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  • RV Generator vs RV Solar Panels? – Public Poll Results

    RV Generator vs RV Solar Panels? – Public Poll Results

    I listen to you, Reader. I study your comments. I sympathize with your frustrations. If we didn’t live so apart, I’d loan you my power tools or let you borrow my flashlight. I’ll go to the ends of the earth to keep you and your rig happy and mobile. Which is exactly what I did.…

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  • Causes of RV Tire Blowouts: Inflation, Heat, and China Bombs

    Causes of RV Tire Blowouts: Inflation, Heat, and China Bombs

    Pssst … Missed Part 1 of the series? Read it here: Part 1 – the Ultimate Guide to RV Tires. “I believe it to be the worst tire made in history.” David Kurtz “You cannot debate the defective nature of the G159,” he said. “There’s nothing to discuss.” That’s what attorney David Kurtz said to…

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  • How an RV Gravity Toilet Works: Everything You (Didn’t) Want to Know

    How an RV Gravity Toilet Works: Everything You (Didn’t) Want to Know

    I wanted to begin this article with a poop joke, but they all stank. Alright, let’s get serious. We aren’t 5th graders (geez). Now, here’s the big question: How does an RV gravity toilet work? This isn’t an unimportant question. I know life-long campers who are afraid to poop in their own RVs. They don’t…

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  • Decoding an RV Tire Sidewall Label (Step-By-Step)

    Decoding an RV Tire Sidewall Label (Step-By-Step)

    Whether they undergird a large fifth-wheel or a small teardrop camper, all RV and trailer tires share some common DNA. They are the humble rubber servants of your RV or utility trailer. Treat ‘em well, and they might outlive the family dog. Treat ‘em rough, and you’ll find yourself on a first-name basis with your…

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  • Can My Truck Tow My RV? (Do You Trust the Salesman?)

    Can My Truck Tow My RV? (Do You Trust the Salesman?)

    It all sounded so simple at the dealership. “You drive an F-150, huh? That won’t be a problem. It can tow about 10,000 lbs, right?” says Rick the RV salesman. He grins and slaps the electric tongue jack of a 32-ft travel trailer. “This here bad boy weighs 7,000 lbs. You should be well under…

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  • What Does “RV Solar-Prep Package” Actually Mean??

    What Does “RV Solar-Prep Package” Actually Mean??

    RV salespeople luuuuuuv solar-ready or solar-prep packages. They’re easy talking points – and oh look, it comes with a sticker! Pretty . . . Unfortunately, they may not mean much else. Solar-ready RV (SRRV) packages come in all shapes and sizes! As a rough rule: What’s (Actually) Included in a Solar-Prep Package? Wondering what a Solar-Ready…

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  • EternaBond, the Sticky 3rd Hand: Opinions from an RV Technician

    EternaBond, the Sticky 3rd Hand: Opinions from an RV Technician

    “Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the world together.” Originally uttered by Paul Fix, these words of wisdom have seen many a homeowner through a car repair, roof leak, or electrical problem. And I’m just like you, believe me. Before every road trip, I…

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