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  • Power Cords

    Things you should know about your RV Power Cords

     

    Many appliances and systems inside your RV runs in a 120-volt power such as your air conditioner, TV, microwave, refrigerator and other devices. This requires you to connect your RV to a power source or a Shore Power with the help of your power cords. These power cords is a very important part of your rig’s electrical system since it is the tool responsible in acquiring enough electrical power for your appliances to function in your RV, Travel Trailers, fifth Wheels, Truck Campers and Tent Trailers.

     

    Difference between 30 amps and 50 amps in an RV

    Most RV Power Cords are equipped with two different kinds of amperes plugs, the 30 amp plug and the 50 amp plug. Your 30 amp plug is usually shorter and has 3 prongs. This kind of plug is used for RVs that requires lower power consumption, usually ones with only one RV air conditioning rooftop unit.  

     

     

    On the other hand the 50 amp plug is typically longer, has 4 prongs and is used for RVs that requires higher power loads. Most of the time, campgrounds offers power connections for both amp plugs but there are instances where in they only offer one type of power source usually 30 amp and this might not match with your RV’s plug.

     

    Useful RV Power Cord Tools and Accessories

     

    RV and Campground Plug Adapters

    In cases where your RV amp plug does not match with the shore power receptacles, you can use Plug Adapters to be able to plug it in. There are 50 to 30 amp or 30 to 50 amp adapters but it is important to take note that even if you use a 30 to 50 amp plug adapter you would still get a 30 amp power from your Shore Power while if you use a 50 to 30 amp adapter, you limit your power cord capacity and only get 30 amp power from it. Dogbone adapter or molded adapters are easily available from any electrical or RV shops near you or from RV online shops.

     

    RV Extension Cords

    These are useful if your power source is a bit far or for replacing old or damage power cords. Be advised however that this is not your typical household extension cords, so do not even attempt to use them with your RV power cords. You can find some trusted brands like Voltec, AP Products and other trusted brands to provide you with quality cable.

     

    RV Cable Accessories

    These items help you keep your cables tidy, neatly kept and in-place. It includes bag, cable straps, handles, wire looms and lubricants. You can also add here you locking reels, cord locks and boxes or cable storage products.

     

    RV Power Connectors

    Foryour safety, there are available accessories such as blade, bullet, butt and cord or electrical connectors you can purchase. There are also covers, caps, quick connect and disconnect terminals you can easily find. And of course, damaged cables hatches and electrical hatches should be replaced as soon as possible.

     

    Polarity Tester and RV Surge Protectors

    These tools are very important to test if the power source where you will plug your cord in, is wired correctly to avoid major electrical issues on your rig and to ensure the safety of the people inside your RV.  

  • Surge Protection

    Surge Protection for Your RV – What is It and Why You Need It

    If you’re looking to protect your expensive electronics in your RV, one of the most cost-effective ways is to install surge protection. Remember when you bought your RV and the salesman tried to sell you on the extended warranty package? Sometimes it’s worth it, but oftentimes that extended warranty comes at an unreasonable price. Warranties can help you bear the costly burden of repairing or replacing your electronic equipment, but wouldn’t it be better if they didn’t get damaged in the first place?

    This is where RV surge protection comes in. You see, all those electronic devices, appliances, and the electrical systems in your RV need to have a steady, consistent flow of electricity coming in for them to function properly and safely. Sometimes, you will plug into a faulty power outlet in the campground, or your vehicle gets affected by a lightning storm. In situations like these, the electrical current coming in can wildly and rapidly fluctuate. This can cause irreparable damage to your appliances and electronic equipment that are plugged into your vehicle’s electrical system.

    There are generally two versions of surge protection available for RVs right now. You can buy a basic surge protector that you plug first into the power pedestal at a campground, then plug your RV’s electrical cord into. Surge protectors like this function by guarding your RV’s electrical system against dangerous electrical fluctuations coming from the power pedestal.

    Then there are the more advanced power protection models, which are basically surge protectors with additional features built in. These power protection devices offer advanced power management for your RV, not just guard against electrical surges. These are popularly known as electrical management systems (EMS). Some companies call them “electrical monitoring systems”, but they are essentially the same thing.

