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.
Boondocking in the Arizona desert is a favorite winter pastime for RVing snowbirds. Here are tips on how and where to boondock in southern Arizona with pictures of some of the most scenic areas.
Important information about the causes of recreational vehicle fires, what you can do to prevent them and what you need to do to escape one if necessary.
Learn how to guard against and clean those ugly water stains on RV ceilings and curtains that are caused by leaks and condensation.
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.
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.
The wheel base ratio of any RV is an important safety feature because it could save your life. Learn what it is and how to measure it here.
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.
Step by Step guides, charting ideas and formulas for showing you how to plan the least costly RV vacation so that you can get the best bang for your buck.
Advice from an experienced RV owner that will tell you what you need to do when faced with an RV park that tries to rip you off.
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.
Basic and emergency RV repairs for RV owners who like to do their own repairs and maintenance. Also includes links to more fully illustrated articles that explain RV repair and maintenance.
A discussion about the five most well-known camping clubs that will help RV owners choose the one that is best for their individual needs.
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!
Boler trailers have been around for a long time. Restoring them to their former glory is a passion for Boler enthusiasts.
RV Parks and Campgrounds each have their own guidelines concerning the amount of time people can remain in them. Here are some important guidelines for you.
This is a consumer review of the 1996 Safari Serengeti Motorhome, which has more pros than cons and is still a worthy travel unit today.
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.
Step-by-step photos for replacing or installing a rooftop RV air conditioner in a camper, either in a motorhome, camper, or travel trailer. FAQS and a question and comment section for any problems.
Important information RV sellers should acquaint themselves with before they decide to sell their campers, travel trailers, or motor homes.
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.
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.
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.
If you own a recreational vehicle, this article will show you several options for living totally rent-free all over the US.
If you're new to using an RV, there are several systems that you need to know about. Holding tanks are nobody's favorite system but you must know and understand them.
A guide for RV shoppers that will help them separate the bad from the good when inspecting recreational vehicles for potential purchase.
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!
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!
There's a lot to know about RV camping clubs. This information will help you to understand how they differ so that you will know what to expect before joining one of them..
A basic guide for people who are new to RV travel that will help them to avoid many of the problems that might potentially ruin their vacations.
Fully illustrated with tips and photos to help those who wish to remodel or repair older RVs and travel trailers.
Maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair tips for absorption refrigerators that use electricity and LP gas in Airstream travel trailers and other RV's.
A discussion about specific steps you can take when buying an RV that will protect your interests in the event of post-purchase problems.
Get rid of the bungee straps on RV tire covers and make the installation and removal process easier and much safer.
There are hundreds of vintage trailer styles out there. While it's hard to pick favorites (two of them are mine), here are my top ten.
How much do utilities cost for people who live year round in recreational vehicles? This article explains it all.
Especially for lovers of small campers and travel trailers. This article is intended to help owners of the smaller RVs repair and maintain these great little campers. Also links to more descriptive and illustrative RV repair articles.
RV owners are finding it increasingly difficult to sell their recreational vehicles. This article explains why and should serve as a warning to all RV buyers.
An overview of state firearms laws that will help you to stay legal as you pass across state lines in your RV.
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.
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.
Proven and unique strategies you can use to save yourself a good deal of money when buying a motor home, travel trailer, or camper.
Learn how to repair RV plumbing leaks with these step-by-step tips and photos. Easy DIY repairs for trailer or motorhome plumbing and fixtures.
An electrical multimeter is an important tool for any RV camper owner to possess. This article tells how to use a multimeter to find shorts and test both 12 and 110 volt electrical systems in most RVs.
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).
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.
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.
How to prepare black, grey and fresh water tanks properly when you store your RV so that you can avoid travel problems later.
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.
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.
Let's talk about why it is important to keep ladders on board when RVing and why choosing the right types can keep you safe when you're on the road.
A discussion about the pros and cons of owning a truck camper that will help buyers decide whether this type of RV is for them.
This article focuses on the expenses involved in owning a recreational vehicle. They can be much more than you may think!
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!
Camping has once again become a very popular family activity. With the economic downturn, many families are choosing to purchase travel trailers as an alternative to pricey vacations staying in hotels.
Be a good neighbor by following some simple rules of etiquette when RV boondocking. Learn what others expect of you when camping out on public lands and you'll be a welcome member of the boondocking community. Respect the environment so that those who follow will be able to enjoy it as well.
RV slide rooms are popular, but before buying a unit that has them, make sure you know both their good and bad sides.
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.
A discussion about the 12 features RVs should have in order to make living and traveling more comfortable. The more of them a coach has, the nicer vacations will be!
Planning which electrical equipment you will use when while camping can help the RV owner avoid overloading the camper's electrical breakers.
