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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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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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How to Replace an RV Plumbing Vent (and Upgrade It!)

Adequate air circulation is an essential part of the design of an RV. Most RVs have several rooftop openings and items that are dedicated to the proper movement of air. At least one of these openings on every RV is an RV plumbing vent. That’s right, not all of the vents on the roof of …

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What’s the Best Portable 50-Amp RV Generator?

Need lots of power?! Most large motorhomes like ours have a 50-amp RV generator built-in from the factory. But many folks buy older Class A motorhomes, some of which may never have had a built-in generator. And others may have generators that were not well maintained and have suffered extensive or even permanent damage. More …

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7 RV Maintenance Tasks You Can Easily Do Yourself

If you know The RVgeeks at all, you know that DIY RV maintenance is important to us. Why? Well, for one thing, it can save a LOT of money. Labor costs alone for a good RV tech are expensive, never mind potential markups on parts prices. But even more important than the money-saving piece is …

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10 Best Motorhome Accessories That Won’t Disappoint

After nearly two decades on the road, we’ve gotten pretty good at finding gear, tricks, tips, and motorhome accessories to make RVing more enjoyable. Traveling, living, and working on the road for this long means recognizing ways to make your life easier and taking advantage of them. In today’s post, we’re sharing ten great ideas …

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No Hot Water in Your RV? Try This Simple Fix First!

RVs are like homes – they have a multitude of systems to tend to, such as plumbing and electrical systems. When something isn’t working properly, for example when there’s no hot water in your RV, the troubleshooting process begins. Sometimes we find that some part of the system has failed, but other times we find …

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Want Safe Drinking Water in Your RV? Get an Acuva!

Safe drinking water is something many of us take for granted every time we turn on the faucet and fill a glass. But when your lifestyle involves traveling in an RV to many different locations where water is of unknown quality and safety, you need to think long and hard before putting that glass to …

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RV AC Not Cooling? 6 Tips to Make it Work Better

As RVers, we all love to get out there and enjoy the benefits of this lifestyle when the weather is fine. Summer is a popular time for camping, and in winter the snowbirds hit the road in search of higher temps. Those of us who RV full-time seek the benefit of warmer weather in every …

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RV Window Replacement: Measure & Install A New RV Window

An RV is part house and part vehicle, and sometimes, after the “house” has been driven for miles and miles over bumpy roads, maintenance issues can arise. Among the potential repairs that an RV owner may face is an RV window replacement. We faced this issue several years ago and met it head-on with our …

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Where to Find Mobile RV Repair Near You

In today’s post, we’re looking at the concept of mobile RV repair. RVs require a fair amount of maintenance and are sure to need a bit of repair work from time to time. It’s no secret that we’re big fans of DIY (do-it-yourself) repairs, but sometimes certain repairs are best left to a professional. For …

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What An RV Propane Detector Is And How it Could Save Your Life!

All RVers have different priorities according to their preferred style of RVing. For example, larger holding tanks and a solar system are important to boondockers, but probably not important to travelers who exclusively camp in campgrounds/RV parks with full hookups. But there are a few items that should sit at the top of every RVer’s …

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Is an Extended RV Warranty Worth It?

Buying an RV involves a multitude of important considerations. We’re all quick to consider things like the floorplan, fuel mileage, sleeping capacity, the size of holding tanks, and whether we want to buy new or used. But one item that’s easy to overlook is an extended RV warranty. Is it worth the cost? Do you …

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What Does an RV Mechanic Actually Do -vs- What Can You Do Yourself?

We all appreciate a good RV mechanic, especially when something within our home-on-wheels is broken or malfunctioning and we’re not familiar with the components involved. In essence, though, this is how we became RVgeeks in the first place — we wanted to know how to fix things ourselves. When we were new RVers and something …

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Repairing or Replacing an RV Door? Here’s What You Need to Know

Your RV door is an important component of your home-on-wheels. Not only does it secure all of the belongings you carry with you in your home/travel vehicle, but it plays a significant role in keeping you and your family safe as well. The RV door is also one of the most-used components of an RV, …

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