RV 101 Solutions to 5 Common Problems RV Owners Experience at Campgrounds

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RV Interior Makeover – Part 5 Installing Rec Pro Furniture in the RV


We completed our 5 part RV Interior makeover by installing new furniture, provided by REC PRO. The furniture installation went smoothly, and because our 5th wheel trailer is stationary we did not secure the furniture to the floor, but that is easy to do. We hope you enjoyed our RV interior makeover, and if you have an older RV like ours, we hope this series gave you some ideas on how to update your RV’s interior.

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RV Interior Makeover – Part 4 Installing Luxury Woven Vinyl Flooring in the RV

Several years ago, we installed Infinity Luxury Woven Vinyl (LWV) flooring in our motorhome. We liked the product so much that we installed it in our RV patio room at the beach. In part 4 of our RV interior Makeover, we are installing Infinity Luxury Woven Vinyl flooring in the 5th wheel kitchen, living room and slide-out. Thank you to LWV for providing the flooring for this segment.

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RV Interior Makeover – Part 3 Installing Reclaimed Wood Accent Walls

In Part 3 of our RV Interior Makeover, we install white washed wood planks on two accent walls in the RV. This is a fun RV DIY weekend project that you can tackle in RV.

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RV Interior Makeover – Part 2 Installing MCD Day/Night Roller Shades

In this episode of the RV interior makeover we install new MCD day/night roller shades on five windows in the 5th wheel project trailer. MCD shades are available in a variety of styles and colors to compliment any RV interior design, and they are custom made for your RV. We selected the American Duo Day Night roller shades. The new shades were provided by MCD Innovations for this project. Enjoy the video and stay tuned for upcoming episodes of the RV interior makeover.

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RV Interior Makeover – Part 1 The Demo

The interior of our 5th wheel trailer at the beach is showing its age, so we decided to do an RV interior makeover. We plan to upgrade the RV flooring, RV shades, furniture, refrigerator and add an accent wall using reclaimed wood planks. But before we can do any of that we need to remove almost everything from the RV’s interior. Enjoy the video and stay tuned for upcoming segments of the RV interior makeover.

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RV Education 101 Partners with RV Masterclass

We have partnered with RV Masterclass Instructors

Kyle & Oliva Brady – Jason & RaeMiller – Tom & Caitlin morton

  Drivin’ & Vibin’ – Getaway Couple – Mortons on the Move

Kris &Andy Murphy – Where Wild Ones Roam

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RV 101- Trailer Towing Mistakes, is your Tow Vehicle & Trailer Properly Matched & Safe to Tow?

Hi, I’m Mark Polk with RV Education 101.

My goal with this video is to explain all of the confusing RV weight terms and topics in layman terms, to help you make good decisions when it comes to properly matching a tow vehicle with a trailer. When you understand how to calculate fully loaded tow vehicle and fully loaded trailer weights it’s easy to determine a safe match for towing. After we find a properly matched truck and trailer, I want to discuss and demonstrate how trailer tongue weight works in conjunction with a weight distribution hitch. When the trailer tongue weight is properly distributed throughout the towing system, It is much easier and safer to tow the travel trailer. Topics I cover in the video are:

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RV 101 – Can a Unibody Constructed Vehicle Safely Tow a Travel Trailer?

One of our newsletter readers emailed me with this question: “I recently purchased a 2020 Honda Pilot EXL AWD. We will be adding the towing package with the hitch and automatic transmission fluid (ATF) cooler. The dealer said I could pull 5,000 lbs. I am thinking a camper that is between 3500-4000. What are your thoughts? My vehicle information is listed here: GVWR 5842, GAWR F 2855, GAWR R 3142.

I get asked this sort of question frequently.

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RV 101 Guides by RV Education 101

The Internet changed the way we live, and the way we conduct business. I remember asking myself what this thing called “Amazon” was all about, and now the annual gross profit ranges around 115 Billion, that’s with a ‘B’. The Internet changed the way we work too. In 1999 I started a dotcom business (RV Education 101) that is now in it’s 21st year of successful online operation. We went from selling training videos on VHS tapes, to now offering content on an online platform the consumer can view on a smartphone whenever they want or need a refresher on how everything works on their RV.

Note: While researching and writing this article, I was in contact with an individual who was actually going through the RV online buying process. When it applies, and for a real-world representation, I will include comments about his experiences throughout the RV online buying process. Let’s refer to him as our “RV Buying Insider.”

