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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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What Is the Function of a Battery Management System?

Today we’re investigating the function of a battery management system. Most of us are familiar with lead-acid batteries. They’ve been around since the mid-1800s, so they’re certainly time-tested. But they’re heavy, they require regular maintenance, and even with that, they don’t last as long as newer technology… such as that found in lithium-ion batteries. Lithium …

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How Much Propane Does an RV Fridge Use?

Propane fridges are fantastic in many ways, especially when you’re boondocking and trying to conserve electrical power. Propane RV fridges actually use SOME electricity (12V, and not a lot) as well as propane. And since your RV’s furnace probably also uses propane and your stove certainly does, it’s good to know roughly how much propane …

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How to Fix a Cracked Windshield With Household Items

We’re no strangers to having to deal with a cracked windshield. Back in 2014, a stone chipped our RV’s windshield, and the chip spread into a crack before we had time to spot it. We had our windshield replaced, and not long thereafter our brand new windshield caught another flying stone from a passing vehicle. …

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5 Reasons NOT to Use Flex Seal For Your RV Roof

As RVers, we’re all aware of the threats to the RV roof that can result in water leaking into various crevices of the rig, further threatening its structure and integrity, while potentially introducing (potentially dangerous) mold into the RV environment. While we’ve used a few different products over the years to keep the roof of …

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What Is an RV Solar Charge Controller?

Today’s post is all about the RV solar charge controller. “The what?”, you may ask. This essential component of an RV’s solar power system is seldom the focus when people talk about solar. Solar panels and battery banks seem to get top billing. But the solar charge controller is a critical element of any RV …

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Components of a DIY RV Outdoor Shower Kit

We recently published a post asking the question, “Is an RV Outdoor Shower Worth Having?” For many, it’s well worth having, but an outdoor shower didn’t come standard on their RV. Others are working on a self-built rig and would like to install an outdoor shower. So, today we’re taking a look at the components …

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Blowing Out RV Water Lines vs RV Antifreeze

All RVers who either use or store their rigs in climates where temperatures can fall to freezing or below need to winterize their RVs, one way or another. Some prefer to use RV antifreeze, while others prefer to blow out their RV water lines with compressed air. In today’s post, we’ll look at the pros …

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RV Black Water Tank – Everything You Need to Know

Today’s topic is neither glamorous nor exciting, but most RVers would agree that the RV black water tank is a crucial aspect of one of the most convenient systems aboard their rigs. It must be because you usually can’t get two RVers together for more than 5 minutes before they start telling their “RV black …

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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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RV TPMS – What it is and Why You Need It

An RV TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) is a safety feature that not only protects you (and everyone riding in and around your RV while you’re on the road), but it also helps to keep your tires in tip-top condition, a goal near-and-dear to the hearts of RVers… for many reasons. So, today’s post is …

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The RV Black Tank Flush System – All You Need to Know

Every RVer knows that of all the duties an RV owner has to tend to, dumping the black tank is the least enjoyable. That said, there are ways to make tasks related to the black tank considerably easier to endure. A prime example is the RV black tank flush. Not every RV has a black …

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RV Maintenance and Repair – Who Do The RVgeeks Call?

Cue the theme from Ghostbusters because today we’re addressing a question we get asked a lot – when The RVgeeks need RV maintenance and repair, who we gonna call? We take incredibly good care of our RV. After all, it’s our home, our office, and our travel vehicle. We, and pretty much everything we own, …

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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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