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 .
An RV is a major investment so, it only makes sense to take care of it. One area out of sight but that should not be out of mind is your RV roof. In this blog, we’ll include some details on inspecting, cleaning and maintaining your RV roof and some of the components you’ll see topside. Continue reading “RV Maintenance Tip #5: RV Roof Inspection and Maintenance”
Window screen maintenance seemingly is one of the most forgotten or put-off chores even though we look at them everyday. When we lived in our S&B, we normally would clean them during our annual spring cleaning. However, in an RV, especially if living in it full-time, they will need more attention of cleaning and repairing. Depending if you have pets, kids, cook a lot or are in high areas of pollen and dust, it’s important to keep them clean and in working order.