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3 Ways To Make your RV Tires Last Longer

There is so much to be learned about RV tires when you first begin RVing. Things like - What tire weight rating do I need? How much air pressure should I keep in my tires? What RV tire brands seem to be the best? What RV tire inflator should I ...
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30 Amp VS 50 Amp – What’s Best For You?

Maybe you have been wondering "What is the difference between a 30 amp vs 50 amp RV electrical service anyway?" But if you are like most people, these electrical terms just get confusing after a while. Well in this article, I want to help you understand the overall differences. That ...
Read More

5 Essentials For Your RV Water System

Your RV water system has a greater impact on your daily life than almost any other system in your RV. And it can directly affect your health as well. So it makes sense to do your best to keep your RV water system in good working order. That way you ...
Read More

A 30 Amp to 50 Amp Adapter – A Good Idea?

There is often confusion about what happens when you try to use a 30 amp to 50 amp adapter (sometimes called a "dogbone") at a campground pedestal. Actually, there is confusion when any adapter is used to adjust the electricity provided to an RV. But in this article we will ...
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A 50 Amp RV Surge Protector – Why You Need It

A 50 amp RV surge protector should not be optional equipment on your RV. If your RV has a 50 amp service you need to protect it. And as a certified NRVIA RV inspector, I highly recommend the use of a high-quality electrical surge protector. This one purchase alone can ...
Read More

A 50 Amp To 30 Amp Adapter – Is It Safe?

In a previous blog post I discussed the possibility of needing to adapt a 30 amp campground service to a 50 amp RV. This is a very common scenario in many campgrounds. A less common scenario is just the opposite. That's when you need to run a 30 amp RV ...
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Gas VS Diesel RV – Which Is Best?

If there is one hot topic on the RV forums online, it is the question: gas vs diesel RV - which is best? And there are many opinions on the subject. It seems that many RV owners think that whatever engine they have is best. But it's just not that ...
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Keep My RV Cool – How?

If you are asking how do I keep my RV cool, you are not alone. Keeping a cool RV in the summer when you are boondocking or unplugged from shore power is a challenge. But it can be done. Why Keep a Cool RV? Caring for your RV the right ...
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Motorhome VS 5th Wheel – Who Wins?

A motorhome vs 5th wheel comparison is the heavyweight title match between RVs. These are the big boys of the RV world. And usually those who are making this comparison want lots of space and conveniences. There is a real fascination with RV minimalism these days. And a lot of ...
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Pro Tips For RV Slide Out Maintenance

Performing RV slide out maintenance on a regular basis will save you thousands of dollars in RV slide repairs. And it doesn't matter what kind of rig you own. Slide out rooms can be found on many kinds of RVs. Even smaller travel trailers are often coming with slide outs ...
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RV Ants? Get Rid Of Them Now

It may seem that RV ants have their own classification as they seem to just appear from nowhere. And before long they just take over your RV. When that happens, camping is no longer fun! But whether it is carpenter ants, sugar ants or some other kind of ants, they ...
Read More

RV Extended Warranty Protection – Yes Or No?

If you bring up the subject of getting RV extended warranty protection for your rig, be prepared. You are most likely going to get some very strong opinions, both for and against. Usually these opinions will come from those who already have made their own decision. And they often feel ...
Read More

RV Stripes And Graphics – Easy Removal

RV stripes and graphics can make a plain RV look fabulous. And if they are painted on the RV you just have to maintain the painted RV surface. But if the RV stripes and graphics are made from vinyl material they will eventually wear out. This is because the sun's ...
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RV Tire Pressure – The Easy Way To Monitor It

Checking your RV tire pressure regularly is not only important, it's vital for safety! One of the most important contributing factors to RV tire failure is not having the proper tire pressure. Either over-inflation or under-inflation can cause safety hazards on the road. So how can you make sure that ...
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RV Wash And Wax – Quick And Easy

The exterior walls of RVs can be made up of any number of surfaces. It could be aluminum, fiberglass, gel coat, or maybe even full body paint. But all exterior surfaces of RVs require care and there are two ways to do that. First, an RV wash and wax job ...
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RV Wash And Wax In Under An Hour

All RVs get dirty! They are usually outside where the sun and elements can do a lot of harm to the RV exterior. And it doesn't happen quickly, but over time dirt and contaminants can do a lot of damage. So how do you make sure that you keep a ...
Read More

The Best RV Air Compressor For Your Rig

One of the most important components of an RV is its tires. After all, that is your connection with the ground when you are traveling down the highway. So you need to pay even more attention to your RV tires than you normally do to the tires on your car ...
Read More

Which RV Water Filter System Is Best For You?

