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RV Maintenance Tips and Information for the DIY

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RV Maintenance Tips and Information for the DIY

RV Maintenance Tips and Information for the DIY

Eric Stark

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103
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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!

Latest Episodes

Energizer Arc5 Power Station

In episode 75 Eric reviews the Energizer Arc5 portable power station. You may remember Eric talking about this last week as the past two podcast recordings have been completely powered by the Arc5. He'll go over all of the important specifications and his experiences with using the Arc5 over the past couple of weeks. It truly opens up your possibilities for charging and running your electronics when you otherwise wouldn't have access to power. Having an extra source of power and one that's as reliable, portable, and is as easy to use as this just makes sense for every RVer to have one.Stay safe everyone and thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate, and share if you enjoy! https://www.highway93rv.com/arc5z4n1tl8j (Check Out the Arc5 Power Station:) RV Parts & Accessories: https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/ (https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/) Our Sunshade Products: https://sunpromfg.com/ (https://sunpromfg.com/) qHqppaVnjlmRW4DGqGY0

30 min4 d ago
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Energizer Arc5 Power Station

RV Black and Gray Water Tanks Do's and Don'ts

In episode 74 Eric does the dirty work and discusses black and grey RV water holding tanks. You'll learn everything involved in maintaining and making sure you prevent any possible issues regarding your RV holding tanks. He explains the differences between your two tanks and what the exact process is to make sure each tank stay functioning and clean. Eric goes over all the potential cleaning methods and gives you advice on which method he thinks is best. It's a dirty job but it needs done, make sure you listen to this episode to make sure you know how to reduce tank odor and keep everything as clean as possible. Stay safe everyone and thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate, and share if you enjoy! Reach us at our website: https://radioarizonarv.com/ (https://radioarizonarv.com/) RV Parts & Accessories: https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/ (https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/) Our Sunshade Products: https://sunpromfg.com/ (https://sunpromfg.com/)

29 min2 w ago
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RV Black and Gray Water Tanks Do's and Don'ts

RV 110 Volt Power Cords and Adapters

In episode 73 Eric discusses RV power cords and 110-volt adapters. Eric gives a follow up to previous topics such as properly greasing and caring for your wheel bearings, and reexamines statements regarding never buying products from certain companies again. You'll hear a covid-19 update in regards to the RV parts industry and an important reminder that you need to look out for price gouging. Making sure you have the correct power cords and adapters may seem simple but there is often confusion about what you need. Eric goes over everything you need in great detail so that you know you are purchasing the right cord/adapter for the job! Stay safe everyone and thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate, and share if you enjoy! YouTube link: https://youtu.be/V_W71wt-2xs (https://youtu.be/V_W71wt-2xs) Reach us at our website: https://radioarizonarv.com/ (https://radioarizonarv.com/) RV Parts & Accessories: https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/ (https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/) Our Sunshade Products: https://sunpromfg.com/ (https://sunpromfg.com/)

29 minSEP 17
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RV 110 Volt Power Cords and Adapters

Motorhome Chassis Maintenance

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 step by step what you will need to do and be aware of so that you can stay on top of keeping your motorhome running well. Stay safe everyone and thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate, and share if you enjoy! Reach us at our website: https://radioarizonarv.com/ (https://radioarizonarv.com/) RV Parts & Accessories: https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/ (https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/) Our Sunshade Products: https://sunpromfg.com/ (https://sunpromfg.com/)

27 minAUG 14
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Motorhome Chassis Maintenance

Travel & 5th Wheel Trailer Chassis Maintenance

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 between. Make sure you stay on top of your trailer's maintenance with these steps so that you can enjoy peace of mind moving forward. Stay safe everyone and thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate, and share if you enjoy! Reach us at our website: https://radioarizonarv.com/ (https://radioarizonarv.com/) RV Parts & Accessories: https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/ (https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/) Our Sunshade Products: https://sunpromfg.com/ (https://sunpromfg.com/)

31 minAUG 8
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Travel & 5th Wheel Trailer Chassis Maintenance

How to Buy a Generator to Use With Your RV

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 climate. Making sure you own a generator that is reliable and dependable will bring you peace of mind so that you can focus more important things. The take away is really simple. If you can afford a Honda or Yamaha generator than purchase either one. If you want the same quality than purchase an Energizer generator. If all the above are out your budget then purchase any other brand. Listen to the podcast to hear why. Stay safe everyone and thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate, and share i...

