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Fire Extinguishers for Your RV

Originally published in the May/June 2023 issue of Escapees Magazine. A fire is one of the worst things that could happen to you, whether it be in an RV or a house. All RVs come with a dry-powder fire extinguisher. This extinguisher is required to be installed in the RV

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RV Safety & Maintenance

GVWR Meaning: RV Weight and Safety Tips

If you’re an avid RVer, you’ve probably come across the term GVWR, which stands for Gross Vehicle Weight Rating. But do you truly understand its significance? GVWR indicates the maximum weight that a vehicle can safely handle when fully loaded, encompassing everything from the vehicle’s own mass to the cargo,

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Your RV Sewer Hose Matters: How to Choose the Best RV Sewer Hose

You would think that choosing an RV sewer hose would be as easy as looking at a picture in an online store and clicking the “buy” button. However, there are multiple things you should think about when deciding which one to purchase. In this article, we’ll go over what to

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RV Safety & Maintenance

Boondocker’s Digest Part IV: Battery Charging and Monitoring

During or after boondocking, how do you keep your house batteries charged and in good working condition? And better yet, how do you recharge them properly? In this article, you’ll learn about four different methods for charging your house batteries and how you can effectively monitor just how much charge

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RV Safety & Maintenance

Boondocker’s Digest Part 3: RV Battery Bank

In this part in our Boondocker’s Digest series, we’re learning more about your RV battery bank and the types of batteries that keep your appliances running when you’re RVing off-grid.  What is the RV Battery Bank? When you park out in the boonies, your 12V battery bank, often referred to

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RV Safety & Maintenance

Boondocker’s Digest Part 2: Generators and Inverters

Article and photos by MARK NEMETH #45776 When you’re boondocking far away from electrical hookups, you’ll be operating your RV on its 12V battery system. Your house batteries will provide 12V power for lights, fans and appliance controls, but if you want to run AC appliances or devices, you’ll need

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RV Safety & Maintenance

Camping Off The Grid: Boondocker’s Digest Part 1

I love to Boondock! While I do stay in RV parks and campgrounds at times, my favorite place to park is out in the boonies. There’s nothing like watching deer graze in the woods next to your parking spot or listening to the soothing sound of flowing water. If you

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RV Safety & Maintenance

How To Dewinterize Your RV In 10 Basic Steps

By now, I hope you’ve recovered from the sadness of last Fall’s end-of-season RV winterizing task. Take heart, fellow RVer! It’s time to look forward to Spring, warmer temps, and getting your rig ready for a fantastic RV traveling and camping season! If you are fairly new to RVing, or

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