If your RV’s thermostat is anything like ours has always been, it doesn’t work well. Our thermostat was getting bad to the point where barley nudging the temperature adjustment plus or minus 1 degree would cause a 10 degree or more difference for when the AC would cut on. Taking a break from driving all
The swing out handle to our RV was starting to look pretty worn out. Instead of replacing it, you know we did it the RV DIY way! The whole process was easier than you may think and was done while traveling, with half the work done at our free camping spot in Levelland, Texas and
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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.