RV Tips

How-To Rip Your CDs and DVDs to Your Computer

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If you have a big CD or DVD library, you might be irritated by how much physical space your collection can take up – never mind the added weight and difficulty of accessing individual discs while on the road. One solution to this problem is to ‘rip’ the discs to a computer’s hard drive (or SSD) […]

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Thirteen Silicone Must-Haves For RV Kitchens

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I can’t say enough about the utility, versatility and flexability of silicone products these days. Back in the early days of silicone in the kitchen, my first set was sticky, smelly and almost too foldable. The sides of the loaf pans didn’t hold up, and the muffin pans routinely held my baked goods hostage. Thankfully, […]

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Being a Programmer on an RV

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As a hobbyist programmer, I need access to a computer on a regular basis. There’s not much space for a computer on an RV, but I do have a laptop (specifically, an early 2011 13″ MacBook Pro). If I don’t have the luxury of working outside because of weather or other conditions, there is a […]

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10 Storage Box Solutions for RV Organization

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On an RV, not only is space important, but keeping your spaces organized and easy to maintain is critical to housekeeping, repairs and well…sanity. Homeschooling manipulatives, crafting supplies, Lego bricks, fuses, odd little RV fittings like day/night shade handles and button covers, and your average, run-of-the-mill fasteners like nuts and bolts – all of these […]

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10 Favorite Collapsible Products for RV Living

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Kitchen items for camping and RV life have come a long way since I was a kid and we clunked around with heavy, metal folding pots and pans, silverware and cups in our backpacks and in the cramped camper kitchen. No longer do you risk cutting your finger on the edge of the ratty old […]

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RV Fire Prevention and Safety

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Although there are many overlaps in the issues of living in a sticks and bricks house (S&B) vs. on an RV, there are also safety issues and problems that are unique to RV living or present greater risk due to the construction and contents of RVs in general. Liquid propane tanks, hydrogen gas and the […]

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What’s that Smell in my Camper?!?

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There are many things about RV living that we hadn’t anticipated and though many of them are just variations of a theme on S&B living, there are some aspects that are totally unique to living in an RV. I’m talking about smells. From the generator to the tanks to refrigerators, transmissions, brakes, animals, old carpet, […]

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Troubleshooting Lithium Ion Battery Issues

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Or: With Great Complexity Comes Great Responsibility Modern lithium ion batteries (generally LiFePO4 based) are an interesting mix of being more complex and, simultaneously, simpler to use than conventional lead acid batteries (flooded, AGM, or gel batteries). They weigh a fraction the poundage of conventional batteries, store much more power, charge much faster, do not off-gas […]

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