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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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Trailer brake systems play a significant role in ensuring the safety of trailers and the vehicles towing them. In this post, we’re laying out the different types of trailer brake systems, their key components, and the mechanics behind how they work. What Are the Three Types of Trailer Brake Systems? Let’s start by taking a …

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Tankless water heaters (sometimes referred to as on-demand water heaters) are popular for their energy efficiency and continuous hot water supply. But like any appliance, they can experience problems. Since this type of water heater is becoming more and more common in RVs (and since no one likes to shower in cold water), we thought …

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Even if many people don’t know exactly what it’s called, pretty much everyone knows what an ordinary trailer coupler looks like. It’s that thing with the rounded top at the very front of nearly every travel trailer (or boat or utility trailer, for that matter) that sits directly onto a trailer hitch ball. We’ve all …

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“Can I plug my RV into a dryer outlet?” If only we had a nickel for every time we’ve heard that question over the past 20 years. But it stands to reason that RVers might wonder about the compatibility of their RVs with standard household outlets, including the dryer outlet. Because a dryer outlet can …

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Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a full-time RVer, proper maintenance of your RV refrigerator will help ensure that it continues to operate efficiently and keeps your food fresh as you travel. In today’s post, we’re providing a guide to the most important RV refrigerator maintenance tips. RV Refrigerator Maintenance Tips Keeping in mind that …

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A non-binding tow bar is an essential part of our towing setup. We’ve experienced binding in the past, and trust us – you don’t want to deal with it. In this post, we’ll explain what binding is and how it happens, show you how non-binding tow bars are different, and share the ones we’ve had …

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We’ve written about getting hot water on an RV before, including our post on RV tankless water heaters and our complete guide to the RV water heater. In today’s post, we’re looking at a far less common way to bring hot water to your RV — the 12-volt RV water heater. Let’s start with a …

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At the heart of most RVs lies a fairly complex electrical system powering everything from the refrigerator to the water pump to the lights to the electric outlets and more. In this post, we offer a guide to the RV electrical system, a sort of “RV Wiring for Dummies” (no offense meant!) We’ll unravel the …

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We’ve always been pretty obsessive about keeping our motorhome neat and tidy, and we’ve also posted on various aspects of RV AC maintenance. But how do you clean RV air ducts to keep your rig’s air quality clean and healthy? That’s what we’re covering in today’s post. To be clear, we’re not talking about just …

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We recently wrote a post answering the question, “How much RV antifreeze do I need to winterize my RV plumbing?” We noted that the answer depends not only on the size of your RV but also on whether you choose to blow out your RV water lines vs using antifreeze. (Even when blowing the lines …

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Recently, a new RVer asked us how to plug their RV into a household electric outlet. That reminded us that there are probably a lot of people with the same question. So, in today’s post, we’re going to cover the basics of connecting different types of RVs to 20-, 30-, and/or 50-amp electric service… using …

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When it comes to life on the road in your RV, ensuring access to safe, clean drinking water is essential. A safe water system has more than one component, and a high-quality, potable water hose is chief among them. That’s why we’re dedicating this post to the best RV drinking water hoses for delivering fresh, …

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Full-time RV living is a lifestyle choice that has become more and more popular in recent years. It offers the freedom to travel and explore new places, visit friends & family (and make new friends), live a minimalist life, escape the confines of traditional homeownership, and see places and things we’d have never seen otherwise. …

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We all know that traveling in an RV is a fantastic way to explore the world around us while we continue to enjoy the comforts of home on the road. Many of us enjoy traveling in all seasons, and one challenge RVers may face is staying warm during the colder months. We’ve written about several …

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