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Ants in Your RV? How to Get Rid of Them & Keep Them Out

Ants in RV living spaces can be a real problem — one that many RVers have encountered from time to time.  Depending on where you camp, you may have had ants get into your rig. Maybe you nailed ’em and then didn’t think much more about it. But maybe you found yourself with a significant …

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How to Clean a Rubber Roof on an RV + Best Cleaners

If your RV has a “rubber” roof, it’s important to remember that the surface isn’t impervious to damage. Cleaning it properly includes knowing which are the best RV rubber roof cleaners to use for the task.  It’s also important to be cautious when cleaning your RV roof to avoid tearing the material, which could lead …

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Is a Shurflo Water Pump a Good Choice for Your RV?

A Shurflo water pump is among one of the most commonly found pumps on new RVs and campers. They’re also popular as replacements for pumps that leak or no longer function properly, and the replacement makes a good DIY project. There are a variety of RV water pump brands on the market, several of them …

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RV Extension Cords: 30 Amp? 50 Amp? Get the Right One!

When hooking up to electrical power, the outlet or power pedestal you’re connecting to isn’t always conveniently located. That’s why it’s important to carry an RV extension cord. The question is which cord to carry because using an underrated cord for the load your RV will require could lead to problems, including fire. Which cord …

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Multiplex Wiring Systems for RVs: What Are They?

RV wiring has traditionally been installed in a similar manner to electrical wiring in a house. In recent years, however, multiplex wiring systems for RV use have become more common. RV multiplex systems make the wiring throughout the RV more like that of a computer network which can have some real benefits. But what, exactly, …

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13 Things You Didn’t Know Expire In or On Your RV!

We’ve all likely seen articles about “things you didn’t know expire”. Items on most of these generic lists include cleaning products, car seats, bug spray, sunscreen, motor oil, and even hydrogen peroxide. These articles generally discuss the reasons behind the food and drug administration’s imposition of expiration dates on food items and medications, noting that …

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Stabilizing An RV: Stop the Sway & Enjoy Your Stay!

It doesn’t take long for an RVing newbie to realize how important stabilizing an RV is! A few hours into the first camping trip, when the occupants of the rig are getting that seasick feeling every time someone walks around, it becomes crystal clear that something needs to be done to stabilize the camper and …

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Non-Toxic RV Cleaning: Don’t Poison Your Living Space!

We’ve lived in our Class A motorhome full-time for almost 20 years now. We love it, but there’s no denying that an RV is a small living space. That’s why we’re cautious about the RV cleaning supplies we use, favoring only natural RV cleaners that are non-toxic. We believe it’s important to use natural cleaning …

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Inflatable RV Skirting: The Easiest Way to Skirt Your RV!

About a year ago, we published a post about RV skirting for winter. Since then, we’ve learned about inflatable RV skirting that those who use RV skirting might love. Today’s post is about an easy, efficient way to skirt an RV with a product known as AirSkirts. What Is RV Skirting? RV skirting is essentially …

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Ducted vs Non-Ducted RV AC: Is One Better Than the Other?

When you’re shopping for a new (or new-to-you) RV, there are many features and amenities to consider and prioritize. One that’s often overlooked is the choice between ducted vs non-ducted RV AC. RV air conditioning is a pretty important feature for traveling and camping comfortably. Most of us spend a fair amount of time traveling …

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Satellite TV for RV Use: Your Favorite TV On the Go!

Satellite TV for RV use is fairly popular among RVers, but how does RV satellite TV work, and how do you get it? Is satellite TV preferable to streaming your favorite TV shows or using an OTA (over-the-air) TV antenna? What are the pros and cons of satellite TV for RVers? Today we’re exploring the …

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RV Vacuuming Tips: Use Your Vacuum Like Never Before

Why a post on RV vacuuming tips? Because RVs can collect dust, dirt, sand, and other unwanted debris very easily. You’re camping, after all, and stuff gets tracked in. But an RV is also a small living space, and small spaces need to be kept as free of dirt, dust, and other types of debris …

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20 RV Storage Ideas: Save Space & Stay Organized!

