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How Long Does an RV Water Filter Last?

When you’re traveling and living in an RV, having a fresh water supply onboard is a real gift. But how long does an RV water filter last? Ensuring that you have plenty of clean potable water that’s safe to drink is important. Safe water for drinking, showering, cooking, and washing dishes requires a water filter …

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Low Water Pressure In Your RV? Try These Tips!

Low water pressure in your RV can be annoying. Low-pressure showers or a lack of pressure when you’re trying to wash dishes, flush the toilet or do anything else that involves a decent flow of water generally indicates that you’ve got a problem somewhere in your RV’s water system. We recently published a post suggesting …

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What’s a Water Bandit? And Is It Really Stealing?

Access to water is among the most significant concerns of everyone everywhere, and this concern is not lost on those of us who travel from place to place. Some of us travel deep into the wilderness and out into the desert, often camping in extremely remote locations. But all of us have in common a …

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RV Water Flow Meter: Know How Much Water You Use!

When we’re boondocking (our absolute favorite way to camp!), we need to keep an eye on our water usage. Anyone who boondocks, especially for long periods, understands the importance of water conservation to extend that trip for as long as possible. Knowing exactly how much water you have to work with is good information. There …

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RV Water Softener: What It Is and How It Works

Water is water, right? Well, as it turns out, that’s not necessarily true. Some water, described as “hard”, is filled with minerals like lime and iron, and they can be tough on the skin and on your RV’s plumbing system, even destroying certain appliances. When you’re never sure what your water source will be, either …

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RV Fresh Water Tank – Everything You Need to Know

RVs with holding tanks generally have three – the fresh water, gray water, and black water tanks. The gray water tank holds refuse from sinks and showers, the black water tank holds waste from your toilet(s). But in today’s post, we’re focusing on the tank of sustenance – the tank that allows us to hydrate, …

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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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Want Safe Drinking Water in Your RV? Get an Acuva!

Safe drinking water is something many of us take for granted every time we turn on the faucet and fill a glass. But when your lifestyle involves traveling in an RV to many different locations where water is of unknown quality and safety, you need to think long and hard before putting that glass to …

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How to Do Your Own RV Water Pump Replacement

Replacing an RV water pump isn’t typically part of your regular maintenance routine when you own an RV. After all, a water pump should last for many years in normal use, assuming you winterize it properly during the off-season. So how will you know when it’s time to check on your water pump or replace it entirely? …

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The Best RV Showerheads to Save Water While Boondocking

To say that the showerhead is one of the first places manufacturers skimp on RV builds would be an understatement. They’re typically not worth the plastic from which they’re made. As a result, you may be looking for a replacement and wondering which is the best RV shower head. If you love boondocking like we …

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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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How to Sanitize Your RV Water System

Are you avoiding drinking the water you have available in your motorhome or trailer? If purchasing bottled water has become a chore, it may be time to rethink the idea that you can’t drink straight from your rig’s RV water system. It’s safe, as long as you sanitize your RV water system periodically. We’re here today …

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3 Simple Steps for Hooking Up Your RV at a Campsite

If you’re a new RVer, or haven’t even taken delivery of your first rig yet, the connections and hoses you need to hook up your RV might seem a bit overwhelming. But don’t worry… hooking up your RV for camping is a simple process that anyone can learn how to do. In this post we’ll …

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The Simple Truth About How RV Water Filters Work

As RVers, nothing can hold us back. We travel across the entire country making countless stops along the way. But do you know what’s in the water you’re drinking in all these different places? Probably not. That’s why it’s so important to have an RV water filter, to help keep you safe on the road. …

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Safe RV Drinking Water!? Acuva Eco NX-Silver Water Purification System Upgrade

One of the most common questions we get is how do we safely drink from our RV’s fresh water tank. Some RVers avoid the question by using bottled water, but we’re big proponents of avoiding the cost, hassle, and waste of doing that. And besides, isn’t it an awful shame to have a vehicle with …

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Safe RV Drinking Water Update, Lab Testing & Acuva Water Purifier Giveaway!

You may recall that we installed an Acuva Eco UV-LED water purifier in our RV last year. It’s been an awesome addition to our rig, but we wanted to really put it to the test. The lab test that is. So we visited a nearby river to draw samples, and even put the Eco to …

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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 Water Heater Flush & Inspection Surprise!

Even though we’ve been on the road full-time for nearly 15 years, we never stop learning. Since it’s virtually impossible to know everything about every topic, the most valuable tool we keep on board is an open mind. Last year we added a great new piece of (inexpensive) gear to our DIY utility belt: a …

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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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How To Install An RV Water Purification System + Our Ruggable Winner

While we’ve always sanitized, and drank directly from, our RV’s fresh water tank, we know a lot of people aren’t comfortable that their RV’s water supply is safe to drink. They might be concerned about the water sitting in the tank, or the wide variety of unknown sources that they hook up to. They might lack …

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Replacing an RV Drinking Water Hose on a Retractable Reel

We appreciate the fact that our RV came equipped with a Reelcraft self-retracting water hose reel. It keeps things neat & tidy and expedites both hooking up and disconnecting. But there is one downside: when it comes time to replace the hose, we can’t simply pick up a new one and start using it. Installing …

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Cool Trick! Sanitize Your RV’s Fresh Water System Without a Winterizing Kit.

We have a confession to make. We’ve been drinking heavily for over a decade. There. We finally said it out loud. It feels good to come clean about our habit of drinking from our RV’s fresh water tank. Please don’t judge. Bottled water is expensive, tough on the environment (plastic bad), uses up valuable storage …

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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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