32 minJUL 26
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How to Buy a Generator to Use With Your RV

RV Hydraulic Jacks - Get Rid of the Popping Noise

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 valve's and how to make your own since they are scarce. With everything happening, it's a vital skill to make sure you know how to fix your RV. How to Make Your Own RV Twist On Valve! How to Instructions from Lippert Components. Introduction: If there is a popping noise in a Lippert Leveling system, Lippert has approved adding a quart of anti-stiction fluid. Approved fluids are listed by brand name and fluid characteristics below: 1. Torco RFF Grade 15 (Fig. 1) 2. Maxima Fork Oil Grade 15 (Fig. 2) ...

28 minJUL 18
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RV Hydraulic Jacks - Get Rid of the Popping Noise

RV Toilets What You Need to Know!

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, so be sure not to miss this episode! Stay safe everyone and thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate, and share if you enjoy! Reach us at our website: https://radioarizonarv.com/ (https://radioarizonarv.com/) RV Parts & Accessories: https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/ (https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/) Our Sunshade Products: https://sunpromfg.com/ (https://sunpromfg.com/) Boat Lines & Rope: https://hotbaotropes.com (https://hotbaotropes.com)

30 minJUN 29
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RV Toilets What You Need to Know!

RV Sunshades for Windows and Awnings

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 definitely worth thinking about! Stay safe everyone and thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate, and share if you enjoy! Reach us at our websites: https://radioarizonarv.com/ (https://radioarizonarv.com/) RV Parts & Accessories: https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/ (https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/) Our Sunshade Products: https://sunpromfg.com/ (https://sunpromfg.com/)

29 minJUN 13
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RV Sunshades for Windows and Awnings

RV Slide Out Awnings, What You Need to Know

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 COVID-19 crisis. Eric even answers what company he considers the best when it comes to RV slide out awnings in addition to how to pick the best slide out awning for you. If you've had any questions regarding slide-out RV awnings be sure to listen to this episode! Stay safe everyone and thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate, and share if you enjoy! Reach us at our websites: https://radioarizonarv.com/ (https://radioarizonarv.com/) RV Parts & Accessories: https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/ (http...

30 minMAY 23
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RV Slide Out Awnings, What You Need to Know

Latest Episodes

Energizer Arc5 Power Station

In episode 75 Eric reviews the Energizer Arc5 portable power station. You may remember Eric talking about this last week as the past two podcast recordings have been completely powered by the Arc5. He'll go over all of the important specifications and his experiences with using the Arc5 over the past couple of weeks. It truly opens up your possibilities for charging and running your electronics when you otherwise wouldn't have access to power. Having an extra source of power and one that's as reliable, portable, and is as easy to use as this just makes sense for every RVer to have one.Stay safe everyone and thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate, and share if you enjoy! https://www.highway93rv.com/arc5z4n1tl8j (Check Out the Arc5 Power Station:) RV Parts & Accessories: https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/ (https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/) Our Sunshade Products: https://sunpromfg.com/ (https://sunpromfg.com/) qHqppaVnjlmRW4DGqGY0

30 min4 d ago
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Energizer Arc5 Power Station

RV Black and Gray Water Tanks Do's and Don'ts

In episode 74 Eric does the dirty work and discusses black and grey RV water holding tanks. You'll learn everything involved in maintaining and making sure you prevent any possible issues regarding your RV holding tanks. He explains the differences between your two tanks and what the exact process is to make sure each tank stay functioning and clean. Eric goes over all the potential cleaning methods and gives you advice on which method he thinks is best. It's a dirty job but it needs done, make sure you listen to this episode to make sure you know how to reduce tank odor and keep everything as clean as possible. Stay safe everyone and thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate, and share if you enjoy! Reach us at our website: https://radioarizonarv.com/ (https://radioarizonarv.com/) RV Parts & Accessories: https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/ (https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/) Our Sunshade Products: https://sunpromfg.com/ (https://sunpromfg.com/)

29 min2 w ago
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RV Black and Gray Water Tanks Do's and Don'ts