    Installing an EMS in your RV allows you to get a hardwired solution to guard against not only power surges from campground power pedestals, but also protect your electronic equipment from voltage drops and those RV park posts that have been incorrectly wired (elevated ground line voltage, open ground, open neutral, reverse polarity, etc.).

    An EMS is designed to shut down the electricity to your RV when it detects the AC power dropping or rising to a set level. The specific voltage levels will differ slightly depending on the manufacturers of the EMS models, but are usually set at around 102-104 volts minimum, meaning the RV power shuts down when voltage drops to this level, and around 132 volts maximum. Additionally, an EMS will also cut off electricity to your RV when it detects reverse polarity, open neutral, open ground, or if the power frequency swerves either +/- 9 hertz from 60 cycles per second.

    Either a surge protector or an EMS will be a better alternative to just buying that extended warranty package for your RV. Some RV owners don’t really need the advanced features of an EMS, while others can’t sleep without knowing their vehicle is hardwired to a more technologically-advanced EMS.

    Electrical Management System Hardwire 50A/240V – Offers total protection for your RV electronics as well as allowing you to get the information via the built-in digital display.

    50Amp Volt Booster & Surge Protector – Provides 4,800 Joules of advanced surge protection, with a fully-automatic 10% voltage boost when needed.

  • Switches and Receptacles

    Switches and Receptacles – A Very Short Overview

     

    Switches and receptacles in an RV can be likened to a power network a dedicated RVer needs to take care of. One of the most important benefits (and one of the major uses) of an RV is to bring lights and appliances to work while you’re using it.

     

    If the system fails, you’d have power outage. Your RV can maybe run (it has its own motor) but the appliances and the things inside cannot work anymore. As the owner, your main work is to make sure your supply of power through your switches and in your outlets is fitted to your preferences.

     

    Suppliers can have selections of switches that can customize the interior of your RV, mostly for function. However, the receptacles (that house your outlets) can also be made special in that it won’t detract the aesthetics of your RV interiors.

     

    Electricity in the RV

     

    In high school electricity, the power you want in your RV is in wattage, the overall power (calculated in amperes multiplied by voltage). As long as you are within the amount of available wattage for your RV, your circuits will run. If it exceeds, it will trip the circuit and won’t run.

     

    The RV has a 120-volt electrical system and also runs on 12-volts powered by a battery (or a set of batteries). It powers in turn the refrigerator, the water pump, the furnace, water heater, and most of the lights and some others.

     

    RV Generators

     

    The generator (or an RV electrical hookup) powers up the 120-volt system. In turn it powers up such items as your TV, your kitchen appliances, and the other electrical appliances in the RV.

     

    The 120 volt system is powered by an RV electrical hookup plug or a generator, and it powers for daily use such items as kitchen appliances, your TV, and other electrical appliances.

     

    Inverter

     

    If you add an inverter to the system, it will convert the 12-volt battery’s direct current (DC) into a 120-volt alternating current (AC). You can then power up appliances that needs 120 volts and use the electrical outlets of your vehicle. The battery will eventually run out of juice and needs to be recharged.

     

    If your RV is plugged into a campground power source, your 12-volt battery automatically charges. If you are dry camping (boon-docking) and not plugged in, the battery is still usable to run anything that runs on 12 volts.

     

    All these will be working off in your switches and outlets. Overuse or faults (surges) in electricity can make these useless.

     

    RV Switch and Receptacle Maintenance

     

    Sockets and switches that are really dirty (and are outdated) need to be replaced immediately. You can have them replaced with the modern metal coated switches and receptacles (for the sockets). You can also choose to install those new water and dust-resistant switches for better life-span.

     

    Especially aimed for newbie RV owners, be sure to cut off all the power on your RV before plugging it in to a campground site for your power. (You can test the hook up first with a polarity tester before connecting with their system.) This ensures your switches and receptacles and your electrical system are protected.

  • Power Centers

    Understanding RV Power Centers

    Your RV needs an electrical power source for you to operate all the appliances and electronic equipment inside. The power centers of RVs typically run on a 12-volt battery system, but because your batteries and most of the electronics in your vehicle run on DC power (direct current) and your appliances will run on AC power (alternating current), you will need a system that can convert and/or invert the electricity from the source into what is required. Converting power simply means converting the electricity from AC form to DC. To invert power means your system will need to transform DC voltage to AC.