Some kind of RV water filter system is a necessity for RVers. But especially for those who travel a lot. That's because the water supply at some campgrounds can leave a lot to be desired. You will find bad tasting and awful smelling water, along with dirty water that has ...
Read More

Your RV Gas Mileage – 5 Tips To Make It Better

If you are concerned about your RV gas mileage, you are in good company. A lot of RVers have the subject of RV fuel economy on their mind at times. And no wonder, since RV fuel costs take up a large chunk of our RVing budget. So how do we ...
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Your RV Internet Connection Made Simple And Easy

Having a fast, reliable RV internet connection is a must for modern RVers. It's not really a luxury any more. It's a necessity! But when you wander into the field of electronics and gadgets, it's easy to get lost and bewildered. And lots of money can be spent in the ...
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Your RV Water Hookup – 3 Must-Haves

One of the most important skills a new RVer learns is how to get city water into your RV. Then you can use it for washing, drinking, cleaning, etc. So you have to be able to use the RV water hookup in the campground where you are staying. In most ...
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RV Appliances

The Truth About RV Washer Dryer Combo Units

RV washer and dryer combo machines are usually found in larger rigs like Class A motorhomes. This is because they take up a certain amount of space that smaller rigs just can't provide. But for many RV owners, giving up the space for a washer and dryer combo is well ...
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Your RV Water Heater Anode Rod – DIY!

If you have an RV water heater anode rod, then you have a Suburban water heater. There are two main brand names of RV water heaters. One is made by Suburban and the other is made by Atwood. Both are fine water heaters and last a long time with regular ...
Read More

RV Camping

A 30 Amp to 50 Amp Adapter – A Good Idea?

There is often confusion about what happens when you try to use a 30 amp to 50 amp adapter (sometimes called a "dogbone") at a campground pedestal. Actually, there is confusion when any adapter is used to adjust the electricity provided to an RV. But in this article we will ...
Read More

A 50 Amp To 30 Amp Adapter – Is It Safe?

In a previous blog post I discussed the possibility of needing to adapt a 30 amp campground service to a 50 amp RV. This is a very common scenario in many campgrounds. A less common scenario is just the opposite. That's when you need to run a 30 amp RV ...
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Thousand Trails – Is It Right For You?

Thousand Trails campgrounds are not for everyone. If you search the internet, you will find opinions for and against Thousand Trails memberships. And there are valid arguments for both sides. But for many, they are a way to be able to affordably full-time travel by RV. In this article, I ...
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Which RV Water Filter System Is Best For You?

Some kind of RV water filter system is a necessity for RVers. But especially for those who travel a lot. That's because the water supply at some campgrounds can leave a lot to be desired. You will find bad tasting and awful smelling water, along with dirty water that has ...
Read More

Your RV Water Hookup – 3 Must-Haves

One of the most important skills a new RVer learns is how to get city water into your RV. Then you can use it for washing, drinking, cleaning, etc. So you have to be able to use the RV water hookup in the campground where you are staying. In most ...
Read More

RV Exterior Care

3 Ways To Make your RV Tires Last Longer

There is so much to be learned about RV tires when you first begin RVing. Things like - What tire weight rating do I need? How much air pressure should I keep in my tires? What RV tire brands seem to be the best? What RV tire inflator should I ...
Read More

Correct RV Tire Pressures For Every Rig

There is endless discussion about RV tire pressures in the online RV forums. There are almost as many opinions about it as there are RVers. But what I am going to share with you in this article is what you need to know about tire safety. And safety is a ...
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Diamond Shield – No More Cracking And Mold

Diamond Shield, or any clear front end protection film, can be a blessing or a curse for motorhome owners. And when you visit RV forums on the internet, you will see both extremes. Some love their Diamond Shield installation. On the other hand, some hate it. So why the extreme ...
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Pro Tips For RV Slide Out Maintenance

Performing RV slide out maintenance on a regular basis will save you thousands of dollars in RV slide repairs. And it doesn't matter what kind of rig you own. Slide out rooms can be found on many kinds of RVs. Even smaller travel trailers are often coming with slide outs ...
Read More

