Maintenance is something every RV owner should keep track of for several reasons. Most importantly, it will keep your RV in safe working condition and prevent expensive problems later on down the road. It also helps to have your maintenance records organized if you ever wish to rent or sell your motorhome, truck, or toad. […]
In the last entry, we looked at how I reinforced my travel trailer’s battery rack in preparation for carrying a heavier generator behind my LP tanks. Several readers requested information on how I mounted and supported the generator over the battery boxes, which I will cover in this entry. First, a short recap on why […]
In our last post, we looked at the cracked travel trailer frame I discovered while working on the A-frame of my RV. The reason I was getting up close and personal with my trailer’s frame was that I was designing a system to help carry the load of a heavier generator behind my LP bottles. […]
Winter camping means one thing: more time spent around the campfire, as the weather is colder and daylight is in short supply. One way to enjoy your time spent around the campfire with friends is indulging in delicious food. Awhile back I shared how to cook breakfast on a stick. In this installment, we will […]
Many serious cooks find a good cast iron pan a kitchen staple. It can be used to perfectly brown potatoes, cook cinnamon rolls, or even roast a whole chicken. Cast iron pans can be used on the stove top, in the oven, or over a campfire. Cast iron has a high volumetric heat capacity, which […]
Most people have the ability to associate certain smells with different emotions and state-of-mind in their life. A favorite childhood recipe cooking may evoke feelings of security and calm, a harsh smell can create headaches, and earthy scents may trigger thoughts of spring or fall. Smells affect us depending on our previous experiences with them. […]
Throughout the years I have shared temporary fixes for an inoperable water heater and furnace, suggested back-up plans when things don’t work, and what to pack in your electrical bag to keep your 12-volt system up and operating when something goes awry. Here’s another tip to remember. Just recently the check valve on my city […]
Try these two easy, safe ways to eliminate noisy RV slide out and window squeaks with 3-in-One RV maintenance products.
When we bought our new motorhome in 2003, it was supplied with what we thought was a great audio system. The Magnadyne M9900 AM/FM/CD/Cassette player was output to DHS Amplifier and featured a Sony 10-disc CD changer. Although the radio performed well, the grey and black LCD display on the M9900 was a major problem. […]
Save money and the planet by making your own homemade DIY RV cleaners using common household ingredients like essential oil and baby shampoo.
Some RVers have learned the hard way when do-it-yourself electricians “plumb in” new RV electrical hookups at a campground. What happens sometimes is the campground will wire in 220 volts, when it should only be 120 volts, which results in high-voltage problems such as smoked wiring and burnt-out electronics. On the other hand, low voltage […]