RV Info – How much Current do your RV Appliances draw?

The typical RV is usually designed with either a 30-Amp or a 50-Amp 110-VAC Service that powers all of the electrical equipment and appliances the owner may want to use while camping. Even though the electrical power supplied to these RV's is designed to be adequate for the average family while they camp, far too …

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RECIPES for 2 in an RV

A Book full of Recipes designed for COOKING for 2 in an RV Once the kids are gone, you and your spouse, if you're really dedicated RV travelers, will continue, like my wife and I, to use your RV for Years afterwards, possibly even decades so you can continue enjoy this special lifestyle. And you …

Campground Restroom Problems to look out for

The experienced RV Traveler has most likely experienced some very uncomfortable problems with the Restrooms in one campground or another in their travels. Of course, campground management does not want to have their customers remember their campground for such problems, but often many of the problems experienced are the result the large number of patrons …

How to Keep Cool in your RV in the Summer

Summer Heat can put a lot of strain on your RV Air Conditioning system. Sure, regardless of the size of your RV, if it has an Air Conditioner, the unit has been designed to handle keeping your RV Cool under normal conditions. But far too often, our lifestyle and such things as cooking, opening the …

Get the Best Price when trading your Used RV

There is one certain thing you can count on as an RV owner. That point is you are going to get out of camping or you are going to want a newer RV, often bigger, fancier and of course more costly. I have written an article that is in my HubPages site that walks an …

Understanding the Seasonal cost variations when traveling in your RV .

For the novice RV traveler, one of the first of many surprises you run into is how widely campsite pricing can vary, even at the same campground over the different seasons of the year. In the world of Campgrounds they refer to the seasons as being simply PEAK-season and OFF-season. I have written an article …

When your RV Door Lock malfunctions, here is how to fix the problem

  My RV door Lock (made by Trimark) recently attacked me. Well, not exactly attacked, but it did start to mysteriously and randomly lock itself. Now, this isn't a problem when you are inside the RV, but when you are outside it quickly becomes a major nuisance. The Door lock mechanism on my RV started …

Your RV Generator and How it Works – Tips on Maintenance

If you have ever wondered how your RV's Power Generator works, you might want to click on the link below and read my article that gives simple explanations on how they operate. This is a link to my article on my HubPage site. It provides a short history on the evolution of RVs and the …

RV Driving Tips for On the Road

There are quite a few things about a big motorhome that makes driving them a unique experience. When compared to an automobile, there are things with a motorhome that you must do in a totally different way from how you would do them in an automobile. On the same note, there are a number of …

How to KEEP WARM in your RV, Tips for Winter Campers

OK, there you are, sitting in your camper in some campground where the weather report said it was going to be great weather for your whole vacation. But, you notice that you feel a chill inside and wonder what the problem might be. Checking the temperature, you see that the updated weather reports say  things …

RV Holding Tanks, Tips on how to Manage them efficiently.

The Holding Tanks in your RV make living on the road and in campgrounds comfortable. But, if you don't understand how these tanks operate and how to maintain them properly, they can quickly become a nuisance and make your vacation or trip miserable. I have a written an article on my HubPages site that can …

How to Calculate your Vehicle Towing Capacity

As an avid and regular RV Camper, I end up trading for or buying a different camper every few years. Whenever I begin my search for that new camper, I have to not only know the towing specifications on my potential new camper, but I must also re-evaluate my towing vehicles capabilities. When I recalculate …

RV ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS and How to Fix them for the Beginner

Regardless of whether you own a nice new RV or have picked up one that has some age on it, you are going to eventually have Electrical problems. And often, the Newbie RV owner can quickly become confused with what has caused the problem. Well, most electrical problems that occur in an RV are so …

How to Set Up your RV CAMPSITE

Probably one of the most important things you need to do after you pull your RV into your Campsite is learn how to set up your campsite so that you and your family can get the most enjoyment while camping. You are going to find that there are some relatively simple campsite essentials you can …

Got Mice in your RV? Here’s how to get rid of them for good!

