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DIY Solar Panel Window Awning

How to build a portable solar panel stand that can double as a window awning to keep your RV cool. This portable solar setup can expand your existing solar system or even become your primary solar charging system if you don't have one yet.
02/25/2018
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The Truth About Boondocking In An RV - Why We Love It NOW

It has taken my wife many years to get on board with the idea of boondocking in remote areas without electric hookups. Now we both enjoy the freedom and independence of camping almost anywhere, but it didn't happen overnight. Here is the story of how we got there.
01/07/2018
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How To Make MC4 Solar PV Cables

In this video tutorial, I will show you how easy it is to make your own Solar PV cables with MC4 crimped connections so you can save money and give your Solar installation more professional look.
12/03/2017
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How To Remove Ugly Decals From Your RV

Faded, cracked and peeling manufacturer decals can make an RV, camper or trailer look old. Removing them is often the best approach. All you need is a little heat, a steady hand and some patience. Here’s how I do it.
11/21/2017
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How To Refill Fresh Water Tank While Boondocking

Here is the cheapest, simplest and most effective way I have found to transfer and refill water from a heavy water container into the fresh water tank of an RV, camper or trailer while boondocking. It requires no water pump or 12 volt power, just items I already keep in the RV.
10/22/2017
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How To Conserve Water While Boondocking

Showering, toilet flushing and dish washing can rapidly drain your water tank if you're not conservation minded while boondocking. Here are some tips to make your fresh water last as long as possible so you can extend your stay out in the wild.
10/21/2017

Installing LED Marker, Clearance and Porch Light on RV

Do you want to upgrade the external lights on your RV, motorhome, trailer, camper or van? Here is how I replaced 14 incandescent marker clearance lights on my RV with LED lights for under $50. I also replaced my old incandescent porch light with a motion sensor low power LED light for added security while overnight parking and boondocking.
10/08/2017

Solar Panel With Built-In MPPT (SOLBIAN ALL-IN-ONE)

I'll demonstrate how multiple Solbian ALLinOne flexible solar panels with build in MPPT charging can be connected in parallel to create a highly efficient solar charging system that can even handle partial shading conditions.
09/01/2017
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Onan Generator Oil Change

In this article and video I'll walk you through the step-by-step process of performing an oil change on your Onan RV generator. The Onan generator manual recommends changing the oil each year or every 100 hours of use. This is a maintenance task that you could certainly do yourself.
08/04/2017

How to Disconnect the Converter Charger Automatically When Using an Inverter

I’ll show you how I installed a switch to automatically disconnect my RV converter charger when my power inverter is used. Some RVs with built-in inverters do this automatically, but I installed my power inverter myself. Now I am adding my own automatic switching to be just like the big boys.
07/24/2017

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