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.
One of the biggest reasons for generator failure is lack of use. Do you use your RV generator enough? Find out here! Experienced RVers share their personal tips & experiences with RV generators to save you time... and money. See how running the generator affects your RV's electrical system and your gas mileage, how to choose a portable generator for your RV, tips for keeping your RV generator working properly, plus important winter RV tips that pertain to your RV's generator (like how to use an RV catalytic heater safely).
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.
Should you take your RV to a professional to have it winterized? Or is this something you can do yourself? The professionals are only concerned with what damage ice in the water system will do to your RV. Here’s how to do ALL of the RV winterizing yourself… according to someone who’s been winterizing RVs for over 50 years!
Maybe it’s time to find a different source of heat to keep you warm inside your RV. Have you considered a catalytic heater? Catalytic heaters require no electricity to operate. Catalytic heaters also consume propane at a much slower rate.
Every RV is set up with a different combination of power sources. Propane is one of the most popular alternative power sources for RVers. Today’s RVs, regardless of size or class, make use of propane in many ways. The most common use for propane is to provide a way to cook meals, though in most recreational vehicles it does so much more. Propane is the most versatile system in your RV. Without it, today’s RVs would be rather impractical. Here are basic facts about RV propane generators, ways to use propane on your RV, and where to refill propane tanks.
Extend your RV battery life by days, not just hours by replacing your original equipment lighting with RV LED lights. They practically never burn out, and LED taillights make you more visible too.
Knowing what to do when you deal with your RV electrical system is extremely important. Having a little bit of insight into your RVs electrical system is helpful even if you don’t want to do any wiring because knowledge is power. Be careful with it, though.
RV boondocking fans can greatly extend their RV battery life by converting to LED lights throughout their RV. Using less power means you run your generator less and you can get by with a smaller solar panel system. RV LED lights save you big money in the long run!
Boondocking with your RV means you bring your own electricity. Portable RV generators make it possible to use all your electrical conveniences, no matter where you are.
One of the most common reasons that RV generators fail is lack of use — as strange as that may sound. The best way to avoid this problem is to run your RV generator on a regular basis. In addition to that, here are more RV generator tips…
Here is how IdleAire’s in-cab services work to provide you with things like hi-speed internet, TV, movies, air conditioning, electricity, and more — WITHOUT having to run the generator in your vehicle! You can find IdleAire at many truck stops.
Do you know how much fuel an RV generator uses when it’s turned on?…
Every RV manufacturer has its own good points and bad points… Here are the BEST points for the Winnebago company, also known as Winnebago Industries.