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 …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

From my RV Desk – post-2 – It’s My Turn, My RV, and My Lifestyle

RamblingDon - Post-2 It's My Turn, My RV, and My Lifestyle After all of these years, it's obvious that My wife and I love to travel. In fact, we've been doing this RV travel thing for quite a while now and we're thoroughly enjoying this life path we have taken. Sure there are many, many …

Back from the KEYS and planning our next adventure in our RV

We left the RV Resort, Fiesta Key, almost two weeks ago, and headed to our Homebase in Ruskin Florida. Our motorhome had developed several problems that we needed to address so we decided it was time for our move. It has taken until now for us to get the RV back in shape for our …

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 …

How did I avoid Hurricane Matthew while camping in the Keys

The hurricane, Matthew was such a devastating force to the Southeast coast of the US. At the time it was approaching, I happened to be enjoying myself in my RV in a campground called Fiesta Key. It's a great campground, with nice amenities and an onsite restaurant/bar. On the other hand, its halfway down the …

Tips for good Campground Sanitation Habits

Taking your vacation and staying in a campground in your RV is very popular these days. But, often you are taking your vacation during the peak season when campgrounds are very crowded. These crowded conditions can increase your probability of getting infections or even being exposed to potentially dangerous bacteria. We all know that we …

A Camping Trip, 50-days in our RV, Travel and Camping Tips.

A Summer of Camping, Day-0 OK, as you all know, my wife and I are avid Campers and we have been sitting around for several months now at our home-base, just twiddling our thumbs. And I have to admit that a certain amount of cabin fever has set in with us. Sure, if you read …

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 …