FOR NEWBIES:💡Six Great RV Hacks👏



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38 thoughts on “FOR NEWBIES:💡Six Great RV Hacks👏

  • May 9, 2020 at 2:59 am
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    At least your mom spelled Sean correctly, instead of one of those trailer park spellings.

  • May 9, 2020 at 2:59 am
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    Motion lights are much better. They cost only $1 each on Ebay. Uses 3 aaa. Have magnetic base.. will stick and stay over stove. 360 sensor and stay on for 15 to 20 seconds. Pick them up and they come on and walk around and they stay on. Lay them down and they go off till they detect motion. Won't come on in lighted area. Good for putting on the floor in corners of bedroom and near the door so they come on when you come in. There are some $3 ones that stay on for about a minute.

  • May 9, 2020 at 2:59 am
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    Another mod that I did was buying a 1,000 watt generator that would recharge my batteries on 50 cents worth of gas.

  • May 9, 2020 at 2:59 am
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    Another video I did was to add a 35 gallon water tank for extended stay or just to have longer showers.

  • May 9, 2020 at 2:59 am
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    Another hack that I did a video on was to tap 20lb propane tank(s) into my frame mounted tank for extended boondocking. Frame mounted tanks have to be taken to a fill station with the whole rig.

  • May 9, 2020 at 2:59 am
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    I've done a few RV mods and tips videos if you want to see them all.

    ….but my first is to thread a garden hose down the spout of the fresh water fill. When I water up the 70 gallon tank can be filled at full speed. With no gurgling and air locks it takes 10 minutes to fill rather than 60.

  • May 9, 2020 at 2:59 am
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    I don't even own an rv yet I subscribed to your channel.

  • May 9, 2020 at 2:59 am
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    I have recently purchased clear hard plastic bins for the fridge. It makes it so much easier to see what you have, and you just pull the bins out and everything else stays in place!
    I have various size bins to accommodate all the different size food!

  • May 9, 2020 at 2:59 am
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    Storing cables and cords in small, clear, freezer bags inside the plastic storage bins keeps them from getting tangled. Also, if you buy freezer bags with a label area you can write down how the cord or cable is used. (For the Panasonic camcorder. etc.)

  • May 9, 2020 at 2:59 am
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    Love all your Video’s, even if I forgot to give them thumbs up because I was Binge watching

  • May 9, 2020 at 2:59 am
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    We hung two black shower curtains to divide the cab area from the rest of the motorhome. I had to order extra long rods to reach. They serve several purposes: 1. Cab AC only has to cool the cab area, Not the whole motorhome, so it doesn’t work so hard. 2. It gives us additional privacy at night 3. It defines that front area like a mud room. 4. It gives us a little extra privacy on the road if we stop at rest stops or fueling stations.

  • May 9, 2020 at 2:59 am
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    On my wife and I first camping trip thanks for all the tips and tricks

  • May 9, 2020 at 2:59 am
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    Cheap tension curtain rods inside cabinets to secure baskets and bins, cups, cookware. Second rod in shower to hang towels. Hanging fruit in a net under cabinets.

    Women-makeup wipes and dry shampoo to conserve water. They sell a product to cut hair drying time in 1/2 (Redken)

    Spray bottle with laundry detergent and a salad spinner to ring out—to wash small underclothes. I’ve even sprayed stuff down and layer it outside in the rain, praying sun to come soon and dry. Not sure the neighbors enjoyed the view, but it was raining.

    We love to carry folding hammocks that are lightweight and small but great if you have the right trees

    Yogurt and or buttermilk to add enzymes and cheap probiotics for black tank.

    Have you looked into LP generators?

  • May 9, 2020 at 2:59 am
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    You could of used a shoe holder for your night stand!

  • May 9, 2020 at 2:59 am
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    Change all of your indoor lighting to LED lights. This not only saves your house batteries, but it gives off much more light than your standard lights. There are two choices with LED, I prefer the soft white over the stark white, which was way too much light for my liking.

  • May 9, 2020 at 2:59 am
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    So! After 3 years of trying to find the right key on my TT key ring I decided enough was enough! I purchased a pack of those tiny colored sticky stars from Walmart and put a different color on each lock and key. Made it much easier to just find the coordinating color than a specific key.

  • May 9, 2020 at 2:59 am
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    Replace the regular batteries with rechargeable batteries and save money in the long run.

