Your choice of PWM versus MPPT solar charge controllers is critical if you plan to use a high voltage solar array. Choose the wrong type of controller and you may be missing out on a nice power boost. I'll show you why MPPT might be your best option.
There are several options available for towing a vehicle behind a motorhome. Each has its pros and cons. We enjoy having the the freedom and security of having our car along with us. This article covers it all from tips and towing techniques to equipment options.
We replaced the plastic shower head and shower faucet in our RV with new brushed nickel fixtures from Oxygenics and Dura Faucet. What we got was increased spray velocity even with low water pressure. In this video we compared the old shower head with the new to see which used more water.
The Coastline of Washington State is spectacular. I took a little RV trip around the Olympic Peninsula stopping at campsites along the Northern and Pacific coasts of Washington before meeting up with Melissa and kids for some Fourth Of July fireworks on the beach. Here are a couple videos and some photos from this little adventure.
To run AC powered equipment in your RV without shore power, you'll need to run your generator or install a power inverter. I installed a 2000 watt power inverter in my RV which allows me to plug into any outlet in my RV while boondocking. I'll show you how it all works here.
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.
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.
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.