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How To Avoid Costly RV Roof Repairs

How To Avoid Costly RV Roof Repairs

Hello everyone. I hope you all have had an exceptional summer creating memories as you travelled to your favourite spots or, found new destinations to explore in your RV. I also hope that you didn’t have any issues with your RV’s that may have put some sour notes into those adventures. Speaking of sour notes, I want to talk to you today about something that many of us tend, I think, to overlook as RV owners and that is the…

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RV Warranties and Extended Warranties

RV Warranties and Extended Warranties

  There were a few things that I didn’t understand about “Warranties and Extended Warranties” when we bought our first RV and I am sure there are others out there is cyberland who are confused about this issue as well.  So, I have written this blog in the hopes that it will help clear up some of the confusion that you and others might have about these long worded pieces of paper. So, take a deep breath and here we…

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RV Elecrical Systems-Still more of what you need to know

RV Elecrical Systems-Still more of what you need to know

A Short Re-hash on Part’s 1&2 In part 1 I wrote about some of the difficulties my wife and I had on a trip we took late last summer, which also became the main reason for me to research and write about RV systems, in particular, electrical and some related electrical stuff so others, new to the RV lifestyle and maybe even some that have been around awhile, might be able to avoid the issues that my wife and I…

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What You Need to Know About De-winterising Your RV

What You Need to Know About De-winterising Your RV

De-Winterizing our RV Well, fellow RV’rs.  I know it’s only January but I’m sure some of you are starting to get cabin fever again and your thoughts are turning towards preparing for the next camping season. Some of you may have gotten your feet wet last summer with a new RV and you’re wondering what you need to know about de-winterizing your RV.   Your thinking about starting to plan trips with the family,  attending special events or touring some of…

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How To Improve Your Towing MPG

How To Improve Your Towing MPG

Anyone who tows an RV, for any length of time, knows that getting the most out of our fuel can be challenging at the best of times and with the high prices of fuel these days it has become an even bigger challenge. So, how can I improve my towing MPG? Trailers and automobiles come in various sizes,  and weights, as do motor homes, and other factors like wind and hills all contribute to higher MPG than we would like.   But…

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RV Systems-More of what you need to know

RV Systems-More of what you need to know

  In this second post, I would LIKE to talk about some basic electrical terms, inverters, converters, RV Batteries and their types, surge protectors, campground power supplies, and other power sources. Who would have thought there could be so much to write about in this part of the RV experience and know-how?  I sure didn’t until I started doing some research.  I had some electrical leftovers from Highschool but, that was a long time ago. Anyway, let’s talk about the difference…

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RV Electrical Systems-What you need to Know

RV Electrical Systems-What you need to Know

Electrical On our most recent trip, to our favorite spot, it became abundantly clear to me that I really didn’t know enough about our RV’s systems, the electrical system in particular.  And, of course, the next question was, “Do others know enough about the systems in their RV?” Now, by asking that question, I’m not saying we are all dysfunctional when it comes to the systems in our RV’s.  We are humans after all and we certainly don’t all know…

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Time To Winterize? Here’s How To Do It Yourself

Time To Winterize? Here’s How To Do It Yourself

Most of us have had a pretty decent RVing season.  We’ve enjoyed time to relax, explored some of our surrounding areas and made memories that will last a lifetime. But, now it’s the beginning of November and, for those of us who live in colder climates or places where there may be a risk of freezing, it’s time to winterize and for some, it will be the first time and they are wondering if they can do it themselves.  We…

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RV Safety – Why is it So Important?

RV Safety – Why is it So Important?

RV safety – Why is it so important and why should we concern ourselves with it when we’re driving or towing our RV? Well, for me it’s not just during those times that we need to be safety conscious and I’m sure it isn’t for most of you either. I say most because, like you, I see a lot of people on the road that are just looking out for themselves, not giving much thought to how their actions may…

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More Tips To Create a Better Camping Experience

More Tips To Create a Better Camping Experience

This is a continuation of my series on tips and tricks to create a better camping experience and thus make your adventures less stressful and more enjoyable. So, here are another few tips to help in this process.  Battery Water – It’s a good idea to check the fluid levels in your RV batteries at least once a month, and, while you checking your RV batteries you might as well check the levels in your tow vehicle as well.  It can…

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