    Most, if not all, RVs will already have a converter charger installed in it. However, most of these models are not of high quality, which means they are often not as reliable as you need them to, or are just designed to top up your batteries when plugging into a power pedestal at the RV park. Recent RV models will have better-quality models, but experienced RV owners always try to upgrade their power centers as soon as they can and/or keep a backup charger, just in case.

    The RV converter charger works by converting the 120-volt AC power from the RV park pedestal (or the power outlets at home) into 12-volt DC power which is needed to charge the RV’s battery. Getting a converter charger is an absolute necessity because it is the only option for topping up RV power centers with shore power or generator power. Aside from being a charger, it will also allocate the DC power to other systems in your RV that need it, as well as deliver unconverted AC power to your RV’s breaker panel, which can be used to run appliances.

    For some RV owners, a converter charger may be enough. But you should also consider getting an RV inverter. The inverter works by transforming 12-volt power into AC power, which is what we generally recognize as standard “household” electricity. Using an inverter is the only way for you to run most appliances in your RV without having to connect first to a shore or generator power source. Not all RVs come with an inverter, because manufacturers don’t really recognize it as standard equipment.

    Keep in mind, though, that the inverter in your RV will only let you use as much electrical power as what is stored in your battery. For RV owners who frequently use appliances while on the road, adding an inverter to their RV’s power centers will be a huge convenience. Sometimes you might find yourself traveling through areas where there are no electrical hookups available, or sometimes you just like the idea of being self-sufficient. In cases like this, an inverter will definitely turn out to be a clever investment.

    Just keep in mind that running large appliances such as air conditioners will still not be possible on an inverter. The electrical load will simply be too much, so you will still need to hook-up with shore or generator power. Otherwise, your batteries will be drained quickly. However, for those who already have a sufficient 12-volt power supply or perhaps do full hookups daily, buying an inverter might not be necessary anymore.

    Xpower Inverter 5000W GFCI – Compact, lightweight, and ready to run your entertainment systems, TVs, power tools, laptops, and more. Available in several models.

    DLS Series Converter Charger 45A – Delivers reliable battery-charging and power conversion for your RV. Uses switch-mode technology featuring two selectable charging modes and a low operating temperature.

  • Solar

    Solar

    A solar power can power your RV as you go camping in boondocks. This is also because there is no electricity around. What more, this is appealing as it is totally silent once the solar panels have been installed. This is an even better option than a generator.

    Never let a solar scare you as this can actually last for ten years or more. And the freedom to travel anywhere you want without going limited in electricity is an amazing experience brought by solar power. No need to worry because there is no trouble when it comes to using solar power. The ability to have power while you get in touch with nature is possible with it.

    Below are a few of the solar power choices that you can choose for your RV.

    Charge Controllers

    An RV solar system features a charge regulator or charge controller. This is an essential part of the system that also serves as the heart of it. If this is not present, the batteries are not expected to charge properly. This may as well result in a short life span of the battery.

    Charge controller serves as the medium when connecting a battery pack to a solar panel. So, there is a need to choose the right charge controller. There are so many good products to find on the market. A few of the great ones are the Charge Wizard from Progressive Dynamics, 8Amp Charger Controller from RDK Products, 30Amp Controller from Zamp Solar, 200A Battery Guard from Samlex America, and Charger Controller 40Amp from Xantrex C40, and 40Amp from Zamp Solar.

    Power Center Parts

    Buy all the essential power center parts from the site. These can include the following: 300A Fuse Assembly, 100A Fuse Assembly, 100A Replacement Fuse, 200A Replacement Fuse, and 300A Replacement Fuse. Each of these has the core function to perform for solar power.

    Remote Controls

    Remote controls can usually be found in the RV that can save trouble and time of going to a compartment. These are used to verify the AC as off before one goes to bed. These will help save battery power and will show what system is exactly doing and what seems to be sophisticated.

    Their role is to tell more about the load amps, amps, charging, Amp hour values, and voltages on the graph or LED display. Just be extra careful as some models of remote controls are difficult to operate. It will be a lot better to buy from the site remote for battery chargers, Zamp 10Amp Waterproof Control, and 15Amp Waterproof Control.

