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Don't Get Stuck With Your RV Slide Out

What will you do when your RV slide out gets stuck? You can learn the hard way like I did, or learn how to manually expand and close the slide on your RV. I'll show you how I do it plus share tips to maintain and care for your RV slide out and avoid costly repairs.
12/03/2015

Stay Connected with a 4G Signal Booster

We enjoy remote camping and exploring the back roads but also have the need to stay connected. For this reason, we installed a mobile signal booster in our RV. We decided to go with the weBoost Drive 4G-X mobile booster primarily because it claims to be the most effective in remote areas.
11/25/2015

How To Fix The HOT Floor Problem in Your Gas RV

In many Class C or Class A motorhomes that have the engine in the front of the RV, the floor tends to get hot. During long drives and becomes very uncomfortable for the passenger and often the driver. Here is how I fixed the hot floor problem in our Class C motorhome.
10/22/2015

Installing Your Own Solar Charging System - Where to Start

If you are considering taking on a solar installation project of your own, these tips and resources are a good place to start. We also give you a list of solar starter kits that can help take the guesswork out of picking the right components.
10/15/2015
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Using an Inverter to Generate Off-Grid AC Power

A power inverter generates 120 Volt AC electrical power to run your standard household appliances, fixtures and power outlets while boondocking. Trust me, you're going to want one. This article covers the two main types of inverters available (modified sine and pure sine) and how to choose the right one for your needs.
09/14/2015

When NOT To Visit Mount Rainier

Neither Melissa nor I had ever been up to Mount Rainier in the few decades we've lived in Western Washington. At last, the day finally came. We headed up for a some great hiking to admire the majestic mountain (volcano actually) up close. But where was it?
08/30/2015
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Choosing The Right Solar Charge Controller

The solar charge controller is the brain of your solar charging system and choosing the right unit is critical. There are several things to consider when selecting the right unit such as solar array output, multi-stage charging, battery type selection, PWM and MPPT. We'll address all of those things and help you make the right decision.
08/25/2015
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How Much Battery Capacity Do You Need?

When preparing your RV for boondocking, it becomes important to have your battery bank adequately sized for your needs. Here are some techniques for calculating your battery power need.
08/11/2015
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Tips for Camping Without Hookups

A successful remote camping (a.k.a. "Boondocking") experience requires some preparation and practice. Here are some tips that experienced boondockers use to get the most out of their camping experience. Learn these tips and you too can have the freedom and confidence to camp anywhere?
07/25/2015

Components of a Solar Charging System

These are the basic components of a solar charging system. This is fundamentally the same configuration you would use on a off-grid cabin, tiny house or sailboat.
07/16/2015
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