• CatStrap: The Ultimate Solution for Preventing Catalytic Converter Theft
    Catalytic converter theft has become a concerning issue affecting vehicle owners nationwide. These valuable emissions control devices are stolen due to the precious metals they contain. The increasing prices of these metals have led to a surge in thefts, as thieves target catalytic converters for their monetary value. The thefts are quick, burdening vehicle owners … Read more
  • CarLock GPS Tracker Review: The Ultimate Solution for Vehicle Security
    Vehicle theft is a serious issue in today’s world, and car owners are rightfully concerned about the security of their vehicles. However, there are many anti-theft devices available that can help prevent car theft, and one of the best options we found is the CarLock GPS Tracker. Something kept popping into my head while I … Read more
  • Motorhome Doghouse Cover Insulation & Sound Dampening Upgrade
    While motorhomes offer a comfortable way to travel, they can also be noisy, especially when it comes to engine noise. If you’ve spent any amount of time in the front seats of a gas-powered Class A motorhome you know how loud it can get. Motorhome Doghouse Cover Insulation is a must to get rid of … Read more
  • RV Marker Light Replacement
    Our 2019 Thor Challenger 37YT Class A Motorhome comes with a row of small ¾” LED Marker Lights at the lower front corners. These lights turn on when the ignition key is in the on position. A few months ago I noticed that one of the lights had burned out or was no longer turning … Read more
  • RV Flooring Upgrade to Vinyl Plank
    Lisa didn’t really like the flooring in our 2019 Thor Challenger 37YT pretty much from the get-go. She thought it was too light for us with our two Chocolate Labs. Finally, after 3½ years it was time for an upgrade. New flooring can make a HUGE difference in how an RV looks and functions. It … Read more
  • RV Furniture Replacement or Reupholster
    You spend a ton of money for a new RV, no matter if you bought a bumper pull, 5th Wheel, or motorhome, shortly thereafter things start falling apart. These things are built as cheaply as possible. Nearly every component is the cheapest thing the manufacturers can find. Unless you can afford a top-of-the-line Prevost or … Read more
  • RV Vent Fan Replacement
    It was time for our RV vent fan to be replaced. For about a month we could tell the fan was on its last leg. We could press the button to turn the fan on but the fan sounded weak and got weaker as time went on. It got to a point where we knew … Read more
  • RV Air Conditioner Filter Cleaning
    One of the simplest maintenance items to do is cleaning your RV Air Conditioner Filters. This is a task I do monthly. The whole process takes only a few minutes and it’s done for another month. An air conditioning unit works by pulling warm air into the unit, typically through an intake opening, on ours, … Read more
  • RV Electric Steps Troubleshooting and Repair
    There are a few brands of steps for Class A motorhomes on the market but the most popular are Kwikee® Electric Steps. They have been the favorite of RVers for more than 40 years. Kwikee steps are versatile, durable, and time-tested. Each 300-pound capacity step is made in America and features air-pressed rivets in the … Read more
  • Replacing RV LED Ceiling Lights
    We’ve been fairly happy with our 2019 Thor Challenger 37YT Class A Motorhome. Over the three-plus years we’ve owned it, it’s been for the most part, reliable. When one of the hall lights suddenly dimmed for no reason we hadn’t expected it. Replacing RV LED Ceiling Lights is a really easy job that anyone with … Read more
  • RV Windshield Rock Chip Repair
    It’s just a matter of time before a rock flies up and hits your windshield. We made it over 23,000 miles in our class A motorhome before we got hit with a rock off of a semi that had passed us. We were heading to our summer Workamping gig in Island Park, Idaho we just … Read more
  • Thetford Aqua Magic Style II Toilet Vacuum Breaker Repair
    There is always seems to be something in an RV that needs repaired, replaced, or worked on. Our toilet has leaked for a few months now. It wouldn’t happen all the time but when you’d press the pedal down partway to fill the bowl you could hear the water hitting the floor. We discovered the … Read more
  • Vroom Slide System Upgrade
    The Vroom Slide System Upgrade is our biggest upgrade to date. The only thing I can think of that would be a bigger upgrade would be if we installed a solar system on our coach. When one of the slides on our 2019 Thor Challenger 37YT jammed it became a nine-and-a-half-week ordeal to get it … Read more
  • Splendide DV6400X Dryer Review
    There are not a lot of choices when it comes to having a dryer in your RV. The Splendide DV6400X Dryer is one of a handful of dryers on the market that are 120 volts and made for small spaces. One of the things that sold us on our Thor Challenger 37YT motorhome was the … Read more
  • Splendide WFL1300XD Washing Machine Review
    One of the things that sold us on our Thor Challenger 37YT motorhome was the large bathroom with double sinks and a large closet for storage. After 2+ years of traveling the country, we have learned a lot about things we like and don’t like with Full-Time RVing. The top thing on our list of … Read more
  • Schwintek Slide System Issues
    After traveling in our RV for 2 years and 7 months through 39 states one of our biggest fears came to fruition. A slide on our 2019 Thor Challenger 37YT got stuck while we tried to set up in Fargo, North Dakota. We’ve heard the nightmares of Schwintek Slide System Issues, and it caught up … Read more
  • TST 507 Tire Pressure Monitoring System Review
    As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Note: Some of the links in this article are affiliate links. When you use the links on this page to make a purchase, we may get a small commission and you may get a great bargain. You don’t pay anything extra by purchasing through these links. … Read more
  • SnapPads Installation and Review
    We purchased our motorhome in 2019 and hit the road with no experience. Giant RV’s parts department helped us with the items we’d need to get started on our journey. But they definitely didn’t cover everything. The first seven campgrounds we went to were flat, normally concrete or asphalt, and didn’t require any kind of … Read more
  • Repairing RV Manufacturers Shoddy Work – Step Repair
    A few months ago I noticed that the threshold at the door of our motorhome was cracked. I figured that it just cracked from the constant 7.0 magnitude earthquake of the RV going down the road. A month or so later I noticed that the retractable stairs sort of sagged on the back side when … Read more
  • RV Microwave Removal and Replacement
    An RV Microwave Removal and Replacement is only slightly different from changing out a microwave on sticks and bricks at home. We recently replaced the microwave on Our 2019 Thor Challenger 37YT. The upgrade we went with is a Whirlpool WMH78019HZ-3 Convection Microwave. It was a major upgrade from the junky High Pointe Convection Microwave … Read more
  • Wash Wax ALL Review – How to Clean Your RV When Washing Isn’t Allowed
    Early on in our RVing life, we discovered that our new motorhome needed to be washed but most campgrounds don’t allow “self-washing” of vehicles, including RVs. They will happily provide a list of authorized mobile RV wash services, but that can be quite expensive and really, if you’re anything like we are, no one cares … Read more
  • Preventing Black Streaks and RV Gutter Lip Review
    You’ve seen the streaks running down the side of your RV but can’t figure out what caused them. Black Streaks are caused by time and neglect. While it is impossible to totally eliminate Black Streaks some simple tasks can limit their appearance on your RV. What are Black Streaks? Though they may not be prevalent … Read more
  • Electric Fireplace Squeak-How to get rid of it
    This article will address how to Repair Electric Fireplace Squeaks on a Napoleon EF-30B Electric Fireplace. When we started looking at RVs a few years ago we came across a lot of the higher-end 5th Wheels and Motorhomes that had electric fireplaces in them. We thought to ourselves, why would we want a fireplace in … Read more
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