     

    Solar Accessories

    If you’ve been thinking about solar power your RV, you need to first think of getting solar accessories. These can include 2W Amorphous Solar Maintenance Panel, 85W Crystalline Charger, 40Amp Smart Battery Charger, Charge Wizard, Adjustable Bracket 20 Pnls, Solar 20W w/ Charge Controller, 18W w/Controller & Powerbank, 8Amp Charger Controller, 200W Flexible Deluxe Solar Kit, Remote for Battery Chargers, 20W Panel w/ Plug, and 20W w/10Amp Controller.

    Solar Batteries

    Solar batteries are an effective tool that can maximize the life of a battery. These are safe and reliable to use to achieve electrical independence. These are properly installed and designed to extend the life of RV solar system. Better to buy 100Amp Hour Agmsolar Battery 12V that comes at an affordable price.

    Solar Kits

    Solar electricity can be a great way to power your RV home. This will benefit the environment as well. The set-up of the solar system will include solar kits like the 600W CPAP Station, 20W w/10 Amp Controller, 20W Panel w/ Plug, 200W Flexible Deluxe Solar Kit, 10W Panel w/ Plug, 100W Flexible Expansion Kit, and 20 w/1. 2 A Solar Kit w/ Controller.

    Solar Panels

    Solar panels are a renewable form of an energy source that can help you with diverse applications. These will also equate to low maintenance costs. And these will produce sustainable and unlimited energy. The following are the choices to have on your RV: Solar 20W w/Charge Controller, 18W w/Controller & Powerbank, 2W Amorphous Solar Maintenance Panel, 7 W Amorphous Solar Panel, Nature Power Camping and RV Solar Kit.

    Solar System Parts

    You will basically need essential solar system parts for your RV solar system. While some can be cost-effective, some also can be quite expensive. But, these will ensure you that your battery will achieve its maximum performance.

    Among those solar system parts to include in your list include 120” UV Wire w/Male SAE, Large Mount Ft (60-150W), Universal Mount Ft 5 10 20, Adjustable Mount Brackets, 15’ Extension Cable, 2Way Fm to Furrion Plug A, 14Ah All-in-One Emergency, and 400A Replacement Fuse.

    Now, you have learned more about solar power and all other accessory types to buy!

  • Generators

    Generators – Some Things You Need to Know

     

    Be ready for any power situation, whether it be a full outage or you just plan on running a few extra devices that would drain your RV`s power. Our selection of generators ranging from just enough power to more than you`ll need along with all the parts and accessories to deck it out the way you want, will have something for every demand and budget.

     

    One of the more endearing qualities of a recreation vehicle (RV, to many) is that among our possessions (apart from our homes), it is quite fully self-contained. The one thing that makes an RV self-contained is the work of a little-known but very important device, the generator.

     

    With its push-button feature, we would take a liking to the fact that we can produce instant electricity (or power) at the touch of a button.  At home, electricity is relegated to the sides because we don’t really work to get it, only pay the bill from the electric company that provides it.

     

    For owners of RVs, there is always the expectation that we can produce electricity just like at home. The problem is that this source of energy, the generator, needs a certain amount of care and maintenance.

     

    About generators

     

    Think about this every time: with generators, there is also carbon monoxide. The work is to inspect the exhaust system on the generator set before ever use. Never operate a generator with a damaged exhaust system.

     

    When you are using a portable generator, keep the exhaust pointed away from the camp area, away from people. Test your generator for carbon monoxide prior to using it.

     

    RV-supplied

     

    If a generator comes with the RV, it usually gets its fuel supply from the same fuel tank as the engine. When the fuel tank has only a quarter tank of fuel, the generator will shut down. This will keep you from using all the fuel without knowing

     

    The generator will either have some automatic transfer switch if it senses you are using shore power or the generator. It also will decide if you need to plug the RV power cord into a generator receptacle for use.

     

    Electric power

     

    Generators are usually rated in kilowatts (KW or a thousand watts), so a 4-KW generator is worth 4,000 watts. RV has either a 30-ampere or a 50-ampere electrical system. If you are plugged into a 30-ampere and 120-volt electrical source, you are using 3,600 watts of power.  (30 amps X 120 volts + 3,600 watts)

     

    Usually, RV systems are equipped with 4,000-watts generators. Those with 50 amperes usually are equipped with larger generators.

     

    Maintenance

     

    Generator maintenance is simple and straight-forward and with them, it can outlast the lifespan of an RV, given the care it needs. The first requirement is to exercise the gen set regularly. Gas and diesel generators need a monthly exercise where they are run for two hours at least, and with a load.

