RVing For Newbies

The Manual

It is completed and Amazon has approved it.

Some have asked for a spiral bound version, that is available also but NOT from Amazon, it is from lulu.com
 
Links to purchase can be found here -> Purchase Book: RVing For Newbies – The Manual

This book is completed, it is broken down into various chapters.  Chapter 1-4 will be online and free for anyone to read, to see Chapters 5 through 99, you will need to buy the book, with the exception of in each chapter description, if there is a link, you will be able to see it also for free, like chapter 99.  Yes the last chapter is 99 with a gap up to that point, so as I find a new topic I want to write about, I can just add the chapter online and the people who bought the book will get access to it for FREE.

Chapter 3: RV Electricity - Alternating Current (AC) - 120 Volts - FREE

Chapter 3: Introduction to RV Electricity 120 Volts Alternating Current (AC)

  • Where does it come from?
  • Converter
  • Circuit Breakers
  • Dog Bone Adapters
  • Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter
  • Non-Contact Voltage Tester (NCVT)
  • Checking of Campground Pedestal (Basic)

Chapter 4: RV Electricity - Direct Current (DC) - 12 Volts - FREE

Chapter 4: Introduction to RV Electricity 12 Volts Direct Current (DC)

  • Batteries
  • Colored Wire
  • Fuses
  • Positive and Negative Poles
  • Safety when working with batteries

Chapter 5: Air Conditioners

  • Air Conditioner Overview
  • Troubleshooting 101

Chapter 6: Brakes, Suspension and Towing Systems

  • Brakes
    • Motorhomes
    • Towables
    • Breakaway Switch
  • Suspension
    • Basics
    • Suspension Types
  • Towing
    • Weight Terms
    • Hitch Types

Chapter 7: Campground Info

  • National Parks
  • State Parks
  • Private Campgrounds
  • Ways to find campgrounds
  • Reservation Info

 

 

Chapter 8: Cooktops/Ranges

  • Two types of cooktops: Propane and Inductive
  • Troubleshooting

Chapter 9: Electricity: Advanced

  • Label all of your outlets/circuit breakers
  • Watts(power)/Amps (Current)/Volts(voltage)
  • 30A vs 50A
  • 120V AC
  • 12V DC
  • Checking electrical pedestal
  • Converters
  • Wiring size calculator
  • Digital line checkers
  • Multi/Volt meters
  • Inverters
  • Hot-Skin Condition
  • Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS)
  • Breakaway Switch
  • Wiring: Colors and the nightmare of confusion

Chapter 10: Generators

  • Overview
  • Generator and using an EMS
  • Troubleshooting

Chapter 11: Heating Appliances

  • Furnace
  • Heat Pump/Heat Strip
  • Space Heaters
  • Stove

Chapter 12: Leveling/Stabilizing Systems

  • Leveling
    • Manual Leveling
    • Automated Leveling
  • Stabilizing

Chapter 13: Inspections

  • Pre-Inspection Check
  • Vehicle Info
  • Life Safety Checks
  • Roof Components
  • Sidewalls
  • Entrance Doors
  • Awnings
  • Slide Outs
  • Exterior Chassis/Running Gear
  • Thermography Analysis/Moisture Intrusion Analysis

Chapter 14: Plumbing

  • City Water Connection
  • Freshwater Tank/Pump
  • Troubleshooting

Chapter 15: Preventive Maintenance

  • 120 Volts Alternating Current (AC) System
  • 12 Volts Direct Current (DC) System
  • Propane
  • Exterior (includes roof)
  • Wheels & Tires
  • Fluids
  • Engine Belts/Hoses Inspection (MH only)
  • Storing/Winterizing
  • Safety Devices
  • De-Winterizing
  • Sanitation of Freshwater Tank and Water Lines
  • Waste Water Tanks
  • Air Conditioning Units
  • Refrigerator
  • Recall Info

Chapter 16: Propane

Chapter 16 – Propane

  • Tank Types
  • Tanks (swap or refill)?
  • Leaks
  • Safety
  • Safety Devices
  • Troubleshooting

Chapter 18: Water Heaters

Chapter 18: Water Heaters

  • Tank
  • Tankless
  • Troubleshooting

Chapter 19: Water Systems and Tanks

  • Freshwater Tank
    • Water Hose
    • Water Filter
    • Water Pressure Regulator
    • Filling
    • Sanitation
  • Black & Grey Tanks
  • Prior to Dumping Tanks
  • Dumping Tanks
  • Black Tank Flushing
  • Dump Station Locator
  • Sewer Hose
  • Water Heater
  • Water Pump

Chapter 20: Internet

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