Read More: RV 101 GUIDE TO BUYING AN RV ONLINE – WITH AN RV BUYING INSIDER’S PERSPECTIVE

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Let me start by saying, be careful where you get your RV information from on the Internet. If after reading this guide, you want to learn more, we offer reliable and affordable RV online training covering nearly every RV topic imaginable….. Most RVs come equipped with a water heater. There are some exceptions, like pop-ups and other small RVs. RV water heaters come in different sizes, different modes of operation, and are made by different manufacturers. The tank size and the method used to heat the water will dictate the amount of hot water you have available, and the amount of time it takes to heat or re-heat the water. The majority of RV water heaters have a 6-gallon water tank, but some larger and more expensive RVs have 10-gallon or 12-gallon water heater tanks. To keep pace with technology, tankless or demand type water heaters are more prominent in today’s RV marketplace….

Read More: RV 101 GUIDE TO RV WATER HEATER USE & CARE


 

Today we are going to discuss a couple of confusing topics in the world of trailer towing, Understanding Tow Vehicle and Trailer Weights & Trailer Tongue Weight with a Weight Distribution Hitch. That’s a mouthful.

My goal with this article is:

To explain these confusing topics in layman terms, so it is easier to understand.
To help you make a good choice when it comes to properly and safely matching a tow vehicle with a trailer, in regards to trailer tongue weight and towing…

Read More: RV 101 GUIDE – TRAILER TOWING MYTHS, WEIGHTS & CONFUSION EXPLAINED

Happy Camping,

Mark J. Polk

RV Online Training

http://rveducation101.com/

How to Buy the Right RV & Save Thousands Online https://rvonlinetraining.com/p/rv_education_how_to_buy_the_right_rv_-_save_thousands

Travel Trailer & 5th Wheel Trailer RV Orientation Video Training Course
https://rvonlinetraining.com/p/rv-101-rv-orientation-for-travel-trailer-s-5th-wheel-trailers

Tow Your Travel Trailer Like a Pro Video Training Course
https://rvonlinetraining.com/p/rv-101-trailer-towing-basics

Tow Your 5th Wheel Like a Pro Complete Online Video Training Course
https://rvonlinetraining.com/p/tow-your-5th-wheel-like-a-pro

Motorhome RV Orientation Video Training Course
https://rvonlinetraining.com/p/motorhome-rv-orientation-video-training-course

Drive Your Motorhome Like A Pro Complete Online Video Training Course
https://rvonlinetraining.com/p/drive-your-motorhome-like-a-pro

RV Care & Preventive Maintenance RV DIY® Online Video Training
https://rvonlinetraining.com/p/rv-101-rv-care-preventive-maintenance-online-video-training

RV Essential Items Video Training Course
https://rvonlinetraining.com/p/rv-essential-items

Winterizing and Storing Your RV Video Training Course
https://rvonlinetraining.com/p/winterizing-and-storing-your-rv-video

Travel Trailer 4 Video Bargain Set Plus Free RV Checklist ebook
https://rvonlinetraining.com/p/travel-trailer-video-bundle

5th Wheel 4 Video Bargain Set Plus Free RV Checklist ebook
https://rvonlinetraining.com/p/5th-wheel-video-bundle

Motorhome 4 Video Bargain Set Plus Free RV Checklist ebook
https://rvonlinetraining.com/p/motorhome-video-bundle

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A Collection of RV Education 101 E-Books – 9 RV E-BOOK BUNDLE SET
https://rvonlinetraining.com/p/a-collection-of-rv-education-101-e-books-9-rv-e-book-bundle-set

An Introduction to RVs E-book Training Course
https://rvonlinetraining.com/p/an-introduction-to-rvs

Insider’s Guide to Buying an RV E-Book Training Course
https://rvonlinetraining.com/p/insider-s-guide-to-buying-an-rv-downloadable-pdf-e-book

Owning & Operating an RV E-Book Training Course
https://rvonlinetraining.com/p/owning-operating-an-rv

The Original Checklists for RVers E-Book Training Course
https://rvonlinetraining.com/p/the-original-checklist-s-for-rvers

RV Campground Basics E-Book Training Course
https://rvonlinetraining.com/p/rv-campground-basics-e-book-course

RV Safety Features, Tips & Tricks E-book Training Course
https://rvonlinetraining.com/p/rv-safety-features-tips-tricks

RV Care & Maintenance E-Book Training Course
https://rvonlinetraining.com/p/rv-care-maintenance-e-book-course
Winterizing & Storing Your RV E-Book Training Course
https://rvonlinetraining.com/p/winterizing-storing-your-rv-e-book

RV Battery Care & Maintenance E-Book Training Course
https://rvonlinetraining.com/p/rv-battery-care-maintenance

RV 101 – Travel Trailer & 5th Wheel RV Orientation Online Video Training Program

Easy to understand step-by-step RV orientation® training. Learn what you need to know about your Travel Trailer or 5th Wheel Trailer

 

 

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RV 101® 5th Wheel Training Bundle Set

RV Education 101, an RV video and production company, made it easier for you to learn about YOUR RV! We took 5 of our individual 5th wheel related video titles and put them into a bargain set for you. Not only does this eliminate the guesswork as to which titles go together, this thorough training by an RV Industry expert, greatly reduces your learning curve as a newbie fifth wheel owner, making all of your RV experiences safe, fun and stress free! You also SAVE a significant amount of money with the bundle set discount.

