Did you know that the website TrailerLife.TV has a ton of instructional videos to help keep your RV running smoothly, and your RVing lifestyle pleasant? They’ve got 20+ free videos and several hundred more available through a premium account. Here’s a look at what topics are covered in the free video section:
- Appliances & utilities (water pumps, refrigerators)
- Electronics & accessories (refrigerator control panels, backup camera, building a lantern stand)
- Gas & electric (generators, inverters, keeping bugs out)
- Lifestyle & entertainment (keeping pet water dishes from spilling, non-slip step solutions, awning safety)
- Maintenance and repairs (fridge troubleshooting, diagnosing drainage and odor problems)
- Sanitation systems (garden hose adapters, repairing pipes and fittings)
- Water systems (water hose solutions, water lines)
Those with premium accounts can get access to hundreds of longer videos that focus on DIY makeovers, renovations, organization solutions, electrical projects, and much more (free previews available for premium videos are available).
TrailerLife.TV is presented by the Good Sam Club and is “is dedicated to providing high-quality tips and how-to videos for RV enthusiasts worldwide.”
Chris Dougherty has a great article on RVTravel.com on how to safely run your RV over the cooler winter months. How to enjoy your RV in the Winter addresses issues related to condensation, windows, air conditioners, plumbing, refrigerators, generators and more.
Dougherty is an RV technician who RVs full-time in upstate New York, and also authors an RV maintenance blog. His blog offers a wealth of information and is searchable by topic. He also invites reader questions; mail them to RVtechQuestions@gmail.com.
What about driving your RV in winter conditions? Snow and sleet can sometimes turn up when you least expect them… best to be prepared. Veteran RVer Curtis Carper shares his top tips in Winter RV Driving Tips: How To Drive Motorhomes & Trailers Safely Through Snow And Ice Storms.
If better budgeting was one of your new year’s resolutions for 2014, you don’t want to miss Lynne Benjamin’s recent article in RV West Magazine, Cost cutting for fulltimers. In this Q&A, a reader wonders how much it really costs to live full-time in an RV, and Benjamin offers her best tips for saving money while RVing, focusing on accommodation, communication, and travel insurance costs.
Lynne Benjamin, who considers herself a “most-timer” and lives in Alberta when not RVing, also has some other interesting articles you might like to check out:
Looking to read more on the RVing lifestyle? Check out our roundup of RV publications here.