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Love Your RV: Introducing new Ram 3500 truck

(Oct. 17, 2018) -- After waiting over three months for our factory ordered 3500 Ram pickup truck, we finally got it! We had decided to factory order since we had the time and wanted to get just the features we wanted at the lowest cost. Oh, and we wanted Blue. So many dealer lot trucks these days come in black white or silver. Read More »

Love Your RV: Installing new trailer bearings and brakes

(Sept. 27, 2018) -- Our safety on the road is a big concern, so I’ve always made sure to have my trailers wheel bearings and brakes inspected and maintained. Over the years I’ve relied on the Keystone dealer where we bought our Cougar fifth wheel to perform the task. Every two years I’ve had them repack the grease, replace the seals and inspect the bearings and brakes. Read More »

Love Your RV: RV heating upgrades

(Sept. 12, 2018) -- In this video, I show you a neat little wireless thermostat for our RV electric space heater and my DIY mod to install a filter in the RV gas furnace’s cold air return grill. Read More »

Love Your RV: Temp repair patch to our RV awning

(Sept. 5, 2018) -- Our Dometic 9100 power awning is now over seven years old. Being that we are full-time RV snowbirds its seen a ton of sun. Much of that in the dry US desert southwest. The awnings fabric is starting to slowly disintegrate at its top section closest to the RV sidewall. Read More »

Love Your RV: Clean up old plastic sinks

(Aug. 29, 2018) -- After seven year of full time living our RVs kitchen sinks have taken a beating. Made of a white plastic material they’ve slowly become stained and scratched up especially on the bottoms. I tried various cleaners designed for kitchens and bathrooms with little luck. Read More »

Love Your RV: Repairing cracked RV waste tanks

(Aug. 21, 2018) -- A few weeks ago while I was testing my RV holding tank capacities, I discovered two small cracks. One of the cracks is in the black waste tank and the other in my shower grey tank. Both are located right at the top of the tank at the rounded corners near my waste valves. Read More »

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 »