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Since 2011, Peter Knize & John Sullivan have co-hosted The RVgeeks, one of YouTube’s most popular channels about RVing. In 2019, they made the big leap to broadcast television as co-hosts and Co-Executive Producers of the new TV series The RVers. Look for John & Peter on The Discovery Channel, PBS, iTunes/AppleTV, Amazon Video, Fun Roads TV, Google Play, the Microsoft Store, and YouTubeTV. The RVers is also available internationally on the Wild Pursuit Network in Canada, and iTunes in English-speaking countries such as Canada, the U.K. and Australia.

Full-timers since 2003, we’re a couple of “Do-It-Ourself” RVers sharing tips on RV operation, maintenance, repair, and travel. We’ve handled most of our own RV maintenance over the course of two decades spent exploring North America (and international RVing, too)!

While we’re not RV technicians, we’re very mechanically inclined and have learned a lot about RV systems over the years. We handle most of our own minor service, repair and upgrade work on our 2005 43′ Newmar Mountain Aire diesel pusher. We also maintained our 2002 39′ Fleetwood Bounder Diesel during our first 2 years on the road.

We hope our experiences can help other RVers go DIY, all while saving time & money… and experiencing the satisfaction of a job well done.

We don’t pretend to be experts on any particular RV topic, and mostly know about maintaining our own rig. But lots of things are the same on RVs in general, and diesel pushers in particular. Consult with a professional technician if you’re unsure about working on your RV.

Safe Travels!

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Jeffrey Schaub

Saturday 6th of November 2021

My wife and I are new to RVing, we own a 40 ft 2006 Triple E Empress. We will be living in it full time next year. In the short time (6 months) we have owned it, we have learned more from you guys than from any other sources. Thank you for everything, I look forward to your email service every day. You are the Best !!

TheRVgeeks

Saturday 6th of November 2021

Hi Jeffrey! Congrats on your Triple E (they made a really solid RV!) and thanks so much for the kind words. We're glad that we've been able to help and that you're enjoying our regular content! Stay safe out there!

Virgil Pearce

Monday 1st of November 2021

I've installed weboost Drive X RV and would like to create my 12v wifi network with my MacBook Pro and maybe a 12v printer. Verizon gives me 5G and don't want to use my iPhone for the link. What would you recommend? Have a 76 GMC Birchaven and have done lots of upgrades to bring it up to 2021. Virgil

TheRVgeeks

Monday 1st of November 2021

Hi Virgil! Sounds like you're doing a good job adding 21st century tech to your GMC! Our recommendation for a 12V-compatible device for setting up the local network in your RV would be to get a cellular router (a.k.a. a "MiFi" or "JetPack") and an additional SIM card on your existing plan (usually adds about $10/month to add an extra device like that). It's the most cost-effective way to get what you want.

The cellular router connects to the cellular data network and then broadcasts it's own local WiFi network for all of your other devices (phone, laptop, printer... make sure it's WiFi-compatible) to it. You can use the WeBoost to boost the signal on the mobile router when needed (or pick up a cheap Netgear MiMo antenna that can connect to the antenna ports on the cellular router... it works AMAZINGLY well in many situations and can often get you better speeds since it's MiMo... here it is on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3jZfbJL ). AND you can bring it with you if you leave the RV. Very portable.

Walter Pinkus

Sunday 31st of October 2021

We have a 2002 Newmar Kountry Star with the Cummins ISB300 diesel. We have been having a problem with occasional momentary power loss, that I describe as someone threw out the anchor and as soon as it grabbed the rope broke. Finally, at the latest repair shop we rolled into, the Manager replied that he knew exactly what the problem was, because he had had it years ago with that same engine. He said that the power connector on the fuel pump gets worn and starts making intermittent contact, especially on the ground pin. He said that they tie down the wiring harness too tightly and it torques the connector. It took a couple of hours to fix it due to lousy access to that point, but the problem has gone away!

TheRVgeeks

Sunday 31st of October 2021

Hi Walter. Sorry to hear about that trouble, but thanks so much for sharing the solution! We'll definitely keep that in mind should we ever experience that trouble... although, come to think of it, maybe we should head outside right now and check to see if our ISL400 has the same issue!

Glad to hear you're back on the road with full power!

Philip Stone aka DoomerPhil

Sunday 24th of October 2021

Just wanted to thank you for this site. Just discovered you while trying to figure out my QD 6500 generator.

We have a 2002 Monaco Diplomat 38 footer, that I am extensively remodelling and modifying.

Thanks, again

TheRVgeeks

Sunday 24th of October 2021

Welcome Phil, and thanks for your comment. Great to have you with us.

Perry Whitworth

Wednesday 20th of October 2021

Read your article about best RV blogs. Do you know of a website or organization that can point us to rvers that are traveling to Cabo in Baja California? We prefer to travel with a group.

TheRVgeeks

Wednesday 20th of October 2021

Hi Perry. There are probably groups on Facebook, though we can't point you to anything specific. But there's also a group called Vagabundos Del Mar (https://www.vagabundos.com/). If you join their group (it's pretty cheap as we recall) they have a ton of information as well as a "Travel Buddies Calendar" that you can use to hook up with others traveling the Baja. They also have a ton of helpful information, and also offer a great deal on the insurance you need for your vehicle(s) while in Mexico. Check them out, we bet they'll be your solution.

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