Cold weather RVing tips

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So, let’s say you end up in a sudden freeze like we experienced in Texas in February of 2021. You may actually have a frozen situation before you’re able to turn on your furnace. One thing to consider with dauber screens is that they can freeze. What will take place is that your furnace will come on for about 15-20 …

How to choose an RV

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Today we are going to cover the 5 things you need to consider before purchasing your first RV. Now, the first thing I need to say is the jig is up; there’s no such thing as the perfect RV. That being said, here’s a few important considerations to make before making the purchase.  Usually the first thing most people do …

Propane dust cap

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So it’s cold, and now we are running out of propane often. I know we’ve talked a little bit about propane, but I want to discuss the all-important propane dust cap with you, which is this right here: So, why is this so important? What does dust do? Well, since it’s wet outside, it’s not just a dust cap; it …

Common RV refrigerator issues

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Here we have a couple of tips to keep your refrigerator running in top condition during the hot summer months!  The first thing to be aware of is that heat must be created in order to produce cold air. This is why there is a burner assembly behind the unit, whether it is hooked up to propane or electricity. Make …

Common RV toilet issues

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All right, let’s go ahead and talk about a crappy situation- the RV style toilet. First off, these are not like our home toilets that are made of porcelain. In a lot of cases these are made of plastic. So, we definitely want to make sure we’re careful when we sit on them. There’s a couple of things I want …

Using a generator with solar

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On this weeks’ Tech Tip Tuesday, let’s talk about the portable and ever versatile generator. Now, I have been going over information and giving tips and I’m getting some questions about heavy loads, generators and solar, such as “How can you say solar can run air conditioning?” Well, it can and it all depends on how big your budget is. …

How much solar do you need?

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So you’re still thinking about jumping into solar, but how much do you need? You hear people ask, “How many watts do you have on your roof?” Well, what they mean is, “How much potential power do you have to recharge your batteries?” You see, solar panels are there to recharge your batteries, not provide power to them. The question …

RV trailer tires safety and tips

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Today we’re going to talk about trailer tires, also known as ST tires. Now the important thing that you need to know when we’re choosing tires is that there are different types of tires; for instance you have passenger tires, your LT tires along with your ST tires. ST stands for Special Trailer, while LT stands for Light Truck. Now, …

RV refrigerator cooling hacks

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Today we’re gonna talk about sweaty warm refrigerators and how to avoid them. Have you ever opened up the doors and seen that, not only is it warm inside, but your food is sweaty. Listen, no one likes sweaty grapes.  Our refrigerator is a sealed system, so as soon as we close the doors there should be no air coming …

Resetting a propane lockout

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Several of our appliances in our rig require propane such as our furnace, our refrigerator (if we put it on propane) and of course, our water heater, so it makes sense that this week we’re talking about propane lockout. If you ever notice that your propane appliances are not working, you may look online for help and be told to …