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Mark’s RV Garage Episode 15

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Mark’s RV Garage Internet TV show is a streamed video. You will need an Internet connection to view the program. Total Run Time 27:27

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 This episode of Mark’s RV Garage is sponsored by: Explorer RV Insurance , KOA Campgrounds , Camping WorldASA Electronics and RV Education 101®

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On this episode of Mark’s RV Garage:

* Mark hooks up the city water and water fill

* Tests the water system using the water pump

*Tests the water system using city water pressure

*installs all exterior metal on the trailer

*installs all windows

*Tyler sands the frame

All of this and more on this episode of Mark’s RV Garage

The “Mark’s RV Garage” Series is presented by RV Education 101® – They offer a full line of RV Educational and RV walk through dvds

See Highlights of Episode 15 Below:

RV Buzz Quick Tip:

Take updated photos of your pets with you on RV trips. If they should get lost you can use the pictures to assist in finding them.

 Trivia question :

How old was Dawn when she went on her first RV trip?

A) 8 Years old

 B) 10 Years old

C) 18 Years old


B) Dawn was 10 years old when she went on her first RV trip with her Aunt and Uncle

RV Product Spotlight:

Voyager Digital Wireless Observation System Installation

Our friends at ASA Electronics sent us a Voyager Digital Wireless Observation System featuring WiSight™ technology for the old Yellowstone trailer. This digital wireless system far exceeds the performance of any analog wireless observation system on the market. WiSight technology digitally locks the Voyager® camera to its monitor so it only communicates with that monitor, ignoring other outside signals and eliminating interference. With WiSight technology you also get a sharp, vivid picture of the vehicle’s surroundings delivered directly to the 5.6” color LCD monitor. The easy mounting system and 12-volt DC power plug make this system easy to interchange among towing vehicles too. And it’s easy to install.

  With this Voyager wireless observation system I can see what’s going on behind me and I don’t need to worry about blind spots when I’m towing the old Yellowstone. The WiSight technology is strong enough to travel through and around objects and it works on vehicles 60+ feet in length, which is a significantly longer distance than other wireless analog systems. For more information on the Voyager digital wireless observation system visit ASA Electronics.


Through emails about buying an RV I became friends with an artist named Dick Secor. Dick and his wife Melissa have a dream to purchase an RV and travel fulltime through the US, Canada and Mexico. His RV dream isn’t just about traveling though. He also came up with the idea to start painting art 4 rvs.  He explained that there is not much wall space in an RV and he will be creating some smaller pieces of original art that will fit nicely on a small shelf or on a small section of wall. The art is intended to add a splash of color to the interior of an RV in the form of bold – bright – sassy color in an easy to manage display format. Here are two example of Dick’s art for RV’s that he graciously sent us, one for the motorhome and one for the old Yellowstone. For more information on Dicks work visit his blog: Art4RVs and RV Painter

NOTE: If you would like to purchase some art for your RV just say you saw it here and receive a 20% discount on your purchase.

RV 101™ Education Video Segment:

Maintenance Mishaps-

There are many common problems associated with RVs that could easily be avoided by the owner performing some easy do it yourself checks and maintenance. Things like pre trip checks and checking the water levels in your batteries. I refer to these as RV maintenance mishaps.Avoiding these common mistakes is pretty simple.  Don’t become a statistic when it comes to RV maintenance mishaps.

RV Education 101® is your premier online source for learning about your RV. We are the largest online digital training provider available, offering numerous online training courses, downloads and programs.  Get the RV information you want, when you want it.  Happy RV learning!

Don’t miss the next episode when Mark installs brand new disc brakes and gives the old Yellowstone a new pair of shoes.

 Watch the RV Cooking Show: A virtual cooking class on wheels with an RV travel component, The RV Cooking Show takes viewers on adventures to some of the most sought-after or interesting but little-known RV locations in the country and then creates a healthy, easy, delicious destination-related dish in host Evanne Schmarder’s RV kitchen.Each less-than-10-minute episode – part travelogue, part cooking show – shares travel tips, ideas and recommendations on popular RVing locales and products then walks viewers through the preparation of a delicious destination-related dish. Past episodes include a tour of Albuquerque’s 505 Chili Factory and Huevos Rancheros, Mojitos and the Fabulous Florida Keys and a salmon dinner in conjunction with the spectacular Olympic National Park.Viewers have the option of watching the RV Cooking Show on YouTube, various RV-related websites such as Camping.com and RVDreamRadio or on the RV Cooking Show website. So as not to miss a single savory episode, viewers may subscribe to the show on YouTube or on this website. An RV industry insider, full-time RVer Ms. Schmarder connects with viewers in part by “living the (their) RV dream”. She is a professional speaker, writer, foodie and unabashed explorer.

