Hey! I'm Ross, "The RV Engineer!"
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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On one of our first RV adventures, my son threw half a roll of toilet paper, tube and all, down our RV toilet. Luckily for me, it was wedged just shy of the abyss that
The average camper trailer weighs around 5,900 pounds and is about 26 feet long. This includes the weight of the travel trailer without any gear or filled tanks. Expect to add about 200 pounds of cargo per person and 300 pounds of fresh water.
Do you have lungs? Would you like to keep them? Good. (You and me both!) Air is the one thing you can’t live without, and airborne pollutants are the ones you usually can’t see. So
I hate portable air conditioners. Hate is a strong word, but since this blog is G-rated, it’s all I can use. We’ve waged war against each other for over a decade. (I may have almost
Michael Huff: Full-time RVer, husband, father, son, brother, friend and dreamer. I am officially “living the dream:” traveling the country with my amazing wife, four awesome kids, and beloved boxer in our 150-sf RV. Each
Q: What’s the difference between a shiny, white, clean toilet … And a dirty, smelly toilet with sewage bubbling up in the bowl? Eww … A: Working tank sensors! These humble servants of your plumbing
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