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Building a solar rack to maximize solar on your RV

Having a tiny space like a truck camper makes maximizing solar difficult, at best. When you only have so much free roof space that...
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It's common for new RVers to to be confused as to whether or not they will have "power" when they aren't plugged...
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DIY Power Awning Support Poles

A while back, I wrote about support poles for your power awning. They had been made by a couple members of the...

Vinyl Fence Posts for Sewer Hose Storage

Historically, sewer hoses were stored in the bumper. Newer hoses have bigger ends on them and don't always quite fit. I can...
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Remodeled Toy Hauler Garage as Kids’ Bedroom

Toy haulers are pretty common in the Fulltime Families world and for good reason. You often get higher cargo carrying capacities and...
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Let’s Boondock! Battery upgrade (to lithium)!

Have you ever seen a picture where there's a camper in the middle of nowhere- no neighbors that you can see or hear? Usually...

Clothing washer/dryer- the holy grail of convenience

When we started RVing 5 years ago, we mainly went on weekend trips, then moved up to week-long trips, and even started going on...
What Surge Protector should you have for your RV/fifth wheel/travel trailer/motorhome?

What Surge Protector is best for my RV?

A common question on RV forums and RVing Facebook groups is “what surge protector should I get?” and the simplest answer is, none. That...

Dead Battery in Storage – Installed a Battery Disconnect

After getting my Sabre 36QBOK, I found that the battery would be dead while in storage in less than a week's time. I also...

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