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OBDLink MX+ Monitoring Your RV Tow Vehicle

OBDLink MX+ Monitoring Your RV Tow Vehicle

With the thousands of miles Joan and I cover each year with our RV, we’ve always been concerned with the performance and monitoring of our F-350 engine and transmission when we tow our 5th wheel. Our largest concern centers around the amount of heat generate during a...

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RV Seasonal Maintenance – Wax, Caulk and More

RV Seasonal Maintenance – Wax, Caulk and More

There are several forms of maintenance that should be considered for your RV. There are tasks that should be considered yearly as well as RV seasonal maintenance. I place tasks in RV seasonal maintenance that should occur in 2 to 3 year increments. This time period...

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Replacing LCI Motorized RV Awning

Replacing LCI Motorized RV Awning

Replacing LCI Motorized RV Awning After 6 years, our RV awning had seen better days. From beating it up at the beach along with a constant battle with at the tree limbs at rural campgrounds, the RV awning stitching busted pulling a 10 foot section away from the side...

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Using the Haloview RD7

Using the Haloview RD7

We've been using the Halowview RD7 for over a 1,000 miles of travel and we've been pleased with the operation. We've written blogs and created videos over the past several months of the Haloview RD7 Backup Camera installation and Haloview RD7 Front and Side RV Cameras...

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Haloview RD7 – Front and Side RV Cameras

Haloview RD7 – Front and Side RV Cameras

Several months ago we installed the Haloview 7” Wireless Range Dominator System on our 5th wheel. (See the blog here - Haloview RD7 Backup Camera). We were so impressed with the quality of the system and the simplicity of installation that we planned to expand the...

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Trailer Suspension Repair

Trailer Suspension Repair

Let’s face it. RV travel along our highways can be a challenge, especially when it comes to rough roads, pot holes and construction. Our last trip was especially challenging and after 5 years of travel we broke a leaf spring hanger. To our good fortune, it occurred...

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Vlogging Cameras for RV Travel

Vlogging Cameras for RV Travel

Not everyone wants to create and contribute to a YouTube vlog. But, everyone should think about documenting their RV travels regardless if your chose to develop a YouTube channel, at least save the memories of all the great places visited. There are a wide range...

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Haloview RD7 Backup Camera

Haloview RD7 Backup Camera

Over the past several years, we have been looking for a backup camera to use with our 40 foot 5th wheel. Due to length of the 5th wheel, coupled with a long wheel base Super Duty F-350, we haven’t been able to find a backup camera solution that would work reliably....

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Repair RV Fireplace

Repair RV Fireplace

Joan and I have owned our 5th wheel for five years. If you are in a similar situation, you have discovered that things break overtime. Just as owning a home, vehicle and anything mechanical, maintenance and repairs are needed from use. That’s the case with today’s...

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RV Skylight Repair

RV Skylight Repair

For those who have an RV that is several years’ old, repairs often pop up due to general wear and tear. We recently experienced a water leak around the skylight in our bathroom. We inspect our roof at least twice a year and even with this effort, very fine cracks...

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Super Easy Camping Lights

Super Easy Camping Lights

We get questions all of the time: “Where do you buy those camping lights”? They weren’t purchased, we made them! So easy, just minutes to make, a short piece of recycled 4x4 post, a couple of hand tools, an inexpensive outdoor solar powered outdoor light and a couple...

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Camping Essentials – 10 Important Items

Camping Essentials – 10 Important Items

There are those “must have” items when you head out for a camping trip. Aside from the typical items, food, entertainment, clothing, the dog….it’s those camping essentials to ensure you can connect the campground amenities along with a few items to keep your camper...

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RV Digest It for RV Holding Tanks

RV Digest It for RV Holding Tanks

Managing a black tank is often the most feared task when one starts RV life. Not to worry. It really isn’t a big deal. There are several steps you should always remember – only human waste and RV/marine toilet paper goes into the tank. Give a good flush after use....

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Installing The King Jack Antenna

Installing The King Jack Antenna

As with anything, maintenance issues arise. This applies to a traditional home, your vehicle and your RV as well. Today, we’re dealing with our RV off-air antenna. Ours is the traditional “bat-wing” crank up antenna that’s found on the largest percentage of RVs on the...

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