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An RV water heater thermostat is a surprisingly easy and inexpensive part to replace. But if you don’t have hot water in your RV, how do you know if a failed thermostat is the source of your problem? With parts ranging from circuit boards, gas valves, burner tubes, and more, how do you zero in …

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“Can I run my RV refrigerator on propane while driving?” It’s a common question and certainly one worth asking. In this post, we’re looking at whether running an RV fridge on propane while driving is possible and, more importantly, if a fridge running on propane in a rig driving down the road is safe. Do …

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If you own a travel trailer, 5th wheel… or really any type of trailer at all… it’s good to know how to repack trailer bearings. This will help you stay on top of an important piece of trailer maintenance to keep your towing experience safe and trouble-free. Repacking trailer bearings is a routine maintenance task …

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Most campers love a good “hobo pie” made with an old-fashioned campfire pie iron, sitting around enjoying the company of family and friends. Whether you call them hobo pies, pudgie pies, mountain pies, or campfire pies, today’s post is full of pie-iron recipes for your next camping trip. And even if you don’t want to …

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“Should I leave my RV’s black tank open or closed?” is a common question for RVers who often stay at campgrounds and RV parks with full hook-ups, which of course, includes a sewer connection. The question is understandable, but the answer is clear, and we’re here to tell you why. In today’s post, we’re looking …

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This is a special guest post by our dear friend and fellow traveler, Alyssa Padgett. Take it away Alyssa!… When we moved into our first RV, I made the mistake of letting my future husband move his things in first. When I arrived, he had taken up every cabinet and drawer with his things. “Where …

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If you’re flat-towing your car behind your motorhome like we did full-time for over 20 years, there’s no need to lug a portable braking system around, thanks to the Roadmaster InvisiBrake. Flat towing a car (4 wheels down) behind a motorhome requires an auxiliary braking system to handle the car’s weight. Besides normal braking, it’s …

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If your RV’s hot water isn’t as hot as it should be, the problem could well be your RV water heater thermostat. Fortunately, most RV water heaters aren’t all that complicated. So when this happened to us, we had an easy DIY repair on our hands. In this post, we’ll show you exactly how we …

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This post is a guide to draining, flushing, cleaning, and descaling an RV water heater. We’ll show you the method we’ve used for years to effectively flush and clean our tanked water heater and how to descale a tankless one, too (like our new Truma AquaGo Comfort Plus on-demand water heater). Our method for our …

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What’s the best half-ton truck for towing an RV? That’s a big, loaded question, and the answer depends on a range of factors. If you’re planning to tow an RV, it’s very important to make sure that you do it with a truck that’s capable of towing the total weight of the trailer and has …

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Trailer brake controllers sync up the two sets of brakes in a tow vehicle and trailer, which helps manage stopping distance and control trailer sway. In this post, we’re looking at the key features of trailer brake controllers and how to make an informed decision to get the best trailer brake controller for your towing …

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In today’s post, we’ll demonstrate how to thoroughly flush and clean an RV black tank to help keep your RV odor-free. We’ll provide step-by-step instructions for making sure that your RV’s black tank is completely flushed out, making your motorhome, travel trailer, or fifth wheel a nicer place to be, and keeping your tank sensors …

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The RV water heater anode rod is an unsung hero that sits quietly in the background, protecting your expensive RV water heater tank from damage and eventual destruction. Today’s post is all about the RV anode rod, what it does, how it works, and which RV water heaters require them. We’ll tell you (and show …

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Personally witnessing the results of an RV crash in Vancouver, BC on Christmas Eve reminded us about the importance of driving safety and accident avoidance. As we were walking over toward the Sheraton Wall Center to check out the Christmas lights on display, a pickup truck towing a travel trailer plowed right through the front …

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Dumping tanks on an RV is no one’s idea of “fun.” RV dump stations at RV parks, rest areas, or truck stops aren’t full of people with excited, eager smiles, raring to get to the task. That noted, knowing how to dump RV tanks properly makes the dreaded deed much easier. In today’s post, we’re …

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