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Ep. 357: Global Link Ultra Pro ES Smart Lock for RVs | RV recreational vehicle

Duration: 12:54

We had several reasons to want to change out our RV entry door latch to the Ultra Pro ES Smart Lock by Global Link GL55VR, and thanks to our friends at etrailer.com we got to try one out. We share our experience installing and using this quality entry door latch with keypad and Bluetooth entry to simplify keyless access to you RV. Filmed: April 18-28, 2024 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 0:57 Why the Global Link Ultra ES Pro? 3:45 What’s in […]

Ep. 356: Best Outdoor Recreation Mapping App | RV camping travel hiking

Duration: 9:41

Over our years on the road we’ve used many different web and mobile apps to find boondocking sites and and to get out hiking, biking and more while we’re in camp. A year ago, we started using Gaia GPS because of its numerous advantages for the RV traveler. This video isn’t sponsored by Gaia GPS in any way. We’ve simply become tremendous fans by utilizing the software extensively ourselves over the past year, and want to share our experience for […]

Ep. 355: How to Have a Miserable RV Trip | travel camping rvlife rvlifestyle tips

Duration: 9:31

There are numerous things you can do to ensure a successful RV camping trip, but it doesn’t take much to ruin one. We share our thoughts on the topic this week and invite you to share yours. Filmed: April 15, 2024 OUR SPONSOR Tire experts say that the most common cause of trailer tire failure is improper inflation. What happens if you pick up a nail on the road? A few minutes with a slow leak, and you’re just inviting […]

Ep. 354: Starlink RV Internet in 2024 | travel camping rvlife rvliving rvlifestyle

Duration: 12:05

Starlink satellite Internet is rapidly evolving, both in terms of service and equipment. Our earlier videos on Starlink were videos were outdated almost as soon as they were released, so we’re updating the state of Starlink for RV travelers in 2024 as the best solution for maintaining connectivity on the road. Filmed: April 4, 2024 SPONSOR Visit https://rvmattress.com/grandadventure to get 25% off your entire purchase of a new quality RV Mattress by Brooklyn Bedding with the promo code “grandadventure”! CHAPTERS […]

Ep. 353: Unclog Your RV Sewer Drain | RV camping travel rvlife rvliving recreational vehicle how-to

Duration: 8:03

It’s not a matter of if, but when your black tank drain will clog. And what are you going to do then? Emptying your black tank is one of RVing’s most glamorous chores, and it gets even more glamorous when your RV’s waste tank drain clogs. Following some tips for prevention, we’ll show how to cure the problem when it does occur, using the Valterra Flush King — a device that should be in every RV owner’s sewer kit. Filmed: […]

Ep. 351: Best Hitch Cargo Carrier | Torklift Lock and Load | RV camping travel rvlife

Duration: 6:34

Sometimes in life you get what you pay for, and such is the case with the Torklift Lock and Load, which is by far the best hitch-mount cargo carrier that money can buy. We’ll show you why in this week’s new Grand Adventure. After going through several failed cargo carriers ourselves, we would’ve spent less money in the end by buying the Lock and Load in the first place. Filmed: March 15-18, 2024 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 0:34 Repair, maintenance and […]

Ep. 348: Camper Van Conversions & Vintage Airstream Rebuilds | rvlife vanlife Saga Reparadise

Duration: 24:35

While in Utah, this week we head over to Reparadise in West Valley City to see how they skillfully rebuild vintage Airstream RVs from top to bottom to transform them into luxurious modern camping trailers, and also turn stock Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans into plush, compact Saga camper vans. Filmed: February 22, 2024 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 2:12 Saga Vans 4:31 The Saga wiring harness 6:09 The van build 8:00 Boondocking electrical 11:40 The finished Saga van 15:57 Airstream rebuilds 17:59 Around […]

Ep. 347: RV Shower with Under 1 Gallon of Water | rvlife rvliving geyser ecoshower rvlifestyle

Duration: 8:26

If you’re like us, your biggest boondocking limiters are your fresh water storage and grey tank capacity. RV showers are the biggest contributors to water use and grey water. Even if you take careful Navy showers, you’ll still go through 2, 3 or even 4 or 5 gallons. Introducing the EcoShower from Geyser Systems, which will let you take refreshing shower with less than 1 gallon of water! Filmed: February 16, 2024 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 1:11 The Geyser EcoShower 3:07 […]

Ep. 344: Fire Truck RV Conversion | Quartzsite Arizona Q24 rvlife rvlifestyle

Duration: 10:36

As part of our ongoing series to bring you the sights and sounds of the Q24 RV Rally, held in January 2024 in Quartzsite, Arizona, this week we’re profiling the conversion of Spencer Siebold’s 1976 Ford C800 fire truck into the rally’s most unique RV, “Large Marge”. Check this out! Filmed: January 20, 2024 0:00 Intro 1:02 How Spencer got his fire truck 2:18 The powertrain 2:57 The tour 5:43 More on the exterior 9:02 Wrap-up GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF […]