RV Exterior Paint Protection – Fast & Easy

The best RV exterior paint protection goes well beyond just washing and waxing your RV at regular intervals. So if you want the best results for your RVs exterior, more is needed. Best RV Exterior Protection - 3 Steps Needed Your RV's exterior surface could be made of fiberglass, gel ...
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RV Stripes And Graphics – Easy Removal

RV stripes and graphics can make a plain RV look fabulous. And if they are painted on the RV you just have to maintain the painted RV surface. But if the RV stripes and graphics are made from vinyl material they will eventually wear out. This is because the sun's ...
Read More

RV Tire Pressure – The Easy Way To Monitor It

Checking your RV tire pressure regularly is not only important, it's vital for safety! One of the most important contributing factors to RV tire failure is not having the proper tire pressure. Either over-inflation or under-inflation can cause safety hazards on the road. So how can you make sure that ...
Read More

RV Wash And Wax – Quick And Easy

The exterior walls of RVs can be made up of any number of surfaces. It could be aluminum, fiberglass, gel coat, or maybe even full body paint. But all exterior surfaces of RVs require care and there are two ways to do that. First, an RV wash and wax job ...
Read More

RV Wash And Wax In Under An Hour

All RVs get dirty! They are usually outside where the sun and elements can do a lot of harm to the RV exterior. And it doesn't happen quickly, but over time dirt and contaminants can do a lot of damage. So how do you make sure that you keep a ...
Read More

The Best RV Air Compressor For Your Rig

One of the most important components of an RV is its tires. After all, that is your connection with the ground when you are traveling down the highway. So you need to pay even more attention to your RV tires than you normally do to the tires on your car ...
Read More

Your RV Water Heater Anode Rod – DIY!

If you have an RV water heater anode rod, then you have a Suburban water heater. There are two main brand names of RV water heaters. One is made by Suburban and the other is made by Atwood. Both are fine water heaters and last a long time with regular ...
Read More

RV Interior Care

RV Ants? Get Rid Of Them Now

It may seem that RV ants have their own classification as they seem to just appear from nowhere. And before long they just take over your RV. When that happens, camping is no longer fun! But whether it is carpenter ants, sugar ants or some other kind of ants, they ...
Read More

The Truth About RV Washer Dryer Combo Units

RV washer and dryer combo machines are usually found in larger rigs like Class A motorhomes. This is because they take up a certain amount of space that smaller rigs just can't provide. But for many RV owners, giving up the space for a washer and dryer combo is well ...
Read More

RV Living

Towing With An RV Tow Dolly

When it comes to pulling your towed vehicle behind a motorhome, there are two main choices. Either flat tow it, or use an RV tow dolly. And the truth is that either method works very well. You will see plenty of examples of RVers on the road using either towing ...
Read More

Flat Towing Vehicles – The Pros & Cons

Flat towing vehicles, or dinghy towing, as others refer to it, is very common. Especially, when the motorhome is a big rig! After all, who wants to use a large and unwieldy motorhome to drive around town or run errands? So you will see motorhomes pulling a vehicle behind that ...
Read More

5 Essentials For Your RV Water System

Your RV water system has a greater impact on your daily life than almost any other system in your RV. And it can directly affect your health as well. So it makes sense to do your best to keep your RV water system in good working order. That way you ...
Read More

Your RV Internet Connection Made Simple And Easy

Having a fast, reliable RV internet connection is a must for modern RVers. It's not really a luxury any more. It's a necessity! But when you wander into the field of electronics and gadgets, it's easy to get lost and bewildered. And lots of money can be spent in the ...
Read More

The Top 5 Youtube RVing Channels For Newbies

If you are brand new to the world of RV travel, Youtube is a godsend. But there are so many Youtube RVing channels to choose from. Of course, having so many choices is a good thing in a way. It means that you can get plenty of information to help ...
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Motorhome VS 5th Wheel – Who Wins?

A motorhome vs 5th wheel comparison is the heavyweight title match between RVs. These are the big boys of the RV world. And usually those who are making this comparison want lots of space and conveniences. There is a real fascination with RV minimalism these days. And a lot of ...
Read More

RV Fuel Station Discount Card Saves $$$$

Whenever I find something that is really helpful for my fellow RVers, I try to get the word out quickly. And this is one of those times that I can help you save lots of money on RV diesel fuel. A relatively new RV fuel station discount card is available ...
Read More

How To Use An RV Electrical Adapter At Home

If you like to plug in your RV at home before a trip, you have plenty of company. It makes it easy to get some of the appliances, like the refrigerator, going in advance. And if you need the lights or want to power up some devices or the batteries, ...
Read More