Thanks for joining me today in my RV garage. Travel safe and have fun in your RV and remember when it comes to learning about RV’s we’ve got you covered. Be sure to take a minute and visit www.rvconsumer.com and we’ll see you right back here next on our next episode of marks RV garage.
Mark Polk


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Thank-you to our “Mark’s RV Garage” show Sponsors:

KOA camping is different Our Great People make sure of that. We’re near most every attraction and national park in America. Wherever you want to go. At every one of our over 475 locations our focus is you. KOA is by far the largest group of affiliated campgrounds on the continent.
From Wi-Fi and cable to fire rings and food service, KOA has you covered. Your experiences. Your enjoyment. Your memories. Your camping.

Camping World
Camping World began with one small store and a mail order business in an old farmhouse heated by a wood-burning stove. A tobacco barn served as their first warehouse. Since then, Camping World has grown into America’s leading RV accessories and service experts, bringing you everything you need for your RV, with Nationwide SuperCenters, an award-winning website, and full-color catalogs.

Dicor Corporation is a leading supplier of innovative products to the OEM and component manufacturers for recreational and conversion vehicle industries, as well to distributors in the
recreational vehicle and automotive aftermarkets.

RV products are designed with your comfort in mind. With over 80 years in the RV industry, Dometic has become a leader in manufacturing innovative, high-quality RV products that enhance the living space in your RV, motorhome or coach.

RV-500 Space and Water Heating Systems for Recreational Vehicles
The RV-500 delivers on demand hot water
efficiently and conveniently with up to 55,000 BTU’s of power.
The RV-500 is quiet and efficient.

ASA Electronics
brings you the high quality electronics that mobile applications require. ASA works side by side with your designers, engineers, and sales team to develop and provide customized solutions through exclusive engineering,
thorough testing, and tailor made product designs

Progressive Dynamics Inc.
The source of bright ideas since 1964
Progressive Dynamics offers quality Recreational Vehicle products to the RV industry. And in recent years has developed several
new products for the RV Industry

The original MaxxAir product was a louvered vent cap cover, but from that we have engineered and manufactured several ventilation products for the RV market. The best way to describe MaxxAir is to say
it’s in the air moving business
— RV ventilation to be more specific

DirecLink ActuLink ActuLink ABS Module
A Complete System with each Component Linked Together by a Digital Control and Diagnostic Network. The systems of your tow vehicle don’t work independently of each other. Network computer control systems link them so they work seamlessly together.

Why would you want the brake system of your towable working in isolation from your tow vehicle? Vehicle control networks have evolved into powerful and flexible systems.

It is this technology that has paved the way for a revolution in towable braking systems. The DirecLink Network-Based Towable Brake System is the new standard.

Kodiak Trailer Components was established in December 1989, as a manufacturer of products for boat trailers. The product range has varied greatly during our evolution, but since 1994, Kodiak has been the leader in developing hydraulic disc brakes for the trailer industry.

Kodiak’s product line now includes multiple options to select from, with disc brake sets ranging from 2000 lb. axle sets through 10000 lb. axle sets. Our customers represent all types of trailer manufacturers including marine, RV, horse, commercial/industrial, cargo, and even certain operations from the military.

The automotive industry converted to disc brakes for good reason. Specify Kodiak disc brakes on your next traileryou’ll be glad you did!

Charlie and I (Robert) are the third generation in the business(RV Product Accessories). We have scraped knuckles making proto types, and traveled the roads to meet with customers in their back yards. At our facility we talk about ISO-9000, CNC Machinery, Capability Studies, and developing reliable manufacturing systems. But on the road we talk to our customers about their goals and their vision, what lies ahead for them over the next five years. Until we understand what lies ahead for our customers we can not orchestrate our business. Serving your needs is the only way we can achieve success. Then the secret is to never stop chasing the needs of your customers. How can we help you today to be successful tomorrow? RV accessories such as electric tongue jacks, scissor jacks, hand rails and much more…

The Original Equal-i-zer® Sway Control Hitch, with 4-Point Sway Control™, helps the driver be in control and the passengers be at ease. It has been specially designed to tackle the three biggest problems found with conventional trailer hitches: trailer sway, weight distribution, and complicated hook-ups. We continually strive to move forward and be innovative in all our activities.