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Murphy Bed Couch: Is It a Good RV Sleeping Option?

A Murphy bed or Murphy bed couch have become popular options for bringing additional sleeping capacity to homes and RVs alike. For example, a homeowner might want to turn a home office into a temporary guest bedroom at times. Likewise, an RVer who would like to travel with guests occasionally may want to add a …

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The RV Gutter: Does It Do Its Job Or Does It Need Some Help?

Most RVs come with gutters installed along the length of the roof radius, designed to catch and divert water as it rolls off the roof. RV gutters direct water to the front or back of the RV, keeping it from pouring onto you… or, onto your windows which can cause streaking and could even create …

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Add an RV Deck to Expand Your Outdoor Living Space!

You may have seen the toy hauler RVs that have rear or side swing-down doors for access to the “garage” area and that double as an RV deck or outside entertainment area. These raised spaces keep the expanded outdoor living area up off the ground, leaving mud, sand, and dirt where it belongs. But what …

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RV Replacement Blinds: Pleated Shades Suck! Roller Blinds Rule!

Our motorhome came with one of the most common types of RV window coverings: pleated day/night shades. Anyone else who has them will likely agree with us that they kinda suck (poor design, generally cheap, and all-too-frequent re-stringing required). We’ve talked about RV replacement blinds for years, but we just hadn’t gotten around to making …

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4×4 Van Conversion: Hit the Road by Getting Off of It!

A 4×4 van conversion is a great way to get away from it all! As avid boondockers for the past couple of decades, we understand the allure of the great outdoors off the beaten path. There’s a big difference between the experience you’ll have in a busy campground or RV park and those that happen …

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RV Bunk Mattress: Help Your Kids/Guests Sleep Soundly

An RV bunk mattress is notoriously uncomfortable. RV manufacturers figure they’ll get a little use by lightweight kids during summer camping trips. Unfortunately, after a night or two, your kids and other RV guests may complain about difficulty sleeping due to the lack of support, comfort, and stability from those thin, cheap, foam-based “mattresses” (for …

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RV Insulation: Keeping the Cold Out & the Heat In

As winter approaches, thoughts of keeping warm spring to mind (including RV insulation). That’s especially true for those of us who are full-timers and those who enjoy occasionally camping in late fall or winter in areas where temperatures drop significantly. What’s the insulation like in most RVs? And how can we improve on our rig’s …

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RV Bubble Levels: What They Are & How to Use Them

Bubble levels are the simple, low tech, tried-and-true method for leveling an RV. They’re easy to use, affordable, and effective. Bubble levels come in a variety of shapes, styles, and sizes, and there are several different ways for an RVer to use them to level their rig. Today we’re looking at the good old-fashioned bubble …

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Best Walkie Talkies: Stay Connected When You’re Apart

Two-way radios (walkie-talkies) may just be the RVing gear you didn’t know you need … until you need them. That’s why today we’re focusing on the best walkie-talkies for RVers … because good communication can be essential to safe camping. Why Are Walkie-Talkies Important Gear for RVers? As many of you know, we’ve been full-time …

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Why Do RV Tires Blow Out? What Can I Do to Prevent It?

Whether you’ve got a motorhome, travel trailer, or 5th wheel, it’s extremely important to understand how to minimize the possibility of a tire blowout and what to do if one should occur. But, why do RV tires blow out? Tire blowouts are more common on RVs than you may think, and there are a number …

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RV TV Antenna: Enjoy a Clear Picture on the Road!

