Motor Home Improvement – Part 3: Kitchen Backsplash Upgrade

KitchenBeforeAfterIn Part 2 of our Motor Home Improvement series, we installed a new shower fixture.  In this installment we will change the kitchen backsplash from drab to fab!  Was this a necessary upgrade? No, not really.  But if your RV kitchen is suffering from a case of the blahs like ours was, this upgrade can add a breath of fresh air into a stale old kitchen and improve the resale value of your RV. Continue reading “Motor Home Improvement – Part 3: Kitchen Backsplash Upgrade”

Motor Home Improvement – Part 2: RV Shower Fixture Replacement

ShowerBeforeAfterIn Part 1 of our Motor Home Improvement series, we replaced a leaking faucet fixture in the kitchen of our motor home.  The next thing that we tackled was the leaking shower fixture.  Replacing the shower fixture involved a few more steps, but was far easier than replacing the kitchen faucet because everything was much more accessible. Continue reading “Motor Home Improvement – Part 2: RV Shower Fixture Replacement”

Motor Home Improvement – Part 1: RV Faucet Replacement

FaucetBeforeAfterThose of you that follow our blog know that Bruce and I purchased a ‘new to us’ Class A last fall.  Like any RV that has a few years under its belt, there were some things that were just not quite our style.  Over the winter we planned and dreamed of what we would do while we waited for the snow to melt.  However once spring arrived we discovered that we had other, more pressing issues.  Those of you who follow this blog may remember that we had some issues with our RV being left outside unwinterized when we left it at the dealership for service.  The dealership claimed that the only damage was to the faucet in the bathroom, but when we took the RV out for the first time this spring, we discovered that the kitchen and shower fixtures were also cracked and leaking.  The fun stuff would have to wait… Continue reading “Motor Home Improvement – Part 1: RV Faucet Replacement”

Camping Season is Here… Have You Seen Your Anode Rod Lately?

Location of the Anode RodSpring is here!  That means that it is time to check the anode rod in your RV water heater.   If you don’t know what an anode rod is, then you have come to the right place to find out.  In fact, knowing the condition of your anode rod could mean the difference between a $10 to $15 replacement part and a $300 to $500 full water heater replacement.  Do we have your attention?  Then read on to find out how to perform this easy RV maintenance task. Continue reading “Camping Season is Here… Have You Seen Your Anode Rod Lately?”

Awning Care

RV awnings are one of the most useful camping accessories you can buy for your RV.  Your awning can keep you dry, shade you from the strong afternoon sun or with kits sold by several manufacturers, they can be made into screen rooms to keep you bug free.  Keeping a few things in mind will keep yours in tip top shape for many years to come. Continue reading “Awning Care”