Category Archives: Our Forest River Wildwood

Replacing the Stove Vent Cover in Our RV

Replacing the Stove Vent Cover in Our RV

We recently were stopped in a shopping center during a pretty big storm, when we noticed water pouring in above our stove. After getting the ladder out and investigating the roof, then pulling apart the range hood to trace the water, we determined the issue was with the vent cover. The flap had broken, and

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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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Conserving Power While Boondocking in Our RV

Conserving Power While Boondocking in Our RV

While parking lots and other areas may not be officially considered boondocking, we still need to conserve power as much as when we are in remote locations and wonderful woods. Our DIY solar system consists of 4 6V Crown batteries, and 2 110 watt solar panels but, with power conservation, that setup provides us with

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Quality 1st is Anything But

Quality 1st is Anything But

Just like we praise the things we love, sometimes there’s a need to warn people of what to avoid. Quality 1st Truck & Trailer Repair 13345 S Preston Hwy Lebanon Junction, KY 40107 (502) 310-2581 www.facebook.com/Quality-1st-Truck-Trailer-Repair-584597104909527/ While traveling through Kentucky, we had an issue which required our rear axle to be replaced. We chose Quality

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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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How Progressive Insurance Left Us Stranded for 55 Hours

How Progressive Insurance Left Us Stranded for 55 Hours

Progressive Insurance 6300 Wilson Mills Rd. Mayfield Village, Ohio 44143 (555) 555-5555 www.progressive.com You pay, and pay, and pay for insurance. In our case, we pay extra for RV insurance and a “full-timer” package. When things go wrong, insurance is supposed to be there to help out. In our case, Progressive failed miserably. For those

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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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What’s Behind the Microwave? Removing Our RV Microwave Because We Can!

What’s Behind the Microwave? Removing Our RV Microwave Because We Can!

Since we moved in to our camper, there have been six screws mocking me.  Telling me I will never have the time to remove them. That the space they hide is a secret, never to be seen by my eyes. Poppycock, says I. We removed them, and pulled out our microwave. Because we wanted to.

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Mouse Droppings: A Tale Of Cooking Gluten Free In My RV Kitchen

Mouse Droppings: A Tale Of Cooking Gluten Free In My RV Kitchen

Buying a used RV is a crap shoot. So far it does not look like we have any roof leaks(knock on Luan), but we think the hot water heater may have leaked at one point causing some crumbling wood along the front of the sink and under the entertainment center. The floors seem very solid

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We Bought a Used RV, and Found Mouse Poop

We Bought a Used RV, and Found Mouse Poop

We recently bought a great used RV. Our Forest River Wildwood 26BH is a 2008. We love this travel trailer. It does not show signs of leaks or rot. We recently pulled out the triple bunks to make an office. When we removed the bottom bunk we immediately saw small brown poops all over the

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