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Love Your RV: Upgrading the RV drain system

(Aug. 8, 2018) -- A little while ago I released a blog post explaining the operation of a plumbing part called an Anti-Siphon Trap Vent Device (ASTVD) and how a failure of it could lead to waste tank odors making their way into the RV. Read More »

Love Your RV: Drain master electric RV waste tank valves

(July 24, 2018) -- Ever since I installed the Waste Master sewer system, I’ve had it in the back of my mind to also upgrade to electric dump valves. Quality electric valves are not cheap but as full-time RVers evacuating the tanks is an ongoing chore, and I feel worth devoting a bit of cash. Read More »

Love Your RV: Soldering tips, tricks and tools

(July 18, 2018) -- Often in my many RV mods and upgrades, I use solder instead of butt or crimp connections for my wiring jobs. I guess it’s a personal preference from having spent so much time as an electronics repair tech. Right or wrong, I trust a solder connection more. Read More »

Love Your RV: Why we are buying a new truck

(July 4, 2018) -- If you saw my previous video – Sad News Our Old Blue Ford Truck is Toast you’ll notice a lot of the YouTube commenters thought I should be repairing old Blue. Even though it looks like the engine needs major repairs or a replacement. Read More »

Love Your RV: Winegard ConnecT 2.0 installation and review

(June 20, 2018) -- The ConnecT is a WiFi extender designed to take weak WiFi signals and boost them for better reception inside the RV. The ConnecT antenna is placed high up on the RVs roof giving better line of sight to the WiFi signal source. It then amplifies the signal and rebroadcasts it inside the whole RV. Read More »

Love Your RV: 3200 Watt generator review

(June 7, 2018) -- When we started RVing full-time seven years ago, I knew we would like the ability to camp off the grid. For ten years before purchasing our Cougar fifth wheel, we enjoyed many trips into the boonies with our old 1989 Ford campervan. Read More »

Love Your RV: How much did our snowbird trip cost?

(May 28, 2018) -- Well, our 7th snowbirding adventure in a row is in the books. This year we once again visited the southwestern United States spending the bulk of our time in sunny California and Arizona. We spent much of the time off-grid free camping in desert BLM areas and casinos along the way which sure saved on camping fees! Read More »

Love Your RV: RV air conditioner maintenance tips

(May 14, 2018) -- A few months back I went to turn on the trailers AC unit, and it made a funny sound. It was muted compared to normal, and no air was blowing out the vents. I headed up on the roof for a look see. After removing the plastic cover, I had Anne turn on the AC again. Right away I noticed the fan motor wasn’t turning. Read More »

Love Your RV: Dramatic seascapes, pretty water falls

(April 27, 2018) -- As our 2017/18 Snowbird travels draw to a close we’ve spent the last 2 weeks meandering up the Oregon Coast. The weather for April has turned unseasonably mild and sunny. We’ve taken full advantage touring the gorgeous coastline and even up into the rainforest. Read More »

Love Your RV: Beachfront RVing on the Southern Coast

(April 20, 2018) -- As we hit the home stretch of our 2017/18 snowbird adventure, we found ourselves on southern Oregon coast in the town of Brookings. We’ve driven through Brookings numerous times on previous trips, but only every stopped briefly for fuel. This spring we decided to make a point of staying a few nights. Read More »

Love Your RV: DC to DC buck converter mod

(April 9, 2018) -- In this video, I install a device called a “buck converter” in my RV to power my Lacrosse Weather Station display. By doing this, I will no longer need to replace it’s 3 AAA batteries. This will save me money over time and maintain my weather station settings. Read More »