaned. It is best to remove canvas and store it in a dry environment.
For the RV's outside, a clean bottom and drive gear are also very important. Owners should make sure they reference their owner's care guide for drive maintenance. The undercarriage should be washed with a pressure washer and/or plain water with a soft-to-medium brush. Soaps and detergents are generally not used. Using wax is a good idea.
These tips take care of only some of the important steps needed for successful long-term storage. The mechanical, electronic and other systems aboard need to be prepared for a long storage nap, too. Owners must consult their owner's manuals on these crucial tasks because it can affect their warranty.
Shurhold is dedicated to educating owners on RV value preservation. Inventor of the One Handle Does It All system, Shurhold manufactures specialty care items and accessories to clean, polish and detail.
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Setting Up Camp
RVers are some of the friendliest, most helpful people you will ever meet. Don’t be surprised if you pull into your site and your neighbor, whom you never met, is right there to assist and offer advice. Never be afraid to ask for help – everyone was a newbie at one time. RVs vary, so this checklist is not meant to be all-inclusive. It is just a list of the high points to be sure you have it covered when you first go to a campground in your RV.
When you arrive
- If you’re new to RV camping, at check-in, ask if the campground provides an escort service for first-timers. A seasoned staffer will guide you to your site and assist you in getting parked and leveled.
After arriving at your assigned site
- Determine if you need to back in or if it is a pull-through site. Know where your water, electrical, and sewer hookups are on your RV. Position the RV so you have easy access to the hookups on the site.
- Be sure there are no low-hanging branches or other obstacles that will interfere with the RV. If you have a slideout or awning, be sure there is room on either side for those to fully extend.
Once positioned at the site
- Apply the parking brake if you have a motorhome (as a safety precaution, slideouts will not operate if the parking brake is not engaged).
- The ground is not always flat, so level your RV as necessary, using blocks or stabilizing jacks if your RV is equipped with them.
- Chock the wheels securely to keep the RV stable on the site. If you are in a towable RV, disconnect the unit from the tow vehicle and stabilize the trailer hitch.
- Manually pull the entry steps out or, if yours are electronic, turn the switch off so the steps stay out when the door is closed. (Don’t forget to turn the switch back on before leaving or to pull up your steps before driving away.)
- If you have slideouts, remove the travel locks or brace bars. Whenever you are operating slideouts, keep all windows closed for safety and have someone on the outside watch for people, clearance and obstacles in its path.
- Make a connection. Plug the electrical shore power cord into the campsite receptacle that matches the amperage requirements of your RV. Electrical adapters may be needed, but keep extension cord use to a minimum.
- Switch your refrigerator to the AC setting to draw on the electricity rather than your propane.
- Always use a white potable RV drinking water hose. Attach it to the tank on the side of your unit and run the other end to the campground water supply. Turn on the water and check for any leaks.
- When you are hooked up to a water supply, you don’t need the 12-volt water pump. The pump is used to draw water from the fresh water tank when an external source is not available.
- If you have sewer service at your site, wear latex gloves to remove the cap from the sewer hose valve and attach the sewer hose to the sewer drain outlet. Be sure to turn it so the locking tabs securely lock in place. Place the sewer hose seal in the campground sewer connection. Attach the other end of the sewer hose in the seal and securely connect.
- Prop a rock or sewer hose support under the hose to create a slight slope from the RV down to the sewer connection so everything drains smoothly.
- If you are hooked to a sewer connection, you can open the gray water tank valve to allow sink and shower water to drain directly into the sewer. It is the smaller of the two valves. Never leave the black water tank valve open.
The finishing touches
- Turn the main LP gas supply valve on at the tank or bottles.
- Now it’s time to set up the exterior of your home away from home. Put an outdoor carpet mat down if you have one.
- Set up the lawn chairs and put the awning out per the manufacturer’s instructions – be sure to close and secure your awning if storms or winds are expected.
Now relax and enjoy your getaway! RVers often ask to tour your RV if it’s a model they are unfamiliar with and likewise will invite you in to see theirs.
Taking a trip in your RV can be a great way to get away from the stresses of everyday life. It is also an ideal way to spend time with friends and family. Let's take a look at some of the best accessories that will help to enhance your next RV getaway:
1. 50-Foot 30-Amp Extension Cord
Most rigs usually come with a standard 25-foot cord. While you will be parked in close proximity to the power source of the campground the vast majority of the time, there will occasionally be a time when you will need a longer cord. You might run into a situation where the power source for your parking space is broken. However, the person next to you has two plugs. Having a long cord in a situation like this will prevent you from having to park your RV extremely close to your neighbor.
2. Camper Leveler With Wheel Chock
You do have the option to buy only the chocks. However, it makes no sense to do this when you can buy a chock with a leveler built inside for a reasonable price. They are readily available at retailers everywhere. Make note of the weight cut-off. You will find some that can go all the way up to 5,000 pounds, but there are some models with a lower capacity rating.
3. 12-Volt Crock Pot
The microwave, stove and grill are the three most common ways to prepare food during a trip in your RV. A 12-volt crock pot is an excellent way to make some tasty meals that you can't make with the other devices. It can hold up to 1.5 quarts, uses your cigarette lighter for power and can make the food on your trip a little more interesting.
