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Water Heater

RV Water Heater Fail! Don’t Make This Newbie Mistake

https://youtu.be/IsiXaMEneaY?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 Besides telling you about our newbie mistake, we have an LED contest winner to announce! Someone just won $250 worth of LED lights. Was it you? Scroll down to the bottom of this post...

LEDLightingM4 Products

Converting RV Lights to LEDs: Part 2 – LED Color & Brightness

https://youtu.be/jDYcODgaC_0?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 Last week’s video about our ongoing conversion to cool, energy-efficient LED lights generated a lot of interest, plus some questions. Today we’ll provide some additional details about the exact choices we made regarding color temperature,...

LEDLightingM4 Products

Converting RV Lights to LEDs: Part 1 – Incandescents & Halogens

https://youtu.be/3KF_Ig8sutg?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 The process of converting our RV’s lights to LEDs has been a bit frustrating… until now. This video explains what’s been happening. If you’ve seen our video about converting our RV’s fluorescent lights to...

AwningsFabricTough Top Awnings

How To Replace Dometic/A&E RV Patio Awning Fabric

https://youtu.be/ZfpM-op0dkU?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 NEW & EASIER TECHNIQUE! We’ve learned a new and improved (EASIER!) way to do this job. Watch the new video here! UPDATE: Tough Top Awnings now offers a special discount for RVgeeks viewers. Use...

BoondockingSolarWinter

Solar Maximus! Optimizing the Sun When RV Boondocking

https://youtu.be/dP_8i7nbBcE?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 Unlike a campsite in an RV park, when you’re wild camping (or, if you prefer – boondocking, dry camping or RVing off the cord) in a remote location like Quartzsite, AZ, you can usually...

Inverter

Special Guests: Gone with the Wynns – Inverters 101

https://youtu.be/tiz5ySnuYAI?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 An inverter is one of the greatest devices to have on an RV, allowing you to power your appliances when you’re camping “off the cord” (without hook-ups). A power inverter converts the 12-volt DC...

OilTow CarTowed

Keeping Oil Off Your RV’s Toad (Towed Car)

https://youtu.be/9w12E68nseo?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 If your RV is a diesel pusher like ours, and you sometimes find small specks of oil on the front of your toad (towed car), there’s a little black tube under the engine that...

FloodingSlide TopperWater

How to Prevent an RV Slide-out Flood

https://youtu.be/rrxBF9ZyurA?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 You don’t have to be an RVer for very long to come to the same conclusion we did: breaking camp in the rain kinda sucks, especially if you have slide-outs. Pouring rain is just...

Fresh WaterSuburbanWater Heater

UPDATE! RV Water Heater Anode Rods

https://youtu.be/tcxHIFKLVbc?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 If you’ve seen our previous 2 videos about flushing RV water heaters, you’ll know we’ve talked quite a bit about anode rods. Generally, Suburban brand water heaters require an anode rod to protect the...

Windshield

Super Clean Your Windshield… Super Fast!

https://youtu.be/gXS4pegAnN4?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 If you saw our original video about super cleaning your windshield, here’s a way to do it super fast, even with a really big windshield like the one on our RV. Regardless of what...

OutdoorsRV Lifestyle

Keep Mosquitoes Away… Without Bug Repellent!

https://youtu.be/zzSFCABlsi8?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 Like most RVers, we love the outdoors. But when the mosquitoes fly, we hate having to cover ourselves with slimy, smelly, or even toxic (for products containing DEET) insect repellent. Citronella candles and other...

Slide TopperTough Top Awnings

Measure, Order & Replace Your RV Slide Topper

https://youtu.be/D0BtLJDHKeI?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 Here is the full-length version of this video, showing how to measure, order and install a new A&E slide topper. Our favorite type of DIY RV project is one that’s both surprisingly manageable and...

A&ESlide TopperTough Top Awnings

Replacing an A&E RV Slide Topper — “Standard Method”

https://youtu.be/xDKCSwYXbH0?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 Here is the “express” version of this video, showing how to install a new A&E slide topper. Our favorite type of DIY RV project is one that’s both surprisingly manageable and saves a lot...

CleaningExterior

Tidy Up Your Rig’s Appearance in 10 Minutes

https://youtu.be/aEDuEJKh67Y?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 We picked up our new RV on May 17th, 2005. For its 8th birthday today, we’re going to do a quick exterior cleanup to show you how we keep it looking good between washings....

Black WaterGray WaterHolding TanksSewer Hose

No More Guessing About Tank Levels! Gray Tank & Sensor Cleaning

https://youtu.be/gmdzFpdB–c?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 Besides water, an RV gray tank (or “grey” if you trend more British) takes in lots of greasy, sticky substances. These include food particles & residue from preparing meals and washing dishes, soap, shampoo,...

Leveling

The Best RV Leveling Blocks (Jack Pads)

https://youtu.be/Dlb14PqCkUQ?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 We’ve had our Utility Blocks long enough to be really happy customers and wanted to share what we think are the best RV leveling blocks we’ve ever seen. Every RVer has to deal with...

BasementLocksSecurity

How To Repair RV Power Door Locks

https://youtu.be/ml2WyFiPruA?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 Most RVs are equipped with lockable outside storage compartments, including our first motorhome, a 2002 Fleetwood Bounder Diesel. Since our basement doors had no central locking mechanism, we got used to carrying the keys...

Gulf CoastTravel Tip

RVing on the Gulf Coast Ferry System

https://youtu.be/XlTYa83EoTM?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 In ten years of full-time RVing, we’d only taken our motorhome aboard a ferry twice before, on a round-trip sailing from Horseshoe Bay in Vancouver, Canada to Gibsons, on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast. That...

LEDLighting

Converting Fluorescent RV Lights to LED Strip Lights

https://youtu.be/SAMPQrAu0aI?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 UPDATE: Check out the new and improved ways we’ve converted our entire RV to LED. View our entire LED video playlist here. Being frequent boondockers (for the uninitiated, that’s camping without hook-ups), we’re always...

New OrleansTravel Tip

NOLA! RVing To New Orleans, LA

https://youtu.be/otgv3wVCJMk?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 Like most RVers, we spend a lot of time exploring the wide open spaces of the great outdoors. But there are definitely times we like to visit large and medium size cities too. New...

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