Sabtu, 29 Juli 2017

RV Microwave Options for Motor Homes and Recreational Vehicles

For those who wish to take it on the open road on a part-time or full time basis and see this great nation by RV, it behooves them to pick the right Microwave Oven. Why you ask? Well if you are traveling a lot you may not have time to cook on the stove or in the oven in your recreational vehicle and a microwave oven sure comes in handy.

Of course with the condition of some of the roads in this country, such as the NY Toll-ways, I-10 going through Louisiana, I-20, I-30 in AR or the scalloped Earthquake freeways in California; you are going to need sturdy appliances. A microwave can be a temperamental appliance as it bangs around and is jarred into oblivion.

May I be so good to recommend that when and if your microwave goes out in your RV due to the manufacturer trying to trim costs that you replace it with a more powerful higher end unit? First consider that to properly cook your food you are better off to buy a carousel unit, which turns the food as it cooks.

Additionally, it is recommended you go for high power too. I chose the Samsung MR-7494W. Installation is easy and you can do it yourself and it is a common size for motor homes and recreational vehicles. Be sure to make sure that your generator has at least 15 Amps capacity with such a microwave if you are replacing an old one. This Samsung unit I have has lasted nearly 5 years and has traveled to every city in the nation over 10,000 people and over some of the worst roads in our country. Consider all this in 2006.

Sabtu, 15 Juli 2017

Replacing RV Water Pumps; Do it Yourself ShurFlo Remove and Installation

Water is one of the most important things for human life and when you are touring the country in a Recreational Vehicle you must consider that you will need water. Generally water is delivered when hooked up in an RV park by a garden hose into your coach. When you are dry camping you have a fresh water storage tank on board and you use that instead.

Of course then you must have a water pump usually electric in most all RVs to get the water to your shower and faucets. Unfortunately, these little temperamental devices, electric water pumps, do not last forever.

Some think it is planned obsolescence and perhaps some of that does go into the quality of the manufacturing considered in their designs, nevertheless the facts are that there will come a time that you need to replace your in-coach electric water pump.

The most common pumps for RVs are the Shurflo models, which put out low volumes of water to help you not burn through your water supply too fast. Replacing your water pump should not be too difficult and I recommend doing this yourself.

Water pumps seem to last about 1.5 years before needing replacement and they are relatively simple to install. I recommend installing a new one when you RV fresh water storage tanks are empty to help prevent dynamic pressure from flooding your work area during the removal and installation process.

Your new Shurflo pump will run you about $70.00 retail and has installation instructions. As you pull the wires off the old unit tape them to one side or the other so you can remember which came off where and match them to the corresponding places when you install the new one.

Remove wires first and put them on the new one last. Take the outlet hose off second and the inlet hose off the old unit last. Upon installation install the inlet hose first then the outlet fittings, make sure they are not leaking and then install the wires and test the system. Good luck on your install.