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RV Maintenance Tips and Information for the DIY

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Radio Arizona RV is dedicated to bringing you helpful and informative information about RV Maintenance & Repairs for the DIY. Eric Stark is the host and he covers all aspects of maintaining an RV for the DIY. Although, even if you don't do the maintenance yourself this podcast is still for you. Eric helps all RV owners maintain their RV and will educate you about repairs and repair costs so you are armed and dangerous. Eric will cover topics from the ground the tires sit on to the roof of an RV and explain each topic in an easy down to earth way. Eric will also cut through the nonsense that tends to dominate the internet today. Each episode is about 30 minutes and is direct and to the point! Listen Now!

Radio Arizona RV is dedicated to bringing you helpful and informative information about RV Maintenance & Repairs for the DIY. Eric Stark is the host and he covers all aspects of maintaining an RV for the DIY. Although, even if you don't do the maintenance yourself this podcast is still for you. Eric helps all RV owners maintain their RV and will educate you about repairs and repair costs so you are armed and dangerous. Eric will cover topics from the ground the tires sit on to the roof of an RV and explain each topic in an easy down to earth way. Eric will also cut through the nonsense that tends to dominate the internet today. Each episode is about 30 minutes and is direct and to the point! Listen Now!

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Radio Arizona RV is dedicated to bringing you helpful and informative information about RV Maintenance & Repairs for the DIY. Eric Stark is the host and he covers all aspects of maintaining an RV for the DIY. Although, even if you don't do the maintenance yourself this podcast is still for you. Eric helps all RV owners maintain their RV and will educate you about repairs and repair costs so you are armed and dangerous. Eric will cover topics from the ground the tires sit on to the roof of an RV and explain each topic in an easy down to earth way. Eric will also cut through the nonsense that tends to dominate the internet today. Each episode is about 30 minutes and is direct and to the point! Listen Now!

Language:

English

Contact:

928-782-2989


Episodes

↓Episode 72 – Motorhome Chassis Maintenance

8/14/2020
In episode 72 Eric dives into how to properly maintain your motorhome chassis to help prevent issues down the road. You'll hear an update on the state of the RV industry during the covid-19 pandemic and what you should do if you need parts. Keeping mileage and date records for your parts is just as important here as it was for your trailer chassis. One of the keys to not being overwhelmed to performing maintenance on your motorhome chassis is to break it down bit by bit. Eric will go through...

Duration:00:27:43

↓Episode 71 – Travel & 5th Wheel Trailer Chassis Maintenance

8/8/2020
In episode 71 Eric talks about trailer chassis maintenance, whether it's a travel trailer, a fifth wheel, or any number of other trailers, all the principles will still apply. You'll learn how important and helpful keeping mileage and date records will allow you to be on top of problems before they arise. Eric will give a complete rundown of everything you need to do and check to maintain your trailer, from tires, breaks, wheel bearings, wiring, all the way to leaf springs and everything in...

Duration:00:31:21

↓ Episode 70 – How to Buy a Generator to Use With Your RV

7/26/2020
In episode 70 Eric let's you know the best brands to buy from when searching for inverter style generators. Eric goes through a list of a lot of current day brands currently making inverter style generators and talks about who has been making the most reliable and best products in the current market. You'll learn why inverter style generators are most likely the best choice of generator for your RV. Eric also gives a covid-19 update from the perspective of finding RV parts in the current...

Duration:00:32:20

↓Episode 69 – RV Hydraulic Jacks – Get Rid of the Popping Noise

7/17/2020
In episode 69 Eric gives a definitive answer on fixing the popping noise that can happen with hydraulic leveling systems. Eric goes through each step from making sure all hydraulics are retracted, to finding your hydraulics reservoir and replacing some of the fluids with fork oil, to precautionary measures and making sure the fluids are cycled properly. You'll also hear a covid-19 update and to help illustrate how it has affected the RV industry Eric discusses the availability of twist on...

Duration:00:28:44

↓Episode 68 – RV Toilets What You Need to Know!

6/29/2020
In episode 68 Eric reviews the biggest names in RV toilets and what to look for to find the right toilet for you and your RV. Eric gives a COVID-19 update from the perspective of the RV parts industry and gives advice for what to do in the coming weeks and months. Eric will discuss his recommendation, how to go about installing it, common problems that can arise, and which toilets have easily replaceable parts. Knowing and understanding how to fix or replace your toilet is absolutely vital,...

Duration:00:30:01

↓Episode 67 RV Sunshades for Windows and Awnings

6/13/2020
In episode 67 Eric focuses on the cost-effectiveness and benefits of owning sun shades for your RV. With hotter temperatures already arriving, blocking out the sun and heat will help make your summer all the more enjoyable. Eric also gives an update on the current state of finding and obtaining RV parts through the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are looking for a more cost affordable DIY project in addition to keeping things cooler and protecting your RV's interior from the sun, sun shades are...

Duration:00:29:15

↓Episode 66 – RV Slide Out Awnings, What You Need to Know

5/23/2020
In episode 66 Eric continues where he left off from the last episode to talk more specifically about RV slide out awnings. He explains why it's a good idea to call or talk to someone before ordering a slide-out awning, due to how easy it is to order the wrong one and to prevent the hassle of needing to return an order. He also revisits the current big companies in the RV awning business, Dometic/A&E, Solera, and Carefree of Colorado, and gives an update on how they are adapting to the...

Duration:00:30:58

↓Episode 65 What You Need to Know About RV Awnings

5/16/2020
In episode 65 Eric gives a comprehensive guide to everything you need to know about RV awnings. He takes a look at each of the current best companies in the RV awning business, Dometic, Solera, and Carefree of Colorado with an evaluation on how they've been running while considering the covid-19 crisis. Eric will give advice for replacing your current RV awning and help you answer the question "How do I choose a brand or model?" Be sure to listen if you've ever had any questions regarding RV...

