We often drive long distances in our RV and stay overnight in Walmart parking lots, highway rest stops and other places. I’ve always wanted to install some kind of camera surveillance system that would allow me to see what’s going on outside our door without having to go outside or open a window. Here’s my DIY wireless surveillance monitor and camera setup I installed.
Here is a simple DIY test to determine if the fuel pump in your RV generator is working properly. If your Onan RV generator does not start or suddenly stops after about 20 minutes, your fuel pump could be failing. This happened to me right before a trip and I had to replace the fuel pump and filter. Save yourself a costly repair and replace the fuel pump yourself.
Did you know that many RVs, travel trailers and fifth wheel trailers share the same key for their storage compartments? It’s true. You can use your key tp open comparments on other RVs. It is a dirty little secret in the RV industry. There is a solution though. You can easily replace all of your CH751 locks with high quality secure cam locks.
There are many uses for a portable solar charging system even if you don’t own an RV. This is a great low cost entry level solar project that doesn’t require making mods to your RV. Building your own also allows you pick your own equipment and add panels to support more batteries. Here's how I built mine.
We prefer to enjoy our beautiful Washington State parks in the off-season when advanced planning is not necessary. When the weather is nice, we can simply pack up and go. Our favorite State Parks are very popular and hard to get into during the peak season. Here are a couple videos at our favorite off-season spots.
While in Southern Nevada, we took a totally spontaneous and impromptu drive up this dirt road to Christmas Tree Pass located just North of Laughlin, Nevada. The 16 mile long road winded through the mountains with scenic views of the valley below. We were in search of a patch of trees decorated with Christmas ornaments. Here's what we found.
These how-to videos walk you through the entire process of upgrading the front and rear anti-sway bars on my large class C. This suspension upgrade has transformed the entire RV driving experience for me. I now compare it to the feeling of driving a large SUV.
An alternate approach to mounting a flexible solar panel by drilling holes in your RV roof is to use an industrial strength weatherproof tape to secure the panel to the roof. In this video watch me mount this panel with no screws or drilling. You'll like the results.
The flexible solar panels available today are much more efficient and affordable than they were four years ago making them a viable alternative to traditional rigid solar panels. When shopping for flexible solar panels, they all start to look alike.