Resources

Below are RV Resources we have found to be useful in understanding and resolving various issues we have encountered. If you have suggestions for other resources not listed please feel free to email those to me or put them in the comments.

Appliance/Component Manufacturer Customer Service Comments

Air Conditioner

Air Conditioner
Dometic 800-216-5115 Link to User Manuals
Duo-Therm 800-216-5115

Awnings

A&E 800-216-5115
Carefree of Colorado 303-469-3324
Weather Pro Power Awning

Exterior

Basement Door Latches
SouthCo 610-459-4000
Trimark
– 5th Wheels Phillips 503-769-6321

Inverter / Charger / Generator

Heart (?) Heart 800-446-6180
Xantrex Xantrex
541-A Roske
Drive, Elkhart, IN 46516
800-670-0707 Link to User Manuals
Magnum Inverters Magnum Inverter 425-353-8833
Xantrex Freedom Inverters Freedom Inverter 1-800-670-0707
Solar Panel Solar Electric Spec. 800-344-2003
Generator Starter Xantrex
541-A Roske
Drive, Elkhart, IN 46516
800-670-0707 Link to User Manuals
Onan
Powertech

Appliances / Furniture / Interior

Microwave – Microwave/Convection
Quasar 800-545-2672
Panasonic 800-545-2672
Samsung 800-SAM-SUNG
Range
Wedgewood 800-825-4328
Seaward 310-699-7997
Princess 310-699-7997
Refrigerator Dometic 800-216-5115 Link to User Manuals
Stereo
Sony 206-768-1370
Kenwood 888-749-1794
Panasonic 800-545-2672
Television
Panasonic 800-545-2672
RCA/TLC Distributing 909-279-8054
Washer/Dryer
Kenmore 888-749-1794
Bendix (Weiss) 800-678-8002
Water Pump Shurflo 800-854-3218
Ice Maker U-Line (Westland) 503-655-2563
Mini Blinds Dave Carver 206-251-5203
Toilet
Sealand 800-321-9886
Thetford 313-769-6000
Satellite & TV Antenna
Wineguard 503-439-2900
Kingdome 800-982-9920 Link to User Manuals & Tech Info
Skylight Weiss 800-288-8094
LPG Tank Manchester 800-877-8265
Water Filters & RO Systems www.Vagabondwater.com 916-240-2141
VCR Panasonic 800-545-2672
Windows HEHR International 208-466-7833
Central Vacuum HP Products 330-875-5556
Dirt Devil
Counter Tops Corian
Furniture Flexsteel 909-354-2440
Glass RV Glass Solutions www.rvglassexperts.com 888-777-6778
Day/Night Shades United Shade 219-262-0954
Fantastic Fan Fantastic Vent
GE Convection Microwave Oven Products 1-800-959-2737 Owners Manual
Norcold Refrigerator Norcold Refrigerator
Splendide (washer and dryer) Splendide 1-800-356-0766 #5 (503-656-2280) http://www.splendide.com/downloads.htm
Kwikee Kwikee Step
Furnace Hydro-Flame 800-873-4328
Suburban 1-800-546-8759
Moen (Faucets) Moen 1-800-289-6636

Chassis

Radiator Fan Controller, later models Sauer-Danfoss
Radiators & Intercoolers
(Also Hydraulic Oil Core)
Radiator Specialties Sacramento, CA,
Wheels – Coaches Les Schwab 509-248-1052
– 5th Wheels US Wheel 714-892-0021
Tires
Goodyear 800-321-2136
Toyo 800-421-6849
Tire Monitoring System Smart Tire 604 276 9884 Owner’s Manual
Tire Monitor (whats theone we have?)
Rear View Mirror Velvac 800.783.8871
Mud Flap (Original) Magic Metals, Inc 509-463-1690 Rick Onustock
Brake Systems (JakeBrake) Jacobs Vehicle Systems 800-343-7357 User & Service Guides
Cruise Control King Controls 612-922-6889
Chassis Alpine Peak Chassis WRV No Longer Available
Chassis Multiplexing 2003-09 Vansco 309-263-7788
Dash Gauges, later models Actia (574) 264-2373
Fuel Tank & Sending Unit Transfer Flow
1444 Fortress Street, Chico, CA 95973
(530) 893-5209 or 1-800-442-0056
Dash Acme 913-515-1560
Winshield Washer Systems A M Equipment (541) 327-1546
Battery
GMB 800-325-3903
http://www.interstatebatteries.com/
Battery FillingSystems Battery Filling Systems 877-522-5431
Tubing Turbo Tubing Tube Specialties 503.618.8823
800.547.2414
503.665.8726 (fax)
1459 NW Sundial Road
Troutdale, OR 97060
VMS Silver Leaf Electronics (541) 967-8111 Link to User Manuals
Back up Camera Rearview Safety
Hydraulic Pump, non-ULSD models: Sauer-Danfoss
Entry Door – Coaches PTL Engineering 248-652-7998
Fiberglass Body Parts for Coaches Amtech
180 East Jones Road
Wapato, WA 98951
(509) 877-5968
Cell (509) 823-8839
Fax (509) 877-2421
EMAIL
Circuit Breakers Circuit Breaker Service (888) 732-5250
Todd Engineering 520-889-9333
800-866-7738
– 5th Wheels Phillips 503-769-6321
Denso (Dash Air Conditioning)
Evans Tempco (Dash Air Conditioning)
Sanders (Air Conditioning Compressor)

