Thursday, December 29, 2016
Rising rent prices and the desire for mobility and independence are only some of the reasons why people choose to live in RVs. The fact of this matter is that RV living can provide numerous living comforts at the fraction of a cost.
Nevertheless, like any vehicle, RVs can have problems too, including fires caused by gas leaks and faulty wiring. The good news is that these fires can usually be avoided through regular maintenance from RV repair facilities that you can find around Sacramento.
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Sunday, November 20, 2016
Everyone has a stake, and a role, in protecting Mother Earth. Those who want to leave a smaller environmental footprint can opt to live in an RV, whose smaller space requires less heating, cooling, and water than a traditional home.
But if you want to make your RV even greener, there are many things you can do. Below is just a quick list that RV owners can consider.
Install Solar Power Cells
Like any home, your RV requires quite a bit of power to keep your lights, fridge, TV, and other appliances running. But electrical power is often derived from burning fossil fuels, which pollutes the atmosphere. Read more from this blog:
Saturday, November 19, 2016
For many people, homeownership is still the pinnacle of the American Dream. But some people want the benefit of owning a home without being tied down to one place. For these individuals, an RV is perhaps the perfect solution.
But a home, whether stationary or mobile, needs proper maintenance to ensure its longevity. If you don’t take note of these crucial upkeep, you might end up needing RV repair in Sacramento.
Change Your Engine Oil Regularly
In a lot of ways, the engine oil is the blood that courses through your vehicle. Over time, the quality of the engine oil will degrade, which naturally affects the performance of your RV’s engine. Read more from this blog:
Friday, November 18, 2016
Prairie City RV Center offers new service in Folsom and other surrounding areas using a revolutionary Leak Detection Technology. The Sealtech 430-R, a specialized equipment specifically designed to speed up leak repair will be used to pressurize interiors of coaches in order to detect on the roof and along the exterior of the RV. A surfactant or a soapy water solution is then used to produce bubbles on openings.
Even the smallest leaks can cause damage to the interior of the RV. Left unrepaired, openings can only increase in size over time and can lead to significant water damage. This is why routine leak detection should be a part of every RV owner’s preventative maintenance routine.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
A trailer serves as a second home to people who spend a great deal of time on the road. It’s the kind of vehicle that takes you to your adventures while ensuring your safety, comfort, and convenience. It can only do its job, however, if it’s in good condition. This is why it’s essential to conduct regular maintenance. Not only will this keep your vehicle fully functional, but it will also prevent an expensive trailer repair along a Sacramento area roadway.
While it’s best to call a professional for routine vehicle checks and repairs, there are maintenance steps you can do yourself.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Because RV owners practically live in their trailers while on the road, it’s important for these mobile abodes to feel like home. This way, you, your family, and/or friends can find comfort, peace, and security throughout your journeys. You can turn an RV into your second home by adding accessories and ensuring that its parts are always in good condition.
There’s a wide range of accessories and essential RV parts around Sacramento. The key to choosing the right additions or replacements is to determine the type of RV you drive. Doing so will enable you to find parts and accessories that match the needs of your RV.
Monday, September 19, 2016
Expired Inspection Sticker
Every licensed trailer wears a safety inspection sticker with an expiration date, which usually serves as a good reminder of when to take it to a repair shop for a mechanical assessment. If you’re operating commercial trailers, then an inspection is required annually.
Sunday, August 7, 2016
Prairie City RV Center now offers the Andersen Hitches branded “Aluminum Ultimate 5th Wheel Connection” for residents in the Folsom area. It is available in two versions – the Rail Mount and the Gooseneck Mount. The Rail Mount type is recommended for use with industry standard rails in both long bed and short bed trucks. The Gooseneck Mount, on the other hand, can be used with all gooseneck hitch balls.
The device is designed for simplicity, robustness and strength in order to give users a smooth and quiet ride. Another highlight of this particular product is its easy installation. Both mounts can be set and taken off in just 1-3 minutes, all by just one person. The ball of the 5th Wheel Connection rides inside a greaseless coupler, which affords users the luxury of avoiding dirty hands and messes on the road.
Friday, August 5, 2016
The RV lifestyle is a term that has long been used to mean as retirement for many people. For those who have spent most of their working lives in a single location, the RV lifestyle can be an attractive proposition that’s too good to resist. However, it’s called ‘RV lifestyle’ for a reason, because practically everything about your experience will be new and different. Even if your trip is just for a week or two, there’s a vast treasure trove of knowledge that you need to learn to make the trip fun and worthwhile. For Sacramento retirees planning to go on an RV trip, here are a few essentials to keep in mind:
Take a test trip
Even if you go on vacation regularly, it’s important that you take a test trip with your new RV first. If your little trip goes on without a hitch, then great, consider yourself one step ready for the new life ahead.
