RV & Camper Maintenance

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Should I Rotate The Tires On My Travel Trailer?

Whether your new to RVing or if you have doing it for some time, keeping your rig in peak condition is a major part of a successful RV camping trip. While we all do our normal maintenance when it is needed, one question seems to be weighing on a lot of our minds. “Do you need to rotate your travel trailer tires?”. Let’s jump in… Do I Need To Rotate The Tires On My RV? …

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Do RV Smoke Detectors Expire?

Safety devices in your RV are designed to keep you and your loved ones safe should the unthinkable happen. When properly maintained, these devices are your first line of defense in the event of a fire, LP leak, or other life-threatening malfunction in your home away from home. RV smoke detectors are designed to alert us in the event of a fire or excessive smoke throughout the rig. In this article we are going to …

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Why You Should Consider Upgrading Your RV Door Locks

Did you know that roughly 90% of all RVs have the same door locks and keys? While you and your family are away from the RV, your travel trailer is an easy target for theft. I would say that the vast majority of fellow RVers are stand up, honest people. However, don’t think that a break-in can’t happen to you. To keep your family, and your valued possessions secure, you might want to consider upgrading …

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12 Tools You Need In Your RV Tool Kit

Being prepared for anything is a common mantra among RVers. Like Murphy says, if it can go wrong, it will. While we can’t predict equipment failure, we can be prepared for it. Overcoming minor setbacks or making repairs to your rig while you’re traveling is the key to a successful trip. Moreover, having the right tools in your RV tool kit is the best way to handle these situations when they arise. In his post …

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7 Things You Can Do During The RV Camping Offseason

Unless you live in the southern states, you may have already taken the steps to get your rig ready for the long, cold winter. This year’s camping season is in the books and we tend to forget about our campers until next season. However, there are a few things you can do during the RV camping offseason that you may not have been able to do earlier in the year. In this post we are …

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What Is The Best RV Wash And Wax? The Results Are In!!

One of the best ways to keep your RV looking new is to regularly wash and wax it. In fact, it should be part of your regular RV maintenance. Kellie and I recently purchased four of the most recommended RV wash and wax products on the market and put them to the test. The main goal was to find out, once and for all, which one holds the title for “Best RV Wash and Wax”. …

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How An RV Carbon Monoxide Detector Could Save Your Life

Having a quality carbon monoxide detector in your RV is not only essential, but it could also save your life. Carbon monoxide, or CO, is an odorless, colorless gas. In fact, carbon monoxide is often referred to as “the quiet killer”. CO is produced any time a fossil fuel, such as propane, gasoline, wood, or coal is burned. Inhaling these toxic fumes can cause sudden illness or death. According to the CDC, at least 430 …

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How The RV 10 Year Rule Could Ruin Your Vacation

Some RV resorts and campgrounds have a 10-year rule. What this rule implies is that if your rig is over 10 years old, they can deny you access. Now, that doesn’t sound very friendly, does it? I mean, not everyone has the financial ability to buy a new camper every 10 years. What exactly is this so-called 10-year rule for RVs? Better yet, why does this rule even exist? Don’t worry, we are going to …

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Everything You Need To Know About Dumping Your RV Waste Tanks

Every RVer will have to face the task of dumping their RV waste tanks. It’s an inevitable part of owning a camper. Whether you are parked at a full hook-up site or boondocking on the beach, at some point of your adventure, you will have to dump your waste tanks. For a newbie there may be some sense of anxiety involved, especially when you are at the dump station with a line of fellow RVers …

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How To Keep Mice Out Of Your Camper Or RV

As summer comes to an end and temperatures begin to drop, for most RVers that means it’s time to store our campers and RVs for the winter. We go through our RV winterizing, unpack everything, and tuck our RVs away in a safe place until next spring. Did you know that your camper is a great place for mice to call home when it gets cold? Although small, mice can destroy your home away from …

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RV Air Conditioner Maintenance; How To Stay Cool This Summer

Maintenance is one of the most important parts of RV ownership. Keeping your rig in peak working order not only prolongs the life of your camper, but it also limits frustration down the road when something breaks. Along with maintaining your water heater, holding tanks, and other seasonal checks, RV air conditioner maintenance is vital for a comfortable camping experience, especially in the summer. In this post I am going to give you a few …

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RV Propane 101, What You Need To Know About Your RV Propane Tanks

Your RV propane system is one of the most important, and often overlooked, part of your rig. We use propane to cook delicious meals for our families, heat our water, provide warmth on those bone-chilling cold nights, and keep our food from spoiling in our refrigerators. In this post we are going to dive into our RV propane system and answer the most asked questions. If you want to know “How long will my propane …

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RV Holding Tank Maintenance: The Not-So-Fun Side Of RVing

This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases at no additional cost to you. RVing is a great way to make long lasting memories with your family. It is also one the most stress relieving activities we can do. That is until the unexpected happens. As with everything we enjoy, RVs need to be maintained. RVs are no different than your traditional “sticks and bricks” or your everyday vehicle. …

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RV Parts, Why Is There A Shortage? Our Challenge With RV Warranty Repair.

Kellie and I have recently had our 2018 Kodiak into the service department for a few minor warranty repairs. I read countless articles and posts about the shortage of RV parts and the nightmares other people are facing trying to get their repairs completed in a timely manner. When it happened to us, I did some research to see if what the dealership is telling me is the case. The minor repairs were, the bathroom …

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Camping Season, 7 Easy Ways to Get Your RV Ready

Camping season is right around the corner. Are you ready? Is your rig ready? If not, here are a few tips for getting your rig ready for the upcoming season. It’s time to get them out of storage, dust off the cobwebs, and have another great season of RVing, camping, and making memories with your loved ones. Spring Cleaning One of the first things we like to do is get inside and open all the …

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