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Inverter Update, Auto Gen Start & ComBox. And We Have a Winner!

After installing our new Xantrex inverter/charger last summer, we promised to provide an update. Now with 6 months of flawless performance under our belts, we’re also sharing our AGS system and our ComBox, which is one of the coolest pieces of elec-tech ever! Not only can we set our generator to operate autonomously, but we …

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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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2017 Quartzsite RV Show Meet & Greet Wrap-Up

Our appearance at the Quartzsite RV show was a big success, and we want to thank everyone who came out to see us! Tyler installed Tough Top Awnings slide toppers, and both he and Steve from M4 LED Products gave away a bunch of cool stuff in their hourly giveaways, including a $100 gift certificate from …

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Quartzsite RV Show Bound + A Special Guest + Awning, Slide Topper & LED Discounts!

We’re excited to announce that along with Tyler from Tough Top Awnings, Steve from M4 LED Products will also be joining us in Quartzsite, AZ this weekend. And they’re both offering the same special 10% RVgeeks discount, whether you’re joining us during the show or not! Come see us at Quartzsite Town Park on Saturday …

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Complete Details on Our Quartzsite Appearance – 1/21 & 1/22, 2017

Come meet up with us during the 2017 Quartzsite, AZ RV Show! We’ll be at Quartzsite Town Park on Jan 21 & 22, 2017 from 10 AM – 4 PM. We’ll be joined by Tyler of Tough Top Awnings, who will be installing slide toppers. Come say hello! Quartzsite Town Park is on Plymouth Rd. at the …

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DOUBLE Slide Topper & Awning Discounts, Installation Tips + RVgeeks Quartzsite Appearance!

In this video, Tyler from Tough Top Awnings shares a couple of tips for replacing slide topper and awning fabric, offers RVgeeks viewers their biggest discount ever, and we announce our appearance in Quartzsite, AZ during the big January, 2017 RV show! If you’ve watched any of our DIY videos about how easy it is …

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RV Water Heater Flush and Inspection (Suburban & Atwood)

Should any of us be surprised that conventional wisdom is so often wrong? We’ve all been taught that a flush wand is all we need to clean our RV’s water heater. Water runs clear = clean. NOT! We use a video borescope to take you inside our heater to show the real story. Step by step, we’ll demonstrate our …

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How To Replace A&E / Dometic WeatherPro Power Awning Fabric

Our current RV is over 11 years old, so our patio awning has seen better days. In this video tutorial, we’ll share the step-by-step directions as we swap out the old fabric for new. We’ve replaced a lot of awnings and slide toppers with Tough Top Awnings fabric, so we know we’re installing quality material …

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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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We Have A Winner In Our $300 Tough Top Awnings Giveaway! Was It You?

Out of 848 entries, one lucky winner has been selected at random in our latest RVgeeks Giveaway. The prize, a $300 gift certificate from Tough Top Awnings, will allow them to order top-quality replacement fabric for their RV’s patio or window awnings, or their slide toppers, from our very favorite supplier. If you weren’t the …

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Slide Topper Challenge + $300 Tough Top Awnings Giveaway

We often talk about how easy it is to replace slide topper and awning fabric. So we decided to challenge Tyler, the Operations Manager at Tough Top Awnings. How fast can he replace a slide topper all by himself? We put a stopwatch on him to find out, and you won’t believe it ’til you …

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Inverter Upgrade: Xantrex 3000-watt Pure Sine Wave

Our RV’s original inverter/charger has been acting up a bit lately. So when Xantrex asked us if we’d be willing to test out one of their Freedom series Pure Sine Wave models, we said “Sure!” Since we’d had a trouble-free experience with a Xantrex inverter in our first RV, and they’re now included as standard …

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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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Tough Top Awnings Meets M4 Products!

We create a video mash-up between two of our very favorite companies, showing that upgrading RV lights to LED is child’s play! We’re all about doing things ourselves. There’s not much we hate more than paying someone else to do something we can do on our own. So discovering sources of retail products that can …

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Replacing A&E / Dometic TwoStep Awning Fabric

In our humble opinions, replacing awnings and slide toppers is the absolute epitome of the perfect DIY RV project. When we’re deciding between hiring a professional vs. doing a repair or upgrade ourselves, fabric replacement hits a grand slam in the Do It Ourselves! department. Each make and model is just a little bit different. …

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How to Replace Carefree of Colorado “Omega” Slide Topper Fabric

If you’ve followed us for very long, you know that 1) Slide topper replacement is our absolute favorite DIY RV project (easier than expected, better quality than OEM, saves a ton of $$) and 2) We think Tough Top Awnings makes the finest replacement fabric on the market… and is a fantastic company to boot. …

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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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$1,000 Awning Fail?! Here’s How We Fixed Ours For FREE!

