How to troubleshoot common electrical problems that may cause breakers to trip and fuses to blow. This article includes information on fuses and resistors, power drawn by common appliances, and electrical terms and abbreviations.
Here are several reasons why people should think twice before buying a motor home or camper. Consider them carefully before spending your money.
Dumping, cleaning, and maintaining your holding tanks is easy if you follow the right procedures. This guide will help you avoid those nasty accidents and get rid of your sewage efficiently.
What you need to know before you purchase the RV you plan to use for living and travel so that you don't make a buying mistake.
This is a Dutchman RV floor repair guide. I've included over 100 questions and answers for all types of motorhome or travel trailer floor repair procedures. Have a question? Ask away!
Suppose you have a camper and you want to trade in the vehicle you tow it with? You will need to understand the regulations for vehicle towing and your vehicle's capabilities and limitations.
Tricks and tips from a veteran RV traveler about how you can save up to 50% on the fees you pay for campsites. Been there. Done that. It works!
RVers have many options for free or cheap camping if they know where to look. RVers on a budget can find many suggestions here on how to find free and cheap places to camp.
Rooftop air conditioner maintenance, troubleshooting, and repairs for campers, motorhomes, or any other RV.
Learn how to set up a campsite properly when it comes to the special equipment needed to enhance your camping experience. Pick the the best gear such as tables, rugs, lanterns, chairs, grills, lights, and more.
This article explains an RV's 110-volt AC and 12-volt DC electrical systems. Troubleshooting tips for finding and repairing electrical shorts and power converter problems.
Follow this step by step guide for; trading or selling your RV, determining NADA pricing, estimating dealer markups, and and estimating what your motorhome is actually worth, as well as how to determine the true value of all motorhomes.
RV Snowbirds and full time RVers, are you looking for cheap entertainment and fun things to do on a budget? Here are some great ideas for free and cheap things to do during your winter travels to Arizona or the Rio Grand Valley of Texas.
When RV travelers hit the road on their camping trips, they usually start out with everything they need. Here are a number of ideas for great holiday gifts that every RV owner will appreciate and use.
A tutorial that will show you the best methods and materials to use to keep the internal living area of your coach clean and sanitary.
Answers to questions you may have about living in a motor home or camper year round. What does it cost? What is it like? Will I enjoy it? Find out here!
This article is a detailed overview of what you can expect if you decide you want to live in a campground in your RV.
This is my personal review that explains why the quality, structure and design of the 1999 Holiday Rambler Motor Home make it a terrific coach to own.
These days, professional detailers are charging upwards of $39 per linear foot, so it's important to find ways to keep RVs in good condition without spending a fortune to do so. This article provides a safe, effective and easy way for individuals to do this.
Formaldehyde and ethanol are toxic chemicals found in recreational vehicles that can make people sick or even kill them. Learn about them and what you can do to protect yourself from them.
Simplify your life and downsize your stuff! Whether you are downsizing into an RV for a life of full-time RVing or downsizing to move to a smaller home, here's what to keep, what to donate and what to trash.
A complete list of "must have" tools and equipment items every RV owner needs to keep on board to help with basic repairs as well as emergency situations.
Specific directions for keeping your RV fresh water tank clean and sanitized so that you can avoid contamination when you travel.
RVs are large physical monsters at times and they require special attention when they get dirty. Read this and you will get some great ideas on how to keep your RV clean, cheaply and efficiently. It includes tips and planning methods that should help everyone.
For great off-grid camping, head to BLM land near Quartzsite, Arizona, and use solar energy or wind power for electricity. The best things in life (like sunshine and wind) are free!
Important advice about buying previously owned RVs that will help people to avoid problems and financial losses.
A discussion about the financial and lifestyle issues that people might face if they decide to start living in a recreational vehicle.
A discussion about why diesel pusher prices are so high, a warning to those wishing to buy them, and advice about how to avoid the risks of doing so.
Arranging for a new state residency is one of the first things that new full-time RVers need to do after they sell their homes. Most full time RVers choose one of three states for their legal residence. Here are the advantages of those states and tips on how to go about changing state residency.
