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10 Best Motorhome Accessories That Won’t Disappoint

After nearly two decades on the road, we’ve gotten pretty good at finding gear, tricks, tips, and motorhome accessories to make RVing more enjoyable. Traveling, living, and working on the road for this long means recognizing ways to make your life easier and taking advantage of them. In today’s post, we’re sharing ten great ideas …

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Which Is The Best RV Air Compressor For You?

When you’re driving or hauling an RV down the road and you discover that one of your tires is low on air, it’s not always convenient to find a gas station air hose that’s easily accessible to your large vehicle. Or imagine being camped on the shores of a tranquil mountain lake, and you decide …

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Safe RV Drinking Water!? Acuva Eco NX-Silver Water Purification System Upgrade

One of the most common questions we get is how do we safely drink from our RV’s fresh water tank. Some RVers avoid the question by using bottled water, but we’re big proponents of avoiding the cost, hassle, and waste of doing that. And besides, isn’t it an awful shame to have a vehicle with …

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RV Towed Car Braking – Roadmaster InvisiBrake Auxilliary Tow Brake System Installation

Flat towing a car (4 wheels down) behind a motorhome requires the installation of an auxiliary braking system to manage the car’s weight, and to bring it to a stop in the unlikely event of a breakaway. Our old system has been giving us trouble for a while, so we had Roadmaster install a new …

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How To Replace RV Patio Awning Fabric — Carefree of Colorado Power Awning

For anyone who thinks they can’t replace RV patio awning fabric themselves… don’t pay a shop to do it before you watch this video first! Fabric replacement is a DIY trifecta: easier than it looks; a big money saver; and better quality. Just follow these simple steps to new awning glory. Huge sense of satisfaction? …

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The Safest, Most Secure RV Storage We’ve Ever Seen! NIRVC, Las Vegas!

Just like people who live in sticks & bricks houses, we occasionally travel away from our home. During our recent RV trip to Italy, we were away from our rig for two whole months. In the past we’ve left it in the enclosed storage lot of an RV park when we’re away, but we heard …

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It’s Still Cyber Monday… and Tuesday… and Wednesday!

A last-minute reminder for those of you looking for great deals on great RV gear: Our Cyber Monday sale is still on through Wednesday, 12/4/19 at 11:59 PM, including a late addition: Harvest Hosts (see details below). LATE SHOW UPDATE: The RVers hit the NUMBER ONE spot on the iTunes/AppleTV non-fiction charts the day it …

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RV TPMS – Don’t Leave Home Without It! – Our EEZ Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Tire Pressure (& Temperature) Monitoring Systems are a must-have piece of safety gear on an RV. We wouldn’t leave home without ours! While we’ve always used a TPMS, we started having some issues with our old system, which led us to start looking for a new one. It had been so long since we got …

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PRICE DROP ALERT: LevelmatePRO BlueTooth Leveling System

If you’ve seen any of our videos about the LevelMatePRO, you know we absolutely LOVE it! If you’ve been holding off because you’ve been hoping it would go on sale (which almost never happens!), today might be the day you’ve been waiting for. Thanks to today being Amazon Prime Day, the price has been reduced …

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Ultimate RV Electrical System Protection – Hughes Autoformer & Power Watchdog

It’s time to start Phase 2 of our big RV Battery & Electrical Upgrade Project by installing the ultimate protection for our RV’s electrical system: a Hughes Autoformer & Power Watchdog. A massive solar upgrade will be the main event this time around, but first we’ll focus on protecting our entire electrical system and all …

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Micro-Air EasyStart DIY Installation. Soft Start = Small Generator A/C or TWO A/Cs on 30 Amps!

Have you ever tried running two air conditioners at a 30-amp campsite? The spike from the second compressor starting up can trip the breaker, especially in older, more remote campgrounds. We installed a device called a “soft start” into each of our A/C units, and now the spike is gone, allowing us to run both …

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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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How to Replace RV Patio Awning Fabric – Dometic A&E – New EASIER Method

We’ve demonstrated how to replace the fabric on many different awning & slide topper models. A few years ago, we showed how to replace one of the most popular patio awnings on the market – the manual pull-down Dometic/A&E. We’ve now learned a new way to do the job… a considerably easier method than the …

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Xantrex Interviews The RVgeeks About Lithium Batteries

We generally do our own RV mods, and shoot all of our own video footage. But Xantrex did our lithium installation, and interviewed us, too. For a change it felt nice to sit back and let someone else do the camera work and ask the questions! ? We wanted to share these short videos (about …

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Special RVgeeks Viewer Discounts! M4 LEDs and Tough Top Awnings

If your RV is ready for new awning or slide topper fabric or LED lights, it’s time! RVgeeks viewers can now receive a special double discount from two of our favorite suppliers of great RV gear – Tough Top Awnings and M4 LED Products. For a limited time, our usual 5% RVgeeks discounts at both …

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Safe RV Drinking Water Update, Lab Testing & Acuva Water Purifier Giveaway!

