RV Maintenance

Maintaining Your RV

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RV maintenance is incredibly important. Neglecting to do the proper maintenance is likely to lead to permanent wood and fiberglass damage, moving parts that become stuck, or worse. Obviously, these are not things you want to happen to your rig.

Unfortunately, maintaining your RV can be a bit intimidating, especially when you’re just getting started. How do you know what to do and when to do it? What kinds of things should you be looking for? What can you do yourself, and what must be done by a professional? 

Dustin and Todd use this episode to address all these questions so you can keep your RV in excellent shape for years to come. 

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The Funny RV Stories

RVing Mishaps

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RVing isn’t always fun and games. Sewage spills, slides smash things, and a variety of other terrible things tend to come up. Luckily, even the less than fun times do tend to make for some pretty funny stories. On top of that, these things happen so often that RVers get really good at rolling with the punches and learning to solve unusual problems. 

Listen to Todd and Dustin as they discuss their biggest mistakes and tell some of their own crazy RV stories. They’ll also tell you how they solved their problems, helping ensure you never make the same mistakes. 

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Tools: What Tools Do You Need to RV?

What you need to RV

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Some tools are 100% necessary when RVing. That said, they’re also incredibly heavy. Since RVers need to watch the weight of their rig, it’s important to only purchase the tools you’ll actually use. 

In this episode, Dustin and Todd discuss which tools they find necessary. They also cover the tools they think are worth keeping, even if they aren’t necessarily required to keep the rig up and running. 

Essentials:

  • Screwdriver kit
  • Set of pliers
  • Hammers and mallets
  • Wrench set
  • Socket set
  • Torque wrench
  • Utility knife
  • Scraper knife
  • 12-volt multimeter
  • Safety goggles
  • Work gloves
  • Disposable gloves
  • Ear protection
  • Battery-operated drill
  • Battery-operated impact wrench
  • Jumper cables
  • Flashlights
  • Tape measure
  • Bottle jack

Non-Essentials:

  • Large impact wrench
  • Battery-operated grinder
  • Battery-operated reciprocating saw
  • Battery-operated multi-tool
  • Large spotlight
  • Battery-operated vacuum cleaner
  • Hacksaw
  • Tree saw
  • Pry bar
  • Sandpaper
  • Spray paint
  • Tow strap
  • Bag of screws, bolts, nuts, and washers
  • Air compressor
  • Throw tarp
  • Extension cords
  • Batteries
  • Bucket
  • Sponges
  • Extendable pole
  • Putty knife
  • Scissors
  • Lighter
  • Torch
  • Grease gun
  • Caulk gun

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Introductory Episode

How to RV

What is RVing Dads? Well, it’s a podcast made by RVing dads, of course. Together, Todd and Dustin tell the world what it’s like to live and travel full-time in an RV with kids. 

But a) who are Todd and Dustin, b) why should we listen to them, and c) who is this podcast for? This episode will tell you all of that and more, as our fun and personable hosts introduce themselves, give us a bit of backstory, and share exactly what this podcast will be and who might enjoy it.

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