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Installing WeatherTech Mud Flaps

Installing WeatherTech Mud Flaps

Recently, we ran into heavy rains when towing our 5th wheel in the mountains. The large dually back wheels threw mud and gravel on the front and sides of the 5th wheel and made a huge mess. Something had to be done to protect the 5th wheel from damage and just getting...

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Phone Dashboard Mount

Phone Dashboard Mount

After 8 years of heavy RV travel, we have acquired a number of items that we use in our Ford F-350 to manage our travel. We have multiple cell phones, TPMS, and cameras that have grown and now clutter our truck dash and windshield. It had become unmanageable causing...

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SetPower 45 RV Dual Zone 12 Volt Refrigerator

SetPower 45 RV Dual Zone 12 Volt Refrigerator

From the start of our RV travels, we’ve always needed extra refrigerator space. We travel for long periods of time and look for bargains with our grocery shopping to save money often buying a quantity of goods that where we may not have refrigerator space. We received...

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5th Wheel Hitch Camera Haloview BT 7

5th Wheel Hitch Camera Haloview BT 7

With the installation of our BAKflip tonneau cover on our F-350 I’ve had a problem seeing the 5th wheel hitch. The tonneau cover is a three piece unit and when folded to the last panel I loose site of the hitch. On occasion I luck up and line the 5th wheel pin to the...

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Coil SumoSpring – Improving F-350 Front End Performance

Coil SumoSpring – Improving F-350 Front End Performance

We had good success adding SumoSprings to our 5th wheel axles to manage the road shock felt from the bad roads. We contacted SuperSprings International to see what could be done to improve the front end performance of our Ford F-350 ton dually. We were glad to...

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RV and Camper Trim Molding Replacement

RV and Camper Trim Molding Replacement

Camper and RV maintenance come in various forms and all are important. Ensuring your RV trim molding is one of the more important items. One may think the molding is purely added to the RV for aesthetic reasons, but cracked or a RV trim molding that is missing...

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Haloview Byte Tango 7 RV Cameras

Haloview Byte Tango 7 RV Cameras

When we purchased our new Montana 5th wheel we immediately missed the backup camera we had on the unit we traded. We have been using Haloview RV camera systems for a number of years and had hopes there would be a solution for our Montana. But, we had a challenge. Our...

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SumoSprings – Reducing RV Road Shock and Vibration

SumoSprings – Reducing RV Road Shock and Vibration

When we purchased our new Montana 5th wheel, we knew something had to be done to protect our investment. We have plenty of experience from the impact of rough roads we experienced with over 8 years of travel and 60,000 miles from our previous 5th wheel. Experience...

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6 Easy RV Mods

6 Easy RV Mods

If you bought a new RV or have an RV sitting in the driveway that is stock from the dealer, there are 6 easy mods for your RV to make travel more enjoyable. I place these mods in three categories: Comfort Convenience Preventive All are relatively simple to add to your...

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Oupes 1800 Power Station

Oupes 1800 Power Station

We have been searching for an easy to use, self-contained portable power station for our Montana. Our needs aren’t complex, but we needed high wattage to power appliances during stops between campgrounds such as a microwave, coffee makers, large residential...

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Evaluating the HiBoost RV Cell Booster

Evaluating the HiBoost RV Cell Booster

For most of our RV travels we’ve been fortunate to find a reasonable cell signal for our voice and Internet needs. Having good cell connectivity is very important since I work on the road and need good Internet bandwidth for email, uploading and downloading very large...

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Heavy Duty RV Jack Pads

Heavy Duty RV Jack Pads

Why Have Heavy Duty RV Jack Pads? We get so many questions about our heavy duty RV jack pads. I made these after we experience several extended days of very strong winds while camping in Texas. I used some of the plastic types, but they cracked. I moved to a couple...

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Converting our RV mattress from king to queen

Converting our RV mattress from king to queen

Like so many, Joan and I have discovered that finding the RV floor plan that has the perfect fit and finish is impossible. And why should it, RVs are first or second homes for many and just like our sticks and bricks homes, modifications from large to small often...

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Powerhorse 4500 Watt Inverter Generator

Powerhorse 4500 Watt Inverter Generator

We have been looking at inverter generators for our RV travels for some time. One drawback to an earlier purchase was our Gateway 5th wheel. We wanted to do some boondocking from time to time, but the Gateway had very small fresh, gray and black tanks. Trying to stay...

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