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!
Never in a million years did we think we’d being doing this thing called boondocking when we bought even our first RV. However, look at us now five years later. But it didn’t come without learning what to have and not have when we’re out there living off the grid in our fifth wheel. So before cold-starting your first boondocking experience, we’ve put together our recommended RV boondocking gear buying guide.
Since owning our RV, we have a small basket in a cabinet that holds our maps and small tourism pamphlets. We also have a few RV resource books that we refer to periodically. These paperbacks range from maintenance how-to guides to travel planners. We always try to keep the latest editions that has updated information. Come see which ones we have!
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!
Rarely do we watch television to begin with except for on rainy days or when we want to watch a game or race. However, it seemed that our over-the-air (OTA) television reception was just not hacking it for us on the days we wanted to take in a game or some program. Being that we aren’t satellite dish users, we had to do something.
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.
RV travel is fun and adventurous but it does come with some challenges. Sometimes finding a safe affordable campground just to lay your head for a few hours may not be on on your route. If only you can score a free or cheap place to pull in for the night that won’t rob our wallet or take us off the beaten path. Well, through our travels, we’ve found some great overnight RV parking options that may be what you’re looking for.