RV Tips & Tricks

Blog focused on providing tips, tricks, and upgrades of RV’s and RVing that we have picked up through the years.

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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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Cobra 2216D Dashcam

Why You Should Consider A Dashcam For Your RV

You see it all the time. It seems everywhere you go; distracted drivers are everywhere. Do me a favor the next time you’re at a traffic light. Take a look around you. Not only are the drivers that are next to you on the phone, the drivers passing in front of you are often on the phone as well. I’ve even seen drivers passing me on the highway watching movies on their phones. Not only …

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Halloween Camping Ideas For A Spook-Tacular Camping Trip

Did you know that one of the busiest weekends for camping is Halloween? It’s not quite as popular as the 4th of July or Memorial Day weekend, but Halloween camping is a huge deal. Halloween is a favorite time of the year for some people, Kellie included. She absolutely loves everything that Halloween has to offer from decorating to carving pumpkins. One of the best parts is the costumes and the imagination that some kids, …

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How To Avoid These Common RV Storage Mistakes

Where do you store your RV or camper during the off-season? Do you keep it in your yard, or do you rent from an RV storage facility in your hometown? Everyday I pass several RV storage facilities and most of them are overflowing with run-down, decrepit, rotten RVs. Sometimes it seems that these RV storage facilities are where good RVs go to die. It’s heartbreaking to say the least. I often imagine what it was …

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Camco Rhino Portable RV Waste Tank

Are Portable RV Waste Tanks Worth It?

Have you been considering buying a RV portable waste tank but not sure if they are worth the money? I can assure you that you’re not alone. RVers all over the country are asking the same question. While I can’t answer the subjective question on what something is worth to you, I can give you some feedback about my experiences as well as a few pros and cons of having one. What is highly valuable …

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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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Kick Ass Gifts For RV Owners They Will Actually Use

Are you looking for that perfect gift for the RV owner or camping enthusiast in your life? Have you been asking yourself, “What do I get someone who has everything?”. Do you need a few great gift ideas for RV owners? I put together this list of gifts for RV owners to ease some of your concerns. For the most part, gifts for RV owners should be fun, practical, and most of all, space saving. …

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We Screwed Up; How To Avoid These Common RV Mistakes

Mistakes are a common occurrence in everyday life. And we all make them. When it comes to common RV mistakes, let’s face it, they are inevitable. Whether you are a new RV owner or have been RVing for decades, we all make mistakes when it comes to our rigs. That’s why they are called “common RV mistakes”, not “rare RV mistakes”. Kellie and I have made our fair share of them and I’m confident we …

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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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Best RV Campgrounds (How To Score The Best Sites)

It’s time to take the family out for a great weekend of camping, fishing, or kayaking. You do a basic Google search for the best RV campgrounds near me, or you visit your favorite RV park website to make your reservations. Then it happens, you find that the best RV sites, or ALL the RV sites are booked for months. Sound familiar? What normally happens is you either cancel your camping trip or you spend …

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RV Camping Gear For Dogs; How To Pamper Your Pooch

We all love to camp. After all, that’s why we do it, right? And when we go camping, we take our furry friends with us. They’re like family to us. When you pack up your RV with all the essentials for a great camping weekend, do you pack any camping gear for dogs? Granted, we all make sure we have plenty of dog food and maybe a leash. But what about the other essentials you …

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Buc-ee’s Travel Center: A Texas Icon And RV Tradition

If you are traveling through Texas, you will eventually run across a Buc-ee’s Travel Center. As a matter of fact, you have probably already seen the billboard that says, ” Buc-ee’s just ahead. Only 215 more miles. You can hold it.” Buc-ee’s is well known for sparkling clean restrooms, unique snacks, and plenty of room for you RV. There is a tradition amongst RVers and Buc-ee’s. When you get a new RV or camper, you …

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Types Of Coffee Makers For Campers; How Do You Take Your Coffee?

One of the most popular morning rituals for adults is making that first cup of coffee. Even when we’re camping, coffee is still one of the most important parts of getting the day started. It is safe to say that your RV coffee maker is one of the most important appliances you can purchase. RV campers are well known for limited space. With that in mind, how do you choose the best coffee maker that …

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Cobra JumPackXL H2O

Cobra JumPackXL H2O, Peace Of Mind When You Need It Most

When you think of Cobra, you probably think about radar detectors and CB radios. Did you know they also offer compact battery starters as well? The Cobra JumPackXL H2O is just that. It is a portable mini jump starter that easily fits in your pocket, the center console of your vehicle, or in your glove compartment. Not only will it jump start a dead battery, it will also charge your phone, tablet, or other electronic …

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RV Basement Storage Ideas To Maximize Your Space

We all know that storage in an RV can be hard to come by. Learning to maximize the space we have is essential for RVing. I have come up with this list of RV basement storage ideas that I’m sure will do just that. So just what is the basement of an RV? The basement is essentially the outdoor storage areas. Some are pass thru, others are just compartments. In fact, our 1999 Hi-Lo only …

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