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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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Why Is Your RV Freezer Frosting Up and What to Do

With the heat and humidity of summer in full swing, some RVers are experiencing the nuisance of their RV freezer frosting up.  So, today we’re tackling the topic of what causes an RV freezer to frost up and what you can do about it. Let’s jump right in! What Causes an RV Freezer to Frost …

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The Best RV Surge Protectors: Protect Your RV’s Electronics!

A quality, highly protective RV surge protector can appear at first glance to be a bit pricey. But when you consider the cost of replacing your RV’s electronics, the cost of surge protection becomes inconsequential. Plugging your RV into unknown power sources like those at RV parks, campgrounds, state parks, etc. is always risky. Any …

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Carefree Awning Fabric Replacement: RV Soft Connect

Today we’re talking about Carefree awning fabric replacement. But we’re referring to a very specific piece of Carefree of Colorado RV awning material. We’re going to cover everything you need to know about replacing the Carefree awning fabric known as the Soft Connect. Not sure what a soft connect is, or if your RV even …

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How to Protect Your RV’s Decals & Keep Them From Fading

RV graphics are great because they add some flair to your rig. But RV manufacturers don’t tell us much about how to protect RV decals. We’ve learned a lot in our 20 years as full-time RVers, including how to keep RV decals from fading and even peeling. Even a premium RV can come from the …

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7 Best RV Vacuum Cleaners: Get One That Really Sucks!

The hunt for the best RV vacuum cleaner can be a frustrating one. The ability to try a variety of machines could require purchasing several models, or at least locating a vacuum cleaner store that has a wide variety on display for testing purposes. Between sand from the beach, desert dust, pine needles from the …

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The RV Stainless Steel Sink: How to Clean It & Remove Scratches

If your RV stainless steel sink could use a little help in the “bright & shiny” department, then this is the post for you. Over time and use, RV sinks can start to look stained, dull, old, and may even be scratched. Some RV owners choose to replace their sinks, and that’s certainly an option. …

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How Long Does an RV Water Filter Last?

When you’re traveling and living in an RV, having a fresh water supply onboard is a real gift. But how long does an RV water filter last? Ensuring that you have plenty of clean potable water that’s safe to drink is important. Safe water for drinking, showering, cooking, and washing dishes requires a water filter …

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An Absorption Refrigerator: How Can Heat Keep Things Cold?!?!

An absorption refrigerator, like those frequently found in an RV (and commonly referred to as an “RV refrigerator”), uses heat to cool your food and beverages. How can that be? Today we’re taking a closer look at the RV absorption refrigerator – what it is, how it works, how it’s powered, how efficient it is, …

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RV Furniture Upgrades: Finding RV Furniture that Fits Your Space & Decor

RV owners may be interested in RV furniture upgrades for lots of reasons. Either older furniture has worn out, they need more space for additional travelers, or a piece of furniture is uncomfortable or doesn’t work well for their lifestyle. But there are lots of things to consider when upgrading RV furniture. There are tight …

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RV Cabinet Door Struts: Tips For Repair & Replacement

RV cabinet door struts are great because they hold your RV’s cabinet doors open while we browse, retrieve, or put away items. But over time, these cabinet door struts can fail, frequently at a common point. In this post, we’ll look at how the struts on your RV cabinet doors work, and how to repair …

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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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Should I Disconnect My RV Battery When Plugged In to Shore Power?

Because most RVs have two electrical systems – a 12V DC system as well as a 120V AC system – there can be some confusion about some matters related to the two systems and how they function, both together and separately. For example, we’ve often heard the question “Should I disconnect my RV battery when …

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How to Clean RV Windows and Make them Sparkle!

Like any home, your home-on-wheels has lots of windows. The difference is that not only do your RV windows travel down dusty, dirty roads… but they also may not be composed of the same materials as the windows of a sticks & bricks house. Today we’re talking about the specific tips you should know about …

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9 RV Electrical Supplies for Every RVer’s Toolkit

As full-time RVers and chronic DIYers, we carry lots of tools and supplies, and we use them all regularly. But even part-time and occasional RVers need a few tools and supplies. Today we’re looking at RV electrical supplies in particular because RVing means you’ve got a home-on-wheels with not just one, but TWO electrical systems …

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How to Clean Battery Terminals on Your Car or RV

A battery in good condition is a critical component of every vehicle. But that’s especially true for RVs, that rely on their batteries to keep their systems up and running. Everything from lights and vent fans, to the water pump and slide-out motors. Just about everything on board relies on a steady supply of power …

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21 WD 40 Uses on Cars that You May Find Useful for Your RV!

We’ve all heard of WD-40, and most of us have probably used it a time or two. Over the years we’ve learned about lots of great WD-40 uses on cars, and many of these uses apply to RVs as well. So today we’re running through 21 uses for WD-40 that you might find useful for …

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Is Your Portable RV Generator a Suffocation Hazard?

Many RVers turn to a portable RV generator to give themselves access to sufficient power to charge their devices, replenish their RV’s battery power, and run appliances while they’re camping. But how safe are these portable generators? Should we be concerned about the potential for suffocation? In today’s post, we’ll dig deep to consider the …

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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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RV Tire Pressure: You’re Probably Doing it Wrong! New eBook + $400 Viair Giveaway!

You’re likely well aware that the safety of your RV and, more importantly, that of you and your family, are riding (literally) on your RV’s tires. Despite the importance of the topic, RV tire pressure is among the most widely misunderstood aspects of RVing. How is it that the details of such a critical safety …

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RV Fire Safety: What You Need to Know

RV fire safety – it’s something we don’t think about all the time, and yet it’s one of the most critical pieces of preparedness an RVer can undertake. As we roll down the road in our homes-on-wheels, often carrying multiple types of fuel in, electrical components throughout the rig, and appliances that use both electricity …

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Low Water Pressure In Your RV? Try These Tips!

Low water pressure in your RV can be annoying. Low-pressure showers or a lack of pressure when you’re trying to wash dishes, flush the toilet or do anything else that involves a decent flow of water generally indicates that you’ve got a problem somewhere in your RV’s water system. We recently published a post suggesting …

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