RV Fresh Water Tank was Falling Out!

Fresh Water Tank Repair Feature Photo

As I was completing my annual snowbird trip preparations to our Keystone Cougar fifth wheel, I was under the rig tidying up the coroplast plastic underbelly cover. Recently, I had repaired cracks in my waste tank and removed a clog in my black tank valve. So I was reattaching the underbelly section I had cut … Read more

Trailer Breakaway Switch – Install and Test

New Breakaway Switch Install and Test Feature Photo

In this video, I replace my old worn looking trailer breakaway safety switch with a new one. I explain the wiring and test it. The breakaway switch is there in case the fifth-wheel trailer, and the truck becomes separated during towing. If that happens, a safety line will pull the plunger out, and the switch … Read more

How to Use a Multimeter for RVers

Multimeter Basics Feature Photo

Several people have requested that I publish a video explaining the basics of how to use a multimeter. So, here is a video demoing some of its many uses when it comes to troubleshooting and analyzing RV’s electrical circuits and batteries. A multimeter is a swiss army knife of electrical testers. With it, you can … Read more

Black Waste Tank Valve Won’t Close Properly

Black Tank Valve Clog Repair Feature Photo

In this video, I disassemble my RV waste tank sewer plumbing and remove the black tank valve for inspection. For the last while, the black tank electric valve hasn’t been fully closing. Once I get the system apart, the problem is self-evident. I found a wad of toilet paper with what looked like sawdust jammed … Read more

RV Power Awning Repair – Switch Stopped Working

RV Awning Power Switch Wiring Repair Feature Photo

In this video, I locate and repair an intermittent connection in my Dometic 9100 RV power awning 12VDC supply wiring. The wireless remote worked fine; however, the manual switch most times wouldn’t move the awning. Only a faint clicking could be heard. So, I removed the control panel and had a look at the switch … Read more

Replacing My Fifth Wheel Trailer Tail Lights

Replacing Rear Trailer Signal Lights feature photo

In this video, I replace my 2011 Keystone Cougar trailers rear signal lights. Over the years the plastic mounting brackets have become brittle and failed in several key locations. The clips that hold the lenses on and the license plate mounts have snapped off. I replaced the tail light mounting brackets and lenses with identical … Read more