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 …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 TIRES , A quick Check while on the Road

Your RV is a heavy vehicle and this weight puts a lot of stress on the Tires. You probably already have a good quality Air Gauge for use on your RV tires when they are Cold, but an under-inflated tire will heat up and if the heat builds too high the tire can self-destruct. I …

A Furnace Fan with a mind of its own, My RETRO-WINNIE

For those you that have an RV, this will not come as a surprise to you. I have an intermittent electrical problem with my Retro-Winnie. One of my Furnace Fans has decided to become a cognizant entity on its own. It turns on when it sees fit. The Perils of owning an RV We RV …

My RV Fridge Died, How your RV Fridge operates.

Yeah, I have been bragging on my newly purchased Retro-Winnie has been functioning, but it bit me in the butt recently. You see, my Fridge just gave up the ghost. It died on me my last trip to Virginia, and I did everything I could to fix it rather than have to purchase a new …

Retro-Winnie-2 – Headlight Repair

The first of what I am sure will be several problems that will need upgrade or repair on my Retro-Winnie, has been my headlights. I drove on my shakedown trip to Virginia during daylight hours only, so I had no idea that my two right side headlights did not work properly. Click on the link …

Quick Checks to assure your RV Air Conditioner is functioning.

The link below is to a Camping World Technical Tip that, although short, gives a very nice checklist of things that every RV owner can follow before going on a trip this Summer. Take a couple of minutes, read this article and update what your knowledge of what you can do, yourself, to assure you …

RV heating Systems – a Tip on how they operate.

Pic by Don Bobbitt As I have mentioned before, we often camped in the Tampa area of Florida, and even there, during the Winter it can actually get quite cold. And, all campers know that when you are traveling in your camper and the cold does hit, you can often end up looking for multiple …

Operate your Air Conditioner properly and SAVE MONEY!

In the heat of the Summer, we all want our Air Conditioners to keep us nice and Cool. But, so many of us, as we feel hotter and hotter throughout the day, just keep turning the temperature control further and further down, in a desperate hope that their AC will keep on cooling. Honestly, though, …

RV Tips: Does Your RV have a Rubber Roof?

If your RV or Motorhome has a Rubber Roof then it requires unique maintenance and repair from the owner. While many newer RVs now have one or two-piece roofs on them, the majority built in the past have a Rubber composite roof material. While they have been around for decades, many people who own such …

Maintaining your RV’s HOLDING TANKS, with a Smile.

Whew!  Those Holding Tanks on your RV can be a real problem for the average Camper, if they do not pay attention to the proper procedures for maintaining them. Or, should I say a SMELLY and DISGUSTING problem? Well this is your lucky day because I have pulled together the Holding Tank experiences of myself …

LOVE BUGS and your RV or CAR

I know you have heard of these pesty insects, especially if you have traveled in Florida in a car or RV during the April, May, September or October months. You will be driving along enjoying the tropical beauty of Florida and suddenly there is a cloud of swarming insects crashing into your windshield. Looking closer, …

From San Antonio TX, to Mesa AZ, in 2 days

Yeah, we broke it down. On Monday, we drove 9-hours to El Paso TX, and crashed in one of those secure roadside RV parks. You really need to use these sometimes, even though they cost a little more at times. We were only 2-3 miles from the Mexican Border in Ciudad Juarez,, which is just …

On the Road ….. finally!

You would not believe what we have gone through over the past week.You think that this picture is of an RV, Right?  Nope, it is a used RV wrapped around a new Fridge!As the old Country song says; "I been Lied to and ..............".Anyway, the Fridge is completed (or so I have been promised?)And, early …