Leveling System

Levelers HWH
Power Gear
Website: Description:
https://www.roverpass.com/blog/rv-lifestyle-blogs-2015/
http://www.advodna.com/ Dave and Ann are definitely traveling experts! They had a five-month honeymoon where they traveled 10,000 miles from San Francisco to Panama.
http://airstreamfamily.com.au/ Let us introduce you to another Airstream family (there’s a few more, too), but this time from down under in Australia.
http://alifemadesimple.blogspot.com/ This blog is run by the Woods Clan, also known as Derek and Teresa with their daughter and faithful dog sidekick.
http://www.aluminarium.com/ These three (counting their dog, Curtis) are seasoned experts of living on the road
http://www.ardentcamper.com/ This blog is a great resource on becoming a digital nomad
http://www.cheaprvliving.com/ A life on the road can get expensive–fast! This is where Bob Wells comes in.
http://currentlywandering.com/ Currently Wondering is another family-traveling-in-an-Airstream blog.
http://ditchingsuburbia.com/ Ditching Suburbia helps families find lives outside of the suburbs so they can have closer family relationships, live in a simpler fashion, give their kids a richer education, and find more family adventures.
http://www.doityourselfrv.com/ Do you like to do things with your own hands?
http://www.drivedivedevour.com/ We would call Kerensa and Brandon’s blog a triple threat!
http://geeksontour.com/ Technology can make traveling a lot easier, if you know how to use it correctly. If you don’t it, technology can be extremely frustrating.
http://geekyexplorers.com/ Geeky Explorers is run by Keith and Tricia who have a lot of traveling experience.
http://geogypsytraveler.com/ Gaelyn has been solo traveling for over 40 years now.
http://www.gonewiththewynns.com/ Jason and Nikki Wynn are a young couple who are taking you along their RV road trip adventures.
http://gr8lakescamper.blogspot.com/ Gr8 Lakes Camper is dedicated to RV camping in the Great Lakes region.
http://gypsyjournalrv.com/ The Gypsy Journal is a digital newspaper written with the RV traveler in mind.
http://www.heathpadgett.com/ Last year Heath quit his job, got married, and decided to travel across all 50 states in an RV.
http://www.interstellarorchard.com/ Back in 2012, Becky Schade decided to leave her 9-5 job making around $30,000 a year and enjoy the adventure of life on the road.
http://www.kelloggshow.com/ How many people do you think can fit in a 300-square-foot space?
http://livelaughrv.net/ This blog by Ingrid and Al shows off their travel adventures around country.
http://www.liveworkdream.com/ Jim and René bought a fifth wheel back in 2007 and have been working from wherever they park it ever since.
http://longlonghoneymoon.com/ Sean and Kristy decided to take their honeymoon on the road and haven’t looked back since.
http://loveyourrv.com/ Ray and Anne sold their house and now live in their fifth wheel trailer full-time.
http://malimish.com/blog/ This family of five is living, working and exploring the country in their Airstream trailer since 2007.
http://nealysonwheels.com/ Deas and Jennifer Nealy have been RVing since 2013 with their three dogs.
http://www.newschoolnomads.com/ New School Nomads is another young family showing how to succeed in the RV lifestyle.
http://ourfreeways.tumblr.com/ Liz and Corey are a couple of wandering Texans taking the long way around the country in their vehicle.
http://www.outsideourbubble.com/ David and Brenda are living outside the bubble for most people by traveling full-time in their motorhome.
http://rikerrvdays.blogspot.com/ Jessica and Harry Riker our enjoying their days in the comforts of their RV.
http://roadslesstraveled.us/ Ride along with Mark and Emily as they take trips by land and by sea.
http://roadtreking.com/ Mike and Jennifer are on a mission to help people discover the small motorhome lifestyle.
http://rvagogo.blogspot.com/ RV A GoGo is written by Betsy Dresser and Nancy Walters who met 20 years ago while working at the Cincinnati Zoo.
http://www.rvlove.com/ People don’t just live the RV lifestyle, they love it!
http://rvwanderlust.com/ Sit down, buckle up, and enjoy the ride with Eric and Brittany Highland of RV Wanderlust.
http://www.rvwheellife.com/ Julianne G. Crane has been a RV enthusiast and writer for many years.
http://rvwithtito.com/ Brian and Melissa are living out their dream by traveling the country in their RV.
http://shorelooksnice.com/ Eric and Danielle Hannan sure look nice as they travel in their RV from shore to shore.
http://snowmads.com/ Jason and Kristen Snow are a travel-addicted couple who walked away from it all years ago and haven’t looked back.
http://www.technomadia.com/ Cherie and Chris are a couple of self-described geeks who use technology to engage in a full-time, hyper-mobile life.
http://www.thefitrv.com/ Looking for ideas on how to stay fit while traveling on the road?
