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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 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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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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How Much Propane Does an RV Furnace Use?

Your RV furnace is a pretty important feature of your home-on-wheels, especially if you travel in areas where the temperature can drop below what’s comfortable. An RV furnace will warm your rig up fast, but for how long? Well, that’ll depend on a couple of things… including how much propane you’ve got onboard. That’s why …

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RV Furnace Not Working? Let’s Troubleshoot!

If your RV furnace isn’t working, there are a number of possibilities as to the reasons why. Depending on the symptoms your furnace is experiencing, you can troubleshoot a non-working RV furnace on your own. This post aims to help you with that process. We’re going to be focusing here on the most typical RV …

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RV Skirting For Winter – Stay Warm In the Cold!

If you RV in the winter, and especially if you’re parked at one location for a long period of time in colder climates, you may have considered RV skirting. In today’s post, we’re looking at RV skirting for winter to see how effective it is, how much it costs, and whether it’s worth doing. What …

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Essential Winter Camping Gear For Epic Winter Camping Trips

Winter camping can really be fantastic, provided you’ve got the proper winter camping gear to stay warm and safe. With winter in full swing, we thought we’d take some time to point out a few winter camping essentials that can make your winter trips safe, warm, and lots of fun. Let’s get right to it! …

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RV Winterizing Tips | Avoid Common Mistakes!

Winterizing an RV takes some time and thought, and there are consequences to taking shortcuts. There can also be serious consequences to forgetting some crucial winterizing steps. So, we’re offering some RV winterizing tips to help you avoid some very common mistakes that you’d seriously regret… and which could be very costly. Winterize Your RV’s …

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Blowing Out RV Water Lines vs RV Antifreeze

All RVers who either use or store their rigs in climates where temperatures can fall to freezing or below need to winterize their RVs, one way or another. Some prefer to use RV antifreeze, while others prefer to blow out their RV water lines with compressed air. In today’s post, we’ll look at the pros …

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15 Tips for Winter RV Living

As winter rolls in once again, lots of RVers put their rigs into hibernation mode, while others travel to warmer climates. Some RVers, however, spend time camping in the winter in areas where temperatures regularly approach or drop below freezing. Some travel to visit loved ones over the holidays or take an occasional winter camping …

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My RV Furnace Fan Runs But There’s No Heat! Now, What?

Have you ever been in a chilly RV, flipped on your furnace to make the RV nice and toasty, and all you got was a steady flow of cold air? If you’ve experienced what happens when an RV furnace fan runs but there’s no heat, then you understand why we’re sending this post out in …

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How to Use Heat Tape for Your RV Water Hose

One of the great things about camping in your RV is that you can stay warm and cozy even when the temperature drops below freezing. In a previous post about winter RVing, we included tips on successful cold-weather camping strategies. But since our visit was so short, we were able to leave out some steps. …

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How to Winterize an RV with an Air Compressor

Winterizing your RV’s plumbing is incredibly important, especially if your RV will spend any time at all stored in sub-freezing temperatures over the winter months. Frozen water lines can quickly lead to burst water pipes, a broken water pump, and a devastating amount of damage to the RV itself. Proper RV winterizing of your plumbing …

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Winter RVing in Freezing Weather — Cold Climate RV Survival Tips

We’re snowbirds, which means we usually head south for the winter. But we do sometimes want to participate in winter activities, or visit friends who live in places where temperatures can drop below freezing. Since RVing in the winter requires some special preparation, watch the video above (or keep reading below) where we share some of …

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And Our Viair Giveaway Winner Is… !!

It’s Sunday night, September 23, and we decided to do something a little different with our current giveaway. We’ve just triggered the system to randomly select the winner…. on camera! We just uploaded that video (the one above), announcing the winner’s name, so if you entered and want to find out if it was you, …

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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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RV Mod – Installing Our Winter RVing Secret Weapon

In our previous post, we talked about why some RVers, including full-timers, sometimes stay North in the winter. Today we’ll show you exactly how we installed a special mod to make winter RVing better than ever! If you saw our last video, we talked about planning a new secret weapon for staying warm while wintering …

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Planning Our Secret Weapon For Winter RVing

When we’ve wintered in cold climates in the past, some people have asked “Why?” We’ll not only talk about why even us full-timers don’t always snowbird, but explain how we’re planning to make a cool mod to our rig to keep us warmer than ever RVing in cold weather. We’ll be spending this entire winter …

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RV Snowbird Fail? Managing Short RV Trips To Winter Climates

Despite the name, the term “Winter Snowbirds” generally involves neither winter nor snow. Since we love warm weather, becoming Snowbirds each winter was one of the main reasons we started RVing. But that doesn’t mean we always avoid cold weather and snow. Sometimes there are considerations other than weather for choosing a route or destination. Five …

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