Just like the items inside your house, RV components have a certain life expectancy. Following is a list of all the items in and on your RV — and their expected lifespan. Items are listed in the order they are most likely to wear out, with time ranges showing the approximate number of years each item typically lasts. The list includes all major RV components — from the drivetrain and electronics to slideouts, roof vents, toilets, refrigerators, and more! A checklist of RV repair issues that you should be prepared for + DIY tips to make things last longer.
Bathroom And Plumbing
The RV bathroom is a common source of RV odors, hot water issues, and DIY repairs. Here, RV owners share their personal experiences fixing RV plumbing issues -- including DIY RV faucet repair, DIY RV shower repair, and DIY RV toilet repair. Also, see the best bathroom features to look for in an RV, how to get hot water faster, camping shower tips, even the best RV toilet paper!
Have you considered living off the grid in your RV? I’ve been full-time RVing for the past 7 years. I split my time between long term stays in RV parks and living off the grid in my RV as a nomad wandering with the weather. If you’ll be staying in one place for at least 6 months at a time, then living off the grid (boondocking) is an option that you might want to consider. I’ve put together this helpful guide to give you an idea of what to expect in the way of living expenses and overall comfort when living off the grid in an RV, compared to on-grid RV living. See the costs and comforts associated with both on- and off-grid RV camping.
The majority of online articles about unclogging an RV toilet were clearly written by someone who has never owned an RV — much less used an RV toilet! Here’s what you should NOT do if your RV toilet keeps clogging, what you SHOULD do to fix a clogged RV toilet, and how to prevent RV toilet clogs. Whether you have a regular RV toilet or an RV macerator toilet with a built-in grinder, I’m going to show you how to fix a clogged RV toilet once and for all!
I’m going to show you the easiest and most affordable way to empty your RV holding tanks (both the gray water tank and the black water tank) without tearing down camp just to empty your tanks. It involves an RV macerator pump and an RV portable waste tank — but NOT the Blue Boy RV waste container! Plus, I’ll show you the best way to find RV dump stations.
If you haven’t had much exposure to the RV lifestyle before, then you’re probably wondering what Class A, B, and C are all about. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of the 3 RV types.
Here are some tips to keep in mind when you’re shopping for your next RV. They’re especially important if you’re going to be on the road for an extended period of time or planning on becoming a full timer. These tips will keep you not only clean, but happy with your RV bathroom!
RV plumbing problems such as leaky faucets or shower fixtures are easy do-it-yourself repairs. Your best bet is to spend a few extra bucks and upgrade to household quality faucets & fixtures. Here’s how to replace the bathroom faucets, kitchen faucets, and shower fixtures in your RV.
Tackling each specific RV odor with the proper solution is the best way to freshen up your RV. These videos show how to remove sewer odor, as well as how to eliminate moisture and mildew odor. These are the 2 most common RV odor problems you’re likely to encounter.
When your RV toilet starts giving you problems, it will probably be cheaper to just replace it with a new one. It’s a good do-it-yourself project. This video shows you how to replace the RV toilet yourself.
Do you like a nice hot shower? Learning how your RV water heater works will prevent costly operator error damage. You can even fine tune it to get better performance, another way to increase reliability. This video will show you how to do it.
Do you use the on board RV shower or is the campground shower more to your liking? I hate on/off showering so a larger on board water heater makes sense for me.
Got a leaky toilet? Here’s how to fix your leaking RV toilet, plus tips for replacing an RV toilet. Keep in mind, a leaking RV toilet can be caused by a number of things.
Just like homeowners are starting to downsize their homes in order to become more cost & space-conscious, RVers are also downsizing these says, as a way to save money while still having fun out on the road. Here are the pros & cons of downsizing your RV lifestyle, plus a few things you may want to think about.
Aqua Magic toilets produced by Thetford are the most common toilets found in all but the most expensive of RVs. One nice feature of the Thetford RV toilet is the fact that Aqua Magic parts are readily available. As a result, repairing rather than replacing the RV toilet is a common practice. Here’s how to repair your RV toilet.
Unfortunately, in the RV world some RV components have a higher failure rate than what you find in the average house. This is due to weight issues, cost restrictions, and of course exposure to the elements. Here are the top 10 RV repairs you can fix yourself.
How to repair or replace an RV toilet when it springs a leak inside your RV, motorhome, or travel trailer.
Interior decorating for RVers… Some tips for decorating your RV in order to personalize it to meet your needs and your own tastes. We cover everything from artwork for the walls, to bathroom accessories, throw rugs inside the RV, quilts, blankets, and storage issues.
RVers and those who spend a lot of time in a motorhome will appreciate this ‘septic tank safe’ toilet tissue.