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An Absorption Refrigerator: How Can Heat Keep Things Cold?!?!

An absorption refrigerator, like those frequently found in an RV (and commonly referred to as an “RV refrigerator”), uses heat to cool your food and beverages. How can that be? Today we’re taking a closer look at the RV absorption refrigerator – what it is, how it works, how it’s powered, how efficient it is, …

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RV Pet Monitor: Keep Your Pets Safe on the Road

Today’s topic, the RV pet monitor, is of critical importance to anyone who travels in an RV with pets. After all, one of the great benefits of traveling in an RV is the ability to bring along ALL family members, furry ones included. And although we don’t happen to travel with pets ourselves, we have …

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RV Rattles: How to Quiet Dishes, Windows, Doors & More

When you drive a house on wheels down the road, you might hear a whole lotta shakes, rattles, and rolls from various places around the RV. And that can get to be pretty annoying as you travel. After all, you’ve got pots & pans, silverware, dishes, glassware, and lots of other stuff stored in cabinets …

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SeeLevel Tank Monitor: Upgrade Your RV Holding Tank Monitors

RV holding tank monitors are the bane of many an RVer’s travel experiences, but a SeeLevel tank monitor can be a game-changer! Why do we say that existing RV holding tank monitors are so bad? Well, they’re notoriously inaccurate. Their readings might indicate you’ve got plenty of room left in a holding tank, and suddenly, …

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RV Thermostat Replacements & Upgrades (2022)

Your RV thermostat is an important part of what keeps you comfortable in your RV in all kinds of weather. Whether the ambient temperature is hot or cold, your RV thermostat is ready for climate control.  But like everything else, RV thermostats have a lifespan and at some point, you may find yourself with one …

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RV Hydronic Heating System: 11 Things You Need to Know

Heat and hot water are tremendous luxuries afforded to RVers by virtue of the fact that our rigs are homes-on-wheels with all the amenities of a traditional sticks & bricks house (plus wheels)! But there’s more than one way to skin the RV heat & hot water cat, and today we’re looking at the concept …

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RV Closet Door Latch: A Clever Solution To Keep RV Sliding Doors Closed

Lots of RVs have sliding closet doors, but since RVs are moving vehicles, the doors have to be latched in place to keep them from sliding back and forth while you’re driving down the road. There are several variations on the RV closet door latch that manufacturers use in their RVs to keep the doors …

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Should I Disconnect My RV Battery When Plugged In to Shore Power?

Because most RVs have two electrical systems – a 12V DC system as well as a 120V AC system – there can be some confusion about some matters related to the two systems and how they function, both together and separately. For example, we’ve often heard the question “Should I disconnect my RV battery when …

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9 RV Electrical Supplies for Every RVer’s Toolkit

As full-time RVers and chronic DIYers, we carry lots of tools and supplies, and we use them all regularly. But even part-time and occasional RVers need a few tools and supplies. Today we’re looking at RV electrical supplies in particular because RVing means you’ve got a home-on-wheels with not just one, but TWO electrical systems …

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Is an RV Wind Turbine a Good Choice for RVers & Campers?

We’ve talked a lot about solar power on this blog over the years, and we’re big fans. We’ve got what for us is the ultimate RV solar panel system, and it has served us very well overall. But there’s no getting around the fact that the sun goes down every night, and that clouds, rain, …

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The Winnebago Ekko Pop-Top – Is It Right for Your Family?

Back in late 2020, Winnebago introduced a new motorhome that was about the size of a camper van but had the space and features of a larger rig. The RV, called the Ekko, was an instant success. About a year later, the Winnebago Ekko Pop-Top was revealed. With the current soaring interest in smaller RVs, …

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5 Portable Water Heaters for Your RV Traveling Pleasure

You may be thinking to yourself, “Why would people need portable water heaters?” Most RVs come with a water heater, either with a tank (generally Suburban or Dometic/Atwood) or tankless (like Truma or Girard). But there are many tent campers and car campers out there, and there are lots of rigs like self-converted vans, schoolies, …

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3 Misconceptions About Lithium RV Batteries

There’s a lot of talk about lithium RV batteries, and with good reason. RV lithium batteries are rechargeable 12-volt batteries that have become a popular alternative to lead-acid batteries, particularly for RVers who spend a lot of time off the grid and/or who use solar power. RV lithium batteries are based on a newer, more …

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Is Your Portable RV Generator a Suffocation Hazard?

Many RVers turn to a portable RV generator to give themselves access to sufficient power to charge their devices, replenish their RV’s battery power, and run appliances while they’re camping. But how safe are these portable generators? Should we be concerned about the potential for suffocation? In today’s post, we’ll dig deep to consider the …

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Looking for an RV Black Streak Remover? Look No Further!

Many an RVer has cursed the black streaks that accumulate on the sides of their rigs. But there are ways to deal with RV black streaks, and the best way is to prevent them from occurring in the first place. In this post, we’ll look at the oh-so-handy product (the RV black streak remover), and …

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Starlink RV Internet – Is it the Internet Solution RVers Have Been Waiting For?

You may have seen our post on our RV internet solutions for 2021 which we created to update our readers on the most recent upgrades we made to our tech cabinet. But it’s 2022 now, and while our internet solutions are working very well for us, like many RVers we’re keeping an eye on the …

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The Complete Guide to 12 Volt LED Lights for RVs

Being frequent boondockers, (for the uninitiated, that’s camping off the grid without hook-ups, usually in beautiful, remote locations), we’re always looking for ways to conserve resources. Even though our RV came equipped with some fairly energy-efficient fluorescent lighting, 12V LED lights for RVs are the reigning champs of miserly power consumption. They use about a …

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Check Out This Two Story RV! A Sunroom? An Elevator? Whaaaat?

That’s right – a two-story RV with a sunroom and an elevator. It’s real, it’s expensive, but it’s worth seeing because it’s pretty cool. Overseas RV manufacturers are jumping in with all sorts of cool new innovations. So, today we’re taking a look at the SAIC Maxus Life Home V90 Villa Edition! Is This Two …

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Is the Oka Miniature Cruise Cozy the Smallest Camper Van on Earth?

With gas prices affecting RVers’ travel plans, everyone’s thinking about the benefits of smaller RVs. We here in North America tend to think of a small rig as a Class B or even a Class B Plus RV. But, friends we’ve gotta tell you – a Class B RV is nowhere near the smallest camper …

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Best RV Leveling System + LevelMatePRO & PRO+ Discount!

It’s time to get that RV leveling system installed and running to keep you on the level throughout the camping season. RV leveling systems aren’t all the same, though, so today we’re sharing our favorite RV leveling system and we’ll tell you – and show you – why we love it! You know we always …

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11 Tips for How to Keep Your RV Cool in Summer

As we write this post, we’re stepping into spring which means summer is right around the corner. We’re excited, and we know you are, too. But, one of the top questions RVers seek to answer when the hot weather rolls around is how to keep their RV cool and comfortable. So today, with time to …

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Low Water Pressure In Your RV? Try These Tips!

Low water pressure in your RV can be annoying. Low-pressure showers or a lack of pressure when you’re trying to wash dishes, flush the toilet or do anything else that involves a decent flow of water generally indicates that you’ve got a problem somewhere in your RV’s water system. We recently published a post suggesting …

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The 2022 Ford Transit Electric – Will It Make a Good Camper Van?

Using a cargo van as the platform to build out a camper van is super popular these days, and we can understand why! Commercial vans make great bones for little RVs and can be customized to include pretty much anything a traveler/camper wants to accommodate. With the introduction of the 2022 Ford Transit electric van …

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