Our Dometic / A&E Oasis Elite power door awning died recently… in the closed position, with no obvious way to get into it. Crowbarring it open would have led to a huge replacement bill. Even if you can’t salvage your motor like we did, you can save a ton… if you know the dirty little …

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Maintaining Slide-out Seals – Part 2: How To Reach Under Slide Toppers

When we shared our tip about using baby powder to maintain slide-out seals like new, we didn’t treat the entire upper outside seals because the slide toppers prevented access. Then we figured out this simple trick to overcome that obstacle… without removing the slide toppers! We’re very meticulous about RV maintenance. Okay… you can go …

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Awning & Slide Topper Fabric Replacement Tips, Discount & a $300 Giveaway!

Replacing slide topper or awning fabric might just be our favorite RV project: Surprisingly Easy + Big $avings + Superior Results = Maximum DIY Satisfaction. A 5% discount will save even more… and it might just be free! One lucky RVgeeks viewer will win $300 worth of custom-ordered replacement awning/topper fabric from Tough Top Awnings …

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Replacing an RV Drinking Water Hose on a Retractable Reel

We appreciate the fact that our RV came equipped with a Reelcraft self-retracting water hose reel. It keeps things neat & tidy and expedites both hooking up and disconnecting. But there is one downside: when it comes time to replace the hose, we can’t simply pick up a new one and start using it. Installing …

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Windshield Stone Chip? Act Fast to Prevent a Crack!

We had our windshield replaced last year due to a stone chip that spread into a crack before we spotted it. If you get hit with a flying rock, the best way to salvage the glass is to act quickly. Last month, our brand new windshield caught another stone from a passing vehicle. But this …

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How To Set Up a New Sewer Hose – The Easy Way!

Okay, we get it… starting a new sewer hose isn’t rocket science. But sometimes it’s the little things that make RVing easier. Here’s a simple little trick that keeps us from struggling to get a new hose connected to the hard plastic fittings on our RV’s sewer system. Recent & Related Videos: How to Thoroughly …

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How to Replace Carefree of Colorado Slide Topper Fabric (Model SOK III)

After 12 years on the road, we’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to suppliers of RV services and equipment. So when we purchased our first Tough Top Awnings slide topper replacement fabric three years ago, we immediately knew we were dealing with a great company. Responsive customer service, fast …

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Annual RV Maintenance & Spring Cleaning

When you’re full-time RVing in many different locations, the seasons often get confused, especially when you’re a snowbird. But somehow it just seems wrong to do Spring Cleaning at any other time of the year than Spring. Taking good care of our RV, both mechanically and cosmetically, involves a long “honey do” list. Even though …

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Onan RV Generator Maintenance: Replacing The Fuel Filter

Our RV just turned 10! We took delivery on May 17, 2005, so its birthday present was a new generator fuel filter. Three years ago, our first two Onan generator maintenance videos showed how to change the oil & oil filter, clean the spark arrestor, replace the air filter, flush the cooling system and replace …

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Cool Trick! Sanitize Your RV’s Fresh Water System Without a Winterizing Kit.

We have a confession to make. We’ve been drinking heavily for over a decade. There. We finally said it out loud. It feels good to come clean about our habit of drinking from our RV’s fresh water tank. Please don’t judge. Bottled water is expensive, tough on the environment (plastic bad), uses up valuable storage …

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10 Quick RVing Tips & Tricks… plus our latest contest winner announced!

Someone just won an HID headlight conversion kit worth up to $250 in our latest RVgeeks Giveaway. Scroll down to the bottom of this post to find out who it was. Just over a week ago, we marked 12 years on the road. We were total RV newbs at first, but now we know how …

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How to Replace RV “House” Batteries (& Chassis Batteries, Too)

While the “chassis” batteries start your RV’s engine, it’s the “house” batteries that power the interior lights, vent fans, water pump and other 12-volt equipment. Through the use of an inverter, which converts 12-volts DC into 110-volts AC, they also power the coffee maker, TVs, microwave oven and other household appliances. Like the rest of …

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