The Coastline of Washington State is spectacular. I took a little RV trip around the Olympic Peninsula stopping at campsites along the Northern and Pacific coasts of Washington before meeting up with Melissa and kids for some Fourth Of July fireworks on the beach. Here are a couple videos and some photos from this little adventure.
To run AC powered equipment in your RV without shore power, you'll need to run your generator or install a power inverter. I installed a 2000 watt power inverter in my RV which allows me to plug into any outlet in my RV while boondocking. I'll show you how it all works here.
For years I've been changing the oil in my motorhome and the Fumoto drain valve has made this task extremely quick and simple. Let me show you how it works. I used to take my RV in for a $130 oil change and now I pick up the oil and filter at Walmart for under $40.
If you have day/night shades in your RV, the string inside eventually wear out and breaks. You can choose to replace the blind or simply restring it. I'll show how how I restring mine at minimal expense. Because once wearing starts, one side can start to droop or not stay up at all. Keep some string handy and you can do this on the road or wherever you may be.
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. In this article and video I'll walk you through the step-by-step process of changing the oil in your RV generator.
I upgraded the stock converter/charger in my RV with a smarter multi-phase charger that would prolong my battery life. Older units like mine have a poor charging circuit and it was time to go. Swapping out the old with the new unit was as simple as unscrewing a few screws and moving some wires. In this video I'll show you how to do it.
You'll never know what you'll find at your local RV show. This year it was a new breed of smaller Class A motorhomes like the AXIS and APEX. Join me as I check those out and more in this RV show visit.
While camping without power hookups, it is very important to closely monitor how much power you are drawing from your batteries and how much reserve power remains. I installed a TriMetric Battery Monitor in my RV to give me real time accurate measurements from my battery bank. In this video I'll walk you through the features and tell you all about it.