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????$1,000 Replacement RV Awning Fabric Giveaway! + Double Discount Sale At Tough Top Awnings

If you saw our recent post, 5 Signs Your RV Awning Needs Replacement, and you’ve realized that your awnings (or slide toppers) do… read on! With the New Year upon us, there’s no time like the present to start planning your summer RV adventures, and that includes any TLC your rig may be in need of. …

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Informative RV Water Heater Tips You Need To Know

RV manufacturers are pretty good at replicating the features of sticks-and-bricks houses in our homes on wheels. Everything from kitchen appliances to air conditioners have been incorporated into today’s RVs. It’s safe to say that the RV water heater has become a necessity. As RVs evolve, the water heater is one appliance that most campers …

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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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$500 Cummins Coach Care RV Service Giveaway & Motorhome Maintenance Discounts!

We’re excited to announce that RVgeeks has partnered with Cummins to offer special motorhome maintenance discounts and a $500 RV SERVICE GIVEAWAY! Get complete details, SAVE UP TO 25% with code “RVGEEKS” and enter for your chance to win! http://now.cummins.com/rvgeeks Since both of our motorhomes have been powered by Cummins engines, it’s not surprising that …

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How To Replace RV Patio Awning Fabric — Carefree of Colorado Power Awning

For anyone who thinks they can’t replace RV patio awning fabric themselves… don’t pay a shop to do it before you watch this video first! Fabric replacement is a DIY trifecta: easier than it looks; a big money saver; and better quality. Just follow these simple steps to new awning glory. Huge sense of satisfaction? …

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Headlight Restoration — Best method yet for restoring plastic headlight lenses

Here’s how we cleaned and restored our cloudy, yellowed headlights to like-new condition. This is the third method we’ve tried, and while the others worked to some degree, this one holds more promise than ever! We’ve been towing our CR-V around by the nose for nearly 17 years, and it’s never been garaged. Spending most …

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RV Gray Valve Repair — REAL-TIME DIY Holding Tank Valve Replacement

The blade valves on your black and gray tank outlets are the only things standing between you and a tsunami of… well, you get the picture. It’s impressive how well they work… and how long they can last. Our gray valve is the original one that came installed on our RV when we bought it …

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RV TPMS – Don’t Leave Home Without It! – Our EEZ Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Tire Pressure (& Temperature) Monitoring Systems are a must-have piece of safety gear on an RV. We wouldn’t leave home without ours! While we’ve always used a TPMS, we started having some issues with our old system, which led us to start looking for a new one. It had been so long since we got …

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Fix That Dripping Shower + BONUS TIP: Caulk Like A Pro!

Is a dripping RV shower causing a headache? We’ll show you how to replace the cartridge and skip the drip. PLUS – BONUS TIP: How to Caulk Like a Pro! While the details of repairing a leaky shower will be a little different for each make and model of plumbing fixture, we’ll show you the …

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Don’t Let This Happen To Your RV! Check Your Propane Detector!

Mismanaging propane can be an explosive mistake. Don’t let this crucial, but often-overlooked, maintenance item cause your RV trip to go up in flames! We’re doing something a little different this week. By necessity, our videos are usually edited to a reasonable length. If they weren’t, you’d be hanging around with us for hours on …

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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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RV Tire Replacement – Save Money & Get The Job Done Right

Even though our RV has eight tires, we follow a somewhat unusual tire rotation schedule, so we only replaced two of them this year. But even with only two new tires, we spent a LOT less on our new Michelins with the FMCA RV Tire Savings Program. For our XZA2 Energy 295/80R22.5 tires, we saved over $100… PER …

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How to Replace RV Patio Awning Fabric – Dometic A&E – New EASIER Method

We’ve demonstrated how to replace the fabric on many different awning & slide topper models. A few years ago, we showed how to replace one of the most popular patio awnings on the market – the manual pull-down Dometic/A&E. We’ve now learned a new way to do the job… a considerably easier method than the …

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Special RVgeeks Viewer Discounts! M4 LEDs and Tough Top Awnings

If your RV is ready for new awning or slide topper fabric or LED lights, it’s time! RVgeeks viewers can now receive a special double discount from two of our favorite suppliers of great RV gear – Tough Top Awnings and M4 LED Products. For a limited time, our usual 5% RVgeeks discounts at both …

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And Our Viair Giveaway Winner Is… !!

