We often drive long distances in our RV and stay overnight in Walmart parking lots, highway rest stops and other places. I’ve always wanted to install some kind of camera surveillance system that would allow me to see what’s going on outside our door without having to go outside or open a window. Here’s my DIY wireless surveillance monitor and camera setup I installed.
Did you know that many RVs, travel trailers and fifth wheel trailers share the same key for their storage compartments? It’s true. You can use your key tp open comparments on other RVs. It is a dirty little secret in the RV industry. There is a solution though. You can easily replace all of your CH751 locks with high quality secure cam locks.
There are many uses for a portable solar charging system even if you don’t own an RV. This is a great low cost entry level solar project that doesn’t require making mods to your RV. Building your own also allows you pick your own equipment and add panels to support more batteries. Here's how I built mine.
We prefer to enjoy our beautiful Washington State parks in the off-season when advanced planning is not necessary. When the weather is nice, we can simply pack up and go. Our favorite State Parks are very popular and hard to get into during the peak season. Here are a couple videos at our favorite off-season spots.
While in Southern Nevada, we took a totally spontaneous and impromptu drive up this dirt road to Christmas Tree Pass located just North of Laughlin, Nevada. The 16 mile long road winded through the mountains with scenic views of the valley below. We were in search of a patch of trees decorated with Christmas ornaments. Here's what we found.
This suspension upgrade has transformed the entire RV driving experience for me. These how-to videos walk you through the entire process of upgrading the front and rear anti-sway bars on my large class C. I now compare it to the feeling of driving a large SUV. This upgrade is worth the investment and you'll feel safer and more in control behind the wheel.
An alternate approach to mounting a flexible solar panel by drilling holes in your RV roof is to use an industrial strength weatherproof tape to secure the panel to the roof. In this video watch me mount this panel with no screws or drilling. You'll like the results.
The best way I’ve found to keep my RV looking good year after year is to keep it covered when not in use. I use an RV cover for this, but have found working with a large RV Cover to be a bit challenging. Here are some useful tips that will simplify the process of working with a big heavy cover.
The flexible solar panels available today are much more efficient and affordable than they were four years ago making them a viable alternative to traditional rigid solar panels. When shopping for flexible solar panels, they all start to look alike.