You may recall that we installed an Acuva Eco UV-LED water purifier in our RV last year. It’s been an awesome addition to our rig, but we wanted to really put it to the test. The lab test that is. So we visited a nearby river to draw samples, and even put the Eco to …

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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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And Our Viair Giveaway Winner Is… !!

It’s Sunday night, September 23, and we decided to do something a little different with our current giveaway. We’ve just triggered the system to randomly select the winner…. on camera! We just uploaded that video (the one above), announcing the winner’s name, so if you entered and want to find out if it was you, …

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VIAIR GIVEAWAY! 400P-RV Air Compressor & Winterizing Kit

It’s no secret that we love well-designed RV gear, so we’re excited to announce that one of you will win a Viair 400P-RV air compressor and Viair’s new winterizing kit in our latest RVgeeks Giveaway! You’ve heard us wax poetic about Viair before, but the huge number of 5-star ratings and reviews on Amazon make it …

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LED Your RV – Part 11 – Increasing Exterior Visibility

As with many of our RV projects, upgrading to LED lights has been a process. A thoughtful, deliberate, ongoing process. We started out with the lights we used most, primarily for power savings and heat reduction. We’ve been slowly but surely replacing our “old school” lights (i.e. incandescent, halogen & fluorescent) with cool, modern LEDs. …

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RV Lithium/AGM Battery & Electrical System Upgrade – Part 5 – Power Cord Reel Installation

It’s time to install our new power cord reel, plus we’re excited to announce that Glendinning has agreed to become the latest manufacturer of fine RV gear to be added to our Discounts page, offering special savings on the same CRMA50-12-RV50 power cord reel that we’re installing in our RV. Glendinning coupon code RVGEEKS saves …

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RV Lithium/AGM Battery & Electrical System Upgrade – Part 4 – Lithium Battery Installation

The big day we’ve all been eagerly awaiting has finally arrived. We’re at Xantrex headquarters in Burnaby British Columbia for the installation of our Freedom e-GEN Lithium Battery system! After months of planning and preparation, we’re so excited to be here, and to share this with you. This isn’t a DIY project, so the system …

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RV Lithium/AGM Battery & Electrical System Upgrade – Part 3 – Cord Reel Removal

We’ve had flawless service from our Glendinning power cord reel for the past 13 years. But now that we need more space in the electrical compartment, we’re switching to one of their newer models that takes up less room. An added bonus is that we’ll be gaining 15 ‘ of extra cord! Check out the …

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RV Lithium/AGM Battery & Electrical System Upgrade – Part 2 – Battery Tray Expansion

In Part 2 of our battery & electrical upgrade project, we’ll be removing the battery tray, getting it cut in two and welded back together… just a little wider. While the Xantrex e-GEN lithium battery is over 100 lbs lighter than the four AGM house batteries it will replace, it’s about 3″ wider. Newmar had …

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RV Lithium/AGM Battery & Electrical System Upgrade – Part 1 – Project Intro

Major RV Project Announcement: We’re upgrading our RV to lithium house batteries and AGM chassis batteries, while re-vamping and upgrading our electrical compartment. This is the official project intro, to be followed by a series of videos detailing the various steps in the project, as well as our experience using and living with the new …

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How to Replace Dometic/A&E RV Window Awning Fabric

Are you suffering the heartbreak of faded, cracked or torn RV window awnings? Are you embarrassed to have your friends see your rig in this condition? We’ll show you how easy it is to replace them yourself, so you can hold your head high in the campground once again. Awnings and slide toppers take a beating in …

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Quartzsite 2018: Awning & Slide Topper Discounts & Installation

We had a great time at the The Quartzsite RV Show last year. Even though we can’t make it this time, Tough Top Awnings will be there again, and is offering a special double discount to our viewers! Tyler of Tough Top Awnings will be in Quartzsite from Jan. 20-28, 2018. If you’ll be there too, and …

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SALE PRICE ALERT: Viair 400P-RV Air Compressor

Just in time for Christmas, our favorite air compressor is on sale for the second lowest price we’ve ever seen. If you missed the sale last time we announced it, you now have a second chance to grab one for about $70 less than it typically sells for. Even though the Viair 400P-RV air compressor …

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