What is an Inverter and What is it Used for in an RV?

Your RV batteries produce power in Direct Current (DC) that run at low voltages. Power companies and AC generators produce sine wave Alternating Current (AC), which is used to operate 120-volt appliances and electronic equipment. An inverter takes 12-volt DC power from your RV batteries and electronically changes it to 120-volt AC.

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RV Newbies? 10 RV Education Topics Every New RV Owner Should Know

Below are some RV terms, information and items new RVers need to be familiar with:

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RV Education – How Do You Take Care of your RV Water System?

The potable water system in your house is pretty much maintenance free. The potable water system in your RV, on the other hand, requires some maintenance to keep it trouble free. Questions I get quite often is the complaint that there is a stale odor coming from the RV water system.

When you return from a trip and you’re not going to use the RV for a while, you need to drain the entire water system to prevent it from getting stale and musty.

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RV Education for RV Newbies – How Do You Get Water Into An RV?

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RV Water Hook-Up:

At the campground you want to get some water running through the RV plumbing system. At home when you want water you open a faucet and its there like magic. When it comes to your RV there are two ways to get water to flow through the taps.

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How To Lubricate RV Window Tracks Using 3-IN-ONE® RV Care Window & Track Dry Lube

How To Lubricate RV Window Tracks Using 3-IN-ONE® RV Care Window & Track Dry Lube – It’s important to perform regular RV maintenance – especially on the areas that get the most use, like your windows and doors. In this RV how to video Mark Polk of RV Education 101, demonstrates how to lubricate RV window tracks. Sponsored by 3-IN-ONE® RV Care Window & Track Dry Lube.

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THE RV LEARNING CURVE by Mark Polk of RV Education 101

You purchase an RV, and the day finally comes when you take delivery of the RV from the dealership. You are excited, and just want to take the RV home. The dealership gives you a walk-through orientation of the RV, explaining how everything on the RV works. You listen and watch, but it is too much information to process in a short period of time. Now you are home with the RV, and you cannot remember 80-percent of what was covered during the walk-through. One week later, you remember even less:


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OFFICIAL RV 101® GUIDES by RV Education 101


To make learning about RVs easier, for both RV newbies and experienced RV owners, we selected individual RV components, systems and topics and produced inexpensive downloadable RV Guides. These official RV 101®  Guides provide you with all the information you need to know about a particular RV topic.

For more information, click on the link to the RV 101®  Guide you are interested in learning more about below.

Official RV 101® Guides for Travel Trailer Bundled Set

Official RV 101® Guide To RV Water Heater Use & Care

Official RV 101® Guide – Trailer Towing, Weights & Safe Towing

Official RV 101® Guide to RV Generators

Official RV 101® Guide to RV Water Systems

Official RV 101® Guide to Understanding Trailer Sway

Keep checking back in for more official RV 101® RV Guides. If you enjoyed the RV guides, take a look at our more advanced RV video and e-book training at RV Online Training

Happy Camping,
Mark Polk
RV Education 101

RV 101® Travel Trailer Ultimate Video & E-book Bundle

RV 101® 5th Wheel Ultimate Video & E-book Bundle

RV 101® Motorhome Ultimate Video & E-book Bundle

Travel Trailer & 5th Wheel Trailer RV Orientation Video Training Course

Tow Your Travel Trailer Like a Pro Video Training Course

Tow Your 5th Wheel Like a Pro Complete Online Video Training Course

Motorhome RV Orientation Video Training Course

Drive Your Motorhome Like A Pro Complete Online Video Training Course

RV Care & Preventive Maintenance RV DIY® Online Video Training

RV Essential Items Video Training Course

Winterizing and Storing Your RV Video Training Course

Travel Trailer 4 Video Bargain Set Plus Free RV Checklist ebook

5th Wheel 4 Video Bargain Set Plus Free RV Checklist ebook

Motorhome 4 Video Bargain Set Plus Free RV Checklist ebook

A Collection of RV Education 101 E-Books – 9 RV E-BOOK BUNDLE SET

An Introduction to RVs E-book Training Course

Insider’s Guide to Buying an RV E-Book Training Course

Owning & Operating an RV E-Book Training Course

The Original Checklists for RVers E-Book Training Course

RV Campground Basics E-Book Training Course

RV Safety Features, Tips & Tricks E-book Training Course

RV Care & Maintenance E-Book Training Course

Winterizing & Storing Your RV E-Book Training Course

RV Battery Care & Maintenance E-Book Training Course

Trailer Towing Basics E-Book Training Course

Vintage Travel Trailer Restoration Series Recap – Part 1 of 5

In 2011, we restored a vintage 1967 Yellowstone travel trailer from the ground up. This is a short 5 part series recap of the vintage trailer restoration process.

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Top 5 RV Storage Tips by RV Education 101

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RV 101 – How to Make Your RV Batteries Last Longer

Two of the most frequent questions I get asked are, why does my RV battery keep dying, and why does my RV battery only last one or two camping seasons? Continue reading

RV 101 Solutions to 5 Common Problems RV Owners Experience at Campgrounds

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RV Interior Makeover – Part 5 Installing Rec Pro Furniture in the RV

We completed our 5 part RV Interior makeover by installing new furniture, provided by REC PRO. The furniture installation went smoothly, and because our 5th wheel trailer is stationary we did not secure the furniture to the floor, but that is easy to do. We hope you enjoyed our RV interior makeover, and if you have an older RV like ours, we hope this series gave you some ideas on how to update your RV’s interior.

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RV Interior Makeover – Part 4 Installing Luxury Woven Vinyl Flooring in the RV

Several years ago, we installed Infinity Luxury Woven Vinyl (LWV) flooring in our motorhome. We liked the product so much that we installed it in our RV patio room at the beach. In part 4 of our RV interior Makeover, we are installing Infinity Luxury Woven Vinyl flooring in the 5th wheel kitchen, living room and slide-out. Thank you to LWV for providing the flooring for this segment.

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RV Interior Makeover – Part 3 Installing Reclaimed Wood Accent Walls

In Part 3 of our RV Interior Makeover, we install white washed wood planks on two accent walls in the RV. This is a fun RV DIY weekend project that you can tackle in RV.

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RV Interior Makeover – Part 2 Installing MCD Day/Night Roller Shades

In this episode of the RV interior makeover we install new MCD day/night roller shades on five windows in the 5th wheel project trailer. MCD shades are available in a variety of styles and colors to compliment any RV interior design, and they are custom made for your RV. We selected the American Duo Day Night roller shades. The new shades were provided by MCD Innovations for this project. Enjoy the video and stay tuned for upcoming episodes of the RV interior makeover.

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RV Interior Makeover – Part 1 The Demo

The interior of our 5th wheel trailer at the beach is showing its age, so we decided to do an RV interior makeover. We plan to upgrade the RV flooring, RV shades, furniture, refrigerator and add an accent wall using reclaimed wood planks. But before we can do any of that we need to remove almost everything from the RV’s interior. Enjoy the video and stay tuned for upcoming segments of the RV interior makeover.

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