Category Archives: Customization

Love making your RV yours? From minor camper upgrades to heavy modifications, we’ll do it, post about it, and give you all the details.

Replacing An RV Entry Door Holder Catch With Metal! No more stretched out or broken door holders!

Replacing An RV Entry Door Holder Catch With Metal! No more stretched out or broken door holders!

  Let’s face it most RV parts are made of cheap plastic. More than likely you will keep your rv for much longer than the life of many of those cheap plastic parts. Once a part has worn out you have two options. Replace it with the exact same part and hope it doesn’t break

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Stop The Water Loss – Adding a Shut Off Valve to Your RV Freshwater Overflow

Stop The Water Loss – Adding a Shut Off Valve to Your RV Freshwater Overflow

When we first started full-timing in our Forest River travel trailer, we encountered one of our first mysteries. We’d stop, dump tanks, fill our fresh water, and a ways down the road notice our water tank was reading 1/3 to 2/3 full. Somehow, our Wildwood was losing water! Then, one day, we figured it out.

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Quick and Easy Drawer Covers

Quick and Easy Drawer Covers

While we were in the process of removing our booth seats and table we, once again, had mice join our travels. Mice are bad enough with chewing, nesting, and all the normal mouse behaviors but, for some reason, the occasional mouse likes to explore every drawer we have. And poop in it. On our silverware,

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Adding a Remote Control to Our Inverter

Adding a Remote Control to Our Inverter

We use our smaller inverter almost exclusively, and save a lot of amp hours on our batteries because of it. After becoming spoiled by our Sunforce 1000 watt inverter and its remote control we really disliked having to reach to our smaller inverter’s location to flip an On/Off switch. For some reason, it seems the

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Our Basic DIY RV Solar Installation

Our Basic DIY RV Solar Installation

We knew once we started full-timing, that we would need power in order to boondock as much as we planned. Doing this with a generator would both burn through a lot of fuel, and add to the noise and smoke puffing out into the area around us. We decided our best bet would be to

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Adding a Simple Hitch Receiver to Our Travel Trailer Rear Bumper

Adding a Simple Hitch Receiver to Our Travel Trailer Rear Bumper

Between the van and the travel trailer, there really isn’t any great place to keep all of the waste hose parts. Sure, the rear bumper can hold the hose, but there are the extra elbows, rubber donut seal, spare parts we keep around, and so on. And, we really do not want it all in

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Saving Water While Boondocking: Installing An Inline Toilet Shut Off Valve

When we boondock our tanks fill up pretty fast even when only putting liquids down our potty. It seemed to me that the amount of water being used per flush was excessive. The way an RV toilet works you really don’t need water to help liquids make their way into the tank. Alan came up

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Upgrading Our Camper House Lights to LED

Upgrading Our Camper House Lights to LED

Using less power is always a good thing. When buying our camper, one of our first planned upgrades was to eventually change out the house lighting to LED. Once we started looking in to the cost, we discovered the single pancake LED replacement lights were $20 or more, and the double pancake LED replacement lights

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Running Network Cable in our RV

Running Network Cable in our RV

With an XBox 360 and Media PC on one end of the camper, the router and printer on the other end, and other future additions requiring a wired network connection on each end of our RV, we knew we would need to run a CAT 5 network cable. In a small area, it doesn’t take

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Converting Bunks into a Usable Desk and Storage Space in Our Forest River Wildwood

Converting Bunks into a Usable Desk and Storage Space in Our Forest River Wildwood

While the Wildwood has a great layout it, like many other campers, does not have much usable space for an office. Our plan to accomodate the need for a workspace was the removal of the triple bunk bed setup in the rear of the RV, converting it into a desk and shelf area.