  I guess, eventually, every RV owner is going to get Mice in their camper, especially if it's kept in storage for long periods of time. Once these little pests are inside your RV you need to follow a serious attack plan to get rid of them for good. The first thing you do is …

Manage your RV Power Load when on a 30-Amp Service

Here's a surprise for you "newbie" RV owners as you take your RV out and begin to camp around America; MANY CAMPSITES ONLY HAVE 30-AMP SERVICE! If you do end up sitting in a campsite that only provides a 30-AMP service connection there are a number of things you can do to use your power …

How to easily replace the Fuel Pump on an ONAN Model-5500 RV generator

Many RVs, especially motorhomes have generators installed in them to provide another source of power for the traveler. These generators are there to provide convenience and comforts for the owner while they travel around the country. Probably the most popular generator used in motorhomes are made by ONAN and they are very reliable if they …

Types of RV Camper Designs that are popular today.

I'll never forget sitting in a campground with some fellow campers and listening to a conversation about which type of camper is best, a Class-B or a Class-C. Honestly, as I listened, i realized that I had no idea what these two types of motorhomes were or what made them different. Today, I feel you …

RV Tire Covers, get rid of those Bungee straps

I'm not only lazy, but I'm also old enough for certain physical things I do when traveling in my RV to cause me pain and discomfort. Being an RV owner, one thing that I definitely use to protect my tires are good quality covers. RV Tire Covers can save the owner a lot of money …

How to easily keep Your RV Clean and Shiny

Keeping your camper or motorhome clean and shiny is a point of pride for most RV owners. I have written an article on HubPages that goes through the different types of campers, exterior materials used by them and the appropriate cleaning materials that should be used on them. Click on the link below to read …

TOWING your Vehicle with your RV and the Electrical Connectors used

There are only a few safe ways to tow a vehicle with a motorhome and the most common ones are; 1-towing "four-down", 2- using a Tow Dolly, and Towing on a trailer. Each if these methods has certain advantages and disadvantages for the RV owner. And each of these methods can use one of several …

How do you get rid of an Invisible Bra on an RV front end.

There are so many RV's out there, on the highways of America and sitting in campgrounds that have Invisible Bras on them. The majority of these RV's have bra's that are so damaged, they actually look terrible and can even effect the re-sale value of your RV. Click on the link below to read my …

Just RV and CAMPER BATTERY Information

Every Camper has heard the story about someone who neglected their RV batteries and ended up either on the side of the road needing a charge or even a new battery, or even worse, who ended up damaging one of their RV's 12-Volt accessories. The world of Batteries in the different RV's on the market …

My Retro-Winnie Repairs, a Leaking Ice Maker Problem

Well, there I was, thinking on my what my next fix or possible upgrade to my RETRO-WINNIE motorhome might be. Well, while we were camping in lynchburg , Virginia, a little problem developed after about three days in our camping stay. We opened our Freezer one morning and found a thick Ice coating on top …

RV Financials, Part-5, Re-Sale Expectations and Upgrade Costs

As you can already guess, the world of buying or selling an RV is complex and often unique to the RV market itself. This article is part-5 of my 5-part series covering the world of RV Financials. If you haven't already read them, here are links to the previous four articles; RV Financials Part-1 - …

RV Financials, Part-4, Understanding how to sell your RV yourself

This is part-4 of a 5-part series of articles on the subject of RV Financials. My three previous articles can be accessed by clicking on the following links to the individual articles on my HubPages site; RV Financials Part-1 - Understanding RV Prices RV Financials Part-2 - Understanding RV Depreciation RV Financials Part-3 - Understanding …

RV Financials – Part-3, Understanding the RV Trade-In Process

This is Part-3 of a 5-part series of articles. My articles on RV Financials will help explain the actual controlling factors associated with buying, selling and trading an RV. As I mentioned there are 5 articles. Because of the amount of data I am providing, I felt it was better to break the subject of …