     

    This regular exercise clears out moisture build up, prevents carbon build up and lubricates the engine.

     

    Other scheduled maintenance

     

    You also need to change the oil and the filters regularly and for some seasonal changes, just like a car. The important thing is to use your generator with a load on it (for instance, turning on the roof air conditioner or putting some heaters on if it’s cold outside).

     

    Generators are designed to be used with a load on it. The exercise and preventive maintenance will keep the motor in tip top condition and adds years to its usefulness.

     

  • Transfer Switches

    How to Install Transfer Switches

    If you have an RV, you should know what transfer switches are and why they’re an important part of your RV’s electrical system. You see, aside from the 12-volt electrical system that will provide most of the power your RV needs, you will also need to have a source of 120-volt power to operate most of the appliances you’ll want to use, such as your TV, radio, and kitchen appliances. RVers will just either run a generator or hook up to a campground’s power pedestal via a shore power cord for this purpose.

    So what is the purpose of transfer switches? A transfer switch serves as a safety device that works by automatically switching between the two power sources (12 volts or 120 volts). This way, your RV won’t receive both electrical currents at the same time. If both electrical currents are introduced to your RV simultaneously, it will cause significant and irreparable damage to your vehicle.

    Most, if not all, transfer switches installed in RVs are generator-priority switches. This means that the transfer switch will automatically use shore power normally, but will automatically switch over to the generator’s inputs as soon as it detects the flow of 120-volt electricity coming in from the generator.

    Here’s a quick guide for you to learn how to install transfer switches:

     

    1.     Check your RV’s manual first to learn the functions of each color-coded wires. After that, check the manual or brochure of the transfer switches to see the proper wire-to-terminal connections, which should also be color-coded. The wiring for the shore power cord hookup, as well as the generator, will typically be color-coded black and red. The wires from all available circuits should also have labeled terminals.
    2.     Check the inside of the transfer box case to see the wiring diagram for the switches as recommended by the manufacturer. This will provide specific details for your particular vehicle, which you can use to help you with the installation. Take note: the hook-ups for the generator and shore power cord, as well as the circuit breaker board, will typically be connected to the “downstream terminals” of the transfer switch.
    3.     Make sure that all of the power sources going to your RV are disconnected first. This means shore power, generator power, and batteries. Remove the 4x4 boxes and disconnect any wiring connecting them to the RV as well.
    4.     The grounding wires should be connected first, then the shore power lines, and then the generator lines. After that, connect the load center wiring. Make sure the screws do not go inside the wire insulations, otherwise you’re going to have a badly-wired connection that can cause a fire later on.
    5.     Before plugging in, make sure that all wirings are connected securely and correctly.  When you plug it in, there should be electricity coming in from the shore power cord into the distribution center. The next test should be running the generator. When you start it up, the shore power should be automatically cut off. If so, you have successfully wired your transfer switch.

    50Amp Automatic Transfer Switch – Allows automatic transfer to generator power after 30-second delay. With dual contact arrangement and mechanical contactors.

    Transfer Switch 240Volt 50A – Designed to switch power sources with ease, regardless of line voltage conditions. LED diagnostic indicators and self-checking system.

     

  • Batteries

    Battery Accessories

    Protect your RV and also all the cables and terminals. It’s good to know that we offer a wide range of RV battery accessories. All these make sure that your family is not stranded and is protected while on the road. Nothing is worse than being stuck in a spot when you could be enjoying the road.

    Make it sure that your RV stay charged up. This will make it sure that you worry less on your family outing. Below are the choices of battery accessories that you might want to consider.

    Batteries

    Make use of batteries that are designed to provide extended power and capacity between charges. Rest assured that you will get going and continue the power that comforts you while in the great outdoors. Purchase the available selections of batteries from the Power-Sonic PTX12BS-FS, Power-Sonic PTX9BS-FS, and Power-Sonic PT9B-4.

    Battery Boxes

    Protect your battery by using a battery box. This can shield it against all other elements and protect you from dangerous charge. There are so many choices left for you to discover. These can include the 44” Battery Box Strap, Battery Case 6, Lockable Battery Case w/ Partition, Battery Box All Polymer Lockable, Large Inside Battery Box, 39” Battery Box Belt w/ Hold Down, 25’ Vent Accessory Hose White, Small Inside Battery Box, Replacement Battery Box Strap, 42” Battery Box Strap Kit, and Battery Box Louver Black Bulk.

