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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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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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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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RV Holding Tank Odor Control and the Importance of Air Admittance Valves

RV holding tanks are a necessary part of RVing, especially when using your RV for extended periods. You may love the scenic landscapes you’ll experience in your RV, but foul smells coming from your holding tanks can ruin even the most beautiful views. So today we’re talking about the importance of fully functioning air admittance …

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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 Roof Repair: How To Fix Holes in an RV Roof

Some RV repairs can be temporarily put on hold, but an RV roof repair is not one of them. Failing to repair your RV roof can cause a frustrating and expensive set of circumstances that will only grow worse with time. Because roof repair is such a critical piece of RV maintenance, in today’s post …

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What to Expect with the NIRVC RV Detailing Service

Our RV is now 16 years old, and we’ve been full-timing in it for its entire life. It doesn’t look absolutely like new, but when people see it they can’t believe how old it is. We take meticulous care of it, sometimes including the professional services of great places like National Indoor RV Centers (NIRVC). …

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The RV “Toilet Talk”: How Does an RV Toilet Work?

Perhaps the greatest mystery to people who are contemplating traveling by RV, or are now guests on someone else’s RV, is how the RV toilet works. How it operates, how it flushes, where “it” goes when you flush it, and what you do with it after that are questions that are on the minds of …

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4 Reasons We Love RV Tire Covers & Our Awesome New Ones!

Some RV owners may question whether RV tire covers are worth using. You may not even think about using RV tire covers until you see someone else in the campground putting them on. During our 18+ years of full-time RVing, we’ve used our RV tire covers as often as possible, and our tires have benefitted …

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5 Best RV Washes and Waxes to Keep Your RV Looking New

Next month, our RV turns sweet sixteen. We can hardly believe it ourselves! We’re gratified to hear how often people are amazed when they find out our rig is that old, and how new it still looks. We do have a couple of advantages though. First, we bought our RV brand new, which means that …

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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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When is it Too Windy for Your RV Awning?

An RV awning is an integral part of your rig, making outdoor living more comfortable. You can enjoy the weather without getting burned to a crisp in the summer sun, and it offers additional protected space when it’s raining, making your RV a better indoor-outdoor space. But you need to take care of your awning …

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How Long Can You Keep Fresh Water in Your RV Tank?

Using an RV fresh water tank is a relatively simple matter. How to fill it, how to hook up to city water, how to monitor how full it is, how to keep it clean – these are all pretty straight-forward processes. But there’s one important piece of information that often gets overlooked, and that is …

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Are RV Lithium Batteries Worth It?

One of RVing’s most common questions, particularly from those considering off-grid camping, is “Are RV Lithium Batteries worth it?” Even experienced RVers have had a tough time determining whether the investment will pay off. “Should I just stick with the lead-acid batteries that came with the rig, or will it be a meaningful upgrade to …

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Onan RV Generator Maintenance — DIY or Take It To The Pros? Plus Onan Specials!

RV generators are a common topic of discussion among RVers because of the dependable power they deliver at the touch of a button, or the pull of a cord. But a generator is a complex machine that requires routine care and exercise. That’s why we take our Onan RV generator maintenance pretty seriously. Our RV …

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Everything You Need to Know About RV Window Awnings

RV window awnings are a great addition to RVs that spend any time in the sun, and that’s likely to be… well… all RVs! While we love the sun and appreciate the warmth and light it brings, we also know that keeping an RV’s windows shaded when parked in full sun is important for keeping …

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RV Shower Getting Cold? RV Water Heater Troubleshooting Tips

If your RV water heater stops working unexpectedly, you could be in for an unpleasant surprise. There’s nothing worse than hopping in the shower and discovering there’s no hot water! ???? There are some common reasons for water heater problems. We’ll tell you how to deal with each of them so you can be an …

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Blocked RV Solar? Save Power While Boondocking!

RV boondocking, solar panels, and lithium batteries are huge topics. But what if your solar panels are blocked by trees or other obstructions? You can save power while boondocking by following some basic guidelines. Solar panels are fantastic for turning the power of the sun into electricity to power many items RVers use daily. But …

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How to Sanitize Your RV Water System

Are you avoiding drinking the water you have available in your motorhome or trailer? If purchasing bottled water has become a chore, it may be time to rethink the idea that you can’t drink straight from your rig’s RV water system. It’s safe, as long as you sanitize your RV water system periodically. We’re here today …

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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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