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Water Pressure Regulators

Water Pressure Regulators

There are a lot of things that can cause damage in an RV, and water is right at the top of that list. Sometimes parts just fail, and other times there may have been something you can do about it. The acceptable pressure for you exterior water hookup varies with your RV, so find out what your maximum system pressure is. For us, a 2011 Keystone Alpine, it is 50-80 psi max, depending on which source of literature I use….

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Perfect Bedroom Fan

Perfect Bedroom Fan

If you’re like me, you need a little noise and a small breeze to fall asleep and to have a great night’s sleep. In our sticks and bricks house, I ran the ceiling fan in the bedroom and used a little $4 Walmart fan on my nightstand, which served more as a noise maker than an air mover. I had to figure what would work best in the RV’s bedroom. Since space is a premium, I wanted something that was…

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Composting Toilet – Lessons Learned

Composting Toilet – Lessons Learned

We are coming up on one year of full timing and owning and using the Nature’s Head Composting toilet. Several things have been learned so I thought I would do another write up. I will start by saying we still love it. It’s not for everybody, but it works very well for the two of us. The only negatives are emptying the pee jug every three days and the main compartment about every month. It’s not that it smells bad…

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1280 Watts of Solar Install

1280 Watts of Solar Install

My 1280 watt solar setup: (When 1st hooked up at 3 pm) The Panels (pics below): Each panel is 320 watts, for a total output of 1280 watts. I know that 1280 watts is a bit of overkill, but there are several reasons I went so big.  First, I had the room.  Amazingly, I could add three more panels on my roof if I wanted to (I don’t).  Second, I don’t want to mess with tilting them. Third, you have…

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Boondocking Tips & Hacks

Boondocking Tips & Hacks

Here are some of my boondocking tips and hacks, to allow off grid or backcountry camping to last as long as possible. Conserving Water: Navy showers are a must, so be sure your RV shower has an on/off valve, and not just the hot/cold knobs. When you turn the shower on to get it to temperature, be sure to have a pitcher available to catch the cold water, which can then be used later for dishes or a non-composting toilet….

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Our Lifted Fifth Wheel

Our Lifted Fifth Wheel

We had the 2000 Ford F250 before we bought the trailer, and the trailer wasn’t even in our minds yet.  The truck came with an 8″ lift on 37″ tires. It rides pretty high, and the standard height of a fifth wheel trailer would not suffice.  Without a trailer lift, the RV would still clear the truck bed rails easily, but the trailer angled down from front to back.  This places more weight on the rear axle of the 5’er,…

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Must Have RV Gadgets 2019

Must Have RV Gadgets 2019

We own every item listed below, except for the chairs now, because someone needed them more than we did, I guess.  We love all the items below, there are many other items we own that didn’t make the cut, and I will do a write-up on those as well. All items are linked to Amazon so you can get a full description and view user ratings and reviews.

Washer/Dryer

Washer/Dryer

Being full timers in our RV, we really wanted to have a washer/dryer installed.  Laundromats are fine, but for us, it makes it feel more like home when you can hear/see the machine running.  I’m not sure why that makes a big difference, but it does. We went with the Splendide 2100XC.  We debated on a stackable unit, but decided on the combo washer/dryer.  The stackable’s advantage is that you can wash and dry at the same time, roughly cutting…

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