What are you breathing?

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

What’s this you ask? This is the evaporator coil on a customers A/C unit. Every bit of air passing through the air conditioner collected odor and mold spores. The thin filters in RV air conditioners are inefficient and often no cleaned regularly leading to coils that look like this.

Call me, and we can let you breathe clean, fresh, cool air. Having clean coils not only improves the indoor air quality but also gives you more efficient and colder air conditioning. Schedule your service now to avoid the summer rush!

Checked your roof lately?

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

A leaky roof can not only ruin your trip, but also your camper! With a little time invested now and again your roof will last for decades. At least 2-4 times a year you need to get on the roof and inspect all vents, and penetrations. If you see bulging or lifting of vent edges or cracking on sealant, then it’s time for a little work. First clean the effected area (better if you clean the whole roof). Then if the vent is lifting or bulging, start by trying to tighten the fasteners (usually a #2 square drive). If they have stripped out drive a new one about an inch to each side. Now that its secure, time to make it water tight. A good self leveling lap sealant such as by Dicor will do the trick. Simply apply a bead over the edge of vent and fasteners or cracks will keep you dry and well repaired. One caution, when sealing around the TV antennae be sure not to adhere the rotating upper unit to the base.

Happy Camping!

Summer Camping! Get Ready Now.

Sunday, May 5th, 2013
Prepare for trips

Vacation blow outs are no fun

Summer is here, and we are all planning the next trip. a little time spent a few days before can make sure you start off on the right foot.
1. After having your camper stored and winterized, it is necessary to clean the fresh water system. A simple way to do this is using Spring Fresh from Camco.
2. Another important safety check is to check and charge your battery and tires. While checking the tire pressure be sure to examine the tire for cracking which could indicate its time to replace them (remember the spare). Blow outs are dangerous and very damaging.
3. Try out all your appliances. Your refrigerator will take several hours to cool, so you’ll need to start it now then check ittonight or in the morning. Also once you start the air conditioner wait 15-20 minutes then check the temperature at the return and the nearest vent. a difference of 15 degrees is good. If you measure less have your unit checked out. Ifyour LP alarm or CO alarm are 5 years old replace them. Usually they are stamped with a date on the rear.
4. Clean your RV. Not only will you look good pulling into the campground, but it is necessary to the life of your coach. While cleaning check all sealant around doors, windows, and especially roof vents. While on the roof be sure to rinse off the coil on your A/C unit. If you do this 2-3 times a year many problems will be avoided.
5. Now is also a good time to lubricate your slides and chassis.
6. Don’t forget to check out your hitch, lube as needed. Another major safety concern is the tow vehicle. Make sure the brakes are in good condition, the brake controller is in adjustment, and tire pressure is set for the load you are hauling (remember the spare).
7. Finally make sure that you have extra bulbs and fuses.

Hello RV enthusiasts!

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

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