RV Tips Articles

Top 5 RV Boondocking Tips

The Top 5 Ways For Successful RV Boondocking

RV boondocking means camping without any hookups. No electric, water or sewer hookups whatsoever. You are totally self-contained. Of course, this kind of RV camping is a lot more involved than campground camping. It means that you have to plan in advance how to handle your power and water needs ...
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Keep Your RV cool on hot summer days

How To Keep An RV Cool – The Top 10 Tips

When the summer sun is blazing, lots of RVers want to know how to keep an RV cool. This is because RVs don't handle temperature extremes very well. Both very hot and very cold temperatures can be a challenge for RV life. But it's a challenge that can be met ...
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The top 3 ways to save money on campground costs

The Top 4 RV Camping Tips That Save You Money

This article's purpose is to help you learn my top 4 RV camping tips that will help you save money. And, of all the expenses that an RV owner encounters, often the biggest by far is camping costs. This is especially true if a lot of time is spent in ...
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The top 5 tips for buying a motorhome

Learn About The Top 5 Tips For Buying A Motorhome

Before you can think about buying a motorhome, let's identify what a motorhome is. It's an RV that has an engine and drivetrain built into the RV. In other words, a motorhome does not need to be towed to go somewhere. It can travel down the road under its own ...
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The 5 Best RV Road Trip Tips

In this article I'm going to share with you my top 5 RV road trip tips. We are going to discuss ways to make your road trip more pleasant and enjoyable. And this is important, because for many an RV road trip is stressful and sometimes dreaded. But it doesn't ...
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% essentails for your RV water system

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 ...
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A simple and easy RV internet connection

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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Motorhome vs Fifth wheels

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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Gas vs Diesel - are diesel pushers really better?

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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Tips for RV slide outs

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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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 ...
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The best RV water filter system

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 ...
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RV extended warranties

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 ...
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50 amp to 30 amp adapters

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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30 amp and 50 amp pedetal plug compared

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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RV stripes and graphics

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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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 ...
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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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Wash and wax your RV without water or ladders

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 ...
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How to make your RV tires last longer

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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3 must-haves for your RV water hookup

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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Do you need an RV surge protector?

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 ...
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RV tire pressure made simple

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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How to get rid of RV ants

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 ...
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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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Wash and wax your RV without water or ladders

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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