Category Archives: c – RV Maintenance

Important issues and the systems that need your attention before taking a trip long or short.

RV & Camping Advice & Etiquette – Things to do & not do.

Unfortunately, the human race seems to be short on common sense, some people do not realize when they are causing discomfort or irritation to other campers. After more than 40 years of camping and RVing Lynda and I have come up with a bunch of do's and don'ts and helpful suggestions. Some are from our own experiences and some are from social media and others. When I think of inconsiderate campers I am reminded of one of our not so great experiences. Several Read more [...]

Special Guest Blog: Routine RV Maintenance and Care 

  Your recreational vehicle isn’t just a leisure vehicle—it’s also a significant investment. Proper care and maintenance can help your RV perform better and will also save costly expenses and repairs in the long run. But what does a routine RV maintenance schedule look like? We asked Premier Coach Works, one of Arizona’s most reputable RV repair shops, for their take on some different ways to enjoy your vehicle longer—and protect your investment in the process. Regular maintenance Read more [...]

RV Travel – Getting Ready for the Season Part 2.

A continuation of my previous article on getting ready for the season. A system check must be done to ensure when you head out there are no disappointing surprises. I have covered the basic systems in a previous article RV Travel Preparation click here to check it out. Most of the system checks are easily accomplished and will save you a bundle. Where the Rubber Meets the Road On any vehicle; tires, brakes and bearings are very important, if one of these fail you could be in for an inconvenience Read more [...]

RVing & Camping – Drinking Water Quality

Whether camping in a tent or in a luxurious motor home safe and good tasting drinking water is not a luxury it is a necessity. Clean safe drinking water can be an issue especially if you are camping in the boonies or boondocking. Many areas in the world do not have good tasting drinking water and buying water seems to becoming more necessary as the population of our planet increases. In the last 150 years disinfecting our drinking water is probably the single most important factor that enables Read more [...]

Winterizing Your RV- Stuff You Should Know

Frost Damage Fall is just around the corner or maybe for some northern regions it has already arrived. The days are getting shorter and the nights cooler, the leaves are beginning to show their fall colors. Soon Jack Frost will be laying his white blanket on the landscape. The south is probably happy to see the summer heat and humidity fade. When the thermometer hits the boiling point there's no escape, no matter how many clothes you shed, it doesn't help. In Read more [...]

Gizmos & Gadgets 4

  Almost all of my articles contain several products or services that will help with your camping or RVing trips. I come across so many great products that occasionally I put several into one post. Some products are necessities while others are for convenience. This is my fourth article on gizmos & gadgets. If you would like to see more gizmos & gadgets do a search at the top of the page and it will bring my other 3 articles up. As I have said before Amazon is my favorite Read more [...]

RV Solar Systems – Sizing your system.

Before Lynda and I retired our RVing/camping experiences were limited to long weekends and a two or three-week vacation once a year. Our RVs were equipped with a generator or we brought one along  to recharge the RV batteries. Solar power didn't enter my mind, of course, it was almost unheard of back then. The tradition of using a generator continued after we retired and began spending more time traveling in our RV. It didn't take long for us to realize we Read more [...]

RV Solar – Camping off the Grid

After Lynda and I retired and started traveling in our RV we enjoyed staying in RV parks and campgrounds with other campers and RVers. RV parks offer many amenities especially parks in the south where snowbirds spend their winters. We enjoyed many social gathering and made many new friends. These parks have so many amenities it would take years to experience all of them. The favorite, of course, is swimming pools, as well as pickleball (a cross between table tennis and court tennis), Read more [...]

How to Increase Fuel Economy Part 2

The cost of fuel for your RV or tow vehicle is always an issue, fuel prices fluctuate from time to time but the cost always seems to climb. Getting the best bang for your buck when it comes to fuel is a challenge. Fuel costs are always a large part of any RV budget, especially if your plan is to tour, in other words see the country. I am going to reveal how to save money on fuel,..... no matter how much the prices fluctuate. In my first article on fuel economy, click here to check it out, Read more [...]

RV Travel – How to increase fuel economy, Part 1.

When we began our RV travels It didn't take long to learn that after RV parks and campgrounds the next biggest cost is fuel. However if you are on a cross country tour fuel cost jumps in front by a mile....lol. In previous articles I have suggested ways of reducing or eliminating RV park and campground costs. There are many places to stay over night for free and camping clubs with 50% off, click here to check out free places to stop and click here to check out camping clubs to reduce Read more [...]