Before we set out for the open road in 2014, we had come to the hard-core realization that RV life is vastly different than living in sticks and bricks house. By sharing our RV life skills and how we do it now, we hope others won’t have to learn the hard way like we did. Bear with me in my tongue-in-cheek approach to keep things light in this blog piece. It’s what keeps things going for us. And, we’ll get to that in #5.
Earlier in this blog, we posted a great how-to tutorial on air conditioner vents and filter maintenance and cleaning.This article pairs by showing you how to inspect and maintain the rooftop components of your RV air conditioning system.Here’s another helpful how-to guide that will walk you through from getting on the roof to making sure your RV motorhome of towable RV’s air conditioner remains near perfect efficiency.
One of the nastiest chores an RV owner must do is empty the sewage tanks. And in doing that, a variety of supplies and of course, a place to store them is an order. But, where do you store the stinky slinky. Well, we found a great storage carrier for the sewer hose that is an easy-to-install RV modification!
It’s Spring time! The birds are singing, trees and flowers are blooming and fillies and foals are testing out their legs in the pastures. The circle of life is rejuvenated. But, it also means camping season is here! RV and camper owners are bringing their motorhomes, fifth wheels and travel trailers out the mothballs and getting them ready to go camping. But, there’s a right way to get your RV back on the road. Here, we’ll show you how to de-winterize your RV or camper!
There’s nothing worse than driving or pulling your RV down the road only to experience a tire blowout. Oftentimes, tire blowouts or flats happen in the most inopportune times and places. Also, they can be quite unnerving and scary if you don’t know how to handle your RV or vehicle. However, what if I told you there was a product out there that alerted you of tire issues BEFORE that blowout or flat? We found one! Its the Truck System Technologies TST 507-RV-6-C tire pressure and temperature monitoring system.
While we know our RV’s black and gray holding tanks are dirty (they contain waste, after all), our freshwater holding tanks need regular and thorough cleaning too. Here’s the easy process to get your fresh water holding tanks so clean you can drink out of them.
You can use this technique on any truck camper, travel trailer, fifth wheel, or motorhome. Heck, you can use this procedure on your boat or yacht as well!
Recently, we were provided the opportunity to work with Anderson Brass Company by testing their improved RV water service panel. We replaced the existing plastic Anderson 200RV water service panel in our fifth wheel’s utility distribution center (UDC) with a better-engineered retrofit panel. Unlike the old plastic valve system, the improve version is manufactured with brass fittings. The old valve was susceptible to leaking and unreliable.
Being full-time RV nomads, we need to pay close attention to the care and maintenance of our fifth wheel and truck. Its a given that we are going to have repair vital components that will require even the basics of tools. So, we have compiled a list of our Top 10 RV Tool Bag Must Haves we think you should have in your tool box for your motorhome, travel trailer, camper van, truck camper or fifth wheel .