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RV First Aid because inevitably something will go wrong when you least expect it

RV First Aid because inevitably something will go wrong when you least expect it

On this page we will explain how Rick has fixed things on the fly. One might think that buying a brand new RV would at least allow you one year repair and maintenance free, but we are quickly learning this is not the case. Thankfully, Rick spent many hours crawling around in “the basement”, of our RV, while it was in the driveway and intimately knows every square inch.

 

FIx #2

FIx #2

Stabilizing Legs
Arrived at The Pinery Provincial Park and as I was lowering the front legs, there was a crunching noise and one leg stopped lowering. Now this was definitely a problem that we needed fixed on the spot, as we couldn’t proceed with them half down nor could we leave with them half down.
First we checked the fuses, which we knew were not in the main panel but in the forward storage compartment, see Rookie Mistake #1. The fuses were all good
Rick then discovered that one of the bolts on the spindle had broke off. After inspecting, we discovered they had used a cheap bolt instead of a hardened steel bolt. We didn’t have any hardened steel bolts with us but we did have some stronger bolts and Rick was able to make temporary fix and we got the legs down

FIx #1

FIx #1

The Pump
Arrived at Fitzroy Provincial Park on a Friday evening to find the pump wouldn’t engage. We were close to bathrooms and water tap, so we made do for the first night. Saturday morning, Rick emptied out our gear from the basement and crawled in. I let him be for awhile and stifled my urge to yell “hit it with a hammer”. I was not happy as this was our second pump, the first one came defective, and this was an upgraded, supposedly quieter pump. Rick ended up taking the pump apart and reassembling it and alas it worked ! No real science here or technical solution, it was working and we were happy.