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!
Sometimes pictures alone just aren’t enough when you want to see the details of what something looks like or how something is done. These RV videos make it possible to see unique RV features up close before you buy an RV -- and watch RV tutorials live before you tackle a DIY RV project yourself. Or, if something just sounds hard to believe, these videos will show you it's true!
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.
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.
See why I think a cheap set of spring clamps are the RVer’s equivalent to a Swiss army knife. Here’s my list of clever uses for spring clamps while RVing and camping — from making a DIY camper awning to holding curtains open, keeping your dog safe while setting up camp, and drying a few items on a camping clothesline. There are SO many ways to use spring clamps in and around the RV!
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.
You can buy a teardrop camper that’s ready to go with all the extras, you can roll up your sleeves and build one yourself, or you can rent a teardrop trailer and travel freely. However you do it, there’s no time like the present to get on the road and see everything this country has to offer from the comfort of an RV!
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!
Replacing the waste valve assembly is a low-cost DIY project that any RV owner can do easily. Here’s how to do it – step by step, with photos and videos.
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.
Why do RVers flock to Quartzsite AZ each winter? How much does it cost to stay there? What is there to do there? A fulltime RVer shares his experience.
RV batteries need routine maintenance. Here’s what you need to know before replacing an RV battery or alternator. Plus how to correctly use a multimeter.
We bought an older motorhome with a refrigerator-sized icemaker placed in the center of the living room. It had to go! Here’s how I removed the RV ice maker
Beyond sightseeing, how do you REALLY spend your time in an RV? Perhaps it’s time to find a fun RV hobby! Here are some super interesting RV hobbies that are perfect for RVers who live their life on the road.
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.
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.
I turned our RV bunkhouse room into a space that was more usable to us: an RV laundry room! See how I did it… and how you can too.
These simple trailer parking tips should keep you from making dumb or expensive mistakes when parking or backing up your RV trailer.
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…
High wind and RV awnings are a bad combination. Awnings just can’t stand up to a good stiff breeze. Here are some tips to make your RV awning last longer, plus tricks to prevent damage in high winds.
There is nothing more important than getting a good night’s sleep. As an RVer, whether a weekender, or a Full Timer, tossing and turning all night means your stiff and cranky the next morning.
Health care is the one stumbling block that keeps many RVers from pursuing their desire to travel with no particular agenda. Here’s how to find health care when you’re on the road.
Here are some examples of today’s must-have RV accessories. How many of these do you have?…
I’ve come to the conclusion that it wouldn’t take much time at all to make up the difference in price between an environmentally friendly RV tankless water heater and the standard 6- or 10-gallon RV water heater. Here’s why…
Here are 6 ways you can protect the high traffic areas inside your RV from showing excessive wear and tear. These are simple fixes to protect your RV carpet.
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.
Enjoying time in the wilderness with your dog is a fun pastime. Sadly, we’ve had a few problems with aggressive dogs at other campsites. Here’s what to look for in aggressive dog behavior and what to do if a campground dog comes toward you.
RV solar panels provide 12-volt DC power to charge a set of batteries. See how RV solar panels work, plus how to install them in your own RV.
Finding dog friendly accommodations means that your entire family will get to enjoy RVing. As seen in this video, many RV parks actually go out of their way to make their campgrounds dog friendly. It only makes sense to patronize those that do.
Avoid RV weight problems by going to a truck scale first. It’s the only way to know for sure you haven’t added too much cargo inside your RV or trailer. These videos show how easy it is to weigh your RV at a truck scale.
To keep your RV exterior looking new, you need to wash and wax it on a regular basis. Make sure you only use RV-approved products — because strong chemicals will damage the finish of your RV.
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.
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.
My best advice is to make sure that you rent an RV from a reputable rental agency — because they will protect you from any potential RV rental pitfalls. I’ve got some tips to ensure that you don’t get burned or left stranded somewhere if problems should arise during your journey. Start here for what you need to know about the parts and systems on a rental RV.
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.
Your RV isn’t a secure place to leave valuables. Aside from changing the locks and installing RV alarms, what are your options? Floor safes or small fireproof safes will help keep the valuables inside your RV safe. Here’s what to look for.
These tips cover the main ways that RV driving is different from driving any other type of vehicle. You’ll want to familiarize yourself with these unique scenarios BEFORE your first solo driving adventure behind the wheel of an RV!
RV values are affected by more than just mileage and condition. The economy, local buying habits, even where you live will all have an impact on the true RV values. This video shows how RV dealers give themselves plenty of room for negotiation, when it comes to setting RV values.
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.
The liability and responsibility is all yours when you tow a car behind your motorhome. These tips and video will show you how to safely pull a vehicle behind your RV.
A teardrop trailer makes the perfect 2-person RV when your tow vehicle is a lightweight SUV or small car. Building a teardrop trailer from scratch is easy, especially with plans ordered on the Internet. See the whole building process from start to finish in this video.
RV pictures alone just aren’t enough when you want to see details of the many features inside RVs. RV virtual tours make it possible to see all of those special features up close. Watch these RV virtual tours to find your next dream RV.
Yearly inspections can catch RV roof repair issues early — before expensive damage occurs. Here’s how to do RV roof repairs without causing more damage.
RV windshield replacement needs to be left to the professionals, but many side RV windows can be easily replaced or resealed as do-it-yourself projects. This video takes you through the whole process.
An RV corners completely different than a car does. In city driving, cars will be crowding you. They may even trap you, causing you to hit them during the corner. This video shows how important it is to understand safe cornering with your RV.
Love the truck, but hate the ride? This can be fixed by adding air ride suspension to your RV or tow vehicle. With adjustable air bladders you can level the load and smooth out the ride. Why let your truck beat you to death? Get air ride suspension and ride in comfort.
Replacing RV furniture with household furniture is much cheaper than replacing with RV furniture or buying a whole new RV. Here are some tips for securing RV furniture in place for safe travel, plus a video with tips for replacing the dinette with a table & chairs.
The upgrade to a diesel pusher RV is a big step. There’s a lot to learn, much of which isn’t even mentioned in the owners manual. Take notes & ask a lot of questions during your walk through. This video shows how complicated diesel pusher RVs really are.
As this video shows, the added safety margin of a medium duty RV truck is impressive. Some 5th wheel trailers weigh in at 20,000 pounds. Do you really want to gamble that your RV trailer’s electric brakes will be enough to stop you in an emergency?
Towing a car behind your RV has definite pros and cons. The freedom gained is nice, but the extra cost can add up. Renting a car when you get to your destination may be a better choice. This video demonstrates proper procedures if you are towing a car.