http://theroamingpint.com/blog/ Do you like beer? Enough to jump in an RV and travel the country tasting them all?
http://www.travelwithkevinandruth.com/ Kevin and Ruth Read are from Canada but spend their time exploring and sharing their travel journals through their blog.
http://www.van-tramp.com/ In 2009, Tim decided to stop smoking and a trip to Yellowstone park would be a great distraction.
http://www.watsonswander.com/ Tim and Amanda Watson are another great Airstream story. They renovated their Airstream and have been on the road for over 1,200 days.
http://www.weaselmouth.com/ Deke and Tiffani Waters are a couple of Airstream owners who caught the RVing bug somewhat early in life.
http://wheelingit.us/ In 2010, Paul and Nina packed up 12 paws (we’ll let you do the math) and put it into a 40-foot RV to hit the road full-time.
http://wherervgoing.com/ This adventurous family of five, led by David and Carley, travel all around the country.
http://winnebagolife.com/ A couple of years ago, the RV manufacturer Winnebago began creating lifestyle content for RVers. WinnebagoLife, or GoLife as they like to call it, contains a healthy amount of blog tips, ideas, travel videos, and more.
http://camperchronicles.com/ Lee and Tracy are proud empty nesters who have been RVing full-time since 2014.
http://cheddaryeti.com/ The name comes from what they call their Motorhome. This power couple display the fun and freedom of the nomadic life.
http://funfitroadtrip.com/blog/ This couple are on a mission to find and try new workouts across the nation. If you are looking for workout inspiration check out their blog.
http://jaynjazz.blogspot.com/ Sharing adventures (and misadventures) in camping & road tripping in their 1994 Fleetwood Tioga motorhome, otherwise known as Lady T.
http://jimbosjourneys.com/ Jim Melvin (aka Jimbo) has been living the RV lifestyle for years and has visited countries in Canada, United States, and Mexico
http://junebugjourneys.com/ A travel blog by Bob & Becky featuring their two Airstreams, a 25FB International Sterling and an Airstream Interstate we call Steely Van!
http://justfinding.blogspot.com/ John Schroeder retired in 2013 and has been traveling in his Scamp 19 ever since. I had not seen a Scamp 19 before, I suggest you check it out.
http://landyachtliberty.blogspot.com/ Travelog of Dan & Lisa with their two Maine Coon Cats traveling the United States in their RV.
http://www.livingthervdream.com/ John and Kathy are the brains behind this blog and podcast that helps people getting started out with the RV life
http://metamorphosisroad.blogspot.com/ Hans and Lisa realized their dream of retiring early and hitting the road full-time in an RV. Follow their adventures here.
http://nerdsontheroad.com/ This blog is made up of two nerdy humans and several nerdy little animals who love to travel and explore everything they can
http://nomadicfanatic.tv/ Incredible videos by Eric Jacobs adventures living in an RV full-time, boondocking, urban camping, and living off solar.
http://roadzies.tumblr.com/ Join this Roadschooling family of four as they embark upon amazing adventures throughout all of the USA.
http://rvacrossamerica.net/ Lots of helpful “how to” articles on how to live in a RV.
http://rveganliving.com/ A blog on living happy & healthy while on wheels.
http://www.rvingdoneright.com/ Jon learned a few things in his brief but exciting time as an RV dweller, and this site is his opportunity to pass that knowledge on to his readers.
http://sunrisesandsunsets.us/ Ed and Sharon joined at the hip for 33 years and RVers for 30 years. A fun blog to read.
http://theaccidentalrvers.blogspot.ca/ Arch and Anne are full-time RVers by accident, but also by choice. Follow them around the USA & Canada
http://www.theroamansblog.com/ These two quit their jobs, pared down, bought an RV and have been updating this blog ever since.
https://therollingtoaster.wordpress.com/ If you love great photos and Airstreams look no further. This is a beautiful blog to follow.
http://www.thisawayz.com/ Harold and Tracey are both telecommuters in the tech industry who spend about 1/2 their year in a RV.
http://www.thoseyoungguys.com/ After a combined total of 60 years of working and way too much time spent traveling for work Norm and Lisa
http://mellomikeadventures.us/ A free online travel magazine with the sole goal of promoting the use and enjoyment of our public lands
http://www.towingsilver.com/ Sold the house, bought the Airstream.
http://vermilye.blogspot.com/ Jon Vermilye is a retired educator who has a lot of experience in the RV Lifestyle
http://blog.willywagon.net/ Follow this family as they travel across the country.
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http://www.facebook.com/loveyourrv
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