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Dog BonesElectricElectrical Adapters

Plugging in an RV (Dog Bones 101)

A new RVer recently asked us how to plug their RV into a regular household electric outlet, so we thought we’d cover the basics of connecting different types of RVs into 20-, 30- and 50-amp...

Tips & Tricks

Make Any Size Replacement Gasket

  RVs often have many small or obscure parts that you won’t find on the average Home Depot or Auto Parts store shelves, or even in stock at an RV dealer. This situation sometimes leads...

Blue OxTow Bar

How To Lubricate a Blue Ox Tow Bar

  Since April 11, 2012 was our 9-year anniversary of full-timing, we though that a video about something really integral to RVing (like towing) was a fitting way to kick off our 10th year on...

FoodRV Living

Making Easy-Peeling Hard-Boiled Eggs

  April 11, 2012 is our 9-year anniversary on the road! To celebrate, here’s a non-RV-specific video. lol OK…. so this video isn’t just for RVers, but it is a truly egg-cellent tip (sorry). :-P...

Mattress

Making a Fitted Sheet Fit an RV Mattress

Although we only have personal experience with two RVs, it seems that we’re not the only ones who’ve found that “King” and “Queen” beds aren’t always exactly the same size we were used to in...

Slide SealsSlide-Outs

Maintaining RV Slide-Out Seals

RV slide-out rooms have both inner and outer seals (I also refer to them as gaskets, but seals is probably the more accurate word). They keep the slides sealed against the elements whether they are...

Black WaterFresh WaterGray WaterHolding Tanks

How To Calibrate RV Tank Monitors

  Since we’re sometimes pretty serious boondockers (that’s camping without hook-ups for you RV newbies), we want to know the exact levels in all of our holding tanks – fresh water, gray water and black...

HeatingWinter

RV Buried in 2 Feet of Snow

As a follow-up to our videos about RVing in the winter and connecting to an external propane tank, we thought we’d share what our winter is like. The Lower Mainland of British Columbia, where we’re...

MaintenanceRV Living

How To Exercise a Motorhome

  When parked in one place for a long period of time, it’s important to exercise your RV to keep the engine and other equipment in good working order. When we’re not on the road,...

HeatingWinter

How To RV In The Winter

We’ve been RV snowbirds for 8 winters in a row, mostly in the Desert Southwest. This year, for the very first time, we’ll be spending the winter in the RV in a northern location. Granted,...

KitchenPlumbingSlide-Outs

Behind the Scenes: Kitchen Slide-Out Plumbing

We returned from a 5-week trip away from the RV to find the drain pipe from the kitchen sinks leaking. Since we’ve already completed the repair, this is just an overview of how the plumbing...

BatteriesFlooded Lead Acid

How To Maintain & Equalize RV Batteries

  We demonstrate how to properly service, maintain and equalize the 6-volt deep-cycle golf cart batteries in an RV. The “house” batteries are one of the most misunderstood systems on any RV. The proper care...

Tire PressureTires

Inflating High Pressure RV Tires

We demonstrate a clever and easy way to add air to high pressure tires on a diesel pusher motorhome using the on-board air system. With lots of modern equipment, full-wall slide-out mechanisms, tile floors, etc,...

AtwoodWater Heater

Flushing an Atwood RV Water Heater

  We demonstrate how to thoroughly flush and clean an RV water heater. UPDATE – April 3, 2012: Regarding our use of an after-market anode rod. There are questions about which metal to use –...

DumpingHolding Tanks

Dumping & Cleaning an RV Black Tank

We demonstrate how to dump RV waste water holding tanks and thoroughly clean the black tank. Keeping your sewage tank super clean requires following a few simple procedures which will make it stay odor-free. To...

Fresh WaterHolding TanksSanitize

How To Sanitize an RV Fresh Water Tank

It’s perfectly safe to drink the water from an RV’s fresh water tank (we’ve been doing it for over 8 years) as long as you keep the tank clean. In this video, we show you...

CleaningFantastic FanVents

Super Cleaning an RV Vent Fan

We demonstrate how to remove, clean and reinstall a Fantastic vent fan in your RV. The fans are used so often and move so much air, that they get really dirty. Once a year or...

InstallInterior

Hanging Things on RV Walls using Pop Rivets

We demonstrate how to hang things on the interior walls of an RV. Just about all motorhome, travel trailer and fifth wheel walls are the same thin material that isn’t strong enough to hold wood...

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