Duration:00:29:45

↓Episode 64 Why You Need a Micro-Air Easy Start for Your RV A/C

4/24/2020
In episode 64 Eric discusses the Micro Air EasyStart, a product that makes an air conditioner start easier and allows it to run on a smaller generator. It's a newer product that works well at what it does and can potentially save you the hassle of getting a larger generator. It helps eliminate the issues of the AC coming on while using other electrical appliances and tripping the breaker. It can also allow you to run 2 ACs on a 30 amp cord with just a 2,000 watt generator! Eric also gives...

Duration:00:25:59

↓Episode 63 Do You Need an Auto Former for Low Voltage

4/14/2020
In episode 63 Eric helps you figure out if buying a Hughes autoformer is the right choice for you and your RV. If you've already been considering purchasing power surge protector and have worried about possible low voltage issues, it's definitely something to consider. Eric also implores you to consider if you will be dry camping, where you will be camping, what appliances you have on board, and even if you are just the type of person who enjoys their peace of mind. If you are the type to...

Duration:00:21:43

↓Episode 62 – RV Lithium Ion Batteries

4/3/2020
In episode 62 Eric discusses deep cycle batteries and the comparisons with the newer lithium-ion batteries for your RV. Batteries are an often overlooked but important part of keeping your RV running the best it can for as long as it can. Eric explains his experiences with different brands of batteries he's used and the specific batteries he sells and supports. He also goes over the pros and cons of each type of battery and what type of battery would benefit you and your RV the most! Stay...

Duration:00:28:18

↓Episode 61 – Haloview Back Up Camera Systems

3/13/2020
In episode 61 Eric emphasizes the importance of backup camera systems and how valuable they are not just for safety while backing up but moving forward as well. Eric discusses and reviews the Haloview brand of camera systems in-depth, from functionality to installation and everything in between. Increased visibility, ease of use/installation, and above all else safety are the key components to these systems and why you should consider them for your next trip! Listen Now!...

Duration:00:30:12

↓Episode 60 – It’s Time To Upgrade the RV Furniture

3/6/2020
In episode 60 Eric gives advice on upgrading your RV's furniture to make it feel more comfy. As a follow up to the previous episode's question (Do you enjoy your RV?) Eric takes a closer look at how and where to find RV specific furniture that will drastically improve your experience and comfort with your RV. From advising on specific brands to even cheaper solutions such as using smart tiles to spruce up your kitchen, this episode has something for everyone!...

Duration:00:23:01

↓Do You Enjoy Your RV?

2/21/2020
Do You Enjoy Your RV? In Episode 59 Eric asks an important and often taken for granted question: Do you enjoy your RV? Listen as he takes a deep dive into ways you can improve your RV experience and make it feel more comfy and like you are at home. Whether it be minor things like a key ring holder to replacing a shower curtain or even the bedspread. You'll learn how to take it from an RV to your RV. Listen Now! Thank you for listening & please subscribe, rate, and share if you enjoy!...

Duration:00:15:44

↓Episode 58 Electrical Problems – DIY or Take to a Service Center

2/13/2020
Full Show Transcript: This is Eric Stark with Radio Arizona RV. It's about six o'clock in the morning on a Thursday. It's snowing this morning. What a better day to talk about electrical systems in RVs. And the real question is whether to take it to a dealership, to a repair facility, or just tackle the problem on your own. So that's what we're going to be discussing today and this is episode number 58 about electrical systems. Basically, taking it someplace or doing it yourself. Now just as...

Duration:00:27:02

↓Pex Water Lines and Fittings – What to Keep in Your Tool Box

1/24/2020
This the Full Transcript of the Podcast! This is Eric Stark with Radio Arizona RV. Today's show is episode number 57 and it is going to be about water lines and fittings and what you should keep in your RV toolbox. And so this episode is based on the amount of customers I have. They come into my store or call and have questions about water lines and what fittings they need, what fitting's are going work. And quite often there's some confusion thinking that the RV Parts guy just knows what an...

Duration:00:26:49

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12/24/2019
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Duration:00:24:08

Winegard RV TV Antenna Trouble Shooting – King Satellite Bonus

12/10/2019
Winegard Transcript: Hey everybody. This is Eric Stark with Radio Arizona RV. Today's episode is episode number 56 we're going to be talking about Winegard TV Antennas and a little bit about King Satellite Dishes, a particular model of King satellite dish, Winegard Antennas are pretty popular. It's been the RV Antenna staple for decades now, so that's what we're going to discuss. What might be wrong with it when it's not working correctly? When you can't watch that TV show and you're not...

Duration:00:24:08

RV Power Awning 12 Volt Motor Problems

12/9/2019
RV Maintenance Tips for the DIY! In Episode 56 I explain the importance of understanding how your Power Awning can be retracted in an emergency. The emergency is usually when you want to leave in your RV and the Power Awning won’t come in. That poses a real problem. I break it down by the awning manufacturer. This applies Only to 12 volt RV Power Awnings. Dometic/A&E 9100 and Weatherpro Awnings are the same when it comes to retracting them if the motor has failed. The process to override the...

Duration:00:22:26

The Best Water Filtration for RV’s

11/12/2019
In Episode 54 I have Keith Bernard on the show and we discuss water filters for RV's. Keith is an expert in this field and is the owner of Clear 2O (https://www.clear2o.com/collections/recreational-vehicle) water filters. I have not come across such a useful product that does what I really want it to do, filter my water so I can drink it. The following are the questions that we covered in the interview. 1. Why is clean water so important in your RV? 2. What are the different types of...

Duration:00:34:42