It’s Sunday night, September 23, and we decided to do something a little different with our current giveaway. We’ve just triggered the system to randomly select the winner…. on camera! We just uploaded that video (the one above), announcing the winner’s name, so if you entered and want to find out if it was you, …

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VIAIR GIVEAWAY! 400P-RV Air Compressor & Winterizing Kit

It’s no secret that we love well-designed RV gear, so we’re excited to announce that one of you will win a Viair 400P-RV air compressor and Viair’s new winterizing kit in our latest RVgeeks Giveaway! You’ve heard us wax poetic about Viair before, but the huge number of 5-star ratings and reviews on Amazon make it …

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RV Maintenance – Part Two – Decision Making + A Ticking Time Bomb!

How do we decide which RV maintenance tasks we’ll do ourselves and which we leave to the pros, and how much does service cost? And what was the potential fire hazard that First Truck Centre uncovered in our last video!? Despite the moniker, “DIY RVer” doesn’t mean we perform every item on our maintenance list ourselves. There …

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RV Maintenance – Part One – First Truck Centre

As a full-timer, how do you establish a relationship with a trusted local RV shop? After all, when you’re nomadic, “local” kind of loses its meaning. But even those of us who don’t have a fixed home base often find ourselves gravitating toward our favorite parts of the world year after year. This provides ample …

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How to Replace Dometic/A&E RV Window Awning Fabric

Are you suffering the heartbreak of faded, cracked or torn RV window awnings? Are you embarrassed to have your friends see your rig in this condition? We’ll show you how easy it is to replace them yourself, so you can hold your head high in the campground once again. Awnings and slide toppers take a beating in …

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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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Quartzsite 2018: Awning & Slide Topper Discounts & Installation

We had a great time at the The Quartzsite RV Show last year. Even though we can’t make it this time, Tough Top Awnings will be there again, and is offering a special double discount to our viewers! Tyler of Tough Top Awnings will be in Quartzsite from Jan. 20-28, 2018. If you’ll be there too, and …

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SALE PRICE ALERT: Viair 400P-RV Air Compressor

Just in time for Christmas, our favorite air compressor is on sale for the second lowest price we’ve ever seen. If you missed the sale last time we announced it, you now have a second chance to grab one for about $70 less than it typically sells for. Even though the Viair 400P-RV air compressor …

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RV Water Heater Flush & Inspection Surprise!

Even though we’ve been on the road full-time for nearly 15 years, we never stop learning. Since it’s virtually impossible to know everything about every topic, the most valuable tool we keep on board is an open mind. Last year we added a great new piece of (inexpensive) gear to our DIY utility belt: a …

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RV Plumbing Leak Troubleshooting & Repair – Practically For Free!

We demonstrate lots of RV repairs. This time, we’ll show you how we diagnose and repair a problem, saving ourselves a trip to the shop. Special Bonus!! We’ll be answering your questions live on the air on The RV Show USA on November 1st! That’s right… we’ll once again be joining our friend Alan Warren “The RV …

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How To Replace an RV Water Heater Thermostat

Over the years we’ve shared quite a bit about maintaining an RV water heater. Last year we even performed an internal inspection using a borescope. But this is the first time we’ve had to share a repair project. Actually, “project” seems like too strong a word for what’s involved in replacing the thermostat on the …

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Replacing The Air Cleaner in our Diesel Pusher RV + Tow Bar Giveaway Winner!

We have a winner in our $1,000+ Tow Bar Giveaway! Was it you? Scroll down to find out! The moniker “DIY RVer” only goes so far. There are definitely some maintenance and repair items we don’t handle ourselves. But one thing’s for sure: when a task is as quick and easy as changing our engine’s …

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