Also included in this set is our best selling e-book: The Original Checklists for RVers – a $16 value.

After watching the complete fifth wheel set of videos …with some downloadable segments, by RV expert Mark Polk, you will master your own RV experiences.

Note: The video titles in this set are still available for purchase as single videos.

Video Training Courses Included in the Bundle Set

5th Wheel Orientation Video Course

Tow your 5th Wheel Like a Pro Video Course

RV Essential Items Video Course

Winterizing & Storing your RV Video Course

RV Care & Preventive Maintenance Video Course

 

“Hello to both of you, Dawn and Mark. My name is Stephen M. and I live in New Jersey. As you both know, when my wife and I went to pickup our TT, the dealer did a walk through with us. And I did ask many questions. When we got home with the TT, I forgot everything that they told me… I had to call the RV Dealer up a few times, and ask many questions. And I kept getting a different person for a different question. THEN the Asst. Service Manager, told me about your RV Education 101 web site. I hurried home and downloaded the 101 RV Tips E book. Wow, so much good information.
Then I said to my wife, if the E Book is this good, I wonder how good the videos must be. Well, the next day I ordered 3 videos. I had to watch all of them right away. THEY ARE GREAT and very informative. I want to take this time out and tell you both that I am happy that we have people like you both to help people like me who know nothing about anything and now learning a lot from your tapes. Again, thanks to the both or you.
P.S. I also told the RV dealer that they should offer the collection of all your videos and I will pass your name around also Steve….

RV 101 5th Wheel Online Video RV Orientation Training Bundle

5 Online Video Bargain Bundle- RV Checklist e-book, 5th Wheel RV Orientation, Tow Like a Pro, RV Essentials, Care & Maintenance, Winterizing & Storing

 

RV 101® 5th Wheel Training Bundle Set

RV Education 101, an RV video and production company, made it easier for you to learn about YOUR RV! We took 5 of our individual 5th wheel related video titles and put them into a bargain set for you. Not only does this eliminate the guesswork as to which titles go together, this thorough training by an RV Industry expert, greatly reduces your learning curve as a newbie fifth wheel owner, making all of your RV experiences safe, fun and stress free! You also SAVE a significant amount of money with the bundle set discount.

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RV 101 Motorhome Online Video RV Orientation Training Bundle

5 Online Video Bargain Bundle, RV Checklist e-book, Motorhome RV Orientation, Drive Like a Pro, RV Essential Items, Care & Maintenance, Winterizing & Storing

 

RV 101® Motorized Bundle Video Set

RV Education 101, an RV video and production company, made it easier for you to learn about YOUR RV! We took 5 of our individual motorhome related titles and put them into a full set for you. Not only does this eliminate the guesswork as to which titles go together, this thorough training by an RV Industry expert, greatly reduces your learning curve as a newbie motorhome owner, making all of your RV experiences safe, fun and stress free! You also SAVE a significant amount of money with the bundle set discount.

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RV 101 Travel Trailer Online Video RV Orientation Training Bundle

5 Online Video Bargain Bundle- RV Checklist e-book, Travel Trailer RV Orientation®, Tow Like a Pro, RV Essentials, Care & Maintenance, Winterizing & Storing

RV 101® Travel Trailer Video Bundle Training Course

RV Education 101, an RV video and production company, made it easier for you to learn about YOUR RV! We took 5 of our individual Travel Trailer related video titles and put them into a bargain set for you. Not only does this eliminate the guesswork as to which titles go together, this thorough training by an RV Industry expert, greatly reduces your learning curve as a newbie travel trailer owner, making all of your RV experiences safe, fun and stress free! You also SAVE a significant amount of money with the bundle set discount.

Also included in this set is our best selling e-book: The Original Checklists for RVers – a $16 value.

After watching the complete Travel Trailer set of videos …with some downloadable segments, by RV expert Mark Polk, you will master your own RV experiences.

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RV Power Cord Tips & Tricks

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How to Replace an RV Air Conditioner Gasket

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