Most Common Recreational Vehicle Electrical Problems You Will Encounter

Most Common Recreational Vehicle Electrical Problems You Will Encounter

17 May 2023
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Whether you live full-time in your RV or only enjoy your recreational vehicle on the weekends, you want to ensure your vehicle is always in tip-top shape. Unfortunately, while you pay attention to other more obvious problems, there are other issues that can creep out unexpectedly. This includes electrical issues. Here are a few of the most common electrical issues you might encounter while enjoying time in your RV.

Flickering Lights Inside and Outside the RV

From the lights around the upper frame to the lights in the bathroom, kitchen, or cab, there are several lights and fixtures spread across your RV. It is not uncommon for a single light to flicker, especially if the bulb is failing. However, if several lights are flickering or not working at all, it could be a sign of an electrical problem.

If the lights in a single area are flickering or not working, hire a professional to check the wiring in that specific area. For more widespread issues, the problem could be with the battery or batteries, depending upon the type of RV.

Electrical Issues with the Appliances

Many RVs come equipped with the comforts of home, from a dishwasher and fridge to a stove or built-in microwave. Just like the appliances in your home, your RV appliances can suffer from electrical issues, including the appliances that are hardwired to the battery. If there are any issues with the appliances, do not try to fix them yourself, instead, contact a professional.

Unlike your household appliances that simply plug into an electrical socket, the appliances can be powered in several different ways. For example, your appliances might be solar-powered, powered by propane, or even powered by batteries. It takes an expert to determine the electrical system of your RV, especially if there is an issue.

Damaged or Frayed Wiring

While you are on the road or out in the wild, it is not uncommon for electrical wiring to fray or become damaged. For example, the exterior or interior wiring if not protected can be damaged by pests. If you notice any frayed wiring, do not attempt to repair the issue yourself and, instead, contact a professional.

When there is some damage or fraying to the exposed wiring, there might be more damage behind the walls, under the RV, or in other areas that are not plainly visible.

From frayed wiring to flickering lights, there are several common electrical problems you might deal with while enjoying your RV.   

For more information about RV electrical repair, contact a local company. 

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