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A solar charge controller is a vital part of any RV’s solar system. But, when planning to install solar on your RV, how do you size the solar charge controller(s)? This is important information, but fortunately, the process isn’t difficult as long as you have the details. In this post, we’ll tell you exactly how …

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Knowing (and staying within) the limits of your RV tire load range is critical to your safety and that of your family as you travel. But what exactly does tire load range mean and why is this information so important? And if you’re replacing your tires, what load range tire do you need for your …

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Knowing your travel trailer’s tongue weight is critical to your safety and the safety of those traveling with you and around you. Fortunately, you can easily find your rig’s tongue weight using a tongue weight scale. In this post, we tell you all you need to know about tongue weight, trailer tongue weight scales, and …

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One of the many great things about traveling and camping in an RV is the fact that we’ve got most of the modern conveniences of home, including appliances. But just like in a sticks-and-bricks home, appliances in your home-on-wheels can have issues that require troubleshooting. In this post, we’ll tell you what to do if …

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A trailer tongue jack enables you to connect and disconnect your camper from your tow vehicle’s hitch ball and level the rig from front to back. The importance of the tongue jack is sometimes an overlooked afterthought, leaving owners with a jack that doesn’t perform as well as it could. In this post, we’re looking …

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Weight and cost are both big factors for RV manufacturers, which is why plastic toilets are so common. But is a porcelain toilet an option in an RV? You bet it is! Most higher-end rigs, like our old 2005 Newmar Mountain Aire, come with them. These days, many RVs in other classes are coming with …

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“Can you use the bathroom in an RV while driving?” If only we had a dollar for every time we’ve heard that question. People want to know if it’s safe and/or legal to do anything other than sit, seat-belted, in an RV while it’s rolling down the road. Can you walk around, cook, watch TV, …

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To name or not to name — that is the question. We’re having a little fun with today’s post, but for some travelers, the topic of RV names is a fairly serious one. There seems to be a bit of a debate about whether or not RVs should be named at all. Yachts are named, …

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RVs come in many shapes, sizes, and designs and each is right for a particular type of traveler/camper. For some, lightweight campers under 1500 lbs hit a sweet spot that allows them to tow their little rig without needing a huge truck while providing all the comforts they desire in a camper. In today’s post, …

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If the condition of your black tank is causing an odor in your RV, or if your tank sensors work poorly, your black tank likely needs cleaning. But, what’s the best RV black tank cleaner, and what kind of tank treatments keep the problems at bay? We’ve got answers in today’s post. What Causes Black …

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Most RVers quickly learn how important a level camper is, but it can be a process of trial and error. Few other leveling methods offer as fast and easy a leveling process as Andersen Levelers. If you’ve never seen Andersen Camper Levelers at work, this is the post for you as we share this frustration-reducing …

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Anyone who’s spent much time in campgrounds and RV parks has probably encountered bad RV neighbors. Some of us may even have inadvertently been a bad RV neighbor without realizing it. Many campgrounds find us living in closer proximity to one another than might be comfortable. But there are ways to make the whole experience …

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Toy haulers are a popular choice for many RVers for lots of good reasons. They offer a unique combination of flexible living space and large cargo-carrying capacity, often referred to as a “garage.” But just like any type of RV, there are pluses and minuses to consider when deciding whether they’re the right choice for …

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Anyone who has ever towed a travel trailer (or just about any type of trailer) or carried storage boxes, bikes, or other gear on their hitch knows that hitch noise and rattle can be pretty annoying. Fortunately, a hitch stabilizer is a simple remedy to stop the noise and make your travels more enjoyable. In …

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