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The Best Batteries for Powering Your Van Life

Van life’s popularity has exploded in recent years. Along with its popularity comes many stories of success and failure. Many times failure is accompanied with troubles with the build that do not adequately meet the needs of modern life. Having electricity is essential and choosing the right batteries to have the power you need is …

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Your Buying Guide for the Best RV Solar Panels

So, you’re on the hunt for the best RV solar panels? We don’t blame you! Solar panels are a fantastic addition to your RV’s power setup. They allow you to venture off-grid with confidence, continuously top off your RV’s battery power and use clean, renewable energy. But which solar panels are the best for your …

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How Do Lithium Batteries Fare in Hot Temperatures?

Lithium batteries are the top billing for long-lasting, fast charging, and dependable power sources. However, they don’t come without some reservations. For all their benefits, just like all batteries, lithium batteries are temperature sensitive too. So, does heat affect lithium batteries? Yes, heat can affect lithium batteries and drastically shorten their lifespans, but there are …

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Goodbye RV Propane, Hello 12V Electric RV Appliances

Oh, the times, they are changing! Propane has been a long-time go-to for RV engineers and travelers. However, it seems there has been a recent shift toward 12V electric RV appliances. Though both power sources have their ups and downs, electric is rising. If you’re hunting for a new RV, we’re giving you an inside …

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The Real Reason We Installed Battle Born Lithium Batteries (Again) [2022 Review]

If you’ve had any discussions with anyone about RV batteries, you’ve likely heard the name Battle Born Batteries. That’s because they’re known as one of the best lithium battery manufacturers for RV’s and boats. Their LiFePO4 batteries have been a game-changer, not just for individuals but also for the entire RV industry. They are nearly …

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Everything You Need to Know About RV Lights

If you don’t spend much time thinking about your RV lights, that’s probably a good thing. This indicates they all work and serve their purpose without any problems. But when they start failing, using too much power, flickering, or heating up your RV, you might put some thought into them, and maybe a little effort, …

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RV Hookups Explained: Water, Electric, and a Place to Drain the Septic

If you’ve never RVed before, connecting your RV to campground hookups for the first time can feel intimidating. Where do you plug in your power cord? How do you connect your water and sewer hoses? Are you forgetting anything? Take a deep breath and keep reading. This article looks at the ins and outs of …

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I’m an Electrical Engineer: Here’s How to Not Get Shocked in Your RV

Have you ever felt a strange tingling feeling or slight shock when you touched the outside or frame of your RV? If so, you’ve experienced an RV electrical problem called “hot skin.” RV hot skin can be as insignificant as a slight shock or deadly in other instances. That’s why RV electrical safety is so …

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What Kind of RV Extension Cord Do You Need for Your Camper?

One of the best things about traveling in an RV is having power when you park. In an RV, you can have lights, fans, a stove, a furnace, a refrigerator, power outlets, and all kinds of luxuries that make traveling more comfortable. But to power all of that, you’ll generally plug your RV in and …

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RV House Batteries vs. Starting Batteries: What’s the Difference?

Batteries can be one of the more confounding pieces of equipment when it comes to motorhomes. There’s one battery under the hood (a starting battery) and another somewhere in a bay or cabinet (a house battery). So, what’s the difference between RV house batteries and starting batteries? Though these batteries usually look similar, they serve …

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Why Don’t You See Many RV Wind Turbines?

Most RVers want to learn about cost-effective, environmentally-friendly methods of charging their batteries as they travel. Solar gets a lot of attention for this reason, and it’s no longer unusual to see solar panels on RVs and vans. But why don’t you see many RV wind turbines? Let’s find out. What Is an RV Wind …

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Are Electric RVs The Future? This Is The Reason We Haven’t Seen One Yet

One of the most common questions we get asked is, “what kind of fuel economy does your RV get”? It’s pretty easy to tell that RVs burn a lot of fuel. They are very heavy, rolling houses. However, because they do so poorly on fuel, this raises the next question by many: “Why are there …

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