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.
TVs And Antennas
You need to have good TV reception if you're going to watch TV shows & movies in your RV. Here RVers share their personal experiences and tips for placing TV antennas, signal boosters, and satellite receivers in the right locations for the best reception while RVing. Everything you want to know about TVs & antennas -- even tips for keeping your big screen TV working in extremely cold temperatures.
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.
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
Since there are so many important things that an RVer must do before leaving camp and hitting the road, we thought we’d compile the ultimate RV breaking camp checklist. You definitely don’t want to forget to do these things!
Here are some examples of today’s must-have RV accessories. How many of these do you have?…
As long as you have access to a computer, Internet & faxing services, a digital camera, and a cell phone — you should be able to make a living from your mobile RV office. Here’s exactly what you need to know before you take your RV office on the road.
When you pick up your new RV the dealer will include a complimentary starter kit to get you off on the right foot into the RV lifestyle. Unfortunately this is but the tip of the iceberg in RV equipment and accessories that are essential. Here’s the rest of the list.
Liquid when allowed to freeze expands, distorts, and even cracks.
There is a liquid-based material within the screen of LCD TVs. Will it be damaged overnight in freezing weather? Worse yet, if left in storage through the winter where temperatures can get bitterly cold, will an LCD flat-screen TV survive?
The RV lifestyle actually makes Christmas shopping easy for everyone. This is one activity that is loaded with accessories, add-ons and do-dads that every RVer could use. You won’t have to look too hard to find that one special gift for the RVer in your life.
A lot of people are going to be buying new TVs soon! Between our house and our RV travel trailer, we have 5 TV sets that will likely quit working on February 17, 2009. Here’s how to tell if your TV is analog or digital, and what to do if it’s an analog TV.
There are a couple of unique options for RVers who like to watch movies, documentaries, TV episodes, music videos, and more — whether you’re a fulltimer or a weekend traveler. Here’s how to make Netflix work to your advantage while you’re RVing.
Lots of people are canceling their vacations and choosing to spend more time at home this year. Yep, roughing it at (or near) home is the hot new thing for budget-conscious Americans in search of alternative travel experiences. It’s called a staycation. Why leave home when you have so many great things nearby to enjoy? Vacation is a really a mind-set anyway. Here’s how to turn your next vacation into a staycation… in your RV!
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.
Here’s my review of the movie ‘RV’ starring Robin Williams. There are lots of funny references in this movie that RV owners will enjoy. And if you’re planning on renting an RV any time soon… then you’ll appreciate this movie.
Fleetwood RV first made an appearance on the TV game show, The Price is Right, in 1987. The 2007 season of The Price is Right marks the 20th anniversary of Fleetwood’s participation on the popular CBS daytime game show! Plus, Bob Barker retires from The Price is Right on June 15, 2007.