What Campers and RVers Should Know About Beating Bed Bugs

(Guest Article: Tim Irons - When he lost his job in 2009, Tim started blogging about anything he could.) It was like something out of a horror movie: thousands of tiny little blood-sucking bugs terrorizing innocent campers and residents of a California RV park. Only the bedbug epidemic that hit Oasis Village RV Park near Bakersfield in […]

Why does my RV Air Conditioner quit when I turn on the lights?

A reader watched my (really good, if I do say so myself) video about changing out the RV Power Converter and wondered if the power converter could somehow be the culprit behind some VERY strange behavior. Before you read on, you can also check out my page chocked FULL of RV Power Converter how to […]

Replacing the heater element in an RV Fireplace

RV Fireplace Before Changing Element

For the 2nd time in 2 years, our Dimplex B8000 electric fireplace insert has had the heater/blower element “die” on us. I’ll define “die”: fireplace works great… for 10 minutes, then shuts off and never turns on again. blower works but never puts out heat nothing turns on or off as far as blower OR […]

LED Lighting is different than incandescent: The angle of light

In this video, I talk about why the SHAPE of the LED light actually matters. By shape, I mean how the LED light is constructed so that light shines out from it. You’ll see that the difference can be very important. For more resources on LED lights here are some links: LED Lighting Selection Guide […]

RV Lighting – Great low power lighting for hunting and fishing camp

Excellent info, RV52. Thanks so much for the help. I’ll let you know what we settle on.    Thanks, ** Name Removed ** On Apr 29, 2013, at 6:23 AM, RV52.com wrote: Howdy **Name Removed**, Your camp sounds neat. If there is a stream nearby, don’t discount water power either. I had a guy I knew […]

RV Control Panel

RV Command Center

RV Control Panel Almost every RV has an RV Control Panel. You might hear it called rv command center or any one of 20 other names, but it is in ADDITION to the fusebox or RV electrical panel. The RV Control Panel is a central location where all the RV-centric switches and buttons go that […]

RV52 releases 2nd 5th Wheel guide walkthru book

Your 5th Wheel RV - The Interior

I finally finished my second 5th wheel guide ebook that goes through all of the interior components. This is the next part in a multi-part series, the first one being the book on the exterior. ( http://rv52.com/exterior ) Find my ebook here: http://rv52.com/interior Of course I totally believe you’ll find this book helpful. Especially for new […]

RV Door and Door latch

RV Door showing Inside handle and deadbolt

RV Door, Door latch and handle Of all the things in an RV, you’ll use the RV Door and the RV Door latch and handle every day, probably multiple times in a day. Almost every RV Door handle I’ve ever seen looks completely different than the sticks and bricks door knobs and handles. I don’t […]

RV Window Treatments

RV Window and Window Treatments particularly the blinds

RV Window Treatments RV Window Treatments are one of those eye-candy things that the makers LOVE to have inside the RV. But honestly, we always want to take ours down. You’ll see all sorts of things in the RV’s, most guilty of bad style. Our window treatments serve to collect dust and reduce the brightness […]