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.
Propane is Liquefied Petroleum Gas (or LP gas) is a popular, environmentally friendly alternative power source for RVers. In RVing, it's used for everything from powering appliances & accessories (like the RV refrigerator) to cooking (on the RV stove) to providing heat (including hot water). You can find propane tank refill locations at truck stops, gas stations, home improvement stores, and RV campgrounds. Most RVers use a combination of propane and electricity to run their appliances. The goal is typically to use electricity whenever there are hookups nearby, and to use your alternative power source when there aren't. Here's everything you need to know about your RV propane generator -- including how to identify propane odors & leaks.
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!
RV refrigerator not cooling? I can help you find the problem! I’m going to walk you through the steps of DIY RV refrigerator repair. Then, if it still doesn’t work, I’ll let you know when it’s time to throw in the towel and call a professional to fix your RV fridge. Whether you have a Norcold refrigerator, a Dometic refrigerator, or some other RV refrigerator… I can help!
Jim and I have used our Good Sam Club membership card at lots of different RV campgrounds to save on camping costs AND at lots of different Camping World stores (and online) to save on RV parts and accessories. Those discounts alone have more than paid for our membership. Here’s why we think membership in the Good Sam Club is a good thing — especially for new RVers who are planning their first RV trips.
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.
RV cooking is just about the most important part of the RV lifestyle. For rugged dependability you can’t beat cast iron cookware when you’re on the road.
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.
New RVs are safer than ever — with all of the safety alarms and detectors that are factory-installed. But, if you’re buying a used RV, then you may need to add an RV alarm or two yourself. Here is a list of RV alarm and safety detection equipment that you need to have on board at all times.
Winter RV living takes a little extra effort but really is a workable situation. It can even be quite cozy and romantic all bundled up against the elements in your comfortable home on wheels.
Here are my top picks when it comes to RV camping accessories like: a camp stove, fold-up table, extra propane hoses, portable grill, cast iron cookware, reclining outdoor chairs, and an emergency radio. I have my favorites, which are yours?
Just as you need to know your RV’s height limitations and width limitations, you also need to know your RV’s weight limitations. Here’s how to tell how much weight your RV can legally carry, as well as how much your RV weighs with everything on board.
Looking to try some longterm camping in your RV without breaking the bank? There are lots of places to stay that won’t cost you much, but you have to be prepared to fend for yourself — because cheap means no amenities!
Here are some of the detectors and monitors inside your RV that need to be checked each year — and have a fresh set of batteries installed.
Is it possible to survive the winter months in an RV? Absolutely! Here’s how to retain heat inside your RV, how to keep the RV water line from freezing, tips for winterizing the sewer line, and how to make sure you always have enough propane on hand.
Here’s what should know, in the event that you need to do an RV water heater repair. In most cases, it makes more sense to simply replace the entire RV water heater, rather than try to repair the old one.
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…
Deciding which RV is right for you may be easier if you think of it as buying a HOME instead of thinking of it as buying an RV. After all, if you’re going to be a fulltime RVer, your RV will BE a home. Here’s what you need to know about the types and sizes of RVs, travel trailers, and motorhomes; towable trailers and tow vehicles, RV floorplans, and more!
No matter where you are in your RV roadtrip, with this list you can find the information that you want to know about the state(s) you’ll be traveling through — all in one place. We’re talking things like road conditions, fuel locations & prices, dump stations, propane service locations, and more!
Do you know how much fuel an RV generator uses when it’s turned on?…