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How to Landscape With Campers

Landscaping around your camper makes your camper a more welcoming place. Turning your campsite into a landscaped area complete with flowers, shade, sun and seating adds to your living space and gives you more places to gather with friends and family. Choose landscaping items that are easy to pack an

Tractor Trailer Lighting Components

All tractor trailer lighting components and requirements are regulated by the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 108 (FMVSS 108). The regulation is administered by the United States Department of Transportation's (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This...

How To Sell Your RV Online

Now there are many websites, that allow you to post your RV classified ads on them. Some of them allow free ads with photos, and ask you to pay a fee to have your ad in the featured section. Some websites will ask for a fee upfront, and even more money for extra features.

DIY Enclosed Trailer

If you haul delicate cargo that may be ruined in an open-air trailer, you can enclose your utility trailer with a homemade wooden container fastened to the frame. A plywood box with extension legs on the bottom edges can be secured to your trailer by inserting the legs into the stake mount pairs alo

The Mechanics to Sell My RV

Before I try to sell my RV, I need to take it to my mechanic to make sure everything is in good working order and there aren't any underlying or hidden problems of which I had been unaware. Some of these things I can check myself, but about some things I would like to get an expert or at least

The Rebirth of Lightweight Travel Trailers

Today we are seeing an increase in lightweight travel trailers. No, not the ones that say lightweight, but rather the true small lightweight camper.

How to Wire a Trailer Hitch Plug

A trailer hitch is a two-part connector in the wiring harness between a tow vehicle and a trailer; it can be attached and detached as required to connect and disconnect the vehicle and the trailer. The outlet, or female socket, is conventionally fitted to the tow vehicle, and its matched male plug i

How to Remove Trailer Bearings

The wheels on most trailers roll on tapered roller bearings, very much like those on automobiles. The wheels are bolted to a hub assembly that is supported by a bearing on each side. The hub and bearings are held into place on the axle spindle with a threaded nut. Although wheel bearings should prov

How to Install a Trailer Harness on a Jeep Liberty

A trailer harness is a vital piece of equipment. When towing any trailer with equipped brake lights, a harness is needed to operate the trailer taillights when the vehicle is pulling it. Without it, drivers behind you may not know when you are braking or turning. Most novice mechanics can install a

RV Awning Tips For Purchasing and Using Your New RV Accessory

A RV awning adds that extra bit of comfort during your journey on the road. As you may already have discovered, shade is not always accessible at your destination and having your very own sheltered patio is surely a nice luxury. When it is a hot day, no one wants to sit out in the direct sunlight, s

How to Use Dry Ice in an RV Fridge

Traveling in a recreational vehicle (RV) is convenient, but there is not always an electrical hookup available. Using a generator is an option, but they burn gas and that can get expensive. If the primary reason for needing electricity is to preserve food in the refrigerator, then you don't need it.

How to Wire an RV Battery in a Parallel Series

Batteries are important in an RV. They often are the only source of power while on the road. RV's are traditionally outfitted with 6-volt deep-cycle batteries that are connected in both series and parallel to provide a long-lasting 12-volt power source. Connecting batteries in series will result in

How to Add Batteries to Your RV Motorhome

Deep cycle batteries are one source of energy for RVs. They hold charges for long periods of time and can frequently be recharged with a generator or solar panels attached to the RV roof. Adding extra batteries enables your RV to go longer between charges, a good option when traveling in the "boond

Want To Make A Solar Panel For Your RV?

Most RVs have on-board generators, but these tend to be noisy and smelly. These days solar panels are often fitted to provide all or most of your electrical requirements without hammering your battery

RVs For Sale By Owner Tips On Shopping Wisely

As you look for a used motorhome or travel trailer, it is necessary that you take the time to be prepared. This will help you in making a smart decision. Looking for RVs for sale by owner can be chall

A History Of Motorhomes

As early as the 1700's, people have embraced the idea of a home on wheels. Originally embraced by nomadic people and the earliest frontier settlers in the US, the earliest mobile homes and covered wagons were used for practical purposes rather than recreation, providing accommodation and shelte

The 1999 Dutch Star Specifications

The 1999 Dutch Star was a motor home manufactured by the Newmar company. This motor home measures 38 feet in length and can sleep up to five passengers.

Troubleshooting an RV Furnace

RV Furnace BasicsFurnaceBecause of the technical and safety precautions involved, it is recommended by most professionals that only skilled technicians troubleshoot and work with furnaces. If you choose to troubleshoot and work on the furnace yourself, you should know that it is a risky...