Since upgrading our RV batteries, solar panels and solar charge controller, our Winnebago View motorhome can now sustain longer-term off-grid boondocking capabilities. We no longer need to be plugged into electric pedestals to produce electricity. Here’s exactly what we did to improve our small Class C motorhome’s solar upgrades.
If you’ve ever stepped foot into any RV straight from the factory, you’re sure to notice how bland, boring and brown their interiors are. RV manufacturer prescribed decor, in general, lacks personality, creativity and zest. So, being the creative type, I set myself on a mission to make our new RV look homey and reflect our personalities with customized features. This is how I completed our toy hauler interior makeover.
One of our least favorite chores as RV owners is emptying our gray and black tank. This means we need to have the proper storage of our motorhome’s sewer hose. Alas, we found an easy-to-install RV sewer hose storage carrier that to store our sewer hose aka the stinky slinky!
Since we are not television satellite dish users, we rely on our over-the-air (OTA) television. We enjoy at watching at least a little local television stations to catch up on the news, watch a game or regular television programming. However, our old Winegard antenna was just not hacking it to do the job. So we replaced our old RV television antenna with the Winegard RVW-205 Sensar IV with Wingman.
It’s not a matter of if you’re RV, tow vehicle or toad will have a tire blowout but when! This is precisely why it’s imperative to have a reliable tire pressure monitoring system that will signal tire pressure discrepancies before they happen. So, we’ll talk about Truck Systems Technologies TST 507 RV 6 C tire pressure monitoring system, installation, how it works and what we have to say about it.
We upgraded our Anderson Kantleak water service panel with a much improved and better engineered retrofit water service panel. Our old Anderson Kantleak had plastic fittings that leaked; making the valve system unreliable. However, as you’ll read further, you’ll notice the vast improvement of the the new Anderson Kantleak’s fittings. Plus, we’ll include how we installed it.
In mid 2018, we installed 600 amp hours of Battle Born GC2 12 volt lithium batteries in our fifth wheel so we could power our RV while camping off the grid. Here’s what we learned and our assessment of these state of the art lithium ion batteries.
Do you have a love hate relationship with your RV kitchen cabinets? We did too until we configured a few different kitchen cabinet storage solutions that made our cabinet space more efficient.
Though our luxury fifth wheel didn’t need a major RV renovation taking it down to bare bones such as removing cabinets, major reconstruction, we did make some incredible cosmetic modifications and improvements. One of which was replacing our carpet and sheet vinyl with new solid surface plank flooring.
Our RV kitchen backsplash in our fifth wheel is a bit different from the popular peel and stick backsplash tiles that other RV owners installing in their RV kitchens. Here’s our cool DIY backsplash that is affordable and durable with a fun pop of color and texture! We also are including our step-by-step installation guide.