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Tire Maintenance
RV Safety & Maintenance

RV Tires: Safety and Maintenance

The most common problem among all RVers is associated with tires. Tires carry the weight of the RV by air pressure. This makes the RV tires the most vulnerable component relative to “overweight/overloaded” issues. Unfortunately, tires are the most neglected maintenance item on the RV. We expect the tires to

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RV Safety & Maintenance

RV Insurance Vs RV Extended Warranty: Do you need both?

RV Insurance vs. RV Warranty Protection: What Do They Cover, How Are They Different, and Do You Need Both? RV life can be unpredictable. In fact, that’s a huge part of why it’s so sought after! Unexpected friends, destinations and experiences are waiting around every corner. Unfortunately, not every surprise

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Roadside RV Emergency
RV Safety & Maintenance

You Already Have The Best Tool for a Roadside RV Emergency

Beep! Beep! Beep! The sudden alarm shattered the peaceful morning drive like a stray bullet. I grabbed the tire pressure monitor while Jim white-knuckled the steering wheel and slowly pulled over. The display screen said it all. “Right rear trailer tire: 0 PSI!” In that split second we had a

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RV Roof Maintenance
RV Safety & Maintenance

RV Roof Maintenance – DIY Lap Sealant for Fiberglass Roofs

Since we purchased Meriwether (our RV), my wife, Brittany, and I have been thinking about preventative RV roof . We don’t have any known leaks, but we know that if we don’t perform preventative maintenance, we will eventually. I figure, if something is attached to the roof, it means that

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RV Safety & Maintenance

RV Cell Signal Booster Review and Installation Tips

Anyone who has been following our adventures over the past 10+ years knows that I am a big advocate for our satellite internet dish. I’ve always postponed getting a cellular signal booster since that is our go-to solution when traveling in areas of poor (or nonexistent) cell coverage. I also

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RV Safety & Maintenance

RV?Gadget?Box | Keep a Dinosaur in Your Tool Box

Compiled by Mark Nemeth #45776 The technology used in RV propane appliances, like the refrigerator, water heater and furnace, has advanced very little in the last 20 years. One of the things that didn’t change is the fact that almost all of these appliances use an electronic igniter board to

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RV Safety & Maintenance

Mark, My Words

By Mark Nemeth #45776 Carbon Monoxide DetectorQ. We do not currently have a carbon monoxide (CO) detector in our travel trailer. Are there specific units for travel trailers, or would a house unit work? I saw a combination unit for propane/CO. Is this a better alternative? Also, how often should

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RV Gadget Box | RV Escape Ladders

Mark Nemeth #45776 I hope the outstanding article and video (escapees.com/url/015) provided by Mac the Fire Guy has made you aware of your RV escape hatch and prompted you to actually start thinking about how you would use it in an emergency. Since many RV escape hatches are very high

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Weight & Safety | Winter Driving

  By Jim Koca #86367 Escapees RVers Boot Camp Instructor If you have been traveling for a while and are like most RVers, you probably head south for the winter to avoid driving in inclement weather. However, even if you travel in the South, there is still a possibility you

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RV Safety & Maintenance

Another Cool Use for Zus – Great for RVers

In the madness that is Quartzsite this time of year, we recently attended the Xscapers Bash. We only parked about 800 feet away from the main gathering point, but with hundreds of RVs gathered in such a small area, we had a hard time finding our way back home in

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