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How to Plan Your RV Trip When You’re Offline

Considering how much of the world is online these days, you may be wondering why we’re posting about how to be an offline RV trip planner. We get it that all of our lives are heavily connected these days, and our tech cabinet is proof that we’re pretty interconnected technology geeks. We desperately need appreciate …

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Is an Extended RV Warranty Worth It?

Buying an RV involves a multitude of important considerations. We’re all quick to consider things like the floorplan, fuel mileage, sleeping capacity, the size of holding tanks, and whether we want to buy new or used. But one item that’s easy to overlook is an extended RV warranty. Is it worth the cost? Do you …

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How to Remove RV Decals Yourself

For various reasons lots of folks are interested in RV decal removal but aren’t sure quite how to tackle the project. Fear of damaging your RV’s finish, or causing the decals to go from somewhat cracked and weathered to downright unsightly, are understandable reasons to hesitate. But RV decal removal can take years – even …

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Repairing or Replacing an RV Door? Here’s What You Need to Know

Your RV door is an important component of your home-on-wheels. Not only does it secure all of the belongings you carry with you in your home/travel vehicle, but it plays a significant role in keeping you and your family safe as well. The RV door is also one of the most-used components of an RV, …

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The Best Vehicles to Tow Behind An RV to Maximize Exploration

Since we recently covered the topic of hooking up and disconnecting an RV tow bar, today we’re taking a look at the best vehicle to tow behind your RV. Because we know that most RVers enjoy exploring well beyond the campground as we do, bringing along a towed vehicle is a given. When your home-on-wheels …

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Stay Cool In Your RV This Summer With The Micro-Air EasyStart

During the dog days of summer, RV boondocking, or limited power at a hook-up, can be a challenge if you want to stay cool. As you probably know by now, boondocking is our favorite way to camp. So how do we stay cool? We use a product called the Micro-Air EasyStart and in today’s post, …

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7 Benefits of an RV Residential Refrigerator

Keeping perishable foods at safe temperatures is incredibly important to all RVers. For this reason, most RVs have a fully-functioning refrigerator, whether it’s a 12V fridge, a 2-way (propane or electric) or 3-way (propane, 120V AC, or 12V DC) unit, or an RV residential refrigerator. A working fridge keeps foods, beverages, and even medications safe. …

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What is the Best Tow Bar for Flat Towing?

We’ve flat towed our Honda CR-V behind our motorhome for over 18 years now, so we’re well aware of the benefits of flat towing. We’ve also had plenty of time and experience to determine which is the best tow bar for flat towing, or “4-down” towing. When you choose to flat tow your vehicle behind …

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4 Reasons We Love RV Tire Covers & Our Awesome New Ones!

Some RV owners may question whether RV tire covers are worth using. You may not even think about using RV tire covers until you see someone else in the campground putting them on. During our 18+ years of full-time RVing, we’ve used our RV tire covers as often as possible, and our tires have benefitted …

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The Best RV Showerheads to Save Water While Boondocking

To say that the showerhead is one of the first places manufacturers skimp on RV builds would be an understatement. They’re typically not worth the plastic from which they’re made. As a result, you may be looking for a replacement and wondering which is the best RV shower head. If you love boondocking like we …

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What Cars Can Be Flat Towed Behind an RV?

Flat towing, 4 wheels down, is the preferred method of towing a vehicle for many RVers, and it’s not hard to see why. Compared with other options, it’s very fast to both connect and disconnect, and the equipment involved takes us very little space. But there is one major catch: you can’t flat tow most …

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Are RV Lithium Batteries Worth It?

One of RVing’s most common questions, particularly from those considering off-grid camping, is “Are RV Lithium Batteries worth it?” Even experienced RVers have had a tough time determining whether the investment will pay off. “Should I just stick with the lead-acid batteries that came with the rig, or will it be a meaningful upgrade to …

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Everything You Need to Know About RV Window Awnings

RV window awnings are a great addition to RVs that spend any time in the sun, and that’s likely to be… well… all RVs! While we love the sun and appreciate the warmth and light it brings, we also know that keeping an RV’s windows shaded when parked in full sun is important for keeping …

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5 Reliable Places to Fill Your RV Fresh Water Tank

