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 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Adjusting your RV MIRRORs

by DOB BOBBITT   Driving a motorhome is just as complicated as it is to drive a big semi-truck. You cannot see anything behind you other than what you can see in your two side mirrors. Because of this, it is imperative that every motorhome driver have their mirrors set exactly fo the best possible …

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 …

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 …

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  …

Backing Your RV into a Campsite

    Many people have trouble backing their car into a parking space or their garage,  so it's not surprising that some Rv owners have a problem backing their large RV int a campsite. I have written an article on my HubPages site that takes a more scientific approach to getting your RV into a …

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, …

How much will your new RV lose in value when you drive it off the lot?

RV FINANCIAL TIP - 1 - How much will my new RV be worth after I buy it? This is a question so many new RV shoppers fail to do their research about. You see, an RV, like an automobile, will drop in value as soon as you sign the papers to buy it. But …

Chillin’ in the Keys, settling in and adjusting a lifestyle.

Well, we got to our campground a few days ago, and once we had set our site up, we kind of went into our "Chillin" mode. You know what this is, the Chillin' mode? Well, traveling on these highways in our country, driving a motorhome and towing a car, is one of the more stressful …

How to Select the Perfect GRILL for you and your RV.

Every camper ends up needing to cook food at some time or other, even the diehard Backpack campers end up cooking at times. As RV owners, my wife and I hop around the campgrounds of America, I end up cooking on my grill quite often. Many times, we are just grilling some Hot Dogs or …

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 …

The Full-Timer Itch, a Camper’s disease to watch out for.

  That's right, it's like a disease; this desire to take your RV on the road and just keep going. The one's that actually do it are referred to as Full-Timers. Sometimes, it just can't be helped. Once you own an RV, regardless of whether it's a pop-up or if its a Big Rig, once …

Two Hops and we’ll be in Virginia for a while.

    It's no secret that I am originally from Lynchburg Virginia. Born and raised, as we used to say. Well, all of mine and my wife's relatives are still there along with the few friends; that is the ones that haven't died off or moved away, like we did. We are looking forward to …

Use your Camper Steps to store your shoes.

One of those things that are an irritation to many of us campers is the pile of shoes that accumulate at your entrance to your camper. Most RV's have power steps these days and everyone is in and out of the camper all hours of the day and night. And with each trip we are …

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 …

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 …

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 …