RV Maintenance and Tips
Common RV Maintenance Tips
We have put together 4 easy maintenance projects that will keep your RV lasting throughout your entire adventure and with just a little bit of work. We should all be working less with our RVs and spending more time enjoying them.
Tips for Cleaning your RV Interior
The new camping season will be here before we know it and before it arrives you’ll want to give the interior of your RV a good deep clean! It may sound strange but I love cleaning my RV. Really! One, it takes much less time than cleaning my house even when it’s a pull-out-everything-from-cabinets deep clean. Two, my RV is my escape, my retreat, and that makes it feel like less of a chore and more like a chance to give her the pampering she deserves.
Spring Cleaning Your RV
There is something to be said about that wonderful feeling you get when you step into your clean RV before heading out on an adventure. In addition to the daily and weekly upkeep of a clean home on wheels, seasonal spring cleaning is just as important. Open up all the windows, put on your favorite music and come along with me as I take you through my step-by-step spring cleaning ritual. If you find you have an easier way to go about cleaning certain items, I’d sure to love hear!
Calm The Clutter: RV Storage Solutions And Organization
The majority of RV interiors have been designed with organization in mind. There are usually ample cabinets, dressers and compartments under the furniture. Not to mention the storage bays accessed from the outside of the RV. Even with all the space, a little extra organization can go a long way.
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Meet Our Contributors
Dawn Wilson is a professional photographer and writer specializing in wildlife and outdoor destinations. She is the President of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) and has traveled extensively since 2015 using her RV to document North America’s wildlife and wild lands. She lives in Estes Park, Colo. with her boyfriend, Richard, their husky, Kealy, and their two cats, all of whom have traveled in the RV with them. Visit her website at www.DawnWilsonPhotography.com or follow her on Instagram (@dawnwilsonphoto).
Janine Pettit is a lifelong lover of camping who took a 25 year sabbatical when she married a “resort” type guy! She discovered that camping was still in the cards for her when she stumbled onto an article about a women’s outdoor adventure group that travels around the country in RVs, meeting new friends, checking off bucket list adventures and doing things she had only dreamed of. Janine has become an Ambassador for the Girl Camping movement and encourages women to go places and do things in her blog and podcast.
Jeremy and Stephanie Puglisi are the co-hosts of the weekly RV Atlas and Campground of the Week podcasts and the RV Atlas blog. They are also the authors of See You at the Campground: A Guide to Discovering Community, Connection, and a Happier Family in the Great Outdoors, and Where Should We Camp Next: A 50 State Guide to Amazing Campgrounds and other Unique Outdoor Accommodations, and the Acadia National Park Adventure Guide. After buying their very first pop-up camper more than 10 years ago, Jeremy and Stephanie caught the RV bug in a big way, and now spend over 70 nights a year in their travel trailer with their three sons, Theo, Max, and Wes, and sweet Maggie the pup. You can follow along on their adventures (and misadventures) over at RV Atlas.
Mark Polk and his wife Dawn created RV Education 101, a video production and RV information company. Since 1999, RV Education 101 has helped educate millions of RV owners and RV enthusiasts on how to properly and safely use and maintain their RVs. Mark’s favorite past times are RVing in their 35-foot Type A motorhome with their two dogs Gracie and Roxie, and restoring vintage RVs, classic cars and trucks. For more information on using, enjoying and maintaining your RV, visit RV Education 101.
After 11 years in the trenches of the NFL, Keith Sims was ready for a change of pace. Little did he know his wife, Tia, had been plotting for this moment for years, and had long ago decided that they and their three boys were going to discover new roads in an RV. They now spend more than 100 days and nights each year touring the country, and use the travel experiences to enhance the boys’ homeschool education.
Together with her husband and young son, Monica Bennett seeks out nonstop RVing adventures and culinary discoveries in the Pacific Northwest. Her travels on the road inspire her work as a photographer and writer for her blog, “Just 5 More Minutes,” where she shares her passion for cooking in her RV, demonstrates creative DIY crafting projects, and writes about mastering the art of RVing domesticity. The RVing lifestyle is Monica’s escape from her 9-5 as a graphic designer in busy corporate America.
In 2011, the Newschool Nomads sold almost all their stuff to hit the road for a full time RVing adventure. They intended to spend one year traveling but fell in love with the RV life so much that one year turned into four! Now settled in Colorado, they enjoy RVing every chance they get and look forward to returning to the full time RV life once “the Bigs” fly the nest. They are passionate about encouraging families to get out and explore, connect, and make memories that will last a lifetime.
Kate is a modern day solo explorer on an epic RV trip across the United States to visit 443 areas within the National Park system. She is in her 3rd year of full time RVing traveling with her 2 Chiweenies. Join her on The Road To Adventure where you’ll find videos and guides to make the most of your visit to our National Parks.
Esther & Jacob of LocalAdventurer.com are photographers, videographers, and bloggers. They believe that adventure can be found anywhere, and their blog focuses on finding adventures both near and far. They are ATLiens who have been on the move in their RV, trying to discover the world one new city at a time: LA in 2013, Las Vegas in 2014, San Diego in 2015. Most recently, they spent three months living on the road in an Airstream.
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