Keeping an RV Roof in Tiptop Shape

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by Emily and Mark Fagan
September 6, 2013

  A little TLC goes a long way in preventing leaks and expensive repairs One of the great joys of RVing is having a roof over your head, no matter where your travels take you. Sometimes, though, it’s easy to take that RV roof for granted. Unfortunately, if you don’t give it some TLC on occasion,... Read more »

Cover Me: Selecting the Proper Cover Helps Keep an RV Looking Nice and Cuts Cleaning Time

DuPont TyvekRV fabric on the roof of this Designer Series ADCO cover is engineered to block up to 98 percent of dirt and dust particles larger than 3 microns, and also blocks up to 99.8 percent of the sun’s UV rays.

by Kristopher Bunker
September 6, 2013

  At some point, most RVers have to consider putting their rig away for storage. Seasonal changes, employment, family gatherings, etc., all happen, and we can’t always take our RV along for the ride. But when you do decide to store your RV, whether at home in the driveway or in a storage facility,... Read more »

Cut the Mustard … Bottle

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August 7, 2013

  I found out that I can’t pour water into the side of my camper when I tried to sanitize the freshwater holding tank. After mixing up the first batch of bleach solution in a gallon jug, I discovered that I would need a funnel with an angled spout to get it in. I looked around for a substitute... Read more »

Everything in its Place

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August 7, 2013

  My tip is to use broom-handle-type holders and mount them inside one of the exterior compartment doors. This way, all my electrical adapters are in one place and they’re easy to find and get to. An option would be to mount the holders to a piece of wood or other material, then mount that to... Read more »

Expand Your RV Pantry

August 7, 2013

With storage space always in short supply, this video will show you how to add extra shelves to your RV pantry.

How to Install the 5th Airborne Sidewinder PinBox by Reese/Cequent Towing

5th Airborne Sidewinder pin box by Reese/Cequent

Bill and Jenn Gehr
December 11, 2012

Towing a 37-foot fifth-wheel with a long-wheelbase dually can challenge even the most seasoned RVers when it comes to maneuvering in tight places. Our prior, shorter fifth-wheel was fitted with a 5th Airborne Sidewinder pin box, which made negotiating city streets, tight fuel stations and technical... Read more »

Prepping Your Trailer For Winter

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Brad Clayton
November 5, 2012

Winter camping has its own special beauty, and for a growing number of RV enthusiasts this brisk season no longer means packing up the rig for months of storage every year. However, even the hardiest of humans finds it a challenge to be comfortable in a blizzard. Fortunately there are dozens of travel... Read more »

Optima’s Digital 1200 Battery Charger

Optima Digital 1200 Battery Charger

Bob Livingston
September 11, 2012

Keeping batteries charged in an RV that’s equipped with a standard-type power converter can be an exercise in futility. While many owners think they are doing the right thing by plugging their rig into 120-volt AC power, the typical converter/charger in RVs will never condition batteries properly.... Read more »

RV Entry Steps

RV Entry Steps

September 6, 2012

In order to eliminate slipping on our entry steps, and also to trap dust and mud, I designed simple removable step pads that are held in place with magnets. I purchased inexpensive carpet ends (or remnants) at a local carpet store. The cost is minimal and it is not difficult to find a color to match... Read more »

Multi-Use Leveling Blocks

Multi-Use Leveling Blocks

August 30, 2012

To make leveling blocks useful in many different situations, get a length of 2-by-8-inch treated lumber, and a couple feet of ¾-inch PVC tubing. Cut the lumber into three pieces: 14 inches, 20 inches and 26 inches, for each number of blocks you want to make. Angle the edges up on all pieces of wood.... Read more »

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