For your DIY RV van conversion, you’ll want to start from the top down. That way, one step won’t interfere with another while constructing your Class B motorhome. First, determine which amenities you want to include. Then, install everything that you plan to have mounted on the roof before you do anything else. I’ll show you how to install RV solar panels, an RV vent, and a TV antenna on the roof of your RV van.
If it has to do with full-size motorcoaches and motor homes, then we're talking about it here! RVers share their personal tips for downsizing your life to become a full-time RVer and travel in a motor home, how to do motorhome repairs yourself, and the best motorhome accessories & add-ons for newbies.
See how I built a Class B motorhome from a cargo van. Today, I’m covering the first step in my DIY RV camper van conversion series: How to choose the best cargo van for an RV conversion.
Do you have to wear a seat belt as a passenger in an RV? Do kids have to wear RV seat belts? See what’s legal & what’s not. Plus, what’s safe for children and adults riding in the back of RVs. Since most RVers travel between states, it’s important that you know the RV seat belt laws in each state.
Do you know your state’s triple towing laws (or double towing laws)?… In many states it’s legal to tow 2 trailers at the same time! Here’s a list of states that permit triple towing. Plus, what you need to know before you pull 2 trailers behind 1 vehicle.
Motorhome towing tips — so you can bring your own vehicle with you whenever you’re RVing. See the pros & cons of flat towing four wheels down vs trailering with a tow dolly, a list of vehicles that can be flat towed, and how to flat tow cars.
Whether you’ve got a rock chip (that will lead to a cracked windshield in no time, or an RV windshield that needs replaced for some other reason. Here’s what I’ve learned firsthand about RV windshield replacement cost vs RV windshield repair cost.
Before you let the salesman at the RV dealership get you into that chair in his office, you should know ahead of time what your trade-in is worth, and what the RV you’re interested in buying is really worth. That way, you will know the bottom line that you are willing to accept before he even starts the routine of going back and forth to the sales manager. Here’s how to determine RV prices and values.
Decorating your RV with Christmas lights and holiday decorations this year? Need some ideas?… Or perhaps some motivation?… What follows is a photo & video gallery featuring RVs decorated to the hilt for Christmas.
RV leveling jacks giving you problems? Here’s how to troubleshoot what’s going on. I’ll show you how to find the source of the problem step-by-step and repair your RV levelers yourself!
The LevelMatePRO is the best way I’ve found to accurately determine if your RV is level. Here’s my review of this handy Bluetooth RV leveling system.
I added some orange RV stripes to mimic the color of my Jeep toad. Now my motorhome and my Jeep match! It was easy. Here’s how to paint stripes on your RV.
When the brakes went out on my 22-yr-old motorhome, it became a challenge to find RV brake parts. Here’s good info if you need to find old RV parts!
When you buy a used RV, you work with what you’ve got. For my latest RV project, I re-organized the RV wiring to make it neater & safer. Here’s how I did it
Some RVers put reflective bubble wrap insulation on all RV windows. I just put it on the RV windshield. It’s the easiest way to keep your RV cool in summer!
Want good TV reception in your RV? Your RV entertainment system matters! Heres what you need to know about RV antennas, signal boosters, satellite receivers
When it comes to closing up your house and downsizing your life to fit inside an RV, drastic measures must be taken. But living in an RV is worth it!
Want to tow a car behind your motorhome? Then you’ll need an RV tow dolly. Here are all of the things you need to consider when you’re choosing a tow dolly.
Here’s an RV project you can definitely do yourself! See how I installed new carpet in my 20-yr-old motorhome using a large carpet remnant I got for $45.
Obviously, a luxury motorhome doesn’t get the best RV gas mileage. But see how RV travel trailers and diesel pushers compare in terms of RV fuel economy.
I bought a used diesel pusher. Here are 5 things you should closely examine before buying a used motorhome. Plus reasons a diesel pusher is usually the best buy.
RV speedometer in your old motorhome doesn’t work properly? Step-by-step instructions to replace your speedometer / odometer with a modern GPS speedometer.
The owners manual on every new RV states that you should re-torque the wheel nuts or lug nuts after the first 100 miles or so. Then periodically recheck the torque to make sure nothing has changed. This is a critical safety issue that often gets overlooked or just ignored. Here’s how to properly install RV wheels and torque lug nuts.
You probably have a lot of questions about the RV industry and how RVs are made. By touring an RV manufacturing facility you will find answers to many of your questions. RV factory tours take you behind the scenes in the RV industry. There’s no better way to see firsthand how an RV is built — from start to finish. You get to watch as an RV is transformed from a bare frame to a finished product.
The following tips show you how to best use your RV mirrors when backing up, plus how to use RV hand signals from a spotter outside the vehicle.
Extended warranties offer protection from high cost RV repairs. Beware… seldom do they cover everything! Also, extended RV warranty claims are being rejected more than ever before. See why…