Camping season is over and it’s time to winterize your RV or camper before putting it into storage. Regardless if it’s a motorhome, travel trailer, fifth wheel, truck camper or even camper van, proper winterization procedures are necessary for all of your RV’s systems and components. Here’s a great how-to-guide.
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.
One of the most talked about topics amongst RVers is drain cloggage. I know, I know…that’s not a word but you get the gist of it. RV’s seemingly have more delicate plumbing with curvy elbows and connections. I’ve read countless claims of RVers trying everything under the sun to unclog crap from their systems only resulting in exasperating the issue or resulting in an expensive call to an RV tech.
In January 2017, we threw caution to the wind and decided to join in on the Escapee’s Xscapers QuartzsiteConvergence. We ‘camped’ with approximately 70+ other Campers and RV’ers rounded up in a single location on BLM (Bureau of Land Management) to boondock in Quartzsite, Arizona. Yes, we camped…meaning, we “boondocked”…meaning, as in being self contained…living off the grid…with no utilities. It was just us in our RV with no tethers to shore power or hoses. OH, but there was so much more to that story…