Before you start planning out your Summer RV road trip destinations it’s best to make sure your RV is prepped and ready for the warmer rays and road head. Our La Mesa RV videos will help you prepare for the coming months in your RV. Click on each “How-To” title to watch our step-by-step tutorials on everything from using your rooftop AC, outdoor RV shower, water pump system, hooking up your gas grill, general RV maintenance and so much more.
RV HOW-TO: ROOFTOP AC – CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO
There’s no denying your AC unit will be your best friend this summer. Your thermostat and fan controls for a rooftop AC unit are on the AC unit itself. The dial levers will turn on your fan speed and change your temperature. You have the option for ‘fan only’ on your AC unit if you do not want the compressor to come on. If you come into your RV and it’s particularly hot, turn on the ‘dump’ option on your unit. This allows the valve to open up and air to blow right through the central area of your galley to cool down your RV quicker. Watch the tutorial to learn more about operating your AC unit and how to replace your air vent.
RV HOW-TO: RV THERMOSTAT CONTROL – CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO
Learn how to use your RV thermostat control system before the warm season makes its way to you. The RV comfort thermostat controls your air-conditioning and heating system. Watch the video tutorial linked above to understand the steps needed to cool your coach.
RV HOW-TO: SANITIZE FRESH WATER RV TANK – CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO
Knowing how to sanitize your fresh water RV tank is critical year round. Disinfecting your fresh water tank is a simple process that can be done in under 15 minutes. Watch the easy to follow step-by-step guide linked above to learn how you can sanitize both your bathroom and outdoor shower.
RV HOW-TO: WATER PUMP
Knowing how to use your water pump is crucial to making your RV living easy peasy this summer. Your water pump switch turns on your freshwater pump, should you not be connected to city water. In order for the water pump to work properly, your 12V system must be engaged. To learn more about your water pump, consult the video tutorial above.
RV HOW-TO: OUTDOOR SHOWER – CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO
This simple to use shower is ideal during the summer season. Whether you spent a long day at the beach and don’t want to drag in sand, or you need to wash down the pets, follow this easy step-by-step guide to plugging in your outdoor hose and using it properly.
RV HOW-TO: TRAVEL TRAILER WATER HOOK-UP – CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO
Water systems are essential during the summer season. If you’re looking to connect your trailer to a water source, watch the video tutorial above. All you’ll need to do is attach a water pressure regulator to the spigot of your trailer (to regulate the amount of pressure going into the trailer), attach your hose, find your city spigot at your campground and attach the other end of the hose to it. Turn on the valve and you’re ready to go!
RV HOW-TO: WINNEBAGO GRAND TOUR RV OUTDOOR KITCHEN – CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO
Are you the lucky owner of Winnebago’s Grand Tour motorhome? If so, you’ll be living outside this summer with this amazing outdoor kitchen feature. Take your camping to the next level with this outdoor fridge (perfect for storing cold adult beverages and meat yet to be grilled), induction stovetop, hose, bottle opener and 110 outlet. Learn how to operate all the features of the kitchen in the video linked above.
RV HOW-TO: RV LP GRILL HOOKUP
Summertime is grilling season! If your RV or trailer is equipped with a LP quick-connect, you’re in luck. This convenient way to power up your gas grill is simple and easy to use. All you’ll need is a LP hose, LP quick connect and gas grill that accommodates the LP quick connector. Watch the tutorial above to learn how to use the system.
RV HOW-TO: TOY HAULER PATIO SET-UP – CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO
If you own a Toy Hauler, your rig may be equipped with the rear patio. This feature is ideal for summer hangs, BBQs and so much more. To learn how to set up the outdoor lounge area, watch the video tutorial above.
RV HOW-TO: FRONT SHADE SCREEN – CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO
No one wants to come home to a hot RV after long days in the summer heat. If your RV is equipped with a power privacy shade on the front windshield, follow this easy tutorial to learn how to maximize this awesome feature during warm days to keep your RV temperature comfortable and for privacy while you sleep.
RV HOW-TO: ZAMP RV SOLAR PANEL – CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO
Did you upgrade to solar power this summer? Your new solar panels will attach to your RV roof to charge your house batteries. To learn more about Zamp Solar products and how to operate the systems, enjoy the video tutorial.
RV HOW-TO: RV LADDER – CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO
If your RV has been in storage all winter, you’ll want to perform an exterior inspection before you hit the road this summer. Use your RV ladder for a quick roof inspection to check your sealant, fan system, install your solar panels and any other general maintenance you see needed.
RV HOW-TO: RE-PACK WHEEL BEARINGS ON YOUR TRAVEL TRAILER – CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO
Wheel bearings on your travel trailer or 5th wheel need to be serviced annually or every 10,000 miles. If you’re about to set out on an epic summer road trip, make sure to perform this maintenance before you head out. Follow the easy step-by-step process to re-packing your wheel bearings shown in the video linked above.
RV HOW-TO RV ROOF MAINTENANCE – CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO
The care and maintenance of your RV fiber glass roof is pretty simple. If you notice the sealant is dry, cracking or splitting, take out your caulking and reapply it with your manufacturers’s suggested sealant. To learn about which brackets to inspect on your roof and more about general RV roof maintenance, enjoy the video linked above.
RV HOW-TO: RUBBER ROOF MAINTENANCE FOR TRAVEL TRAILERS – CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO
Some 5th wheels and trailers are equipped with rubberized roofs. These roofs are easy to maintain and inspect. Follow the step-by-step guide to learn how to inspect your roof and keep it in pristine condition this summer.
RV HOW-TO: RV SLIDE OUT CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Even though summer means warmer weather and longer days, that doesn’t mean you won’t encounter wind and rain. Learn how to care for your RV slide outs during all seasons by watching this tutorial.
RV HOW-TO: FIND YOUR 5TH WHEEL SPARE TIRE – CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO
Are you traveling in a 5th wheel this year? Want to be one step ahead of the game if you get a flat on the road? Watch this video tutorial to learn how to release your spare tire carrier mounted underneath your fifth wheel and how to gain access to your spare.
RV HOW-TO: TIRES AND WEIGHT RATINGS – CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO
To ensure your tires are in safe condition this summer, check your tire inflation before you leave for your road trip. You’ll need to remember to refer to the federal label inside your coach for your specific tire and loading information. To learn more about weight distribution on your coach, consult the video tutorial.
Looking for more How-To videos? Check out our La Mesa RV YouTube Channel where we cover everything from maintenance tutorials to road trip guides and exclusive virtual tours of our RV’s.