    Battery Brushes

    RV battery mainly requires maintenance for it to serve its purpose well. That is why you need to follow guidelines to maintain it. With the solution, let it sit and remove the corrosion using a wire brush. The Battery Brush Plastic from Wirthco is a must-have item to include in your list.

    Battery Cables

    RV battery is the lifeblood of an RV when traveling. The battery cables are considered as the main support for the battery to work. When you need more of these cables, we have in store possible choices for you. These mainly include 24” Battery Cable Black-Bulk, 40” Battery Cable Black-Bulk, 2-Ga Battery Cable 40” Black, 2-Ga Battery Cable 40” Red, Cable Battery Stainless Steel 2 Ga 49” Red, and many more.

    Battery Chargers

    Do you want to change your RV battery charger? Purchase one from the many choices of 10-Watt Solar Battery Tender, 15 Watt Solar Charger, Power Tender Plus VRW 24V, XL Eyelet For G759-G3500, Genius To SAE Connector, Eyelet Terminal Connector, Battery Clamp Connector, 12 V Male Cigarette Connector.

    Battery Cleaners

    Prevention is the key to RV battery maintenance. That is why you need to make use of a cleaner. This is a tool to use to clean any metal parts near the RV batteries. Buy from the available selections of 10 0z Battery Terminal Spray, Battery Cleaner 12 Oz. 15 Oz Battery Cleaner Spray, Battery Terminal Protector 12 Oz, Cleaner Battery Post and Terminal, Spray Protector ¾ Oz.

    Battery Disconnects

    Discover all the advantages of having an RV battery disconnect. Choose which one you want from the Dual Battery Disconnect, Battery Disconnect (10+), Battery Disconnect (+), Relay Battery Disconnect, Board Circuit, Key for 20314, 300A Disconnect Switch, and Disconnect Panel Black/Silver.

    Other Product Choices

    Among other products choices relevant to batteries to have include the Battery Holddowns, Battery Monitors, Battery Mounts, Battery Packs, Battery Posts, Battery Straps, Battery Switches, Battery Terminals, Battery Testers, Battery Vents, Battery Watering Systems, Blinking Lights, Booster Cables, Charge Parts, Isolators, Jump Starters, and many more.

  • Battery Boxes

  • Flashlights/Worklights

    Flashlights And Worklights

    The world is a wonderful place and RV owners love nothing more than to explore lots of places anywhere and wherever they can. Whether you are camping, hiking, biking, or just walking along leisurely, flashlights and worklights can always be useful tools to bring with you.

    They are ideal for extreme weather. When RVing, there is a tendency to run into heavy rain or storm at any moment. Having a flashlight or worklight, particularly a waterproof one ensures that it does not get wet, leaving you stumbling in the dark.

    While it is good to have them around your house, it is also a good idea to have them during your RV trip or camping. When there is a snowstorm, a flood, or power outage, they will light the way for you.

    You can also use them for signaling and a way to keep everyone in the group together. If you cannot see anything in front of you and if it is raining hard, use them as a marker or for gesturing someone. A good flashlight and worklight can save you from potential dangers during your RV adventure.

    Here are some great flashlights and worklights that you can add to your collection:

    Prime Products LED Head Lamp

    Wherever you look, there LED heal lamp will give you light. It has an adjustable headband that is great for hands-free operation. You can use this when hiking, walking, or working on something. It can run up to 70 hours, so keep one in your RV, your car, and at home as your emergency tool. 

    Prime Products Emergency Wind-Up Flashlight

    This emergency LED flashlight can run over 30 minutes within a 1-minute use. You do not need to buy batteries or bulbs. You can switch from 1 bright LED light or have all 3 lights. It comes with a one year warranty, perfect for any emergency.

    Golight Dash Mount Searchlight 

    This product is a remote control searchlight that has a wired dash mount remote control by Golight. Cr5 PentabeamTM technology makes it possible for 225K candela peak beam intensity at a maximum beam distance of 3,113 ft. and beam angle in 8 degrees. 3-year limited warranty. This dash mount searchlight is salt-water resistant and UV resistant. Its features include 370-degree rotation by 135-degree tilt and high-impact ABS.