One of the benefits of traveling in an RV is having an available supply of water in your RV’s fresh water tank. If you’re car or tent camping, you’re more limited in the amount of water you can bring along. Having a fresh water in your tank provides all the water you need for drinking, …

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Valuable Reasons Why You Need An RV Windshield Cover

No matter what type of motorhome you have, you’ll find one accessory to be an absolute necessity for the protection of your investment: an RV windshield cover. Even if you have a towable RV, a windshield screen for your tow car or truck will protect the interior. While a windshield cover may not be as …

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Stranded in New Zealand During a Pandemic! ???? Live Chat & Update

The coronavirus has us stuck in New Zealand… in an RV. This Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 6pm Eastern / 3pm Pacific, we’ll fill you in on what’s been happening and take your questions LIVE on the air. Use the following link to join the live broadcast (or watch it after the fact, too!): https://youtu.be/1AqImtvJPoo …

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Van Conversion Window Installation – Van Life DIY – Class B Living

Are you considering, or already underway with a van conversion? Before you go cutting a giant hole in the wall of your rig, we thought you might appreciate a step-by-step tutorial on how to install a window in a conversion van. In this detailed DIY video, we’ll show you how to install Motion Windows into …

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Dinner For 4… For Real! Enlarging Our RV’s Table + CNC Machine Fun

When we bought our RV, it suffered from one of the same afflictions as so many other rigs… a four-place table that couldn’t actually seat four in any reasonable comfort. Luckily for us, we visited Peter’s cousin during our first year on the road… who just happens to be a talented cabinet and furniture maker! …

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U.K. Motorhome Tour – RVing in England – Part 1

If you follow our Instagram feed, you know that we’ve been exploring the English countryside in a rented motorhome. Come along for a tour as we show you around our RV and tell you what it’s like to live in and drive. While European RVs aren’t exactly like the ones we’re used to in North …

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SYSTEM UPDATE! RV Lithium/AGM Battery & Electrical System Upgrade

If you’ve been watching our video series about upgrading our batteries and electrical system, you’ll surely want to see our first update on how things are going so far. We’ve been putting the systems through their paces for the past 3 1/2 months, and it’s time to share our first impressions of what it’s like… …

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The RVgeeks Live Appearance On The RV Show USA

Alan Warren, host of The RV Show USA, the only nationwide syndicated radio show about RVing, graciously invited us to join him on the air this week. We appreciate the enthusiasm that Alan and his team put into promoting RVing, so we were honored to be asked and happy to participate. Last night, October 18, …

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SPECIAL ALERT – CRAZY Sale On Our Favorite Air Compressor!

Even though the Viair 400P-RV air compressor is one of our favorite pieces of RV gear, it’s not cheap, with an MSRP of $299. We just spotted an amazing deal, so wanted to alert our most loyal viewers. So if you’ve been holding off on this one, now’s the time! But the sale is only …

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How To Connect a BBQ Grill to an RV’s Onboard Propane Tank

When you drive a vehicle with a large built-in propane tank, carrying around small disposable propane cylinders for your barbecue grill somehow seems, well… wrong. We’ll show you exactly how we set up our RV to allow us to connect our grill to our on-board propane tank. While small portable grills are often designed to …

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Hatchlift RV Basement Door Lift Kit Installation

If you saw our recent video about replacing the worn out gas lift springs on our basement compartment doors, you’ll know that some RVs come from the factory with them already installed. But what about those that don’t? Luckily, Hatchlift also makes complete door lift kits. We retrofitted a friend’s fifth wheel basement door to …

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Headlight Restoration: Bringing Clarity to Cloudy Lenses

Twelve years ago this week, on April 11, 2003, we hit the road full time. A few months earlier, we’d purchased our flat-towable Honda CR-V specifically for that purpose. Repeated exposure to harsh Desert SW sunshine and spending most of your life facing into the rear end of a diesel pusher are apparently not the …

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How to Level a Motorhome/RV… Plus an Awesome Giveaway!

Sloped campsites are a fact of life for RVers. Most of us have to deal with un-level sites fairly often, especially when we’re camping in remote, unimproved locations. Even though leveling a motorhome isn’t particularly complicated, there are a few important things to keep in mind. Here’s how we do it, plus we’re giving away …

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