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Window awnings keep your RV cooler and all RVers know how important that is. They can also allow a window to be kept open when it’s raining. But many RV windows come without awnings protecting them. Awnings can also degrade over time and fail for various reasons, requiring replacement. Fortunately, installing RV window awnings isn’t …

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Road tar, tree sap, squashed bugs, and water spots on your RV windshield (or any windshield) can be a pain to remove. That’s why we’re sharing a tip we’ve been using on all of our vehicles (including both of our motorhomes) for over 25 years — cleaning the glass with steel wool. Yes, you can …

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RV house batteries are important because they allow us to power so much equipment on our RVs, even when we’re not connected to shore power. The flooded lead-acid battery has long been a popular choice as an RV house battery, thanks to its affordability, dependability, and ability to provide consistent power. However, knowing how to …

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If you’ve got an active lifestyle, you may find it helpful to have car seat protectors to keep your car, truck, or RV seats well protected from spills, dirt, stains, grime, sand, salt, etc. The trouble with traditional car seat covers is that they’re always there. So if you want to remove them it can …

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An RV water heater thermostat is a surprisingly easy and inexpensive part to replace. But if you don’t have hot water in your RV, how do you know if a failed thermostat is the source of your problem? With parts ranging from circuit boards, gas valves, burner tubes, and more, how do you zero in …

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“Can I run my RV refrigerator on propane while driving?” It’s a common question and certainly one worth asking. In this post, we’re looking at whether running an RV fridge on propane while driving is possible and, more importantly, if a fridge running on propane in a rig driving down the road is safe. Do …

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If you own a travel trailer, 5th wheel… or really any type of trailer at all… it’s good to know how to repack trailer bearings. This will help you stay on top of an important piece of trailer maintenance to keep your towing experience safe and trouble-free. Repacking trailer bearings is a routine maintenance task …

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If you’ve wondered how to store your lithium RV batteries for the winter to keep them in good health, there are some important things to keep in mind. For example, LiFePO4 batteries (Lithium Iron Phosphate, the most common lithium RV battery chemistry) shouldn’t be charged when the cells are below freezing (32F/0C), as that can …

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Professional truck drivers are dealing with a nationwide truck parking shortage. With the increasing shortage of parking spots, it becomes more and more important for all of us as RVers to take some responsibility in planning our travels with this parking shortage in mind. In today’s post, we’re sharing tips on how we can all …

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How long do RV tires last? There’s lots of misinformation out there, with many RV owners trying to distill the answer down to one easy-to-remember number. But is it 4 years? 6? 10? Is mileage important? How about tread depth? Does it matter what type of RV we’re talking about? For instance, what if you …

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Most campers love a good “hobo pie” made with an old-fashioned campfire pie iron, sitting around enjoying the company of family and friends. Whether you call them hobo pies, pudgie pies, mountain pies, or campfire pies, today’s post is full of pie-iron recipes for your next camping trip. And even if you don’t want to …

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Space is always at a premium in an RV, so amenities that have combined uses tend to work especially well. In this post, we’re looking at the Fotile In-Sink Dishwasher, a compact 2-in-1 sink/dishwasher combo that could be a helpful addition for some travelers. What Is the Fotile In-Sink Dishwasher? The FOTILE 2-in-1 In-Sink Dishwasher …

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“Should I leave my RV’s black tank open or closed?” is a common question for RVers who often stay at campgrounds and RV parks with full hook-ups, which of course, includes a sewer connection. The question is understandable, but the answer is clear, and we’re here to tell you why. In today’s post, we’re looking …

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This is a special guest post by our dear friend and fellow traveler, Alyssa Padgett. Take it away Alyssa!… When we moved into our first RV, I made the mistake of letting my future husband move his things in first. When I arrived, he had taken up every cabinet and drawer with his things. “Where …

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Can you ride in a travel trailer as it’s rolling down the road? Can you ride in a 5th-wheel camper while driving? How about a truck camper? Can you ride in any camper trailer while driving down the road? And if you can, should you? In today’s post, we’re answering the question, “Can you ride …

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