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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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OUPES 1100W Portable Power Station

OUPES 1100W Portable Power Station

We have been on the lookout for a portable power station that will give us the ability run appliances inside our 5th wheel when we stop for lunch midway in our travels or if we have an overnight stop at a rest stop or Walmart. We don’t have solar or a large battery...

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Big Blue Power Station and Solar Panel

Big Blue Power Station and Solar Panel

We have been looking for a solution allowing us to use low wattage power devices when we travel long distances. There are times when we travel 800 to 1,000 mile stretches and may not have the opportunity of an overnight campground with power connections. The result, a...

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Installing Bilstein 4600 Shocks

Installing Bilstein 4600 Shocks

We’re installing Bilstein 4600 Shocks on our one-ton dually. We were looking for a much improved ride in our F-350 Ford Truck. Let’s face it – these large one-ton trucks, regardless or make or model, are designed as work trucks and made to haul thousands of pounds. As...

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How to replace a RV propane detector

How to replace a RV propane detector

There always seems to be something that needs to be worked on in an RV. Some tasks are simple, others may take more effort. Something often overlooked is replacing an out of date RV propane detector. Most propane detector manufacturers specify replacement at five...

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Towing with the Hensley TrailerSaver Hitch

Towing with the Hensley TrailerSaver Hitch

Towing a 5th wheel can have its challenges. There’s the length and weight of the 5th wheel, how much truck is needed, and once these issues are address, the type of 5th wheel hitch to use. We started towing on the low end of cost with our first hitch. A huge mistake!...

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