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When RVers are hit with an extremely foul smell coming from somewhere inside their RV, most people immediately rush to the RV toilet or black tank. But as it turns out, your RV’s gray tank can smell just as bad (if not worse). Fortunately, some good RV gray water tank maintenance should take care of …

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An RV can get pretty dirty as it rolls down the road and keeping it clean is part of good maintenance. Allowing dirt, salt, and grime to build up on your rig can lead to black streaks, rust, scratches, a dull finish, and overall aging. We’ve written posts on keeping RVs clean (since we clean …

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Knowing (and staying within) the limits of your RV tire load range is critical to your safety and that of your family as you travel. But what exactly does tire load range mean and why is this information so important? And if you’re replacing your tires, what load range tire do you need for your …

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We’ve talked many times about how replacing RV awning fabric is one of our favorite DIY projects. It’s easier than you might think, saves a ton of money, and produces results that are superior to having a shop do it. That last point may seem hard to believe, but the reason is that they all …

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Are your RV window awnings cracked or torn and need to be replaced? If so, this is the post for you because we’ll share exactly how to replace RV window awning fabric yourself with our easy-to-follow step-by-step guide. Since they’re smaller than main awnings (and even most slide toppers), window awnings are particularly easy to …

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If your RV fresh water smells like rotten eggs, this post has the troubleshooter for you. There are several reasons why a rotten egg smell may come from the tap in your RV, and in most cases, the issue isn’t difficult to resolve. But narrowing down the culprit is key. In this post, we’ll tell …

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If you’ve got a Carefree of Colorado awning that’s faded from exposure to UV rays or the fabric is damaged and needs to be replaced, you’ve come to the right place. You can replace your RV awning’s fabric as a DIY project (and save a LOT of money in the process). Today we’re covering Carefree …

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Tracking all of the items that need to be maintained on your RV can be a challenge and having some sort of RV maintenance checklist is imperative. We’ve used an RV maintenance spreadsheet in the past, but now RV Life offers a service that makes maintenance tracking simple. In this post, we’re covering the RV …

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If you’ve got a diesel pusher motorhome, knowing when to change the diesel engine air filter is important. And if your rig offers easy access to your air filter, knowing how to do it yourself can save you some cash. We found the RV diesel air filter change to be one of the easiest routine …

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Clear, bright headlights are key to safe nighttime driving. They not only light the way ahead but also make sure that other drivers can see us. Unfortunately, headlights can become cloudy or yellowed over time due to sun damage, light scratches, and environmental contaminants. That’s why knowing how to clean cloudy headlights is an important …

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Window awnings keep your RV cooler and all RVers know how important that is. They can also allow a window to be kept open when it’s raining. But many RV windows come without awnings protecting them. Awnings can also degrade over time and fail for various reasons, requiring replacement. Fortunately, installing RV window awnings isn’t …

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Road tar, tree sap, squashed bugs, and water spots on your RV windshield (or any windshield) can be a pain to remove. That’s why we’re sharing a tip we’ve been using on all of our vehicles (including both of our motorhomes) for over 25 years — cleaning the glass with steel wool. Yes, you can …

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RV house batteries are important because they allow us to power so much equipment on our RVs, even when we’re not connected to shore power. The flooded lead-acid battery has long been a popular choice as an RV house battery, thanks to its affordability, dependability, and ability to provide consistent power. However, knowing how to …

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An RV water heater thermostat is a surprisingly easy and inexpensive part to replace. But if you don’t have hot water in your RV, how do you know if a failed thermostat is the source of your problem? With parts ranging from circuit boards, gas valves, burner tubes, and more, how do you zero in …

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