  • May 9, 2020 at 2:59 am
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    Not sure yet if the hacks I've done will be a true improvement, not tested yet, but always hopeful. The bed in our 16' Aspen Trail was configured with bed head and foot situated left to right forcing the person sleeping on the inside to climb over the other person to go to the bathroom. We've added a piece of wood for mattress platform and are building an ottoman/storage unit/last one foot of mattress support and giving us the ability to turn the mattress the length of the trailer rather than the width. It leaves no room to open the fridge but bathroom visits will hopefully be less of an ordeal. I also replaced all the bulbs in unit with cooler LED bulbs that will hopefully cut down energy needed to run them and produce less heat.

  • May 9, 2020 at 2:59 am
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    were actually not traveling but we got a camper and a place to park it. Anyone got any tips to get used to the transition?

  • May 9, 2020 at 2:59 am
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    This is by far the best resource for RV travel I have found on the Internet. Thank you for your channel!

  • May 9, 2020 at 2:59 am
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    My hack was using Eternabond tape to seal the roof seams on my camper. Once and done, lasts 15 years. No leaks ever. Not applicable on an Airsteam.

  • May 9, 2020 at 2:59 am
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    We just got our first travel trailer and you guys have the most informative and entertaining videos. Awesome job and so much content over the years. What a great resource! THANK YOU FROM THE NEW JERSEY NEWBIES!!

  • May 9, 2020 at 2:59 am
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    Well, actually, I have made several upgrades. Maybe they are not upgrades, but "replacements" for cheap plastic junky thingies. I replaced the medicine cabinet above the bathroom sink with a slightly larger one that is made of real wood in it's entire construction. It's very old, and has a beveled glass mirror in the door. It replaced the nasty flimsy plastic cheap one that comes from the RV factory. Next I noticed an unused space above the RV refrigerator. This area was "sealed off" with a thin wood panel that was attached with staples from the inside. Upon removing it, there was this nice open space that was begging to be used for "something". I finished off the interior and completed trim on the outside with oak. Also I added an electrical management system to the RV. It was purchased from Sean and Kristy's Amazon website – it's the Progressive Industries 30 Amp model for inside placement. I placed the unit up in a cabinet where servicing and installation was much better as compared to a small area that was located on the floor behind the toilet if all places and was only accessed by a small troll. I replaced the outside 30 amp power cable with a Furrion plug and twist connection, also purchased from Sean and Kristy's Amazon site. It replaces the old "mouse hole" type of cable storage. Other hacks included a replacement of the OSB under the dinette with real 1/2" plywood. I HATE OSB with a passion! Plans are in the works for 2 Fantastic fans and RV refrigerator fans, both inside and outside to help with cooling. I have further hacks to do yet, but these are just a few to get me started.

  • May 9, 2020 at 2:59 am
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    to keep fridge cool while we drive. We freeze water bottles and as they unfreeze, we also have our drinking water. Of course this is done prior for us in our home, but for quick trips without taking large bags of ice. it helps.

  • May 9, 2020 at 2:59 am
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    Good suggestions and additions. My wife and I are long time travel trailer campers and have done most of these mods. They make life on the road much better. We replaced our stock RV shower head with the very affordable Niagra Earth Massage 1.5GPM handheld shower head. Gives very good pressure off of the RV pump, while using much less water.

  • May 9, 2020 at 2:59 am
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    Buy a lid rack used inside kitchen cabinets. They can be used for more than pot lids like a towell holder, or beside the bed if you have no table. You can line one with batting and use them for anything breakable. They can be painted too. Good for an RV basement to hold small cords, sandals or pet items. They come is different sizes. They screw on easy. Makes a good sunglasses holder if lined. Alot of RVS have ample wall space that can be used. Just make sure you don't place one where a slide room would hit it. 🙂

  • May 9, 2020 at 2:59 am
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    Hanging pocket organizer from my R-Pod (Mini-Stream) wet bath also acts as a convenient storage space for my bedside nightstand. They can be found at Bed Bath & Beyond.

  • May 9, 2020 at 2:59 am
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    I love your advise. They're so practical. You helped a novice learn how to back up my camper. Thanks!!!

  • May 9, 2020 at 2:59 am
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    Is there a link for the beautiful blanket covering your bed? Thank you for the video.

  • May 9, 2020 at 2:59 am
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    Command strips are your friend! We should have taken out stock in these things as they are extremely handy and we use them all over in our RV. The biggest mod we did was this….we have a bunkhouse model trailer with two full size bunks. Our 8 year old daughter sleeps on the top and we noticed that the bottom bunk was a major catch all. We felt this space could be better utilized, so we removed the bunk and added a washer/dryer vented combo unit and a closet and shelving in the back. it turned out so great and we absolutely love it. It was scary when we first started diving into it but it really turned out awesome! I would say don't be afraid to make your trailer what you need it to be.

  • May 9, 2020 at 2:59 am
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    Thank you for the info. June 1st will be our first time ever. 😁 family of 5 with small dog 🐕

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