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The Complete Guide to Class A RV Boondocking

Everyone needs an escape sometimes. Camping in an RV is a great way to kick back and recharge. But sometimes, crowded RV parks can leave us feeling anything but relaxed. If you want to connect with nature and enjoy the surrounding land, there’s no better way than camping off the grid, better known as boondocking. …

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What’s the Typical Fuel Economy of a Class A Motorhome?

There are many advantages to traveling the country in a Class A motorhome. You have panoramic views, comfortable seating, and plenty of space! But one thing you don’t get is good fuel economy. Of all the classes of RVs out there, the Class A motorhome is likely the worst in terms of fuel efficiency. Fortunately, …

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RV Boondocking Making You Nervous? Try This!

Have you thought about RV Boondocking, but haven’t been able to “Cut The Cord” yet? Worried that you’re going to run out of water, or fill your black/gray tanks up before you’ve decided it’s time to pack up and leave? Well, you’re not alone… that exact fear keeps LOTS of people from getting away from …

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The Safest, Most Secure RV Storage We’ve Ever Seen! NIRVC, Las Vegas!

Just like people who live in sticks & bricks houses, we occasionally travel away from our home. During our recent RV trip to Italy, we were away from our rig for two whole months. In the past we’ve left it in the enclosed storage lot of an RV park when we’re away, but we heard …

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VIAIR GIVEAWAY! 400P-RV Air Compressor & Winterizing Kit

It’s no secret that we love well-designed RV gear, so we’re excited to announce that one of you will win a Viair 400P-RV air compressor and Viair’s new winterizing kit in our latest RVgeeks Giveaway! You’ve heard us wax poetic about Viair before, but the huge number of 5-star ratings and reviews on Amazon make it …

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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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Overpass Crash?! How Tall Is Your RV?

Have you ever been driving your RV, come to an overpass, weren’t sure of the clearance, slowed down… then drove under it anyway? If so, you certainly know, in hindsight, that slowing down doesn’t make your RV shorter. When I used to transform bus driver trainees into professional motorcoach operators, there were lots of overpasses …

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RV Plumbing Leak Troubleshooting & Repair – Practically For Free!

We demonstrate lots of RV repairs. This time, we’ll show you how we diagnose and repair a problem, saving ourselves a trip to the shop. Special Bonus!! We’ll be answering your questions live on the air on The RV Show USA on November 1st! That’s right… we’ll once again be joining our friend Alan Warren “The RV …

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Boondocking Resource Management: Perishable Food

Boondocking (camping off the grid) has become so popular, that information about managing power and water resources has cropped up everywhere. But what about perishable food? When we head off into the wild for a few weeks, it’s not uncommon for food, particularly the perishable variety, to be less readily available, more expensive, or less …

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Super Cheap RV Cabinet Door Repair – POP Goes the Rivet!

Way back when we started making videos, nearly 6 years ago, we used pop rivets to help friends install a central vacuum in their rig. Now we’re sharing one reason we keep a pop riveter around for repairs, too. Full-timing limits the amount of space we have on board for just about everything. That includes …

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Hydraulic RV Jack Fail!! Four Lessons Learned… The Hard Way.

You’d think after full-timing for nearly 14 years, we’d know everything, right? But we’re always learning, which means making mistakes sometimes. And man oh man, was this ever a totally avoidable self-inflicted wound! We sometimes say “We learn things the hard way so that you don’t have to” and this sure was an example of that. The problem …

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Solar Panel Tilting – How Much Difference Does it Make?

For us, the appeal of boondocking is the combination of natural beauty, peace & quiet and the comforts of home. But this can lead to a dilemma… how do you power those “comforts” without the sound of your generator spoiling the solitude? You’ve heard us say it over and over — Boondocking (or camping off …

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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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Motorhome Block Heaters — Not Just For Winter Use!

Does your RV have a block heater? Do you only RV where it’s mostly above freezing, so you never use it? Maybe you should sometimes. Since a block heater is designed primarily for helping an engine start in extremely cold conditions, many people never use theirs, even if their motorhome is equipped with one. But …

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Do You Keep Your RV Gray Tank Open? Closed? How About BOTH?!

Leaving your RV’s gray valve open when fully hooked up allows you to take long showers without worrying about dumping or filling up the gray tank. But what about sewer smells that can come up from the campground sewer system? Here’s how to get the best of both worlds! One of the luxuries of staying …

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RV Water Heater Fail! Don’t Make This Newbie Mistake

Besides telling you about our newbie mistake, we have an LED contest winner to announce! Someone just won $250 worth of LED lights. Was it you? Scroll down to the bottom of this post to find out. ;-) On April 11, 2014, we marked 11 years of full-time RVing. After all this time, we’ve learned …

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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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UPDATE! RV Water Heater Anode Rods

If you’ve seen our previous 2 videos about flushing RV water heaters, you’ll know we’ve talked quite a bit about anode rods. Generally, Suburban brand water heaters require an anode rod to protect the steel tank from corrosion. The rod is made of a metal that sacrifices itself, so that corrosion will attack the rod …

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No More Guessing About Tank Levels! Gray Tank & Sensor Cleaning

Besides water, an RV gray tank (or “grey” if you trend more British) takes in lots of greasy, sticky substances. These include food particles & residue from preparing meals and washing dishes, soap, shampoo, toothpaste & even body oils. After a while, it can gum up your holding tank sensors, causing a false reading on …

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