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RV Repair and Maintenance

Look in this section for information on how to maintain and repair your RV, motorhome or travel trailer to keep it looking and working like new.  Many of these service and maintenance tasks can be performed by RV owners easily and quickly, and we offer a number of articles to help you complete them safely and correctly.

  • How to Replace Your RV Skylight
    How to Replace Your RV Skylight

    Replacing your RV skylight is a fairly simple task. Read on to find out how and what you will need to get the job done.

    December 17, 2020
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  • Space-Saving RV Furniture
    Space-Saving RV Furniture

    It’s no secret that space is at a premium in an RV or travel trailer.  Let’s take a look at space-saving furniture for inside your RV.

    December 17, 2020
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  • Everything You Need to Know About RV Water Heaters
    Everything You Need to Know About RV Water Heaters

    If you’re in the market for a new RV water heater or just want to better understand the options available, check out everything you need to know in our latest blog.

    November 25, 2020
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  • The Best Blinds and Window Shades for Your RV
    The Best Blinds and Window Shades for Your RV

    Here are some things to consider when starting your search for the best blinds and window shades for your RV.

    November 24, 2020
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  • Truck Campers and Truck Camper Tie-Downs
    Truck Campers and Truck Camper Tie-Downs

    Truck campers are one of the most compact and versatile options in the RV world, with their smaller size and easy driveability opening up opportunities.

    November 2, 2020
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  • RV Part Shop Has You Covered
    RV Part Shop Has You Covered

    RV Part Shop has a HUGE selection of quality RV covers in all shapes and sizes for all kinds of rigs, trailers, and accessories

    September 30, 2020
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  • Weight Distribution Hitches and Systems For Towing Your RV
    Weight Distribution Hitches and Systems For...

    If you’re not using a weight distribution hitch, with or without a sway bar, there’s a very good chance that you should be!

    September 25, 2020
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  • 6 Steps to Clean Your RV Awning the Right Way
    6 Steps to Clean Your RV Awning the Right Way

    With the right maintenance and cleaning methods, your RV or camper awning can last for years to come!

    September 1, 2020
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  • Changing a Travel Trailer Tire: This Is How You Do It
    Changing a Travel Trailer Tire: This Is How You...

    Anyone who has done a significant amount of driving knows that the occasional flat tire is bound to happen, even on a travel trailer. While calling roadside assistance may seem like the obvious choice, sometimes it just makes more sense to go do...

    August 17, 2020
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  • Everything You Needed to Know About the RV Kitchen Sink
    Everything You Needed to Know About the RV...

    Let’s take a look at the types of RV sinks available and how you can choose to make some upgrades to your travel trailer experience.

    May 31, 2020
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  • RV Awnings, Screen Porches and More
    RV Awnings, Screen Porches and More

    Awnings are a simple and practical way to add space to your RV.  Depending on the style, RV awnings can also provide shelter from the elements, provide storage space, create an outdoor kitchen or help protect you from pesky insects. Let’s take a...

    May 19, 2020
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  • Gas Safety Tips for Your RV
    Gas Safety Tips for Your RV

    In the RV world, gas is a main source of energy to power generators and fuel the appliances necessary for everyday life. While modern RV gas systems are safe compared to the models of the past, there is always some risk involved. Let’s look at...

    April 27, 2020
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  • Self-Isolating in an RV During COVID-19
    Self-Isolating in an RV During COVID-19

    Many people are choosing to follow physical distancing and self-isolation rules by staying in their RV. From healthcare workers protecting their families from possible infection to Snowbirds returning home with no other place to go, let’s take a...

    April 14, 2020
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  • Quality Covers for Every Type of RV
    Quality Covers for Every Type of RV

    RV Part Shop has a HUGE selection of quality RV covers in all shapes and sizes for all kinds of rigs, trailers, and accessories

    October 28, 2019
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitches and Trailers
    Fifth Wheel Hitches and Trailers

    Known for their spacious design and easy handling, fifth wheel trailers are a favourite of travellers and full-timers alike. Let’s take a closer look at these convenient and luxurious RV’s in our latest blog.

    October 4, 2019
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  • Getting Your RV Roof Ready for  Fall & Winter
    Getting Your RV Roof Ready for Fall & Winter

    Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a full-timer, your RV literally provides a roof over your head and protection from the elements. In order to make sure you and your rig are safe, warm and dry you’ll need to be sure that your RV roof is in...

    September 27, 2019
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  • RV Furnace and Heater Options
    RV Furnace and Heater Options

    Whether you’re a year-round full-timer or a seasonal camper looking to extend your seasons by a few more trips, let’s take a look at some of the options available to cut the chill and keep you warm and cozy.

    August 29, 2019
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  • The Best RV Generator For Your Needs
    The Best RV Generator For Your Needs

    If you’re looking to add or replace a generator in your RV, read on and find out more about how to choose the best RV specific generator for your needs.

    August 27, 2019
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  • Showering on the Road in Your RV
    Showering on the Road in Your RV

    An extended soapy karaoke session is just fine in the sticks and bricks but a shower in the rig is all about efficiency

    July 31, 2019
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  • Shedding Some Light on RV Lighting
    Shedding Some Light on RV Lighting

    From essential basics to little extras to special just for fun touches, RV Part Shop has you covered with a huge selection of RV lighting for inside and out of your rig.

    June 27, 2019
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  • What to Include In Your RV Starter Kit
    What to Include In Your RV Starter Kit

    Let’s take a look at the basics that every newbie will need to get started and enjoy their new rig.

