10 Quick RVing Tips & Tricks from Long-Term Full-Timers (12 years this month!)



We’ve picked up a lot of RV tricks & tips over the years, so we thought we’d share 10 quick little RVing ideas that might make life in your motorhome, 5th wheel or travel trailer just a little bit better.

These aren’t Earth shattering or anything, but we hope you find at least one or two new ideas that you can use. We definitely don’t know it all, and there are still tons more ideas out there. So please add your comments below with your own little tricks and tips. Don’t be stingy… share them with the rest of us!

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25 thoughts on “10 Quick RVing Tips & Tricks from Long-Term Full-Timers (12 years this month!)

  • November 8, 2020 at 11:36 am
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    question about the squeegee. I was thinking about investing in a portable water softener due to the hard water at my home. Will I need to do that if I make sure I squeegee the water off right away?

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  • November 8, 2020 at 11:36 am
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    Unsure if you've got a video on this, as after watching you wash the rig and use a squeegee, it had me thinking to ask you if you guys use a 'water softener'? I ask, in that, like you, living here in western Canada our water is soft, but when we head to southern Az in January, I found I made my first mistake last year in washing my coach, and it ended up looking worse than when I started, with all the water spots! I had to get some guys to come in to wash/wax it to get it looking as it did prior to leaving for the trip, which cost me around $300. usd. I just ordered a "On The Go" 16000 grain water softener, so we aren't spending so much time and effort to go and buy drinking water, as we're hoping to stay for 2-3 months. Again, wondering if you have found a water softening solution?

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  • November 8, 2020 at 11:36 am
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    I use the fridge door lol as long as the bathroom door for levelling

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  • November 8, 2020 at 11:36 am
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    With number 7, my grandfather on my mom's side does that, but, he only uses aluminum foil on the actual grilling surface itself, not the inside of the lid.

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  • November 8, 2020 at 11:36 am
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    I looked at 35'2in class A motohome on 8,22,18 I don't know what thy mean when they say BTU. Can you help me. Thank you

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  • November 8, 2020 at 11:36 am
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    I have two question.the first is when do I tart buying stuff and numeber 2 is can you dry camp when you have all electric motohome?

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  • November 8, 2020 at 11:36 am
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    just bought an older style motor home and have never had one before….do you have a video on 10 most common mistakes newbies need to know? thank you for the great tips on this video, very useful

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  • November 8, 2020 at 11:36 am
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    Put a small 12v fan in the fridge to allow air circulation evenly to avoid freezing of some items rather than others this way it'll keep your refrigerator a constant temperature

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  • November 8, 2020 at 11:36 am
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    Cotton terry cloth bar rags can be purchased at Costco. You can buy them by the bundle of about 100. They are GREAT! And they're inexpensive. We use them for everything. They're nearly indestructable, and can easily be washed. A great addition to any home!

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  • November 8, 2020 at 11:36 am
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    Really loved the water pitcher tip. We're starting fulltime in January and plan to do alot of boondocking with three kids….so this is a great tip

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  • November 8, 2020 at 11:36 am
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    Forget about leveling the coach to save the door squeeks.  Far more important is how lever the pan on the stove is.

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  • November 8, 2020 at 11:36 am
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    In the pool section of Walmart is the BIG bags of Baking Soda
    9lbs for 9 bucks
    U can use it as non toxic laundry detergent too
    Hwvr since it's a form of salt it will kill grass n weeds I dump it on my gravel walkway all the time
    Pls don't use roundup as it is highly toxic to the environment 😉

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  • November 8, 2020 at 11:36 am
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    i have some stubborn bug residue on the front of my RV that just wont wash away i have tried a cpl different bug remover products on the market but they have not worked do you have a recommendation for this?

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  • November 8, 2020 at 11:36 am
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    DId I miss it??
    just wondering were you picked up the wheel well tire cover/shields.  I like the clean look.
    The other day I watched you feed the tire covers in a groove or intall channel.

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  • November 8, 2020 at 11:36 am
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    After meeting you in Quartzite (dust capital of the SW), I'd suggest a video on how you keep the RV so clean. I've seen little tricks in several, but every picture of your RV it's spotless

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