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 Rent An RV: A Step By Step Guide To RV Rental

Are you looking to rent an RV for your next vacation? Maybe you are considering buying an RV and haven’t decided which type of RV fits your needs. In this article, I will cover why vacationers rent travel trailers and motor-homes, how much it costs to rent an RV, and how to book an RV rental. There are some benefits to booking an RV over buying an RV. One of the main benefits is cost …

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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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RV Gadgets

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 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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5 Great Portable RV Grills That Are Easy To Set Up

When Kellie and I first started camping, some 25+ years ago, we would load up the Geo Tracker with our tent and the dog and hit the road. We had our favorite camping spot. We called it Lamar’s. It was located in Bend, Texas along the Colorado River, just down the road from Barefoot RV Park and Campground. This place was amazing. There were no amenities other than what you could bring with you. It …

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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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Is It Cheaper To Rent Or Buy An RV?

Is it cheaper to rent or buy an RV? When it comes to RVs, there are a ton of questions to consider before jumping in and buying one. What type of RV do I need? What size RV suits my families needs? How much towing capacity do I have with my tow vehicle? The list goes on and on. In this article we are going to break down the numbers of RV ownership vs. the …

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Father's Day Gifts

10 Great Fathers Day Gifts For RVers 2021

In May, we all take very good care of the mothers in our lives, what about dad?. Here is our list of 10 Great Fathers Day Gifts for RVers. In our Mothers Day post we focused more on giving mom some relaxing gifts. Dads on the other hand tend to be wired a little different, especially the RV dad. So, what do you get the RV dad that is both unique and just plain awesome? …

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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 Rentals. How To Make Extra Cash Renting Your RV.

If there is one thing we all have in common, it is the never ending goal of making extra money. RV rentals are becoming a great way to make extra cash with little to no effort. Most RVs actually spend most their the time in the driveway or sitting in a storage unit across town. We all want to take them out more than we do. Life happens, we get busy with weekend chores, home …

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