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7 Best RV Vacuum Cleaners: Get One That Really Sucks!

The hunt for the best RV vacuum cleaner can be a frustrating one. The ability to try a variety of machines could require purchasing several models, or at least locating a vacuum cleaner store that has a wide variety on display for testing purposes. Between sand from the beach, desert dust, pine needles from the …

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13 RV Spring Cleaning Tips To Start Your Season Right

When the weather starts turning warmer and thoughts turn to planning epic RV road trips, there are lots of RV maintenance tasks to accomplish, including RV spring cleaning. After 20 years on the road full-time, we’ve got some good tips to share to help get your RV ready for the new camping season! Sanitize Your …

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How Do You Clean a Badly Stained Corian Sink?

We have a 16+-year-old motorhome that we’re pleased to report still has a pretty new appearance considering its age. We pride ourselves on taking good care of our home-on-wheels, which is especially important since we live, work, and travel in it full time. About ten years ago we started to notice that our white Corian …

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How to Remove RV Decals Yourself

For various reasons lots of folks are interested in RV decal removal but aren’t sure quite how to tackle the project. Fear of damaging your RV’s finish, or causing the decals to go from somewhat cracked and weathered to downright unsightly, are understandable reasons to hesitate. But RV decal removal can take years – even …

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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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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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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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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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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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Tow Bar Update & Care, Plus Our Biggest Giveaway Ever (Over $1,000)!

So we’re kinda excited… pinching ourselves… humbled… and very grateful to all of you. We’re about to hit two big milestones: 25,000,000 video views and 100,000 subscribers! As a big THANK YOU, we’re giving away our most valuable prize ever (a retail value well over $1,000!) in our latest RVgeeks Giveaway. WATCH THE VIDEO FOR …

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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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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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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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Headlight Restoration: Bringing Clarity to Cloudy Lenses

Twelve years ago this week, on April 11, 2003, we hit the road full time. A few months earlier, we’d purchased our flat-towable Honda CR-V specifically for that purpose. Repeated exposure to harsh Desert SW sunshine and spending most of your life facing into the rear end of a diesel pusher are apparently not the …

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Clean Your RV Windows & Mirrors Super Fast (no window cleaner needed!)

Most RVs have lots of windows and plenty of mirrors too, so it can take a lot of time to keep them clean. Here’s our trick for cleaning all of the glass in our RV super fast… without any window cleaners of any kind and without wasting a single paper towel. All you’ll need are …

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Keeping Oil Off Your RV’s Toad (Towed Car)

If your RV is a diesel pusher like ours, and you sometimes find small specks of oil on the front of your toad (towed car), there’s a little black tube under the engine that just might be the source. It’s a part of the crankcase ventilation system commonly known as the breather tube (some mechanics …

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Super Clean Your Windshield… Super Fast!

If you saw our original video about super cleaning your windshield, here’s a way to do it super fast, even with a really big windshield like the one on our RV. Regardless of what type of vehicle you drive…. motorhome, pick-up truck or car, this tip will quickly make your windshield cleaner and clearer. We’re …

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Dumping & Cleaning an RV Black Tank

We demonstrate how to dump RV waste water holding tanks and thoroughly clean the black tank. Keeping your sewage tank super clean requires following a few simple procedures which will make it stay odor-free. To view our “express” version of this procedure watch: RV Holding Tank Dumping 1-2-3 Lots of RVers think their black tank …

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How To Super Clean Your Windshield with Steel Wool!

UPDATE: Check out our new updated “express” version of this video: “HOW TO SUPER CLEAN YOUR WINDSHIELD… SUPER FAST!” We demonstrate how to make the windshield of your RV or car cleaner and clearer. We’ll show you how to improve the clarity of the glass and improve visibility. After a little time goes by, every …

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