Monday, July 25, 2016
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Saturday, June 18, 2016
If you have always wanted to modify your RV, then find a quality RV service shop around Folsom and Roseville to help you customize it the way you want to. Your RV wasn’t cheap, and you certainly don’t want anything affecting its usability or quality, so leave it to the professionals to make customized alterations based on your personal needs and desires. Interior Modifications Interior modifications to your RV can really increase the number of uses your RV offers. A variety of add-ons can be installed, but a few modifications are essential for getting the most out of your RV.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
You need to keep your recreational vehicle in top condition so that your family will be safe and secure during your vacations and road trips. You don't want a improperly repaired part or wiring to cause an accident. Axles and bearings need servicing and inspecting too before you go off on your vacation. Fortunately, a quality RV repair company can work on and repair a wide range of travel trailers. Ideally, you want a facility that has a solid reputation and can handle travel trailers, Class A and Class C motorhomes and even 5th wheel trailers. This means that they likely have the expertise and experience to ensure that your vehicle will get the best care possible.
Friday, May 20, 2016
Just like any other vehicle, recreational vehicles require periodic maintenance and proper checks before going on the road. As a large vehicle, an RV has more systems in place, and it is not limited to the same systems that a common vehicle would have. For its maintenance and repair; only service centers specializing in recreational vehicles can handle the task. The systems in place in a recreational vehicle or motor home include not only common vehicle systems such as the engine, the transmission, steering, tires and suspension, etc. There are also more extensive systems put in place that keep the inside of the vehicle comfortable including the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
RVs and trailers are some of the best vehicles in existence. Owners can find balance with nature and comfort within the walls of an RV. RVs and trailers allow owners to travel with convenience and comfort thanks to all the amenities included in the vehicle. It is a way for those that are into outdoors to enjoy it along with some modern conveniences. With all the perks and conveniences, however, there are still things that should be done to ensure that you can travel and enjoy yourself without worrying about problems that could arise. As with all vehicles, it is important to have your RV or trailer checked and maintained.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
If you own an RV in Folsom or Roseville, you would know how important it is to make sure the rubber roof stays in top condition. While many think of it is an expensive and time consuming task, the truth is that it can be done with inexpensive tools and products in no time. If the rubber of your RV roof is damaged, chances are that water can penetrate inside easily, leading to leaks and further damage. In addition, if a branch or tree has rubbed against your roof, then you must take measures to repair any cracks instantly. In time, these minor damages can grow worse and cost you a lot more.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Being a heavily loaded automobile, your RV can cause a lot of damage if the brakes are not in top condition. Since most people use RVs for long road trips, so it becomes essential to ensure that the brakes are working well before you leave for any trip. You wouldn’t want to put yours and your family’s life in danger by driving on a highway in an RV with loose brakes. If your RV hasn’t been brought in for routine maintenance, there can be a lot of wear and tear to the brakes and other areas. Corrosion and rust can easily cause your RV brakes to stop working. The good news is that you can easily find a professional in trailer repair in Sacramento or do it yourself as well by following some maintenance tips.
Friday, April 8, 2016
Most people only use their RV on occasion and some, as a result, are confident it’s not suffering any issues from wear and tear. However, damages don’t necessarily just happen on the road. In fact, it’s also very possible that the deterioration occurs not from frequent use, but in keeping it idle for extended periods of time. Leaks and Frozen Pipes Storing your RV in your garage does not necessarily keep it safe, especially when the weather drops. There’s no stopping the winter cold, for example, and the low temperatures are sure to affect your RV’s pipelines. If you don’t apply antifreeze properly, you could end up with frozen or broken pipes.
You’ve got your bags packed, your itinerary set for the long drive. Before you take off with your RV there’s still one very important thing that you have to do: a maintenance and repair check. Some RV owners are of the belief that since they didn’t take out their vehicle for several weeks or months, it should still be in perfect working condition. However, even in the confines and shelter of your garage, wear and tear, and deterioration are still very probable scenarios. You don’t want to have to face these problems when you’re already on the road, of course, so the best advice for you is to give a quick check on your RV, and if necessary, bring it over to a center for RV repair in Sacramento. Your RV’s and your family’s safety rests on it.
