RV Adventures with Bug Smacker

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Following our trip back from Myrtle Beach, I noticed the voltage on our house battery was extremely low. The fridge even agreed with me and displayed an error to let me know. Before our trip to the beach, I found the two 6-volt batteries I had installed were not working very well. So I replaced them with the 12-volt battery which originally came with the trailer. The 6-volt batteries were the ones in our trailer that our RV dealer left connected while they had my RV in for service over …

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Here is a list of repairs I made myself to our new Keystone Montana 3120RL in the first year that we have now owned it. Added (Caterpillar hydraulic oil additive, CAT part number 1U-9891) to reduce hydraulics jacks popping noise Replaced damaged HDMI cable Replace defective cabinet speaker Fix loose window valance Replace all cabinet hinge screws Repair refrigerator latch Refasten convenience center lid Add screws to indoor steps that squeak Refasten kitchen light Replace missing ceiling fan blade screws Add missing hose washer in tank sprayer connection Secure loose …

List of the First Year’s Repairs on our new Montana 3120RL Read More »

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The Bug Smacker had to make a trip to the dealership for some necessary warranty repairs. I hate to air my dirty laundry and drag up these problems because this has actually been a really good trailer so far compared to other trailers we have had in the past. Here is a list of items that needed attention and what the dealership did about them. Problem: Broken rear AC cover. Solution: Replaced cover. Problem: Nick in the kitchen vinyl flooring. Solution: Sealed damaged area. Problem: Noisy propane tank regulator. Solution: Replaced regulator. Problem: Toilet …

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Keep it cool! After we finished deciding on the model of Fifth Wheel that we wanted to purchase, we had to decide on what type of refrigerator to get with it. I had done some research in advance to help us decide which way to go. Should we get a residential refrigerator or go with the common 2-way/3-way RV type refrigerator? Lately, residential refrigerators have become quite popular. The manufacturers like installing them because they cost less and are easier to install. Customers like them because they are …bigger? OK, well they …

Residential Refrigerators vs RV Type Refrigerators in Recreation Vehicles Read More »

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On Go-Home day, I went to the rear of the trailer to raise the jacks only to find them broken. I quickly got out a volt meter and checked the lines. I found there was power going to the motor from the switch yet the motor did not energize. I then got some tools out and removed the motor from the frame of the jacks. As I tilted the motor, water quickly ran out of the housing. The motor had a plastic cover on it but it was not sealed …

Lippert Electric Stabilizer Jacks Motor Failure Read More »

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