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Fresh WaterWater Filters

Replacing RV Water Filters

https://youtu.be/2UFdOssw69Q?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 One downside to moving your house to so many different locations can be the varied and unknown quality of the water available. Many RVs have a rust, scale and sediment filter for all incoming...

Dog BonesElectricElectrical Adapters

Plugging in an RV (Dog Bones 101)

https://youtu.be/wVYBei5BZmw?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 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...

Tips & Tricks

Make Any Size Replacement Gasket

https://youtu.be/M_YWiEQ–pw?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1   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...

Blue OxTow Bar

How To Lubricate a Blue Ox Tow Bar

https://youtu.be/OOw08HzLHo8?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1   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...

FoodRV Living

Making Easy-Peeling Hard-Boiled Eggs

https://youtu.be/nId0VqfG_oI?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1   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)....

Mattress

Making a Fitted Sheet Fit an RV Mattress

https://youtu.be/qjL-MU0dalE?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 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...

Slide SealsSlide-Outs

Maintaining RV Slide-Out Seals

https://youtu.be/X701hbSO_ko?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 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...

ElectricPower

Replacing a Circuit Breaker on an RV Power Pedestal

https://youtu.be/x5TiD5p4Ky0?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 WARNING: IF YOU’RE UNSURE ABOUT WORKING WITH ELECTRICITY, CALL A PROFESSIONAL. Although this video is about replacing an RV park circuit breaker, the concept is the same as the breakers inside an RV. Replacing...

Black WaterFresh WaterGray WaterHolding Tanks

How To Calibrate RV Tank Monitors

https://youtu.be/DvVGBFdJ_vo?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1   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...

HeatingWinter

RV Buried in 2 Feet of Snow

https://youtu.be/BxOXapeYTMQ?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 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...

MaintenanceRV Living

How To Exercise a Motorhome

https://youtu.be/Rqjknzdzb88?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1   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...

HeatingWinter

How To RV In The Winter

https://youtu.be/n5RGlcLSrM4?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 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....

KitchenPlumbingSlide-Outs

Behind the Scenes: Kitchen Slide-Out Plumbing

https://youtu.be/BKc4oO8zLLA?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 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...

BatteriesFlooded Lead Acid

How To Maintain & Equalize RV Batteries

https://youtu.be/a2LQc2Z_aDc?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1   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...

Tire PressureTires

Inflating High Pressure RV Tires

https://youtu.be/QDOqCk6dTuo?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 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,...

AtwoodWater Heater

Flushing an Atwood RV Water Heater

https://youtu.be/IKg0R9oiMP0?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1   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

https://youtu.be/I6sv4d3PsTo?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 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....

Tow CarWindshield

How To Super Clean Your Windshield with Steel Wool!

https://youtu.be/D05vX-G9iV4?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 UPDATE: Check out our new updated “express” version of this video: “HOW TO SUPER CLEAN YOUR WINDSHIELD… SUPER FAST!” We demonstrate how to make the windshield of your RV or car cleaner and clearer....

Fresh WaterHolding TanksSanitize

How To Sanitize an RV Fresh Water Tank

https://youtu.be/kOlPwmwlaMo?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 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...

CleaningFantastic FanVents

Super Cleaning an RV Vent Fan

https://youtu.be/-4JWUJvy_0s?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 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...

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