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How To Remove Ugly Decals From Your RV

Faded, cracked and peeling manufacturer decals can make an RV, camper or trailer look old. Removing them is often the best approach. All you need is a little heat, a steady hand and some patience. Here’s how I do it.
11/21/2017
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Fix a chipped windshield for under $20

Getting a chip in your windshield while on an RV trip can be a real hassle. This video will show you how to do these minor repairs yourself for very little cost. You'll want to run out and get one of these kits to keep on hand. I've been doing these minor repairs for years.
06/14/2016

Easiest Way To Clean A Dirty RV Roof

Algae, moss and tree pollen build up over the winter and spring can turn a clean white RV roof into a nasty mess. Keeping your roof clean will help keep your entire RV looking great year after year. Here's the quickest way to get my roof clean.
05/16/2016

Don't Get Stuck With Your RV Slide Out

What will you do when your RV slide out gets stuck? You can learn the hard way like I did, or learn how to manually expand and close the slide on your RV. I'll show you how I do it plus share tips to maintain and care for your RV slide out and avoid costly repairs.
12/03/2015

RV Generator Does Not Start? Try This Fuel Pump Test

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.
02/10/2015

Easiest RV Oil Change with a Fumoto Drain Valve

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.
07/05/2014

Easiest Way To Clean an RV Awning

Here is a quick tip for cleaning both sides of your awning in one simple step. Repeat this process a few times a year and your RV awning will look great for years to come.
05/11/2014

How to Restring RV Shades

If you have day/night shades in your RV, the string inside eventually wear out and breaks. You can choose to replace the blind or simply restring it. I'll show how how I restring mine at minimal expense. Because once wearing starts, one side can start to droop or not stay up at all. Keep some string handy and you can do this on the road or wherever you may be.
05/05/2014
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Onan Generator Oil Change

The Onan generator manual recommends changing the oil each year or every 100 hours of use. This is a maintenance task that you could certainly do yourself. In this article and video I'll walk you through the step-by-step process of changing the oil in your RV generator.
05/04/2014