30 Amp VS 50 Amp – What’s Best For You?

Maybe you have been wondering "What is the difference between a 30 amp vs 50 amp RV electrical service anyway?" But if you are like most people, these electrical terms just get confusing after a while. Well in this article, I want to help you understand the overall differences. That ...
Read More

Your RV Gas Mileage – 5 Tips To Make It Better

If you are concerned about your RV gas mileage, you are in good company. A lot of RVers have the subject of RV fuel economy on their mind at times. And no wonder, since RV fuel costs take up a large chunk of our RVing budget. So how do we ...
Read More

RV Inspection And Care For Everyone

Duane explains what RV inspection and care is all about Hello everyone, and welcome to my RV Inspection and Care website. I'm Duane and I am a certified NRVIA inspector of RVs. So I want to use the knowledge that I have to help you learn more about your RV ...
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RV Safety

A 50 Amp RV Surge Protector – Why You Need It

A 50 amp RV surge protector should not be optional equipment on your RV. If your RV has a 50 amp service you need to protect it. And as a certified NRVIA RV inspector, I highly recommend the use of a high-quality electrical surge protector. This one purchase alone can ...
Read More

A Certified RV Inspection – 3 Reasons Why It’s Smart

Buying an RV can be stressful. And if it is a used RV of any type, the stress level only increases. So many questions need to be answered for the buyer. Like has the RV been well cared for? Is there something hidden that could be a major repair? Are ...
Read More

Correct RV Tire Pressures For Every Rig

There is endless discussion about RV tire pressures in the online RV forums. There are almost as many opinions about it as there are RVers. But what I am going to share with you in this article is what you need to know about tire safety. And safety is a ...
Read More

How To Use An RV Electrical Adapter At Home

If you like to plug in your RV at home before a trip, you have plenty of company. It makes it easy to get some of the appliances, like the refrigerator, going in advance. And if you need the lights or want to power up some devices or the batteries, ...
Read More

Your RV LP Gas Detector – Is It Working?

Your RV LP Gas Detector is one part of the life safety devices that your RV has on-board. Along with fire extinguishers and smoke and carbon-monoxide detectors, LP gas detectors are essential RV safety equipment. And that is why inspecting these devices regularly is one of the most important RV ...
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RV Travel

Flat Towing Vehicles – The Pros & Cons

Flat towing vehicles, or dinghy towing, as others refer to it, is very common. Especially, when the motorhome is a big rig! After all, who wants to use a large and unwieldy motorhome to drive around town or run errands? So you will see motorhomes pulling a vehicle behind that ...
Read More

RV Fuel Station Discount Card Saves $$$$

Whenever I find something that is really helpful for my fellow RVers, I try to get the word out quickly. And this is one of those times that I can help you save lots of money on RV diesel fuel. A relatively new RV fuel station discount card is available ...
Read More

Top 5 Must-See RV Destinations

What is the point in having an RV if you don't use it to travel? And if you travel, why not see the best sites possible? After all, RV stands for "recreational vehicle". So we need to get in our rigs and get out there for some recreation in an ...
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Towing With An RV Tow Dolly

When it comes to pulling your towed vehicle behind a motorhome, there are two main choices. Either flat tow it, or use an RV tow dolly. And the truth is that either method works very well. You will see plenty of examples of RVers on the road using either towing ...
Read More

RV Engine & Mechanics

A Certified RV Inspection – 3 Reasons Why It’s Smart

Buying an RV can be stressful. And if it is a used RV of any type, the stress level only increases. So many questions need to be answered for the buyer. Like has the RV been well cared for? Is there something hidden that could be a major repair? Are ...
Read More

Expensive RV Engine Repairs – Avoid Them

All of those fun times that comes with camping in an RV depends on keeping the engine that hauls your RV in good working order. And it doesn't matter what kind of RV you own. Somewhere there has to be an engine that gets your RV where you want to ...
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Gas VS Diesel RV – Which Is Best?

If there is one hot topic on the RV forums online, it is the question: gas vs diesel RV - which is best? And there are many opinions on the subject. It seems that many RV owners think that whatever engine they have is best. But it's just not that ...
Read More

RV Extended Warranty Protection – Yes Or No?

If you bring up the subject of getting RV extended warranty protection for your rig, be prepared. You are most likely going to get some very strong opinions, both for and against. Usually these opinions will come from those who already have made their own decision. And they often feel ...
Read More
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