Lube those awning rafter locks!

By Steve Savage, Mobility RV Service If your RV has manual awning (and, yes, many of us still do), here’s something to put on your maintenance list. Don’t forget to lubricate the rafter locks (those little black knobs) so you don’t break them off when they rust in place. What most folks do is let them go too long until they... Read More

How do I test my propane leak detector?

By Steve Savage, Mobility RV Service People have asked me: “How do I test my propane leak detector?” The short answer is: Most detectors cannot be reliably tested. Some detectors even come with directions noting attempted testing will void the detector warranty. The reason you can’t simply spray propane or butane at the detector is straightforward. Detectors are designed to sample... Read More

Taking it apart? Tips for putting it back together — correctly!

By Steve Savage RV Mobility Services   For all you do-it-yourselfers out there, here’s something important to remember: Not even those of us who work on RVs for a living know how everything we work on is assembled. It’s a sure bet you don’t either. Most of the calls I’ve received recently have been the result of someone correctly diagnosing... Read More

RVs: Rent or own?

By Steve Savage, Mobility RV Service Have you ever considered renting an RV? How about wondering whether you would be better off renting than buying? Here are a few things to consider. Cost — Average owners use their RVs very infrequently. If one buys a new RV, making payments over several years, and were to figure the actual cost per... Read More