Author: Alan ONeill

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Campers and RVers Christmas Gift Ideas

Are you looking for some gift ideas for the RV enthusiast or happy camper? Happy Campers RV Repairs has compiled a list of great gift ideas for campers … Purchasing items using the provided affiliate links may generate a small commission to Happy Campers RV Repairs which provides income for maintenance of this website. Thank […]

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Why do you need an RV Water Pressure Regulator

RV water pressure regulators are necessary if you want to reduce the risk of flooding and leaks. You don’t absolutely need a water pressure regulator if you are careful with turning on the city water supply in an RV campground. Some campgrounds have very minimal water pressure and opening the campground’s faucet fully will usually […]

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Tankless RV Water Heater

Tankless RV water heaters … hot water for as long as your propane, 12 volt power, and water supply lasts … Purchasing items using the provided Amazon links may generate a small commission to Happy Campers RV Repairs which provides income for maintenance of this website. Thank you in advance if you do proceed to […]

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The fine print of RV Repairs

RVs are meant for fun and relaxation! Sometimes a little work is needed and just because a pothole jumped in front of the tires, something decided to snap and fail from the jolt. This is when you may need an RV repairman or save the cost and fix it yourself. If you need to make […]

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New feature on RV Water Heaters

Do you need a special part or tools to repair and maintain your RV water heater? Just added! A new feature on repairing RV water heaters with a list of some of the tools and parts you may need. RV water heaters are very reliable and maintenance tasks can be quite easy for any handy […]

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RV Roof Sealing

Do not use silicone caulk! Silicone sealant is great indoors for caulking cabinets, but it does not work on RV exterior surfaces for two reasons. First one: RV Roofs made of rubber either EPDM or EPO will not allow adhesion of silicone. Secondly, if you do use silicone in areas of aluminum trim and fiberglass […]

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RV Toilet Water Valve Upgrade

RV Toilets are not designed to be as tough as household domestic toilets. I have had to replace the water inlet valves in both my RVs three times in as many years. I live between my RVs, so they are almost used fulltime. When the flush valve leaks, the water drips into the bowl, but […]

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Norcold RV Refrigerator cooling problems

Sonoma County, California. A recent call to help a customer with his Norcold refrigerator revealed some problems created at the factory. This beautifully presented Class A diesel pusher has the Norcold N1210 icemaker four door refrigerator. The customer reported that he was never able to make ice or keep anything frozen in his RV fridge. […]

RV Damage Repair

A customer called recently asking if I can repair body damage to his Class C Winnebago. It’s not possible to answer a question like this over the phone, so I arranged an inspection appointment. The poor RV owner swung too hard next to a garage corner and twisted the contoured corner trim and tore the […]

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How’s your RV furnace duct?

RV furnaces run the fan directly from the 12 volt system and heating from propane. None of the 120 volt supply is necessary to run an RV furnace. This is great for boon docking and saving on heating costs where RV parks charge extra for electricity, but at best, the efficiency is around 70 percent.  […]