    Ming's Mark Adjustable Flashlight

    This adjustable flashlight is lightweight and made of aluminum. It is ideal for wide and narrow lighting due to its zoomable head. You have 3 modes in strobe, low, and high. It is also water resistant.

    Peterson Mfg LED Rectangular Worklight

    The LED rectangular worklight is compact and light, but it gives enough brightness to light your way. It is perfect for outdoor camping. With its portable durability, it offers heat dissipation.

    When hiking, camping, or traveling on the road, do not simply get any flashlight or worklight. Make sure to compare different types of flashlights and worklights, then pick quality ones that you can depend in case of an emergency.

     

     

  • Tools

    RV Tool/Kit Box

    By having a stocked RV Tool/Kit Box, you are ready to handle unexpected events at the campsite. It just makes you feel at peace knowing that you have the simple supplies needed if things get in trouble.

    But always make it sure that you have an essential toolset that is compatible with your RV. Be very sure to know what your needs are. There are tools that can be used for simple maintenance and repairs. And there are those kits that can keep things organized in a small amount of space.

    From the site are the different products (types and parts) that you can find to fit on your RV tool kit box. Choose below what you believe are essential in doing some repairs. 

    Product and Part Type

    There are many different RV tool product and party types that you can include in your shopping cart. These mainly include the following; drill bits, electrical tap, circuit testers, bits, electrical tools, hex drivers, nut drivers, nutsetters, saws, screwdrivers, sockets, tools and testers, and voltage meters. And these are priced accordingly that fall into your budget.

    Tools in the Category

    Here are a few of the tools mentioned in the site that you need to buy right away:

    12-Volt Test Light

    From the manufacturer, Prime Products, is the 12-Volt Test Light that is considered to be very useful. It is due to the reason that it can check about 6 to 12 volt live circuits. As long as the power is on, it can be used properly. It has its needlepoint that is sharpened to penetrate insulation easily. It also has its extra 48 in. Lead. Its ground clip also has its insulator boot.

    Tape Self-FuSingle Auto 10Ft Black

    Moisture tight seal can be much achieved by having tape self-FuSingle Auto 10Ft Black. This one can insulate that protects splices and wires. What more, it can ideally be used for high- temperature applications? This makes a perfect alternative to heat shrink tubing. It also can completely cure in just 24-hour time period. You’ll like it more with its size of 10-inch length and black color.

    Dashflash Extra

    The impressive thing about this circuit tester is that it offers audible and visual indicator confirming live circuit. It comes with three different probes for different circumstances and vehicles. As per the probe and hook, these allow testing single-handedly. The two size tips enable working even in just tight quarters. The cord is somehow supported by a metal spring. The ground clip is also insulated.

    Other Choices of Tools

    There are still other tool choices that you can consider buying from the site. These can include 6-in-1 screwdriver, Nutsetter ¼” Mag No Taper, Magnetic Bit ¼ (A), 13In1 Ratchet Driver Red Triple 211RC2C36, Clutch Head Screwdriver 5/32”, 1 Square Recess Bit, Bit 2 Phillips 3-1/2” Long.

    Include X-Drill Bit 3/64” (12), GFCI Outlet Tester GFI Receptacle 6302, 8 in 1 Bit Load Driver Blk, 15 In 1 Bit Load Driver, X-Blade Air Saw (5), All Purpose Hand Tool, Multi-Bit Screwdriver.

    Feel free to choose the product type and product part of tool/kit box you need the most!

  • 12-Volt

    Your RV’s 12-Volt Power

     

    Knowing the type of battery you have in your rig is very important. It gives you vital information such as how long can you keep your lights and appliances on, how often do you have to recharge or even how long you can stay away from town, do dry camping and a lot more. Technically there are four types of batteries you can use to power your RV but the most common and affordable battery being used by many owners is the 12-volt.

     

    Benefits of 12-volt power

    This battery is common because it is a lot cheaper, easier to find and replaced than other RV batteries. It is perfect for camper trailers and small travel trailers that do not really need large amounts of power to keep it running and for those travel trailers that have easy access to different power sources. It also works in almost all kinds or RV, motorhomes, R-pod trailers, cargo trailers and others. This kind of battery can be considered as one of the most time tested battery available for RVs’ and it is easier to find the right tools and accessory for it since most of those readily available in the market are compatible for this power voltage. With proper care and maintenance they usually last around 3 to 5 years depending on usage and the temperature it is constantly exposed in.