RV 110 Volt Power Cords and Adapters

In episode 73 Eric discusses RV power cords and 110-volt adapters. Eric gives a follow up to previous topics such as properly greasing and caring for your wheel bearings, and reexamines statements regarding never buying products from certain companies again. You'll hear a covid-19 update in regards to the RV parts industry and an important reminder that you need to look out for price gouging. Making sure you have the correct power cords and adapters may seem simple but there is often confusion about what you need. Eric goes over everything you need in great detail so that you know you are purchasing the right cord/adapter for the job! Stay safe everyone and thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate, and share if you enjoy! YouTube link: https://youtu.be/V_W71wt-2xs (https://youtu.be/V_W71wt-2xs) Reach us at our website: https://radioarizonarv.com/ (https://radioarizonarv.com/) RV Parts & Accessories: https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/ (https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/) Our Sunshade Products: https://sunpromfg.com/ (https://sunpromfg.com/)

29 minSEP 17
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RV 110 Volt Power Cords and Adapters

Motorhome Chassis Maintenance

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 step by step what you will need to do and be aware of so that you can stay on top of keeping your motorhome running well. Stay safe everyone and thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate, and share if you enjoy! Reach us at our website: https://radioarizonarv.com/ (https://radioarizonarv.com/) RV Parts & Accessories: https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/ (https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/) Our Sunshade Products: https://sunpromfg.com/ (https://sunpromfg.com/)

27 minAUG 14
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Motorhome Chassis Maintenance

Travel & 5th Wheel Trailer Chassis Maintenance

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 between. Make sure you stay on top of your trailer's maintenance with these steps so that you can enjoy peace of mind moving forward. Stay safe everyone and thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate, and share if you enjoy! Reach us at our website: https://radioarizonarv.com/ (https://radioarizonarv.com/) RV Parts & Accessories: https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/ (https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/) Our Sunshade Products: https://sunpromfg.com/ (https://sunpromfg.com/)

31 minAUG 8
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Travel & 5th Wheel Trailer Chassis Maintenance

How to Buy a Generator to Use With Your RV

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 climate. Making sure you own a generator that is reliable and dependable will bring you peace of mind so that you can focus more important things. The take away is really simple. If you can afford a Honda or Yamaha generator than purchase either one. If you want the same quality than purchase an Energizer generator. If all the above are out your budget then purchase any other brand. Listen to the podcast to hear why. Stay safe everyone and thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate, and share i...

32 minJUL 26
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How to Buy a Generator to Use With Your RV

RV Hydraulic Jacks - Get Rid of the Popping Noise

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 valve's and how to make your own since they are scarce. With everything happening, it's a vital skill to make sure you know how to fix your RV. How to Make Your Own RV Twist On Valve! How to Instructions from Lippert Components. Introduction: If there is a popping noise in a Lippert Leveling system, Lippert has approved adding a quart of anti-stiction fluid. Approved fluids are listed by brand name and fluid characteristics below: 1. Torco RFF Grade 15 (Fig. 1) 2. Maxima Fork Oil Grade 15 (Fig. 2) ...

28 minJUL 18
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RV Hydraulic Jacks - Get Rid of the Popping Noise

RV Toilets What You Need to Know!

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, so be sure not to miss this episode! Stay safe everyone and thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate, and share if you enjoy! Reach us at our website: https://radioarizonarv.com/ (https://radioarizonarv.com/) RV Parts & Accessories: https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/ (https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/) Our Sunshade Products: https://sunpromfg.com/ (https://sunpromfg.com/) Boat Lines & Rope: https://hotbaotropes.com (https://hotbaotropes.com)

30 minJUN 29
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RV Toilets What You Need to Know!

RV Sunshades for Windows and Awnings

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 definitely worth thinking about! Stay safe everyone and thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate, and share if you enjoy! Reach us at our websites: https://radioarizonarv.com/ (https://radioarizonarv.com/) RV Parts & Accessories: https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/ (https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/) Our Sunshade Products: https://sunpromfg.com/ (https://sunpromfg.com/)

29 minJUN 13
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RV Sunshades for Windows and Awnings

RV Slide Out Awnings, What You Need to Know

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 COVID-19 crisis. Eric even answers what company he considers the best when it comes to RV slide out awnings in addition to how to pick the best slide out awning for you. If you've had any questions regarding slide-out RV awnings be sure to listen to this episode! Stay safe everyone and thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate, and share if you enjoy! Reach us at our websites: https://radioarizonarv.com/ (https://radioarizonarv.com/) RV Parts & Accessories: https://arizonarvpartscenter.com/ (http...

30 minMAY 23
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RV Slide Out Awnings, What You Need to Know
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