The first step is to drain the freshwater tank of any remaining water. Most RVs have a low-point drain at the bottom of the tank that allows this. Once the tank is empty, close the drain. Then, following the instructions on the Cleaning bottle, add 1 ounce of the concentrated solution to the freshwater tank for every 4 gallons of tank capacity. As an example, a typical 40-gallon water tank uses 10 ounces of the solution.

Fresh Start: Thetford’s Water-Tank Treatment

Eliminate the foul odor in the freshwater system after your RV comes out of its long winter’s napEvery year around springtime, we start to...
The Hitchport system secures WD hitch equipment neatly off the ground and out of the way.

Un-Grounded: Hitchport Weight-Distributing Hitch Storage

Hitch component storage is simple, secure and out of the way with the easy-to-install Hitchport systemA minor annoyance of owning a travel trailer is...
Even capturing a small portion of the energy of the sun is enough to provide electrical power for most appliances and accessories without the need to fire up the generator or plug into shorepower.

Unplugged: RV Solar Systems

Harnessing the sun with solar panels keeps the power flowing when hookups are not availableDid you know that an area the size of a...
Full Dis-CloZure: In the open position (far left), the shade allows a view to the outside. When closed (left), it keeps light from entering through the window. Sliding the handle opens the shade.

RV-Door Window Shade: Now You See It. Now You Don’t

Boost your safety and the view with Zarcor CloZures Door Window ShadeKnock-knock. Who’s there?For many trailer owners, seeing out the entry-door window is impossible...
A relatively easy do-it-yourself project, installing Designer Series Peel and Stick Mosaics adds pizzazz to your RV’s kitchen and living area, and at the same time makes cleanup a little easier, all without adding much weight or taking up space.

Build a Better Backsplash

Perk up RV kitchens and bathrooms with fun and functional stick-on tilesSometimes RVers are racked with envy. We see great ideas on those cable-TV...
Carefree of Colorado’s Awning Extend’r can be installed on manual or electric awnings. When staked down, the straps not only support the extension canopy but also help stabilize the existing patio awning from the wind.

Made for Shade: Carefree Awning Extend’r

Carefree’s easy-to-install fabric Awning Extend’r can nearly double canopy coverageIn one way or another, RVers seem to be in a constant battle against the...
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RV Installation: King Quest Portable Satellite Antenna

King’s Quest antenna and rooftop mounting kit improve the odds of capturing elusive signals while solving storage dilemmasA television in an RV is about...
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Stow, Go and Glow: Torklift Stow N’ Go Steps

Fold-up entry steps in truck campers can be a real nuisance. Some even need to be secured in place with a rope or bungee,...
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Patch Things Up: Tear-Aid Kits

A damaged awning can be an expensive fix, as even a small tear can lead to a complete replacement if left unchecked. Tear-Aid patches...
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Understanding and Maintaining Your RV’s Batteries

RV batteries were once considered an option primarily for off-grid camping. With the increasing complexity of RV electrical systems, batteries have become a necessity. Understanding...
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RV Gear: Jensen Bluetooth Stereo

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Staff Pick: Go With Me Chair

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