Advice that will help RV enthusiasts avoid the hundreds of internet buying and selling scams that are perpetrated every day.
Florida is a popular state for RV owners to visit and enjoy. But, along with the great weather, camping in Florida has risks that we all need to understand, not the least of which are hurricanes.
Dangers lurk in the water RV travelers use and consume. This article explains what you can do to keep your RV's water supply safe so that you can avoid the many and sometimes dangerous health problems it can create during recreational vehicle vacations.
If you want to replace your old, worn, or damaged RV window treatments at a very low cost, doing so is easy. Just follow the suggestions in this guide!
Buying a previously owned RV is not the same as buying one that is 20 or more years old. This article explains why very old coaches are risky purchases.
For Valentine's Day this year, my wife and I decided to give ourselves a gift for the future: a Travel Trailer. Our imminent retirement looms, and with it comes a decision: keep working or enjoy life.
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.
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.
Learn how RV travelers gain access to water, plumbing, electricity and other basic utilities while they vacation.
Before you buy an RV, you need to understand the financials involved in order to get the best deal. This article (part two of seven) explains how the different pricings of an RV are determined.
How to maintain and repair the roof-mounted Airstream RV air conditioner. Photos and comments included.
Rooftop air conditioner maintenance, troubleshooting, and repairs for campers, motorhomes, or any other RV.
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.
Step-by-step instructions for converting a van into a comfortable, professional-looking camper, with photos.
Learn how to load and pack your RV to make you and yours safer and more comfortable when you travel.
If you love RV travel and have never heard about vintage Boles Aero travel trailers, you need to read this article.
Camper-trailers and small travel trailers are great if you love to get away from it all. Small travel trailers are easy to park and easy to tow, and you will be the talk of every campground.
The proper adjustment of your mirrors is one of the most important things for driving an RV safely. Here's how to adjust your mirrors for the best coverage.
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.
RV repair costs are high. This article gives you some idea of what you might have to pay for parts and labor along with tips for reducing costs.
Find out what really happens when people decide to sell everything and move into a recreational vehicle.
Detailed instructions on how to replace the fabric on an A&E RV slide out awning. Includes photos of the work being done.
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.
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.
So you've built your camper van or motorhome, and now you want to make it more like home by having things like TV, laptop phone chargers. How do you do it? With an inverter.
Advice from an experienced RVer about how to prevent and get rid of mildew in your motor home, travel trailer, or camper.
Important advice about buying previously owned RVs that will help people to avoid problems and financial losses.
Learn about the manipulative techniques salesman use to goad you into buying a recreational vehicle.
Managing the moisture in your RV motorhome is essential to prevent problems with damp. Find out how to easily and cheaply manage moisture with these tips and advice, plus insider knowledge and feedback.
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.
How to repair an RV, camper trailer or motorhome roof. Emergency roof leak repairs and permanent RV roof repairs are addressed in this article.
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.
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.
This is a step-by-step how-to with photo illustrations chronicling the DIY removal and replacement of a floor and repair of the roof of a 2002 Palomino Stampede Ultralight travel trailer RV.
There are both good and bad things about owning a lot where you can park your motorhome, trailer or camper, so do your homework before you invest.
Living year round in an RV is different from making short trips in one. Learn the caveats of full-timing before you decide to move!
What you need to do before and during your RV trips if you greatly want to reduce your travel expenses.
A discussion about an alternative way of RV camping and living that people can use in special circumstances or simply to save money.
Many inexperienced people will purchase a new or used RV without any knowledge of what other things they might need to bring to have a safe and fun camping experience. This article lists items your RV should have to assure you'll have a great camping trip.
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.
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.
Advice from a veteran RVer that will show you how to enjoy recreational vehicle vacations without spending a lot of money.
A brief guide that will help RV travelers who want to save money find zero-cost overnight parking or camping spots.
Moisture is the number-one destroyer of recreational vehicles. Learn its causes and how to prevent it from damaging your RV.
A financial analysis of what it can cost an individual to own various types of recreational vehicles.
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!
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.
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.
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.
A detailed answer to the question many RV buyers have always wondered about, which is just how much profit do RV dealerships make when they sell you a recreational vehicle!
Curious about full-time RVing? Here are some great reasons to choose the RVing lifestyle. The top three reasons to choose RVing are: to lead a simpler life, to live more cheaply and to see the country. This article includes many tips on how to get started.
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.
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!
A discussion about various options for full time RV living and the financial and physical costs of pursuing each one of them.
A warning for people wishing to buy luxury RVs that can help them to avoid horrible financial losses when it comes time to sell.
Advice that will help consumers make the best possible deal when buying their recreational vehicles.
Tips that will help RV owners to make their travel units seem more spacious and provide more comfort.
