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Do Mothballs Keep Mice Away? Or Is that an Old Wives’ Tale?

Rodent control. It’s something all RVers need to think about at one point or another. As winter approaches and the little critters are looking for places to nest for the winter, we’re looking at an age-old question: “Do mothballs keep mice away?” Those pesky little critters find ways to stow away in our rigs during …

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5 Best Battery Operated Heated Blankets For Your RV Trip

With fall just around the corner and the nights getting chillier, people are huddling around the campfire (or portable propane fire pit), getting ready for fall sports and tailgate parties, and thinking about fall and winter camping and RVing. All of that makes this the perfect time for a post on battery-operated heated blankets. You …

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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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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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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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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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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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Furnaces, Heat Pumps & Space Heaters. Oh My! The Pros & Cons of RV Heat.

Not sure whether to fire up your furnace or plug in the portable heater? Is it too cold to run your heat pumps? Will your plumbing freeze if you make the wrong choice? Will you freeze if you make the wrong choice? This video takes a detailed look at the most common types of RV …

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Solar Maximus! Optimizing the Sun When RV Boondocking

Unlike a campsite in an RV park, when you’re wild camping (or, if you prefer – boondocking, dry camping or RVing off the cord) in a remote location like Quartzsite, AZ, you can usually park your RV facing any direction you want to. Here are some tips on how we get the most out of …

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