RV Education 101

One LP gas appliance that gets overlooked during warm weather camping trips is the RV furnace. Most of the service requirements for the furnace need to be accomplished by a reputable RV service center, but there are a few things we, as owners can do to prepare the RV furnace for cold-weather operation.


Inspect all of the furnace ducting that is above floor level for any damage, like bent or crushed ducting. Repair or replace any damaged ducts prior to using the furnace. Inspect all furnace vents for obstructions that could affect the operation of the furnace. Keep the furnace vents clean. Make sure the furnace air return is not blocked or restricted. Check the exterior furnace exhaust vent (when cold) for any signs of soot. Soot indicates improper burning, and the furnace should be inspected by a professional. Test the operation of the furnace before you actually need it when you are out camping.

RV Education 101
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RV 101® Travel Trailer Ultimate Video & E-book Bundle
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RV 101® 5th Wheel Ultimate Video & E-book Bundle
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RV 101® Motorhome Ultimate Video & E-book Bundle
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Travel Trailer & 5th Wheel Trailer RV Orientation Video Training Course
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Tow Your Travel Trailer Like a Pro Video Training Course
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Tow Your 5th Wheel Like a Pro Complete Online Video Training Course
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Motorhome RV Orientation Video Training Course
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Drive Your Motorhome Like A Pro Complete Online Video Training Course
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RV Care & Preventive Maintenance RV DIY® Online Video Training
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RV Essential Items Video Training Course
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Winterizing and Storing Your RV Video Training Course
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Travel Trailer 4 Video Bargain Set Plus Free RV Checklist ebook
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Motorhome 4 Video Bargain Set Plus Free RV Checklist ebook
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A Collection of RV Education 101 E-Books – 9 RV E-BOOK BUNDLE SET
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An Introduction to RVs E-book Training Course
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Insider’s Guide to Buying an RV E-Book Training Course
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Owning & Operating an RV E-Book Training Course
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The Original Checklists for RVers E-Book Training Course
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Official RV 101® Guides for Travel Trailer Bundled Set
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Official RV 101® Guide To RV Water Heater Use & Care
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Official RV 101® Guide – Trailer Towing, Weights & Safe Towing Explained
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Official RV 101® Guide to RV Generators
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Official RV 101® Guide to RV Water Systems
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Official RV 101® Guide to Understanding Trailer Sway
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RV Campground Basics E-Book Training Course
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RV Safety Features, Tips & Tricks E-book Training Course
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RV Care & Maintenance E-Book Training Course
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Winterizing & Storing Your RV E-Book Training Course
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RV Battery Care & Maintenance E-Book Training Course
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Trailer Towing Basics E-Book Training Course
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About Mark Polk

Mark is an RVer and has a very extensive background in the RV industry. He began at age 15, washing RVs at a dealership in North Central Pennsylvania. It wasn't long before he was working as an apprentice RV technician under the guidance of the RV service manager. Mark then entered and served a full career as a ‎Maintenance Warrant Officer in the United States Army. He managed the operation of the motor pool, where he not only had ‎to understand vehicle maintenance, he had to teach young soldiers how to maintain and operate ‎motor pool vehicles. These soldiers came to him from very different backgrounds, and their prior experience with heavy equipment and mechanical skills were similarly varied. Mark had to learn how to ‎communicate with all of them clearly, concisely, and effectively, and he found that he had a ‎talent for teaching. The Army agreed, and eventually he was asked to produce written ‎instructional materials, including driver training manuals and operating procedures for motor ‎pools.‎ When he retired from the Army in 1996, Mark went to work for an RV dealership in ‎sales and service. He talked to customers about their needs and desires and helped them select ‎the right RV for them. He inspected used RVs for trade-in, he serviced customer RVs, and he ‎educated customers how to operate and enjoy their vehicles. As an RVer himself, through out the years, he has owned and used all the classifications of RVs (travel trailer, motorhome, pop up, 5th wheel and truck camper). He even restored from the ground up, a 67 Yellowstone travel trailer. It became clear to him that there ‎were limited resources available to RV owners who wanted to learn more about how to maintain ‎and operate their vehicles. Owners’ manuals provide limited information, and most consumers ‎find them confusing. Anecdotal information learned around campfires from other RV owners is ‎incomplete and can be unreliable. Mark realized that he had the knowledge and teaching ability ‎to fill that gap, and so in 1999, he began writing articles and books about how to choose, buy, ‎maintain, repair, and operate a variety of RVs. To date, he has authored more than 500 educational ‎videos, 15 e-books, 3 paperback books, and more than 1,600 articles educating millions of RVers. His best-selling book, ‎entitled The RV Book, has sold over 50,000 copies to date. ‎Mark's first priority is the safety of his audience. To Mark, ‎this means anticipating the risks and challenges RVers will encounter when following his ‎instructions, ensuring that the information he provides is complete and accurate, and providing ‎enough information so that his audience can make informed decisions about when to tackle ‎maintenance tasks themselves and when to take their vehicles to professionals. His second ‎priority is his audience’ empowerment. He sends his students out onto the road with confidence that they are equipped, prepared, ‎informed, and ready to enjoy themselves.‎Producing material that achieves those goals is a very difficult thing to do. RVs come in ‎a bewildering variety of different types, makes, models, and vintages, and when Mark writes ‎about tasks such as winterizing a water system, as we know there are many ways to winterize an RV, his instructions, need to guide his readers through the process ‎regardless of which RV his reader happens to own. Like his soldiers, his RV students come to him ‎with widely disparate levels of expertise, experience, talent, and motivation, and his instructions ‎must speak to all of them. Mark’s writing and video presentations are accurate and comprehensive. It is also clear, ‎concise, and easy to understand. He breaks complex, intimidating tasks down to easy steps.

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