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Homebuilt Pop-up roof lift system
Small air compressor supplys air to 4 air cylinders. After roof is up there are window panels that go in to make the camper weather proof. Then remove and just bleed off the air pressure to lower roof.
Practical Motorhome Doubleback VW Camper review
Practical Motorhome's Jeremiah Mahadevan runs the rule over the stunning, innovative Doubleback camper, based on the venerable long-wheel base VW T5. UPDATE (13/05/2013): Danbury Motorcaravans has released a five-seater Doubleback.
Watch our video review here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9DcuewWOLI
For the full details, visit: http://www.practicalmotorhome.com/news/danbury-build-vw-doubleback
HOW TO: RV in the Winter
To find heat tape, the Slunky sewer hose support, our high-flow water pressure regulator, our Kozy World heater and steel wool on Amazon, here's the links:
Click here to find heat tape: http://tinyurl.com/p9qgpbg
Click here to find the Slunky: http://tinyurl.com/khullxj
Click here to find the pressure regulator: http://tinyurl.com/mjaqluw
Click here to find our Kozy World heater:http://tinyurl.com/lvn4nj7
Click here to find 0000 steel wool: http://tinyurl.com/qjxyzn9
We've been RV snowbirds for 8 winters in a row, mostly in the Desert Southwest. This year, for the very first time, we'll be spending the winter in the RV in a northern location.
Granted, the Lower Mainland of British Columbia isn't exactly Manitoba when it comes to winter, but we're far enough up in the mountains to get some freezing temperatures and snow here.
We show you all the steps we're taking to winter in our motorhome. We'll demonstrate how to keep the water hose from freezing and how to keep ourselves warm too. We'll cover water hose insulation, heat tape, the differences between all five sources of heat we have available, moisture & humidity control, and even pest control.
We'll also be using our Extend-a-Stay (also known as a Stay-a-While or an Extend-a-Flow) to connect to a large external propane tank.
SInce this is our first time dealing with winter in the rig, we've done a lot of reading and learned a lot from our friends and neighbors up here in beautiful, friendly BC. The site we're on has 30-amp electric, so we have to be particularly aware of our power usage.
Luckily, Birgit & Greg, whose site we're using, were nice enough to let us tap into their super-size external propane tank (we'll be paying for the propane we use, of course). So propane shouldn't be a problem, but we'll still want to keep our usage to a minimum, since it's expensive, and propane use can cause excess moisture to build up in the rig.
There are lots of RVers who know way more than we do about RVing in REAL winter deep freeze conditions, but we wanted to give other cold weather newbies a feel for some of the steps we've taken to prepare for it. We've seen a lot more online about winterizing an RV for storage, and we wanted to add some information about living on board too.
NOTE: We mention using fine 0000 steel wool in this video. It is EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE, and care should be used in storing and using it. To see our video demonstrating how to start a fire using only steel wool and a 9-volt battery, click here:
The intro music is my own piano performance of Scott Joplin's Maple Leaf Rag from 1899.
DO YOUR RV SLIDE TOPPERS NEED REPLACING? Tough Top Awnings are thicker and stronger than OEM fabric and cost far less too! Get higher-quality fabric and save at least half the cost by replacing your slide toppers yourself. Watch RVgeeks' Slide Topper Installation Video to see how easy it is - http://youtu.be/7EXgaoRNkYg - and visit http://www.toughtopawnings.com for complete details. Be sure to tell Ray (the owner) "RVgeeks sent me!"
RV Geeks offers basic DIY (do it yourself) RV service, repair, maintenance and travel tips from full-time RVers who have been handling most of their own maintenance since hitting the road in 2003.
Be sure to confirm that all methods and materials used are compatible with your particular recreational vehicle. Every type of motorhome, motorcoach, fifth wheel, travel trailer, bus conversion, camper and toy hauler is different, so your systems may not be the same as ours.
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While we're not RV technicians, we're very mechanically inclined and have learned a lot about RV systems over the years. We handle most of our own minor service, maintenance and repair work on our 2005 43' Newmar Mountain Aire diesel pusher. We also maintained our 2002 39' Fleetwood Bounder Diesel during our first two years on the road.
We meet lots of newer RVers who are eager to learn some basics about maintaining and caring for their rigs. After more than 10 years on the road, we want to share what we've learned (some of it the hard way). ;-)
We hope our experiences can help other RVers go DIY, saving some time, money and effort, while experiencing the satisfaction of a job well done.
We do not pretend to be experts on any particular RV topic, and mostly know about maintaining our own rig. But lots of things are the same on RVs in general, and diesel pushers in particular.
Comments welcome! Thanks for watching!
Trigano Olympe - 2011 Trigano Trailer Tent
Erecting the all 2011 Trigano Olympe trailer tent in 20 minutes. The Olympe is an excellent family trailer tent, with 25.70 sq. m of space, including two slatted beds and a comfortable central cabin.
More information available at: http://www.blackcountrycaravans.co.uk/trailer-tents/trigano.aspx
2012 Palomino 6601 Truck Camper.flv
Maverick Truck Camper w/Rear Corner Wet Bath, Dinette Seat w/Table & Overhead Cabinet, Front Queen Bed Over Cab w/TV Shelf, Refrigerator Cabinet, Wardrobe, 2 Burner Cooktop, Sink, Refrigerator Cabinet, Overhead Storage and More!
'82 Toyota RV camper truck
This baby claims 25 mpg. I had previously heard a higher estimate for this model, maybe he's quoting the US gallon (as opposed to Imperial which is 20% bigger of course). 66,000 km showing which is 5/8 of 'miles' of course. Looks to have never been winter driven. I would say it needs new or more properly "street" tires as opposed to the off road things on it now. They wouldn't help mileage or ride.
Cute and utilitarian but too much money for this Scotsman!
2012 Northern Lite truck camper
Want an RV that can withstand the most extreme elements and last for a lifetime? Here it is... 5 star rated Northern Lite. Manufactured in Kelowna Canada, these campers incorporate a two piece "clam shell" design.
Built with the lightest weight, most durable components available, it's no wonder Northern Lite is the #1 choice for discriminating buyer.