Author: Alan ONeill

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Potential RV fridge fire recall

A potential for fire in Class C motorhomes built by Triple E RV is the focus of a recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has acknowledged a recall by the manufacturer of over 2,000 Class C RVs. The precautionary recall is due to the potential of the refrigerator roof vent overheating the timber […]

Fifth wheel shower wall repair showing holes where rivets were broken

Fifth Wheel Shower Wall Repair

RV shower wall repaired with PVC trim molding and new rivets The owner of a Sprinter fifthwheel RV contacted me in Sonoma County with a broken shower wall. Flexing in the walls caused warping to the shower wall. The rivets shattered the PVC wall material where these rivets attached the shower wall lining to the […]

RV skylight with cracked caulking seal will easily leak rain water

Keep caulking the roof seams

The most common reason for leaks in RV roofs is failed caulking. Over the years, I have seen many examples of damage from water leaks in RVs. Many are so badly damaged that constant water intrusion has caused a roof to collapse. In three separate cases in the last year, the rubber roof membrane is […]

RV 50 amp plug and socket

Burned RV 50 amp socket

RV shore power 50 amp socket connection burned causing electrical failure Cloverdale, California – A regular client called me to say the lights are dimming and there is no power to run the fridge or any electrical outlets. Inspection showed a full 120 volts at the campground’s power pedestal and power to the outlet end […]

Plumbing and electrical mixed in RV water system

Class A Motorhome fills freshwater tank on city water

A Fleetwood Southwind owner reported that when he connected to city water, he could hear the freshwater tank filling! The customer was located in Pismo Beach, nearly 300 miles south from me, so he arranged to fill the freshwater tank, remove the city water connection, and use the onboard water pump. This helped him continue […]

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Class A motorhome needs a new roof

Fleetwood diesel pusher needs full roof replacement. While working on a customer’s travel trailer, I was asked to assist with the pre-purchase inspection of his new motorhome. It’s a 2006 Fleetwood Bounder special Nascar edition. These Class A RVs have a rear engined Caterpillar 400 diesel with Allison transmission and a Freightliner chassis. Working methodically […]

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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 […]

RV Water regulator to keep water pressure safe in your RV plumbing lines

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 […]

RV Tankless water heater

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 […]