Does your RV TV antenna deliver a crisp, clear picture to your RV’s TV screen consistently? If not, keep reading, because we’ve got several solutions to offer to get you some great FREE TV to watch in your rig. Today we’re looking at RV TV antennas that’ll let you relax with your favorite TV shows. …

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The 11 Best Rocking Camp Chairs for a Relaxing RV Trip

Today’s post is for the rockers among us. No, not The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, or U2. We’re talking about rocking camp chairs! Surprised they exist? Read on! A camping chair is a pretty standard piece of gear for most campers. But there are camping chairs and then there are CAMPING CHAIRS! Camping …

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Complete Guide to Backup Cameras for RVs: Wired & Wireless

The backup camera for RV use is a pretty important piece of gear. If you’ve ever tried to back an RV into a tight space, you’ll know what we’re talking about. In fact, if you’ve ever tried to back up an RV at all, you can probably relate. We recently published a post about wireless …

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7 Best Folding Camping Tables For Your RV Adventures

Today we’re talking about one of the most useful and versatile items enjoyed by RVers and campers everywhere – the folding camping table.  Surprised? Read on! Who Needs a Folding Camping Table? The answer to this question is: anyone and everyone who loves to spend lots of time outdoors. All campers, road trippers, and even …

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RV Sleeper Sofa: A Comfortable Night’s Sleep For Guests

No matter the size of the motorhome, travel trailer, or 5th wheel, all RV owners appreciate multi-use items of all kinds. Anything that can serve more than one purpose to help save space and weight in an RV is a win! And since both sofas and beds are often large and heavy, maybe one of …

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RV Diesel Heater: Stay Warm in Your RV This Winter!

As the cool weather approaches, we’re trying to offer some great fall and winter camping information for RVers who enjoy camping in any weather. And the truth is that there are myriad ways to stay warm in your RV while continuing to travel in cold weather. Today’s focus is on the diesel heater. For many …

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Get a Collapsible Laundry Basket for Stress-Free RV Laundry!

Let’s face it – laundry is never much of a pleasure to deal with, but when you travel or live full-time in an RV, dirty laundry can be particularly unpleasant. However, there are little things we can all do to make the chore of laundry easier. Today we’re looking at the collapsible laundry basket. In …

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Oxygenics Shower Head: Why Do RVers Love It?

The shower experience in RVs can vary greatly. The pressure showers put out, as well as their water usage, are concerns for many (if not most) RVers. That’s why Oxygenics shower heads have become so popular among RVers. But what makes these shower heads so different from traditional pre-installed RV shower heads? In today’s post, …

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5 Best Battery Operated Heated Blankets For Your RV Trip

With fall just around the corner and the nights getting chillier, people are huddling around the campfire (or portable propane fire pit), getting ready for fall sports and tailgate parties, and thinking about fall and winter camping and RVing. All of that makes this the perfect time for a post on battery-operated heated blankets. You …

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Is an RV Combo Washer Dryer Combo Any Good?

Being able to do laundry on the road in your RV is a game changer. This is especially true for those of us who are full-timers. But many rigs can’t accommodate a two-unit washer/dryer setup. One alternative is a washer-dryer combo for an RV, and that’s our focus in today’s post. We’ll take a look …

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Toy Hauler Motorhome: A Great Way to Bring It All With You!

We’ve posted here before about towable toy haulers (5th wheels & travel trailers). And we know that motorhome owners can tow large trailers to bring along toys like ATVs, motorcycles, golf carts, etc. But can a motorhome BE a toy hauler without towing the toys separately on a trailer? As it turns out, a toy …

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Double Pane RV Windows: Worth It or a Waste Of Money?

Double pane RV windows have some definite benefits. But, there are some drawbacks, too.  Double-paned windows may be present when you purchase an RV, and if you already have double-paned glass, this post will have an important tip or two for you.  But if you’ve got single-paned windows in your RV and are thinking about …

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Do I Need An RV Fridge Fan? What Does It Do?

If you’re having issues with temperature control in your RV fridge, it’s possible that an RV fridge fan could make all the difference. There are many reasons for poor cooling of an RV fridge, of course, but a number of them may be resolved with a simple fan for RV fridges.  In the past, we’ve …

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The 50 Amp RV Plug: Power For Everything In Your RV!

The 50 amp RV plug is a powerful thing! In fact, it has the capacity to power everything in your RV no matter what size rig you’ve got.  People often wonder how much a single 50-amp plug can really handle. Well, we can power our entire motorhome on a 50-amp plug when we’re connected to …

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