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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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How to Replace Carefree of Colorado “Omega” Slide Topper Fabric

If you’ve followed us for very long, you know that 1) Slide topper replacement is our absolute favorite DIY RV project (easier than expected, better quality than OEM, saves a ton of $$) and 2) We think Tough Top Awnings makes the finest replacement fabric on the market… and is a fantastic company to boot. …

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Boondockers Welcome — Camp for FREE on Private Property — Plus a $300 Giveaway!

We’re the type of RVers who like to mix it up. We’ve stayed everywhere from National Parks to Wal-Mart, and even splurged on luxurious motorcoach resorts. One of the coolest places to camp is with friends or relatives who have the space to accommodate an RV. But how many friends do you have, and how …

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RV Basement Door Lift Springs Prevent Headaches!

I’m not a mathematician, but I’ve learned that RV + Tall + Bald = Headaches. I swear, over the years I’ve hit my head on just about every conceivable low spot on our motorhome. So the last thing I need is our basement doors sagging down, providing yet more targets. Our basement compartment doors came …

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$1,000 Awning Fail?! Here’s How We Fixed Ours For FREE!

Our Dometic / A&E Oasis Elite power door awning died recently… in the closed position, with no obvious way to get into it. Crowbarring it open would have led to a huge replacement bill. Even if you can’t salvage your motor like we did, you can save a ton… if you know the dirty little …

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Awning & Slide Topper Fabric Replacement Tips, Discount & a $300 Giveaway!

Replacing slide topper or awning fabric might just be our favorite RV project: Surprisingly Easy + Big $avings + Superior Results = Maximum DIY Satisfaction. A 5% discount will save even more… and it might just be free! One lucky RVgeeks viewer will win $300 worth of custom-ordered replacement awning/topper fabric from Tough Top Awnings …

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How to Replace Carefree of Colorado Slide Topper Fabric (Model SOK III)

After 12 years on the road, we’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to suppliers of RV services and equipment. So when we purchased our first Tough Top Awnings slide topper replacement fabric three years ago, we immediately knew we were dealing with a great company. Responsive customer service, fast …

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Awesome RV Products at Great Discount Prices!

The only thing better than finding innovative, high-quality RV products… is getting a discount on them! We’re thrilled that some of our favorite companies have agreed to offer special discounts to our viewers on the very same gear we use and love. Since we’ve been full-timing for over 12 years, we’re often asked what products …

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10 Quick RVing Tips & Tricks… plus our latest contest winner announced!

Someone just won an HID headlight conversion kit worth up to $250 in our latest RVgeeks Giveaway. Scroll down to the bottom of this post to find out who it was. Just over a week ago, we marked 12 years on the road. We were total RV newbs at first, but now we know how …

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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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Inflate RV Tires The Easy Way With A Viair 400P-RV

We’ve changed the way we add air to our RV’s tires. Before, we used our diesel pusher’s onboard air compressor, but this new way applies to any type of RV, so this tip isn’t just for owners of large motorhomes. If you’ve seen our previous videos about adding air to high-pressure tires on diesel RVs, …

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We Have an LED Winner! Plus Our New FAVORITE GEAR Page!

Someone just won $250 worth of LED lights from M4 Products in our latest RVgeeks contest. Was it you? Scroll down to the bottom of this post to find out! We also have some other exciting news. We’ve now been full-timing for about 11½ years, so fellow RVers often ask us what RV products we …

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Converting RV Lights to LEDs – Part 5: Docking & Patio Lights

In Part 5 of our LED Your RV series, we’re replacing our RV’s docking and patio lights with cool, bright, low-power LEDs. We’re also excited to announce our newest RVgeeks Contest! On September 15, 2014 at 8pm Pacific Time, one lucky RVgeeks viewer will win a $250 Online Shopping Certificate to M4 Products, our favorite …

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Converting RV Lights to LEDs – Part 4: 12-inch Fluorescents

Our previous videos about LEDs have generated so much interest that we wanted to share the details about the new way we’re upgrading our fixtures. This video covers the steps needed to convert 12″ fluorescent tubes to beautiful new LEDs. Since 12″ fixtures are upgraded to LED in a different way than 18″ fixtures, we’re …

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Converting RV Lights to LEDs – Part 3: 18-inch Fluorescents

Our previous videos about LEDs have generated so much interest that we wanted to share the details about the new way we’re upgrading our fixtures. This video covers the steps needed to convert 18″ fluorescent tubes to beautiful new LEDs. Since 18″ fixtures are upgraded to LED in a different way than 12″ fixtures, we’re …

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How To Protect Your RV From Low Voltage

Over eleven years of full-time RVing, we can’t begin to count the number of times we’ve hooked up at RV parks and seen readings on our voltmeter that are way too low. Low voltage can cause valuable electronic equipment to draw more amps, or current, which can lead to overheating and premature failure. The solution to …

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Converting RV Lights to LEDs: Part 2 – LED Color & Brightness

Last week’s video about our ongoing conversion to cool, energy-efficient LED lights generated a lot of interest, plus some questions. Today we’ll provide some additional details about the exact choices we made regarding color temperature, brightness and style of LEDs. The majority of light fixtures in our RV came with the following types of bulbs: Incandescents, …

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Converting RV Lights to LEDs: Part 1 – Incandescents & Halogens

The process of converting our RV’s lights to LEDs has been a bit frustrating… until now. This video explains what’s been happening. If you’ve seen our video about converting our RV’s fluorescent lights to LEDs (if not, you can view it here), you may have noticed that it’s been a while since we’ve shared any …

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How To Replace Dometic/A&E RV Patio Awning Fabric

NEW & EASIER TECHNIQUE! We’ve learned a new and improved (EASIER!) way to do this job. Watch the new video here! UPDATE: Tough Top Awnings now offers a special discount for RVgeeks viewers. Use Discount Code “RVGEEKSROCK” at checkout (or on the phone) to get 5% off your entire order! www.toughtopawnings.com Our favorite type of …

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How to Replace a Carefree of Colorado RV Slide Topper (Model SOK II)

Our favorite type of DIY RV project is one that’s both surprisingly manageable and also saves a lot of money. Slide topper replacement fits that description to a T by being much easier to accomplish than one might expect, while costing as little as 1/2 to 1/3 the price of having it done at an …

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Measure, Order & Replace Your RV Slide Topper

Here is the full-length version of this video, showing how to measure, order and install a new A&E slide topper. Our favorite type of DIY RV project is one that’s both surprisingly manageable and also saves a lot of money. Slide topper replacement fits that description to a T by being much easier to accomplish …

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Replacing an A&E RV Slide Topper — “Standard Method”

Here is the “express” version of this video, showing how to install a new A&E slide topper. Our favorite type of DIY RV project is one that’s both surprisingly manageable and saves a lot of money. Slide topper replacement fits that description to a T by being much easier to accomplish than one might expect, …

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Converting Fluorescent RV Lights to LED Strip Lights

UPDATE: Check out the new and improved ways we’ve converted our entire RV to LED. View our entire LED video playlist here. Being frequent boondockers (for the uninitiated, that’s camping without hook-ups), we’re always looking for ways to conserve resources. Even though our RV came equipped with some fairly energy efficient fluorescent lighting, LED lights …

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Replacing a Dometic/A&E RV Slide Topper — “Alternate Method”

UPDATE: Tough Top Awnings now offers a special discount for RVgeeks viewers. Enter the discount code “RVGEEKSROCK” at checkout and get 5% off your entire order! www.toughtopawnings.com This is the “alternate” installation method, which is well-suited for deep slide-outs. To see the “standard” installation technique, check out our two videos on the topic. One is …

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