Information that will help RVers to understand and follow parking laws and avoid having to deal with legal issues that can cost them money and give them problems.
Often, the heat of the summer can be overwhelming. Following these handy tips will give added comfort to everyone by helping reduce excess interior heat.
Is the odor that comes from your RV's toilet making your coach unbearable to live or travel in? Here's how you can get rid of that putrid smell quickly so that you'll be able to enjoy living and travel again!
Before you buy an RV, you need to understand the financials involved in order to get your best deal. This article explains how the different pricings of an RV are determined.
Learn about the limits some RV parks place on certain travelers wishing to use their facilities and how best to deal with them.
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.
Specific information about design and construction items you should look for if you want to purchase a quality coach.
Repair and maintenance info for the gray and black water tanks used on most RVs, motorhomes and travel trailers.
Complete step-by-step, fully-illustrated article on how to install a Coleman RV rooftop air conditioner. Includes questions and a comment section for any problems you may encounter.
The Ice Maker in the 2-Way Fridge in my RV and I repaired it after some research and the discoveries I made that are listed in this article should make the job easier for other RV owners.
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.
To get the most out of your batteries and avoid problems, you really need to understand the basics of RV batteries and their care and maintenance.
Tips for how to troubleshoot, repair, or replace the power converter in an RV, camper travel trailer, or motorhome. FAQs and answers to common camper electrical problems.
Class A Motorhomes are a great form of transportation for those who love the open road, but they are far from perfect. Learn the truth about them before you buy one.
Hot to maintain, repair and replace Airstream leveling jacks for ease of operation and longevity of the jacks themselves. Step-by-step replacement process with photos and a question section for any problems not addressed in the article.
I turn my van into a temporary camper within 30 minutes whenever I have to go away for more than one day. I have a standard set of equipment which covers all that I need on my many trips through my country.
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.
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.
Here are several reasons why people should think twice before buying a motor home or camper. Consider them carefully before spending your money.
These true stories of vacations gone bad explain what happens to RV travelers when they aren't paying attention to what they are doing.
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.
An overview of the living choices that are available for people who want to full time in their recreational vehicles.
If you want to purchase an RV Camper then you must be a smart RV shopper. Know the ways you and your spouse want to travel and camp, and learn about the differences in the many campers that are on the market.
Learn the facts about purchasing and caring for your RV tires so that you do not become one of the thousands of US highway accident and death statistics.
Today I will be telling you how to fix many of the problems that you might be having with your RV water pump. Few people actually understand how the water system works in their RV, but after reading this article, you will have a better understanding.
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.
The good and bad points of RV thermal windows, and what you need to know about buying andt repairing them.
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.
Overcrowding in RV parks is becoming a serious issue. Here are some things you can do to avoid having to deal with this problem.
This article is a detailed overview of what you can expect if you decide you want to live in a campground in your RV.
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.
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.
It's very easy for people to do things that damage their recreational vehicles. Here are eight of the most common.
Important tips that can save people from having to deal with financial and legal problems when making an RV purchase.
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.
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.
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?
A discussion about the financial and lifestyle issues that people might face if they decide to start living in a recreational vehicle.
It's easy to make a mistake when buying an RV, but not so easy to correct it. Learn what you can and cannot do and how to protect your interests in the future.
Cooking in an RV requires you to make some adjustments to your normal methods, but once you do, your travel meals will be easy to prepare.
There are many RVs out there that have a certain design of lock assembly which can malfunction, if abused, and end up locking you out. Here are some ways to get back inside.
A discussion about the various aspects of RV detailing including how to find a good detail person and how to reduce the costs of having this work done.
Are you tough enough to leave high bills and commercialism behind by living with less and using your RV as rustic housing? Find out here!
As a potential RV buyer who wants to trade in an older RV, you should be prepared to negotiate the deal you want and not accept the first offer the dealership gives you. They expect you to negotiate.
Read how to prepare for your trip in your RV, whether it is a motorhome, a camper, a fifth-wheel, or a pop-up. These are the basic things that you need to do to make sure that your trip is a happy one.
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.
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.
Use these proven methods for quickly ridding your motor home, trailer, or camper of those nasty RV smells that make travel uncomfortable and selling impossible.
Is placing a motorhome, trailer or camper on your own land legal or even a good idea? Find the answers here.
Learn about the differences between standard RV parks and RV resorts so that you know that you are not overpaying when you travel.
Your Airstream rooftop AC has seen its best days and you're ready to replace it with a new AC unit. Newer rooftop RV AC units are more efficient and do a better job of cooling your Airstream.
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.
My choice of best RV washing machine. Reasons why, and tips to get best performance. Extra ways to use your portable RV washing machine when camping. Photos.