Tag Archives: maintenance

Why Are Winter Leaks The Worst?

Wintertime in Michigan, or anywhere the snow flies for that matter, is one of the worst conditions for your trailer to sit in.  The combination of heat and cold, plus the snow and ice can create a perfect condition for a long-term leak that can cost you big. Things contract in the cold, and with […]

Should I check My Trailer During the Winter?

In the camping off season it is easy to forget your about your trailer.  With the holidays, winter break from schools and everything else that seems to crash at the end of the year, your trailer sits silently under the snow and ice, waiting for the chance to get out camping the next season. You […]

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Simple Service Tips For Your RV

Refrigerator Guidelines 1. Plug in and pre-cool your refrigerator for at least 24 hours for a travel trailer and 12 hours for a pop-up. 2. Pre-chill everything you put in it. 3. If using the refrigerator on propane, light the stove first; if there’s air in the line, the stove will purge it out. When […]

Part of the Week: Camco Water Pump Conversion Kit

This week we are offering 10% off Camco Pump Converter Winterizing Kit.  This kit saves you time and trouble while winterizing your RV.  No more will you have to waste anti-freeze pouring it into the fresh water tank, or disconnecting and disconnecting the connection at your water pump.  A must –have for anyone looking to […]

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Video: How Dual Axle Trailer Tires and Wheels Turn

  This is a video showing what happens to trailer tires and wheels while turning.  Kind of neat right?

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Video: Disconnecting Your Battery During Storage

Here is a video I made, hopefully the first of many, spotlighting a cool feature about the trailers I carry, or little facts or tidbits I find interested while I am working.  This one has to do with disconnecting your battery during storage.  Any time you leave your trailer, there is a draw on the […]

The Part of the Week: Camco’s Quick Turn Permanent Bypass Kit

This week we are offering 10% off Camco Quick Turn RV Permanent By-Pass Kit.  Bring in this coupon or mention you liked us on face book to receive your discount.  Can’t make it to the store this week?  Click here to order online!   Westland Camping: Selling fun since 1969   For more about this […]

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How Long Do Trailer Tires Last?

No matter is you have a travel trailer, 5th wheel or pop up camper, spring is a really great time to go over everything on the trailer and do a thorough cleaning and checking of all the appliances.  One of the most overlooked components of your trailer are the tires. Hardly a week goes by […]

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Touching Up Caulking With Dicor Video Tutorial From Rv Education 101

Touching up your caulking is a lot more common that starting fresh or peeling all of the old stuff off.  Here is a video about how to go about it, again, brought to us by RV Education 101 and Mark Polk.  I tell you, check these guys out, they have a lot of great RV […]

How Do You De-Winterize A Trailer?

With the coming of the warm weather, our thoughts inevitably turn to the camping season.  With that time of year, we all need to perform the task known simply as “DE-WINTERIZING”.  This mysterious term means different things to different people.  Usually it refers to just flushing out the water system of antifreeze from the fall, […]

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Spring Cleaning your Trailer’s Fantastic Fan Video Tutorial by the RVGeeks

Spring is a great time to really clean your trailer thoroughly.  Here is a video I found from the RV Geeks on Youtube that does a great job of going step by step through cleaning one of the most easily forgotten things.

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Travel Trailer Tire Mainenance Video

Trailer tires are an often overlooked thing.  They are also one of the most important items.  Having a blowout with a trailer tire can not only be irritating, and dangerous to change on the side of the highway, but a blowout can lead to a lot of damage and that means a lot of money […]

Rv Dump Video Tutorial…Sort of

While playing around on Youtube a few weeks ago, I stumbled upon the Official Jeff Daniels Youtube Channel.  For those of you who don’t know, Jeff Daniels is a multi-talented entertainer, with Major movies such as Dumb and Dumber and RV, and has released a couple of albums (very good ones).  He is also an […]

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RV Slide Out Maintenance Video

Most travel trailers and fifth wheels being produced today have some sort of slide out.  Some are small wardrobe-only slide, and some are the “Super Slides” that run a significant length of the side of the trailer.  In all of these cases, some sort of maintenance will be involved.  Here is a short little video […]

Video Tutorial: How To Sanitize Your Trailer’s Water System

Mark Polk from RV Education 101 has been educating RV-ers for years.  He teaches everything from basic mainternance to how to hook up your 5th wheel to your tow vehicle.  I find him to be a great resource to help answer questions, and help those who are relatively new to owning a trailer or 5th […]

RV DUMPING; NOT AS BAD AS YOU THINK: PART 3

RV DUMPING; NOT AS BAD AS YOU THINK: PART 3 (Back home safely) Hello fellow campers. I have been taking time to help keep you guys from having problems with your sewer system, and one of the most important things you can do at home, is a good cleaning.  Get yourself a toilet wand, preferably […]

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Taking Care of your RV Rubber Roof

One of the most common questions I get almost every day, is “how often do I need to re-caulk my roof?”  My answer is almost always the same: If you need to ask, it’s probably time. Most manufacturers recommend at least checking your roof every three months.  It helps to use a good Rubber Roof […]

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Winter Cover For Your RV

One of the most common questions we get asked by customers this time of year has to do with whether or not to cover their trailer during winter or long term storage (a few months or more).  The answer is yes, you should.  Also, what kind of cover would be the best?  Well, I’ll give […]

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Westland Camping Service Tip Video- Checking Your Trailer for Water Damage

This time of year, it is important to do a thorough checkout of your RV for loose or damages seals, as well as the rest of the things you need to do to fully winterize your trailer.  No matter if it is a 5th wheel, travel trailer of a pop up camper.  These items are […]

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