RV Tips

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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15 Inspirational RV Quotes That Will Make You Want To Hit The Road

We find inspiration from different things. Some find it in certain videos or movies. Others find inspiration in certain quotes. From “I came, I saw, I conquered” from Julius Caesar, to “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans” by John Lennon. Many people before us have inspired people all over the world with their words. As far as inspirational RV quotes, I have put together this list of quotes that will make …

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Rainy Day RV Activities: How To Have Fun Without The Sun

What do you do if it starts raining right in the middle of your vacation? Do you pack up and leave, or do you wait it out? As much as we would like, we can’t always have sunny weather when we’re out camping. A rainy day doesn’t have to end a great camping trip. In fact, you can still make those lasting family memories with a few rainy day RV activities. Kellie and I have …

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15 Of The Best RV Gadgets You Can Buy

Whether you are new to RVing or a seasoned full-timer, we all tend to ask some of the same questions. I have seen a question asked several times over the past few months, “What are the best RV gadgets you can buy?”. The question is relative to the individual and what their needs are. Some might think that the best gadgets would be a set of walkie talkie radios. Others might suggest a couple of …

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RV Covers: The Great Debate, To Cover Or Not To Cover

Just like pineapple on a pizza, or ketchup on a corn dog, there is also a debate on the use of RV covers. If you asked 100 RVers what their opinion is, you would probably have close to half for it and the other half against it. To prove this, I recently threw the question out on social media to some fellow RVers. The responses I received were just as I was expecting. I’ll get …

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How To Prepare Your RV For Evacuation Of Hurricane

Hurricane season begins on June 1st and ends on September 30th. If you live anywhere on the Atlantic or Gulf Coast, you are probably very familiar with these dates. And if you are familiar with hurricanes, you know they can pop up with very little advanced warning. Sure, we get the “spaghetti” models from meteorologists that show potential tracks of severe storms. Hurricanes have the tendency to go pretty much wherever they want. Take Hurricane …

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RV Fire Safety Tips: How to Protect Your Family And Your Assets

RVing is a great way to see the country and build long lasting memories with your family. While we’re all packing, planning, and building excitement for our next trip, one key thing that is often overlooked is RV fire safety. RV fires are more common than you might think. According to The National Fire Protection Agency, there are an estimated 20,000 RV fires every year. That number floored me when I read that. Now, I …

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8 Uncommon RV Essentials You May Not Know You Need

If you do a basic Google search for RV essentials, you will find article after article showing you all the basic gear you will need. From hoses to water filters, wheel chocks to stabilizer pads, these are items that every RVer needs. But what about the less obvious RV essentials? There are several other items that you may not know you need, until you need them. This list is for those things most of us …

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

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. Performing simple preventive maintenance is just something that has to be done. RV holding tank maintenance is no different. It’s …

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RV Security: Surprise!! Your Locks Are Completely Worthless

Could I get you to do me a favor real quick? Look at your RV storage compartment key. Is it a CH 751? So is mine. Actually, over 60% of all RVs have that exact key for the storage compartments. RV security is not what we all think it should be. This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases at no additional cost to you. I didn’t want to …

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RVing With A Diabetic Dog, Life Is Still Good

If you follow us on Facebook or if you have read any previous posts, you know by now that we go RVing with a diabetic dog. Our dog, House, was diagnosed with canine diabetes last year. At first Kellie and I were more than surprised. We had never heard of diabetes in dogs. Dealing with the new ritual and trying to get is glucose numbers under control were the biggest challenges. Now don’t get me …

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RV Model Numbers. What Do They Stand For?

Have you ever wondered what your RV model numbers stand for? I see these numbers all the time. For instance, 30RDB-L or 26HFS-DSO. I find myself wondering what the heck are these letters and numbers actually for, do they even stand for anything? Are they just arbitrary numbers and letters put together for no particular reason? Well, I found the answers I was looking for and I am going to share with you what I …

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Texas State Parks Pass. Why You Should Have One.

With camping season coming up, Kellie and I are always looking for ways to save a few bucks here and there. One great way we do this is by renewing our Texas State Parks Pass every year. We have been active cardholders for a few years now. The cost of the pass is $70 and the savings is more than enough to pay for the card in just two camping trips. Note: We are not …

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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. This post contains affiliate links. As …

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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. This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases at no additional cost …

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Weekend RV Tips, 5 Ways to Make Your Trip Easier

Are you a weekend RVer like Kellie and I? If so, then you know the challenges you sometimes face when you and the family want to take the RV out. Finding a free weekend can be difficult at times. Not only do you have a job to get to during the week, the weekend is usually packed with chores. These chores are usually things like yard work, kid’s sports, etc. Here is a list of …

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