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RVs can be a little scary, can’t they?
You’re handed the keys after a hurried 15-minute walk-through. Now you’re in charge of a factory-built home on wheels that experiences a hurricane and an earthquake every time you drive through a rainstorm.
As a designer and RV engineer, I get your frustration. My industry isn’t necessarily known for award-winning customer service, now is it?
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If you’ve attended an RV factory tour or purchased an RV from a dealership, you’ve likely heard about a “PDI” inspection. Everyone makes a big deal out of their PDI. “We go through over 300
Recently, I saw the results of a poll by RVLifestyle.com asking RV owners, “What features do you want in your next RV?” Number five by popularity was “ducted air conditioner.” For a split second, that
If you’ve spent any time in the sights of an RV salesperson, you’ve heard the claim, “And this here RV has a walkable roof!” Which might make you wonder … what exactly is a walkable
What are RV cabinets made from? Does this question keep you up at night, like me? Most RV cabinets look the same. They look something like this (see below). What’s really going on behind that
Silicone is the caulk everyone loves to hate. Visit any RV forum, and you’ll see silicone lynched and hung in effigy. Is silicone really so awful for sealing your RV? Does it ever come off?
When it comes to an RV roof, “No news is good news.” So if you’re reading this guide, it’s probably because there’s something wrong with your roof. I’m sorry about that. If it helps, you
Trailer sway is the stuff of nightmares. It’s a classic case of the tail wagging the dog. It’s the number one cause of RV accidents in this country. If you’re the sort of person who
I’m answering all the odds-and-ends questions I’ve heard about RV windows! If you’ve ever wondered whether frameless RV windows are worth the price or what’s an RV window clamp ring, then read on. Note: This
You are likely reading this post for one of two reasons: You are about to order a brand-new RV, and you’re curious whether it’s worth the extra ca$h to pay for double pane windows You
If you are an intelligent person – and as a Reader of this blog, you most unquestionably are – then you use an advanced surge protector to test the power at every campsite pedestal before
Let’s talk about that shiny black-and-gold sticker on the side of your RV. Where did it come from? What happens if you peel it off? And why is your dealer trying to charge you $135
If you’re reading this guide to troubleshooting your RV air conditioner, I’m guessing something is wrong. So I’ll dispense with my usual hilariously clever introduction. Let’s get our hands dirty. But first, without any ado,
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