Each year RV manufacturers put their new new RVs on display under one roof in a city near you. We enjoy going to our local RV show just to get DIY ideas for improving our RV. Here are some highlights from our visit to the RV show here in Seattle.
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.
If you store you RV outside for long periods, you should consider a durable all-weather RV Cover like this one. I've used a cover like this for years to keep my RV looking good year after year. See how this one holds up to mother nature.
Your choice of PWM versus MPPT solar charge controllers is critical if you plan to use a high voltage solar array. Choose the wrong type of controller and you may be missing out on a nice power boost. I'll show you why MPPT might be your best option.
There are several options available for towing a vehicle behind a motorhome. Each has its pros and cons. We enjoy having the the freedom and security of having our car along with us. This article covers it all from tips and towing techniques to equipment options.
We replaced the plastic shower head and shower faucet in our RV with new brushed nickel fixtures from Oxygenics and Dura Faucet. What we got was increased spray velocity even with low water pressure. In this video we compared the old shower head with the new to see which used more water.
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.