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 …

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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 …

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 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 …

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 …

RV Financials – Part-2 Understanding Depreciation

This is the second part of a 5-part series of articles on RV Financials. In this article, I explain just what RV Depreciation is and how it varies every year for all RV's, especially motorhomes, Many of us really don't understand the RV pricing systems used, nor do we really understand how the values can …

RV Financials – Part-1 – RV Pricing and Values

Many of us really don't understand the RV pricing systems used today, and many of us get taken advantage of by dealers who manipulate these numbers to make the maximum profit possible. This is the first part, PART-1, of a 5-part series on RV Financials, designed to make every RV owner a savvy owner. If  …

How to upgrade your old Black and White Rear Camera system

If your RV is over ten years old and you have what was then the standard rear camera system, you have a ticking time bomb on your hands. Recently, my monitor died and I had to search for a replacement system. I actually wanted to replace it with a new color camera and monitor system …

Supplemental Brake Systems, do I need one in my Towed Car?

I recently purchased a small tow car (known to RVers as a TOAD) and I was trying to figure out what kind of Supplemental Braking System is required by the laws of the states I plan to drive through. This was a bit of a mystery to me and whenever I called any RV Parts …

NHTSA report on Rv recalls as of Dec.27, 2017

Here is the latest NHTSA report on RV recalls. I picked the information up from the Rv Business site. Report: NHTSA Releases Latest List of RV Recalls As of December 27, 2017 • Jayco Inc. is recalling 49,563 2002-2016 recreational vehicles equipped with Kidde plastic-handle or push button ‘Pindicator’ fire extinguishers. These extinguishers may become clogged, …

Searching for a replacement RV Rear Camera Monitor.

First of all, we have a 2006 Fleetwood Bounder. It's in great shape and we love traveling in it. But, like anything else, eventually you are going to have problems with some parts of your RV. The first thing you have to accept with a motorhome is the fact that things will eventually go bad. …

Protect your RV water Pipes from freezing with this trick

  Many RV owners now want to use their RV in colder environments and not just in a summer campground near a beach somewhere. Some RV's have water systems that will occasionally need a little protection from a cold night or two where temperatures drop below freezing for a short period of time. Check out …

RV Tip – Using your RV AC for Heat, Get a little heat boost without your Furnace.

  Check out that AC of yours before winter hits, if you are planning on traveling and camping in your RV during cool or cold weather. You can save some money, if you do. Almost all RV's, especially motorhomes, have roof Air Conditioners on them. And for the past dozen or more years these AC …

Washing your RV Front-End – ECO-FRIENDLY

  ECO-FRIENDLY TIPS: We all need to adjust our lives towards a more Eco-Friendly lifestyle.  As Campers and RV owners, we should adopt as many habits, tools, and lifestyle changes as possible to preserve and improve the environment we live in. To this end, here is a great ECO-FRIENDLY TIP for washing your RV. Sometimes …

Towing Connector Wiring Reference for RV Owners

With the many methods of towing in the RV world, you must have an electrical connection between the RV and the towed vehicle for lights turn signals brakes etc.. Pre-made cables are available at most Camper part stores, as well as kits for wiring into the wiring harness of vehicles.   RV Coaches have the …

RV and Camper TIRE Info, How to read a Tire Date code

If you own an RV then you are eventually going to have to deal with the replacement of your tires. Tires degrade from the moment they are manufactured and many people don't realize is that even tire manufacturers will tell you to replace your tires if they are over five years old. I have written …

Take your new RV on a Shakedown Cruise.

  Those of who have spent years owning multiple RV's have learned a lot of valuable lessons. One of these lessons is that whenever you purchase a new (or newer, or different) RV it is a good idea to take it out on a "Shakedown Run" to weed out any hidden problems before you take …

Dons RV INFORMATION, a book by Donald Bobbitt

  My Wife and I have spent a number of years Camping over our Lives together. When we were a young couple, as with so many people, we would Camp on our vacations and weekends because we just never had the money to travel and stay at expensive places. After our Kids moved away, my …

Windshield Curtains, Easy Close Tool

  In the evening, and again the next morning, we RVers who have a Motorhome will want to close and open the inside privacy curtains at the windshield. The problem is that typically the edge of the curtains, and those little short attached curtain rod-handles are out of your reach without your crawling into some …

Looking for the right Tow Car for our RV

OK, You have read some of my articles on my Retro-Winnie. If you haven't, let me explain. My wife and I got out of camping a couple of years ago, due to health issues. We dumped our Big Rig, and moved on, concentrating on our health and getting better. Now we have a new (er) …