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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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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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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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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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13 RV Spring Cleaning Tips To Start Your Season Right

When the weather starts turning warmer and thoughts turn to planning epic RV road trips, there are lots of RV maintenance tasks to accomplish, including RV spring cleaning. After 20 years on the road full-time, we’ve got some good tips to share to help get your RV ready for the new camping season! Sanitize Your …

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What Is a One Ton Truck & Can It Pull My Camper?

If you’re the owner of a one-ton pickup truck, and you’re looking at buying a particular travel trailer, you may be wondering if your truck and that towable RV are a good match. And that’s a critical consideration. For all sorts of reasons, it’s imperative that a tow vehicle be capable of safely towing a …

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What’s a Water Bandit? And Is It Really Stealing?

Access to water is among the most significant concerns of everyone everywhere, and this concern is not lost on those of us who travel from place to place. Some of us travel deep into the wilderness and out into the desert, often camping in extremely remote locations. But all of us have in common a …

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We Toured the Black Series Camper Facility and You Won’t Believe What Happened!

You may have heard of Black Series Campers – the RVs born in the Australian Outback with a well-earned reputation for extraordinary ruggedness and off-roading capabilities. We recently toured their final assembly facility (and lots of their campers) in City of Industry, California, and… well… you won’t believe what happened! We’ve got LOTS of intriguing …

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RV Water Flow Meter: Know How Much Water You Use!

When we’re boondocking (our absolute favorite way to camp!), we need to keep an eye on our water usage. Anyone who boondocks, especially for long periods, understands the importance of water conservation to extend that trip for as long as possible. Knowing exactly how much water you have to work with is good information. There …

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What Is the Function of a Battery Management System?

Today we’re investigating the function of a battery management system. Most of us are familiar with lead-acid batteries. They’ve been around since the mid-1800s, so they’re certainly time-tested. But they’re heavy, they require regular maintenance, and even with that, they don’t last as long as newer technology… such as that found in lithium-ion batteries. Lithium …

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RV Skirting For Winter – Stay Warm In the Cold!

If you RV in the winter, and especially if you’re parked at one location for a long period of time in colder climates, you may have considered RV skirting. In today’s post, we’re looking at RV skirting for winter to see how effective it is, how much it costs, and whether it’s worth doing. What …

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25 Must-Have Items For Your RV Roadside Emergency Kit

Anyone who takes a road trip of any distance or duration should be prepared for potential roadside emergencies. But, RVers who tend to travel roads unknown with some frequency (while carrying heavy loads in their home-on-wheels) need to be well prepared for unexpected events that can occur based on weather, tire blow-outs, and other breakdowns. …

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Essential Winter Camping Gear For Epic Winter Camping Trips

Winter camping can really be fantastic, provided you’ve got the proper winter camping gear to stay warm and safe. With winter in full swing, we thought we’d take some time to point out a few winter camping essentials that can make your winter trips safe, warm, and lots of fun. Let’s get right to it! …

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Buying A Fixer Upper RV? 15 Things To Look For

Many people with a traveling spirit are looking for RVs these days, and there are many RVs on the market of various sizes, types, and prices. We’ve seen some fabulous renovations of older RVs, which inspired us to write this post about buying a fixer upper RV. So, if you’re in the market for an …

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RV Jack Pads: What Are They & Why Do You Need Them?

As we roll along as RVers, there are a number of things we learn that we didn’t know when we first set out. Little things that may seem inconsequential either turn out to be – well – just that. Or, they can turn out to be pretty darned important. Such is the case for RV …

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5 Great RV Dog Ramps for Your Best Friends

Many RVers have the pleasure and privilege of taking some very special companions along for the ride when traveling in their RVs. In fact, RVs are a fantastic way for pets to travel with their people. They’ve got their own little domain carried along with them wherever they go. And that’s where the RV dog …

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Flexible Solar Panels vs Rigid for Your RV

We recently published a post about flexible solar panels, and in that post, we noted the advantages and disadvantages flexible panels pose. But how do flexible panels stack up against rigid panels? Is one type better than the other? Can you combine the two types of solar panels on a single RV? We’ll answer all …

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