Mice are pests that RV owners do not need. Here are instructions on how to prevent mice from entering your camper, and if they do get in, how to get rid of them.
Learn why RV living does not work out for some people or why, for many, it turns out to be a temporary, rather than permanent way to live.
Older motorhomes used black-and-white rear monitoring systems. Many of these systems are now going bad and need to be replaced. Here's how I replaced mine.
Have you ever asked yourself, "How do I park my motorhome in a campsite?" If you own an RV, you know how hard it can be to get your rig into a campsite. Read this and you will have a new perspective on how to park your RV.
If the roof-mounted AC on your motor home isn't working right, here is how to troubleshoot it and decide whether to replace a $20 capacitor or the whole thing (plus, how to maintain it properly).
Many RV owners fear using their washer/dryer units. This article tells you what you need to know to take advantage of their many benefits.
Tips for inspecting a used motorhome, travel trailer, or other type of RV before making a purchase. What to look for when comparing different RVs and things to avoid when making a purchase. Checklist included.
An overview of state firearms laws that will help you to stay legal as you pass across state lines in your RV.
Get rid of the bungee straps on RV tire covers and make the installation and removal process easier and much safer.
Learn about these top three ways to tow a vehicle behind an RV and learn the standard electrical connectors and cables that are most often used to connect them together.
The price of campsites can vary considerably. You can save some money if you comparison shop during your RV vacations.
Here are some useful tips to help minimize your power usage in your RV throughout the day, especially on a hot day with kids around.
Picking a vehicle for full-time living is a difficult decision. In this article, the smaller-to-medium size options are compared. These include cargo van, Class B RV, and travel trailer.
There are ways to get rid of an invisible bra on an RV. You can throw money at the problem. Or if you like doing things yourself, you can get the job done very cheaply using good old elbow grease.
This article focuses on the expenses involved in owning a recreational vehicle. They can be much more than you may think!
Want to know the best RV road trip destinations in the U.S.? Come with me! I have been to all of them and can guarantee that you will not be disappointed!
It is important for RV buyers to understand the values of different types of vehicle designs before they buy a travel unit. Entry doors definitely fall into this category. Choose a coach with the wrong door, and you'll be miserable!
Two of the most misunderstood electrical devices in an RV are the inverter and the converter. Each of these devices is critical to the proper function of so many things in an RV. This article explains what they do and how they operate.
Here are some secrets of how to live on less by full-time RVing. Many retirees live well on limited incomes by living in an RV rather than a house. They have found many ways to cut costs and live on less. Read here to find out how they do it.
A peek into the future of recreational vehicle travel that will let people see the coming changes that would make it less expensive, safer and more enjoyable.
An honest explanation of two months of significant drops in RV shipments nationwide, and what they can mean to buyers and private sellers if this trend continues.
Learn how to guard against and clean those ugly water stains on RV ceilings and curtains that are caused by leaks and condensation.
When you run into weather colder than you expected, there is a lot you can do to plug leaks, insulate your space, and use your heaters wisely.
Learn the best methods for storing and protecting your RV's water and sewer hoses so that you can extend their lives and keep them in good condition.
I live in the travel trailer that I'm telling you about in this article. Though some of the appointments of these trailers just aren't built to handle someone living in them full time, luckily for me (and anyone else living on one of these), the problems aren't anything major.
Learn how to determine the true value of a coach you are selling or wish to purchase so that you can negotiate the best possible deal for yourself.
I've been living inside a travel trailer for most of the past ten years. This page will be about the biggest three problems I encountered with the trailer itself, and then the solutions to those problems.
This guide will teach you what to do if your RV's plumbing system becomes clogged and how to avoid having this problem in the future.
A financial analysis of what it can cost an individual to own various types of recreational vehicles.
Recreational vehicle living: What do you need? What will it cost? What about kids and pets? Find the answers to these questions and more right here.