    June 10, 2019
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  • How to Find the Perfect RV Mattress
    How to Find the Perfect RV Mattress

    Let’s take a look at some of the biggest issues that people face with their RV mattresses and some simple solutions in our latest blog.

    May 27, 2019
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  • RV Air Conditioning Basics and Troubleshooting Tips
    RV Air Conditioning Basics and Troubleshooting...

    Our latest blog will fill you in on RV air conditioning 101 and some common issues to make troubleshooting any problems a cool breeze.

    May 13, 2019
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  • How to Prolong the Life of Your RV Awning
    How to Prolong the Life of Your RV Awning

    Your awning can be considered one of the most important RV exterior accessories so let’s learn a little bit more about awning types, awning care and maintenance to keep it in tip-top shape.

    May 1, 2019
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  • All About Truck Campers and How to Safely Use Truck Camper Tie Downs
    All About Truck Campers and How to Safely Use...

    Truck campers have always held a special place in the hearts of RVers.  There are also a variety of truck camper RV tie-down options that we will also discuss for your safety’s sake, as well as the safety of everyone else on the road.

    April 18, 2019
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  • Is It Time to De-winterize  Your RV’s Plumbing?
    Is It Time to De-winterize Your RV’s...

    Remember how much time and care you spent winterizing your RV last Fall? It’s time to flip it into reverse and get it ready for new seasons of fun. As with winterizing, special care and attention must be placed on the RV plumbing and water...

    March 19, 2019
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  • RV Towing Basics 101
    RV Towing Basics 101

    The first weeks of the New Year are a popular time for many Snowbirds to head South in their RV’s and travel trailers. Some will plan to seek out the sun in their daily driver with the rig hitched in place. Others will choose to travel in the...

    January 4, 2019
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  • Don’t Close Up Your RV for the Winter! Enjoy It!
    Don’t Close Up Your RV for the Winter!...

    For most RV’ers, the suggestion of cold weather camping is met with a big old “NOPE!”. For those brave enough to tackle Old Man Winter in the rig, the rewards are endless. Smaller crowds, gorgeous scenery, an array of winter sports and activities...

    November 12, 2018
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  • Heading South for the Winter?  Be Prepared!
    Heading South for the Winter? Be Prepared!

    Canada Geese are known to escape the harsh Canadian winter with their yearly migration to the Southern USA. Many Canadian travellers are known to do the same, earning them the nickname “Snowbirds”.

    November 2, 2018
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  • How to Keep Your RV Batteries in Top Shape for Next Season
    How to Keep Your RV Batteries in Top Shape for...

    Sure, most folks will have the basic winterizing checklist covered by emptying out the tanks, protecting against rodents and getting rid of all the perishables but many RV users forget about preparing one of the most important components - the...

    September 27, 2018
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  • How to Prepare Your RV for Winter
    How to Prepare Your RV for Winter

    Unless you’re fortunate enough to live somewhere without cold winter weather and snow, it’s time to start thinking about winterizing your RV for the season

    September 21, 2018
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  • Everything You Need to Know About RV Surge Protectors
    Everything You Need to Know About RV Surge...

    It has happened to us all at one point or another. We are enjoying ourselves in our RV on a hot summer day and suddenly the power goes out. Not only is this an inconvenience, it can also cause even bigger headaches if you blow a circuit board in...

    August 16, 2018
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  • Everything You Need To Know About Your RV’s A/C Unit!
    Everything You Need To Know About Your...

    With a hot, humid summer in full swing we thought that this would be the ideal time to fill you in with all the facts and some helpful tips about your RV’s A/C unit.

    July 19, 2018
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  • Awning Care for Your RV
    Awning Care for Your RV

    Whether you have a vinyl or acrylic awning,  keeping it properly maintained will only increase its life and cause you fewer headaches. 

    May 22, 2018
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  • How to Replace an RV Awning Fabric
    How to Replace an RV Awning Fabric

    We have a lot of customers who want to refresh the outdoor space on their RV, motorhome or travel trailer by replacing an old, tired and maybe leaky patio awning fabric.  It might sound like a daunting task, but practically it’s quite simple and...

    April 15, 2017
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  • 6 Things to Do to Get your RV ready for Summer
    6 Things to Do to Get your RV ready for Summer

    Spring starts today, and the camping season will be here before we know it.  Only two months before the first big holidays of the summer season in Canada and the USA.  So now is the time to start thinking about getting your motorhome or travel...

    March 20, 2017
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  • Repair Your EDPM Rubber Roof!
    Repair Your EDPM Rubber Roof!

    Picture this. Spring has come, the snow has melted and the warm weather is on its way. You go to your RV, and begin to get it ready for the upcoming season. . You’ve pulled off the cover, given your RV or motorhome a good scrubbing inside and out,...

    September 23, 2016
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  • Keep Yourself Covered this Winter!
    Keep Yourself Covered this Winter!

    As a great fictional TV character once (many many times) said; Winter is Coming . While for most of us that means cold weather, slush in our boots and less than ideal travel conditions-it also means that RV owners will start unpacking their...

    September 14, 2016
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  • Preventing and Repairing Leaking RV Roofs
    Preventing and Repairing Leaking RV Roofs

    Your RV can last for years, bringing you wonderful memories of fantastic journeys – but the one thing we’re inclined to overlook is roof maintenance - the result? You get leaks, water damage and unnecessary headaches that a smart DIYer can easily...

    November 22, 2015
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  • Playing It Safe on Your RV Road Trip
    Playing It Safe on Your RV Road Trip

    RV Safety Advice and products to keep you and your family safe while travelling

    November 22, 2015
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