4. Awning for Rain Protection, Privacy and Shade
If your rig is missing an awning, you need to pick one up immediately. You will wonder how you ever got along without one. You will want to find one made from a fabric that is mildew-resistant. They come in many colors, so you are sure to find one that matches your current color scheme. It would be wise not to try the cheap route when buying an awning. Get a custom-made awning that is specifically designed for your particular RV. You can pick one up from a dedicated retailer.
5. Child Gates
You will put these across stair, kitchen and bathroom entries of RVs containing small children. You can also use them to create a perimeter on the patio for a small child, protect your food and cooler from pets and to corral your pets. The gates made with interlocking panels are ideal because you can change the gating size. You can find these at major retailers and stores that specialize in baby products.
6. Spare Sewer Hose
Abrasive rocks, animal damage and improper storage are just a few of the things that can go wrong with your sewer hose. It is also possible that a fellow camper could damage your hose by driving over it. Having an extra hose with you can be a lifesaver when you really need it. You can pick one up at a store that sells RV parts.
7. Rear View Trailer Level
This device enables you to take all of the guesswork out of leveling your rig. It can let you know if the trailer is level front and back as well as side to side. You will no longer need a spotter to tell you this. Simply attach it to the front of the trailer. Make sure you can see it in the rearview mirror. It is especially useful for RVs that contain a fifth wheel.
8. Gardening and Disposable Gloves
When you're dealing with sewage lines, old water hookups or even mechanical things that require the use of a wrench they help protect your hands, keep them clean and give you extra grip. You may also consider getting some disposable gloves for handling sewer hoses and sewer hook-ups that previously were connected to other campers' sewer tanks. You can get gardening gloves and disposable gloves at Walmart, Home Depot etc.
Having the best RV accessories can make your RV trips that much easier and enjoyable.
Brian Hawkins works as part of the internet development team at Dave Arbogast RV Depot in Troy, Ohio, where he writes about the RV industry daily. When he's not covering the RV lifestyle he enjoys camping with his wife and children.
Water leaks coming from RV windows should not be taken lightly. Doing a simple leak repair on your RV window by merely patching up the source of the water leak is not enough. The moisture that gets into the walls and the molding can cause the wood around the area to rot and become a breeding place for molds. Water leaks can also cause delamination of the walls in your RV, creating those nasty looking ripples and bubbles you see on the outside of your vehicle. The rust that forms around the different parts of your RV windows can also cause them to get stuck, making them even harder to open and close.
Repairing a water leak in your RV window can be a lot easier than you might think. All it takes is finding the right window replacement parts to have on hand and a bit of guidance. Below is a comprehensive step to guide you through the entire Do-It-Yourself RV Window leak repair for the capable Do-It-Yourselfer.
Steps to Repair an RV Window Water Leak
1. Clean the RV window area Before you go straight to doing leak repairs on your RV windows, make sure that the area is first cleaned thoroughly with the use of a household cleaner, water and sponge. Not only will this help get rid of dirt and other foreign objects around your RV windows. By cleaning the windows with water, you will be able to really find out if the water leak is coming from your RV windows or from another area of your RV like the roof.
2. Scrape off the old caulk Caulk refers to the material used to make your RV windows watertight. Poor maintenance, weathering and time can cause this to lose the ability to prevent leaks and moisture to come into your RV. Scrape off the old caulk so that it would be a lot easier to replace the moldings of your RV windows.
3. Remove the molding of your RV windows The next step is to remove the moldings of your RV windows. Unscrew the window brackets and carefully pry out the window molding, window, and window screen. Then with the use of a pry-bar, carefully pull the entire molding away from the window.
4. Clean your RV windows With a rag or cleaning sponge and a window cleaner, thoroughly clean your RV windows to get rid of any remaining dirt and caulk on its surface. Rinse this with water and allow this to dry completely.
5. Replace the RV window molding Get your new RV window molding and push this onto the window. Apply a single coat of waterproof caulking to seal the molding and keep it watertight. Give it time to dry completely before placing back the screen and screw the window back into the housing.
6. Remove and Replace the window latch Unscrew the old window latch from the window and window house and inspect it to check for any rusting, breaks, or damage to see if it needs to be replaced. If it is still in good condition, screw it back onto the window. Otherwise, get the pieces of your new window latch and align them to the holes before screwing them and setting them in place. Carefully open and close the window latch to loosen it.
Caring for Your RV Windows
Poor maintenance is one of the main causes for RV windows to deteriorate more quickly and cause you to replace window parts more often. Taking proper care of your RV windows can help you prevent water leaks, requiring you to replace the different window parts less frequently. Here's some simple ways on how to properly care for your RV windows:
1. Dust before washing Take a small paint brush and dust your RV windows before you wash them. This will remove a lot of the dirt which can scratch the caulk and molding while your scrubbing down your RV with soap.
2. Choose the right RV cleaning products Another way to take proper care for your RV windows is to choose the right cleaner for it. Cleaning products with a high alkaline content can weaken the caulking on your RV windows, making them less watertight and more susceptible to water leaks.
3. Use cotton cloths when cleaning your RV windows When cleaning your RV, never use polyester or microfiber cloths. While they may seem to feel softer than cotton cloths, these actually can rub off the caulking and sealants around your RV windows.
Following these steps should get you through the worst of times of a leaking window if you don't want to disrupt your family trip. But if you still don't feel confident enough to tackle the task of repairing your leaking window, you can always swing by Motorhomes of Texas. Our service department will get you back into traveling shape!