After nearly 20 years of living full-time in our motorhome, we’ve accumulated some great RV storage ideas. So, we thought it might be worth putting together a post to share a host of storage solutions that we think will work for our readers.  Don’t worry, we’re not gonna overwhelm you with an hour’s worth of …

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RV Windshield De-Icer: Ways to Remove & Prevent Ice

Do you have a favorite windshield de-icer? With winter upon us, there are certain weather-related issues that may require attention on our RVs, especially for anyone who spends time in a location where the temperature drops significantly. One common issue you’re likely to encounter in cold weather is a frozen windshield. So, today we’re looking …

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How to Unclog an RV Black Tank: End the Nightmare Quickly

Have you ever had to unclog an RV black tank? Not sure how to go about it? Today’s post will have you well-prepared to handle what can become one of the grossest messes an RVer could face (especially if the tank is full). 🧻😫🤢🙈 We’ll even let you know how to avoid black tank clogs …

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Understand Your RV Oven & Cook Like a Pro On the Road

With the Thanksgiving holiday just around the corner, it’s no surprise that lots of RVers are having thoughts about their RV oven. But, is an RV oven capable of cooking things like a Thanksgiving dinner? How about baked goods? How do RV ovens work and how useful are they? Today we’re taking a look at …

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How Long Does It Take for Water to Freeze in RV Pipes?

As we write this in late fall, many RVers are thinking about winterizing their RVs. Depending on where you live, the question “How long does it take for water to freeze in RV pipes?” becomes more important to answer with every passing day. As the temperature drops everywhere, we think it’s a good time to …

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RV Bubble Levels: What They Are & How to Use Them

Bubble levels are the simple, low tech, tried-and-true method for leveling an RV. They’re easy to use, affordable, and effective. Bubble levels come in a variety of shapes, styles, and sizes, and there are several different ways for an RVer to use them to level their rig. Today we’re looking at the good old-fashioned bubble …

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Air In Water Lines: An RV Problem That’s Easy to Solve

Air in water lines is not an uncommon problem, but if the plumbing system in your RV has this issue, you’ll want to fix it as soon as possible. While air pockets in water lines don’t present a particularly urgent issue, an RV that has air in the water pipes is a nuisance and could …

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Thetford RV Toilet: Options for Home-Like Convenience

We’ve had a Thetford RV toilet (the Aria II electrically-activated gravity flush toilet) in our Newmar motorhome for over 17 years. Not only has it worked perfectly for all that time, but it even has the original seal on the blade valve to this day! But we know that many RVers have reason to replace …

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How to Unclog an RV Toilet: Tips to Keep the 💩Flowing!

If you’ve ever had a clogged RV toilet, you know that the best way to tend to it is to prevent clogging in the first place!  But, with that obvious statement aside, we all know that solid waste and paper can sometimes create a clog. For this reason, it’s a good idea to know in …

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Can You Use a Propane Heater Indoors to Heat Your RV?

Portable propane heaters can be sources of fast, efficient heat. They heat up quickly, they produce a lot of heat, and their very efficient, so they use very little propane. But can you use a propane heater indoors? Is it safe? And if not, are there things you can do to make it safe? Today …

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7 Pin Trailer Plug: What You Need to Know to Tow

Today we’re looking at the 7-pin trailer plug. We’ll talk about what it is, how it works, and what it does. We’ll also cover whether all 7-pin trailer plugs are the same and whether or not they’re intended to control your trailer’s brakes. As a bonus, we’ll even toss in a video on how to …

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Trailer Hitch Lock: Why You Need It & Best Ones to Buy

What’s a trailer hitch lock? Are they all the same? More importantly, do you need one? In previous posts, we’ve covered towing-related topics on everything from how to hook up your car to your RV tow bar to the ever-important methods of trailer sway control. But one thing we haven’t covered is the topic of …

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The 50 Amp RV Plug: Power For Everything In Your RV!

The 50 amp RV plug is a powerful thing! In fact, it has the capacity to power everything in your RV no matter what size rig you’ve got.  People often wonder how much a single 50-amp plug can really handle. Well, we can power our entire motorhome on a 50-amp plug when we’re connected to …

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Macerating Toilet For RVs: What Is It? Do I Want One?

We hear a lot about macerating toilet systems for RVs, but how do macerating toilets work and why would an RVer want one? Today we’re looking at the macerator toilet and why some RVers prefer a macerating unit over a standard toilet system. What Is a Macerating Toilet? In most RVs, a regular toilet uses …

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RV AC Freezing Up? Most Common Causes & How to Stop It!

Hot air and high humidity are a terrible combination. It’s the job of your air conditioner to cool the air and control humidity to some degree. But if your AC unit can’t get the job done, it may be because your RV AC is freezing up. What horrible timing! An RV AC freeze-up is never …

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