     

    Getting the most out of your 12-volt power

    Your 12-volt power system is usually responsible for keeping your lights, slide outs, awnings, furnace and other devices that runs in a 12 voltage going. There are a lot of products that you can find form RV shops, RV supplies store or online shops to get use it efficiently. You can find items such as pop-up camper lift by Carefree or battery extension cords from Prime Products for your multiple battery set up. You can also choose from different brands of lights for your stop, tail, turn light colors and replacements. There are many RV appliances you can find such as 12-volt hair dryers, USB charges, fans down to the smallest Maxi Blade Fuse from Cooper Bussmann. Using your 12-volt power with other appliances that runs in different voltage is also possible with the use of power converter which is normally available but might have to purchase separately for older RV trailers.  

     

    Maintaining your RV Power Source

    If your RV is not plugged in any type of power source, you rely on your batteries for power so it is very important to keep it in its best shape in order for you extend its life and get the most of it. Depending on the type of 12 volt battery you have, there are some basic things that you have to remember.

     

    • Monitor and calculate your amps usage in order to know how much battery power you need and how long can you use them in every charge.
    • It is advisable not to drain your battery and charge them when it’s down to its 30 to 50% capacity.
    • Always charge them even if you are not using your RV especially during winter and monitor its water level regularly.
    • Disconnect your battery when not in use to avoid it from draining.   
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Things to Know About your RV Electrical System

 

One of the best perks of being a camper and having an RV nowadays is the comfort of being able to use your appliances and other types of devices with the help of your trailers electrical system. Getting yourself familiar with the basics of this system helps a lot for regular tune-ups or if you might need some quick fixes on the road and no one is available to help. Here are t...

Things to Know About your RV Electrical System

 

One of the best perks of being a camper and having an RV nowadays is the comfort of being able to use your appliances and other types of devices with the help of your trailers electrical system. Getting yourself familiar with the basics of this system helps a lot for regular tune-ups or if you might need some quick fixes on the road and no one is available to help. Here are the basic parts of your Electrical System.

 

RV Power Cords

This is the part that you use to recharge and transfer power in and out of your trailer. It comes with two types of plug the 30 amp plug which has three prongs and usually have shorter cords and a 50 amp plug with four prongs and a longer cord. You might notice sometimes that some RV parks do not have 50 amp plug with them so it will be handy if you have a 50 to 30 amp power cord adapter with you which is available from JR Products, Voltec and other brands.

 

RV Switches and Receptacles

These include your light and appliances switches, charger outlets, cables and receptacles where your appliance and other devices are connected to access electricity. Make sure that these things are tightly attached from where it should be and no wire or screws are exposed or loose or there are no cracks or damage that might cause issues not just to your RV but most importantly to your safety. You can also use different tools to easily save electricity such as toggle switches from Wirthco and illuminated lamp from Diamond Group.

 

RV Surge Protection

These products provide protection and avoid damage for your electrical system. You can find items such as surge guards light, voltage regulators, voltage defender, remote display, power monitors and other safety hardware from Technology Research, Progressive Ind and more.

 

RV Power Centers

RV power center helps distribute electricity to you trailer and converts electricity to different amps or voltage for efficient electric energy consumption. Before doing anything else on it, always turn your electric power off first. You would know if there is something wrong with your power center if there are fuses and wires that are broken, burned or overheated.  

 

RV Batteries and Generators

These are the sources of your RV power. They keep your trailer running during your trips or when there are outages. Most RV batteries usually comes in 12-volt but you can use converters to change the current up to 120-volt for your other  appliances .There are also many accessories you can find to help keep the life of your batteries and generators longer such as cleaners, protectors, safety boxes and more.

 

Other RV Electrical Parts

Many environment friendly RV trailers now use Solar Panels to convert solar power to electric energy. Your electrical system also includes your lightings, transfer switches and other types of lights used inside the recreational vehicle.

 

Though it is tempting to do things your way sometimes, there are also things that you have to consult with professionals. If you notice that your fuse, wire and other parts of your electrical system and wirings are compromised, always think about safety first and have it fixed as soon as possible.

 

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