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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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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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Is Your RV Shower Head Clogged? Here’s How To Clean It

A shower that produces weak pressure, or that sprays water out in random directions, is no one’s idea of a good showering experience. A number of issues can cause these problems, but a common one is a clogged shower head. If you suspect that your RV shower head is clogged, then this is the post …

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RV Microwave Not Working? Try This!

The microwave oven is an appliance that contributes to the convenience of living in a home-on-wheels while traveling wherever your spirit leads you. But if your RV’s microwave isn’t working, the great conveniences of rapid heating, cooking, and defrosting are gone, and with it your ability to save propane by tossing something into the microwave …

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RV Roof Vent Fan Replacement

We’ve talked before about the importance of a working RV roof vent fan, and we recently posted about the best options for roof vent fan replacement. Today’s post more specifically addresses the actual replacement itself – the DIY steps to take to successfully replace your RV roof vent fan, should you need to do so. …

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How to Restring RV Pleated Shades

Pleated day/night window shades are a common feature in just about every class of RV. The design relies on thin fabric cords sliding across hard plastic parts, so cord wear and breakage is not only a distinct possibility but a fairly likely probability.  Fortunately, restringing RV pleated shades isn’t difficult… IF you know how. Restringing …

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RV Skylight Replacement – An Easy DIY Project

RV skylights are great and most RVs have at least one. But over time and exposure to the elements, RV skylights can crack, allowing leaks that could potentially damage your RV. Even if your skylight isn’t cracked, it may be old and cloudy. As many of you know, we love a good DIY project, and …

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10 RV Tips and Tricks Every RVer Will Love!

When we set out in our first motorhome, there were many RV tips and tricks that other travelers knew and implemented regularly, but that we had yet to discover. Now, after nearly two decades of full-time RV living, we’ve got LOTS of tips and tricks up our sleeves, and we still learn a few new …

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How Do You Clean a Badly Stained Corian Sink?

We have a 16+-year-old motorhome that we’re pleased to report still has a pretty new appearance considering its age. We pride ourselves on taking good care of our home-on-wheels, which is especially important since we live, work, and travel in it full time. About ten years ago we started to notice that our white Corian …

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Can I Use Household Toilet Bowl Cleaner in My RV Toilet?

If this seems like an odd topic for a blog post, keep in mind that many seemingly ordinary household tasks that most people take for granted can be just a little different in an RV. Just like folks in a sticks-and-bricks house, those of us who live full-time or travel part-time in an RV have home maintenance …

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How to Do Your Own RV Water Pump Replacement

Replacing an RV water pump isn’t typically part of your regular maintenance routine when you own an RV. After all, a water pump should last for many years in normal use, assuming you winterize it properly during the off-season. So how will you know when it’s time to check on your water pump or replace it entirely? …

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RV Caulk: Why Choosing the Right One for the Job is Important

RV caulk, or sealant, may be something you don’t think about very much. But it plays an important role in the life of every RVer. Caulk is an essential part of RV living. Leaks are the bane of an RVer’s existence, but the good news is that leaks can be stopped and more importantly, prevented! …

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RV Skylight Issues? Here’s How to Deal with Them

No one enjoys showering in the dark. Fortunately, many RVs have an RV skylight located over the shower to let more natural light in, and provide more headroom, too. Unfortunately, when you’ve owned your RV for any length of time, problems are bound to arise, and the RV skylight is no exception. But, the good …

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RV Refrigerator Failures — Removing an RV Fridge Without Removing the Windshield

We’ve had our second RV, our 2005 Newmar Mountain Aire, for 15 years, and consider ourselves lucky that it’s held up so well (with a lot of RVgeeks TLC, of course ????). But there’s been one particular part that has plagued us with troubles over the years: the refrigerator! Or more accurately, refrigerators. We started …

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Goodbye to FLAKING RV PAINT! Roof Radius & End Cap Re-Painting.

Our RV has suffered from a fairly common problem for years. Slowly but surely, the clear coat on our RV’s roof radius has been flaking off, making the top edge of our poor rig look like it has leprosy. We originally thought we might be able to stave off a more major repair by sanding …

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Whip Your RV’s Basement Into Submission, Plus a Panama Canal Teaser!

Our RV is a black hole. It can suck all manner of things into its clutches, only to laugh at us when we beg for the return of our stuff. Even a modestly sized RV can swallow your gear, making things really hard to find. There are just so many little nooks and crannies. RVs …

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Super Cheap RV Cabinet Door Repair – POP Goes the Rivet!

Way back when we started making videos, nearly 6 years ago, we used pop rivets to help friends install a central vacuum in their rig. Now we’re sharing one reason we keep a pop riveter around for repairs, too. Full-timing limits the amount of space we have on board for just about everything. That includes …

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10% RV Mattress Discount, Plus a $500 Giveaway!

Does your RV need a new mattress? On March 12th, 2017, one lucky viewer will win a $500 Mattress Insider gift certificate which they can use toward the purchase of a replacement mattress for their RV. You can also save 10% using our special RV mattress discount code. Watch the video for details and then …

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Replacing Our RV Mattress – Plus a 10% Discount on YOUR Next RV Mattress

When something on an RV breaks or wears out, you usually know. But some things wear out like a slow drip. An RV mattress is a good example. There wasn’t one particular day we sat up and said “Okay, our mattress is worn out.” We’ve been sleeping on the same mattress that came with our …

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Toad Headlight Hygiene — Does Toothpaste Actually Work?

Being dragged around by the nose behind a huge RV for over 13 years doesn’t do much to keep your face clean. Add to that a healthy dose of sun poisoning in the Desert Southwest most winters, and you can understand why our poor little Honda’s eyes have glazed over. If you saw our original …

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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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