Category Archives: RV & Camper Maintenance

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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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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Replacing Your RV City Water Connection

Replacing Your RV City Water Connection

The inner-workings of our travel trailer’s City Water Connection became partially damaged during a winter freezing incident. The issue needed a repair when the connection fully broke, and would no longer function properly when hooked up to city water. As always, we wanted to put together a quick how-to for those who may need to

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How To Fix A Rip Or Tear In An RV Furniture Cushion

How To Fix A Rip Or Tear In An RV Furniture Cushion

Box cutters and RV furniture don’t mix! Despite that fact we use them on a regular basis during our work day. We try not to open boxes on or near furniture, but sometimes in a hurry we forget. Two times over the last year that has led to disaster. We ended up with a cut

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Adding a Coat Hook Should be Easy…

Adding a Coat Hook Should be Easy…

During the winter, we quickly learned how much valuable space a variety of coats can take up in a camper. Normally, mounting a coat hook in the wall is a fairly simple process and does not involve more than a screwdriver and about 5 minutes worth of work. So, we installed coat hooks that matched our

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Replacing Our Magic Chef RV Oven Thermostat

Replacing Our Magic Chef RV Oven Thermostat

During a cleaning and inspection of our oven, Laurie noticed two lonely wires which turned out to be one wire that had melted in half. Then, after a few times using the oven, we determined it was getting way hotter than it should. Let’s just say your stove top should never get hot enough to

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Keeping Our Camper Warm by Keeping the Cold Out

Keeping Our Camper Warm by Keeping the Cold Out

We’ll be spending our first winter as full-timers in our home state, Virginia. Our camper is not 4 seasons – heck, the waste tanks aren’t even enclosed. Our adventure this winter, will be keeping ourselves warm, our tanks un-frozen, and everything as comfy cozy as possible. In the process, we’ll be listing all of our

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Repairing Our First City Water Connection Leak

Repairing Our First City Water Connection Leak

I guess it’s inevitable; eventually your water system is going to leak somewhere. While wintering in Virginia, we were doing an inspection of our water lines to make sure we were keeping everything warm enough to prevent freezing. That’s when we noticed the interior connection to the city water hook-up had a pretty steady drip,

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Recaulking Your RV – A Tale of Sealing Our Camper

Recaulking Your RV – A Tale of Sealing Our Camper

Laurie wanted to re-seal our camper from the day we bought it. After noticing a small damp area next to our slide, she finally had all the reason she needed to purchase all of the tools and begin the process. Unfortunately, in her first few seams, she followed the advice found in some places on

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Emptying & Cleaning Our RV Holding Tank with the SewerSolution and Magic

Emptying & Cleaning Our RV Holding Tank with the SewerSolution and Magic

At some of the locations we stay, like Alan’s parents, a handy sewer hook-up is not always available. In looking for a way to dump our tanks, this is where we came across the Sewer Solution¬†(Read our post on the SewerSolution). While it is an awesome product, we needed to dump into a sewer cleanout

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Adding Thumb Screws to Our Camper Vent Covers

Adding Thumb Screws to Our Camper Vent Covers

Tinker-ers, DIY-ers, and those of us that just want to check everything, often. We pull wood screws out of the vents, put them back, pull them out again, put them back. All of this wears down the wood, increases the potential of stripping out the hole, and is a general pain that consumes the time

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RV Safe Toilet Paper Brands

RV Safe Toilet Paper Brands

Have you been wondering what toilet paper brands are RV safe? Well, so were we! With the question of which toilet paper brands could be used in our camper needing answered, we decided to try a little experiment, log the results, and share them with you.

Replacing Our Camper Sewer Cap

Replacing Our Camper Sewer Cap

Not long after purchasing our camper, we noticed the black and grey water tank caps were getting a bit dry rotted. During an initial inspection, they black water tank’s cap crumbled in our hands. Not good at all, so it’s time to replace it using