Thursday, April 7, 2016
If you have recently purchased a Folsom RV and are itching to get out and explore the world with an adventure, you may be wondering what you need to know about RV life to make the most out of your time on the road. There are numerous tips that you could research and follow regarding your trip itinerary, the best times of year to travel to different locations and more. However, these are practical tips that can help you at any campground or RV park where you choose to spend time in. Pay Attention to the Space Available One of the most common factors that you will look at when comparing different RV parks to park your vehicle at when on your adventures is the size of the parking spaces.
When you purchased your travel trailer or RV, you likely had grand visions of having amazing adventures outdoors with your family and friends. Your RV or travel trailer may have already provided you with a home away from home on several adventures or more, but most trailers and RVs will require some maintenance and repair work from time to time. This may be because of general wear and tear over time or because of a mishap. When you are looking for an RV or travel trailer repair in Sacramento to take your vehicle to, like Prairie City RV Center, you may consider looking for a center with affordable rates and a convenient location, but there are other factors to think about as well.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
While some people like to RV all year, many people will only take the RV out for summer or early fall camping trips. Once winter hits, they store the RV until it’s time for the nice weather again. You’ll have to buy the right RV parts for winterizing your RV, which can be purchase in a Folsom or Sacramento store that specializes in having the parts you’ll need. Remove the Water You’ll need to remove the water from the RV. If the water is left in the tanks or heaters, it can cause lines to freeze and tanks to crack. You’ll need to remove inline water filters before starting to remove the water. Drain the holding tank that houses the fresh water in your RV. You’ll have to drain and flush the gray and black tanks too.
If you own an RV or a trailer, you must learn how to troubleshoot and repair key components after they malfunction. By educating yourself, you’ll less likely end up stranded on the side of the road when you take a long road trip in Sacramento. Tire Blowout A tire blowout can occur without notice if you take frequent trips in your RV throughout the year. To prevent a blowout, you must inspect every tire’s condition and air pressure on a regular basis. Water Damage Water intrusion can severely damage key components in your RV. However, some insurance companies won’t cover damage that’s caused by rain and leakages. This is why you must seal and winterize your RV to prevent corrosion under the hood.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
If you have already started shopping around for a new or used Folsom RV or even if you have only started exploring the options online, you may be well aware that there are a seemingly endless range of styles, sizes, models and features to choose from. It can be easy to get lost in the excitement and purchase something that does not quite meet your needs. You can avoid this from happening when buying your new or used Roseville RV when you focus on these tips. Pay Attention to Living and Sleeping Space The RV that you choose should ideally be large enough for how you intend to use it. For example, it is not practical for a family of four to purchase an RV that only has sleeping space for two.
Recreational vehicles allow travelers to tour the country in unmatched comfort. From flat-screen TVs to microwaves, everything that you need is at your disposal. Like any other vehicle, an RV will eventually need to be serviced at some point. Here are some of the most common repairs that RV owners may experience and how RV repair experts in Sacramento can help get them back on the road in no time. Tire Blowout In order to avoid disaster, drivers must keep tabs on the RV’s tire pressure. In the blink of an eye, a poorly maintained tire can suddenly explode. Not only is this a very dangerous situation, but the tire blowout can also cause extensive damage.
Monday, April 4, 2016
If you’d like to buy new tires for your RV in Folsom, you can usually get great recommendations by reading your owner’s manual. Most RV manufacturers include information about sizes, depth, and other key factors in the maintenance and repair section. Sidewall Strength If you’re going to drive your RV on harsh roads, you may want to put light truck tires on the vehicle because the treads are more durable. Other tires are less efficient since they have weaker sidewalls. Travel Considerations The weather, the driving conditions in your local area, and the length of your road trip will determine the type of tires that you should buy. At any reputable automotive shop, you’ll find a variety of RV tires that are suitable for long trips, rainstorms, and snowstorms.
Sunday, April 3, 2016
When it comes to recreational vehicles, water damage is all too common. The fact is that the only thing keeping water out of most vehicles is some caulking and waterproofing along the seams. It only takes one season in the Sacramento sun for this material to start wearing down, so vigilance is important. Whether you own a Diesel Pusher or have invested in a lightweight trailer that can travel the country with you, here’s what you need to know about the rain and your recreational vehicle. Take Care of the Roof You can turn to the professionals for RV repair in Sacramento but it’s better to avoid the problem in the first place. Water leaks commonly start along the seams in the roof, so give this area the tender loving care that it deserves.