If you want to sell your recreational vehicle and save a ton of money doing it, the best and smartest thing you can do is to avoid the professionals and sell it yourself. It is not hard to do and can save you thousands of dollars. The directions are right here!
A tutorial that will help RV buyers to understand the difficulties they face when making a purchase and what can happen if a dealership cheats them.
Each winter, thousands of RVing snowbirds flock to the Imperial Dam Long-Term Visitor Area on the California–Arizona border for the mild weather. Check here for RV camping information, ideas on things to do, and photographs of Senator Wash Reservoir campground and surrounding areas.
This article explains a popular scam that is being perpetrated on owners of expensive RVs and Motorhomes who want to sell. It is basically a check-kiting scam with a twist that is used to bilk Motorhome sellers.
Helpful information for disabled people who think they would like to go RVing. Includes where to find special needs RVs, how to find handicapped accessible campgrounds and more.
Fully illustrated with tips and photos to help those who wish to remodel or repair older RVs and travel trailers.
RV slide rooms are popular, but before buying a unit that has them, make sure you know both their good and bad sides.
Specific information about design and construction items you should look for if you want to purchase a quality coach.
How to troubleshoot a generator, and how to replace the fuel filter and fuel pump easily and simply on an Onan Model-5500 RV generator.
If you drive an RV or pull a camper, there are certain critical things about handling one properly and safely. Read this to learn those little secrets about driving a motorhome with confidence.
How to repair an RV, camper trailer or motorhome roof. Emergency roof leak repairs and permanent RV roof repairs are addressed in this article.
Is placing a motorhome, trailer or camper on your own land legal or even a good idea? Find the answers here.
If you love RV travel and have never heard about vintage Boles Aero travel trailers, you need to read this article.
Looking for the best space heater for your RV this Winter? Follow along with me as I provide research and reviews of the most popular space heater types on the market. Don't spend another frigid night with your old, inefficient space heater.
Advice that will help RV enthusiasts avoid the hundreds of internet buying and selling scams that are perpetrated every day.
Important information for RV owners about our most visited national parks. You don't want to show up only to find there is no campsite available, do you?
When life spins out of control and you are overwhelmed with debt and bills, bailing out and reducing your living costs may be the only chance you have. Here is my story.
Anyone storing an RV at home needs an outlet to plug it into. Here's how to install a dedicated outlet for your RV.
RV awnings are more important than people realize, Here is where you'll learn the basics about them, how to care for them and how to understand their benefits.
Learn why motorhomes that run on diesel fuel are better to own than those that run on gas, even though their up-front prices may be higher.
Important information for disabled people who wish to buy recreational vehicles that will make RV travel safe, comfortable and possible for them.
Advice and detailed directions that will help RV owners to keep their black water tanks sanitized and sweet smelling so that they can eliminate the putrid odors that can result from poor tank care and clogs.
If you want to buy an RV, do yourself a favor and take the time to find out which methods and materials manufacturers use. Doing this could save you a fortune!
If you own a recreational vehicle, this article will show you several options for living totally rent-free all over the US.
Advice from a veteran RVer that will show you how to enjoy recreational vehicle vacations without spending a lot of money.
All RV owners, and homeowners with home septic tanks, should recognize the problems they can create when they dispose of those disinfecting wipes which are so popular these days.
Find out what really happens when people decide to sell everything and move into a recreational vehicle.
Every RVer must eventually deal with dumping their waste water tanks. Here are good tips for keeping RV holding tanks in good working order. Learn when to dump, how to identify RV safe toilet paper and how to maintain black and gray water tanks.
Using a Consignment Seller to handle the sale of your RV can be a great option for the RV owner who wants to avoid the tedious details of the sale process. The owner can often even save significant money and get a quick sale.
A discussion about specific steps you can take when buying an RV that will protect your interests in the event of post-purchase problems.
These true stories of vacations gone bad explain what happens to RV travelers when they aren't paying attention to what they are doing.
Will a used camper shell fit your truck? This article will help you choose the best shell for your truck and what to look out for in a used shell.