What’s in your RV tool kit? Here’s a checklist of 10 must-have RV tools that you should always carry with you + 6 RV tool boxes that make traveling with tools much easier!
I recently got a good deal on an RV — and I couldn’t wait to hit the dusty trail and unplug for a few days! As a first-time RVer, there are a few things that I had overlooked. Take it from me, here are 8 must-have RV supplies you’ll want to take on your first RV trip… things I wish I had remembered to pack!
RV resale value is a tricky thing. Because RV dealers are looking for trade-ins that still look like they just drove off the lot last week. And personal RV buyers may not have the same appreciation for what you think looks good inside an RV, or for the add-on features that you believe enhance RV life on the road. That said, there are a few things you can do to get more money for it when it comes time to sell your RV! Here are 5 ways to get a higher trade-in value from an RV dealer + 5 ways to get a higher RV resale value when selling your RV privately.
See how much your RV is worth (RV values explained), plus the top 10 things that decrease the value of your RV. The biggest takeaways here are: 1) Seriously consider every single change you want to make to your camper BEFORE you make it, and 2) Evaluate the degree to which that change could be detrimental to your RV’s resale value (because not everyone will appreciate what you happen to like). So… pick the best RV for your needs from the get-go. Then, get out there and use it (rather than keep it parked). Take care of your camper… and use it!
A derecho storm is similar to a tornado in that it can be just as damaging, powerful, and deadly. See how a derecho wind storm is different from a tornado — plus photos from derecho storms.
How do you feel about gambling on the weather? If you’re afraid that your event or travel plans might get canceled due to the weather, you can buy weather insurance to protect you. Travel weather insurance protects both your event and your travel from delays and cancellations due to bad weather! (Includes rain insurance, snow insurance, temperature insurance, wind insurance, severe adverse weather and event cancellation insurance, as well as travel insurance and trip insurance.
Too much humidity and too little humidity are both bad for your camper and your camping gear. See the #1 thing you need to do as soon as you get home, if it has rained on your camping trip! Plus, 5 steps to REDUCE RV humidity in damp, wet conditions and 4 steps to INCREASE RV humidity on dry, arid days. Everything you need to know about RV moisture levels, the perfect humidity level to maintain inside an RV, and how to solve RV window condensation problems.
Even though you recently bought a used RV, it’s NOT ready for a road trip just yet. There are a few things you must do in order to make sure that your RV is safe, disinfected, and ready for you to travel in first! Here’s your checklist of 10 things to do before hitting the road in a secondhand RV.
Every RVer will eventually make the mistake of turning down a road or path that won’t support their rig. The desire to explore remote camping locations makes the chance of getting stuck a real danger. It happened to me! Since then, I carry some specific RV gear and equipment with me at all times. See my list of RV self-rescue gear you need. Plus tips that I’ve learned firsthand to help you get out of a bad situation when you’re stuck in your RV.
Does your Jeep have any rust yet? Hopefully, not. I’m going to show you how to prevent your vehicle from rusting and how to tackle DIY Jeep frame rust repair yourself.
Is your RV slide-out stuck? As much as slide-outs improve livability in an RV, the mechanical issues can be a huge negative. And a stuck RV slide-out tends to happen fairly often. Here are some ways to manually adjust a slide-out that won’t budge.
Here’s a list of the most common things that go wrong with RV slide-outs. See how to prevent those things from happening in the first place. Plus, how to fix them after they’ve happened. RV motorhome and trailer slide-out maintenance tips you need to know!
How to prevent RV battery theft. A full time RVer’s thoughts on RV battery lock boxes & how to lock RV batteries affordably. All about RV battery theft protection!
Lots of fun winter activities that you can enjoy with kids out in the snow. Everything from creating snow art, making snow sculptures, and making snow paintings to making your own backyard skating rink, snow bowling alley, and other fun activities games you can enjoy with kids.
I’m almost 70 years old. As a senior who is enjoying full-time RV living to the fullest right now, I recently experienced something that has me coming up with new plans for my future as a full-time RVer. Have you given any thought as to how prepared YOU are for accidents and emergencies that might arise in the future? Here’s my RV exit plan — what’s yours?
The top 2 auto repair manuals are Chilton manuals and Haynes repair manuals. As a DIYer working on your own vehicle, you’ll need to decide which one will serve your needs best. I can help by showing you how these 2 popular auto repair manuals are different from one another — with examples. See the one MAJOR difference between Chilton vs. Haynes manuals and which one most DIYers prefer.
Just like the items inside your house, RV components have a certain life expectancy. Following is a list of all the items in and on your RV — and their expected lifespan. Items are listed in the order they are most likely to wear out, with time ranges showing the approximate number of years each item typically lasts. The list includes all major RV components — from the drivetrain and electronics to slideouts, roof vents, toilets, refrigerators, and more! A checklist of RV repair issues that you should be prepared for + DIY tips to make things last longer.
What’s the meaning of a Jeep check engine light flashing? Jeep warning lights & trouble codes explained. Onboard Diagnositics (OBD 1 & OBD 2) and DTC (Diagnostic Trouble Codes) for all cars.
Have you considered living off the grid in your RV? I’ve been full-time RVing for the past 7 years. I split my time between long term stays in RV parks and living off the grid in my RV as a nomad wandering with the weather. If you’ll be staying in one place for at least 6 months at a time, then living off the grid (boondocking) is an option that you might want to consider. I’ve put together this helpful guide to give you an idea of what to expect in the way of living expenses and overall comfort when living off the grid in an RV, compared to on-grid RV living. See the costs and comforts associated with both on- and off-grid RV camping.
How do you dewinterize an RV and get ready for summer RV camping? Our Spring RV Maintenance Checklist includes 8 tasks that will quickly verify that no damage was done by winter’s wrath while your RV was in storage and ensure that your RV is safe to drive for the spring and summer RV camping season.
See a list of fall/winter RV maintenance tasks that are most important. These are the things you should do every year during the fall before winter hits. One of the MOST important is RV roof maintenance… see why!
Driving an RV is very different than driving a car! Most of us learned how to drive an RV the hard way — through trial and error (and a lot of mistakes). But sitting behind the wheel of a large RV on your first road trip is not the best time to figure out all the challenges and nuances that come with driving RVs. Here are 12 important first-time RV driving tips for newbies to learn before renting an RV… or buying one.
Did you know it can snow when it’s above freezing outside? See why this happens, the highest temperature for snow, and the temperature at which snow melts. Lots of cool winter weather science here!
Wondering which electric bike for RV owners is best? I live full-time in an RV travel trailer and I just bought my first e-Bike. My choice for an RV electric bike is one that folds in half, making storage simple! Mine is the Lectric XP ebike. I’ll share with you some tips to make sure you get the right e-bike setup for your needs while RVing and camping.
I have an electric bike and I love it! But you need to do some careful research to make sure the one you choose will fit your needs properly. I did about 6 months of research before I bought mine. It’s a small, foldable, fat tire electric bike — the Lectric XP E-Bike. I compared it to the Rad Power E-Bike and I’m very happy with my choice. I’ve got some tips to help you choose your first electric bike. Here’s what you need to know about e-Bike tires, fat tire ebikes, electric assist, pedal assist, electric bike range, maximum speeds, eBike classes & laws regarding where you can ride an electric bike.