Ep. 342: RuuviTag Weather Sensors | RV life camping upgrades

Duration: 7:50

Whether you’re keeping your pet safe in your RV, preventing frozen water lines, keeping your frozen foods frozen, or simply want to track the weather outside, RuuviTags are an excellent RV accessory to monitor temperature, humidity and more throughout your RV, either on-site or remotely from anywhere in the world. Check out this terrific RV upgrade for your RV life. Filmed: January 14, 2024 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 0:36 What are RuuviTags? 2:38 How we use RuuviTags 3:10 The Ruuvi mobile […]

Ep. 340: Victron Energy MultiPlus II Upgrade | RV inverter-charger 50A

Duration: 17:30

Following additional electrical failures in our RV, we’ve handed over inverter/charger duties to the Victron Energy MultiPlus-II 2x 120V, and added a Victron Cerbo GX and GX Touch 50, too. It’s the only inverter/charger capable of inverting both phases of 50A RV electrical service to power your entire RV off your batteries. Join us as we share the amazing capabilities of the remarkable Victron MultiPlus-II for your RV life. Filmed: December 28, 2023 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 0:48 Our electrical problems […]

Ep. 309: Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame Convertible inflatable kayak | RV travel camping RVlife

Duration: 15:12

We’ve sold our venerable Necky Looksha Sport and purchased an Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame Convertible inflatable kayak to accompany our Eddyline Fathom, thanks to its versatility to be used as a single or tandem kayak, with an open cockpit or closed, as well as its convenient portability for RV life. But how does an inflatable kayak stack up to a hardshell boat? We’ll give it a shot in this week’s Grand Adventure, so come along! Filmed: May 22-24, 2023 CHAPTERS 0:00 […]

Ep. 305: Mopeka Pro ✔ RV Water Tank Sensor | DIY RV upgrade

Duration: 10:04

Traditional RV water tank sensors are woefully inaccurate. The Mopeka Pro ✔ will let us manage our boondocking resources more effectively by using ultrasound to share precisely how much water remains in our tank. We’ll explain the device and show you the installation in our RV. Filmed: April 22-23, 2023 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 0:42 What is the Mopeka Pro ✔? 2:45 Why traditional tank sensors don’t work 3:18 Installing the sensor 7:38 Using the Mopeka Pro ✔ 8:33 Wrap-up and […]

Ep. 304: What Have I Done?! | RV water tank repair

Duration: 22:48

RV life isn’t always rainbows and unicorns. This Grand Adventure is all about RV water tank repair, which nearly derailed our plans to get back out on the road this weekend. But how did we break it? (Hint: It was something really, really stupid!) And how did we repair it? Tune in to find out. Filmed: April 14-22, 2023 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 0:38 What happened? 4:00 How to repair an RV water tank 6:29 Repairing RV pex plumbing piping 16:19 […]

Ep. 303: RV Internet 5G Upgrade | Peplink Max BR1 Pro 5G cellular modem router T-Mobile Starlink

Duration: 23:40

As full-time RV’ers who work from the road, we’re always on the hunt for the ultimate mobile Internet as we travel around the country. This week we’re upgrading our RV modem/router to the Peplink/Pepwave Max BR1 Pro 5G, capable of ISP prioritization, two mobile carriers, carrier bonding and more. We’re also testing out the P800 data plan offered by MobileMustHave.com that provides 800 GB monthly on T-Mobile’s network, and using it in conjunction with Starlink satellite Internet. Filmed: April 13-18, […]

Ep. 300: Save BIG on Diesel! | RV travel Open Roads TSD RVlife RVliving

Duration: 6:49

As full-time RVers who travel all across the country, our biggest variable expense is fuel for our RV tow vehicle. Now that we’ve switched out our tow vehicle for a one-ton diesel pickup, we’ve joined the Open Roads diesel fuel program from TSD Logistics to save an enormous amount of money while refilling our tank. We’re actually paying far less per gallon for diesel than the 85 octane unleaded gasoline found locally! You can too, and we’ll show you how. […]

Ep. 299: RV Water Heater Annual Maintenance | recreational vehicle camper Suburban

Duration: 13:55

Once a year, it’s important to inspect and replace the anode rod in your RV water heater to prevent your tank and burner from corroding. In this episode of GrandAdventure we’ll explain how this works, and walk you through the important process of anode rod replacement and flushing out your hot water tank. Filmed: March 18, 2023 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 0:35 What’s an anode rod? 1:35 Removing and inspecting the old anode rod 3:17 Inspecting the hot water tank with […]

Ep. 298: RV Portable Dog Enclosure | pet travel FWX Rollick playpen

Duration: 10:26

Roughly two-thirds of RV travelers travel with their pets. If you’re like us, your pet is another member of your family, and we’d do almost anything to keep our Labrador Retriever Zoe happy. In this week’s Grand Adventure we’re trying out a portable dog enclosure from FXW, the FWX Rollick Playpen, that’s perfect for your pet’s RV life. Filmed: March 10-14, 2023 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 0:45 What is Grand Adventure? 1:25 Why a dog enclosure? 2:08 The FXW Rollick Space […]

Ep. 297: Keyless RV Lock Installation | upgrade modification gear Kohree

Duration: 15:15

In this week’s Grand Adventure we’re going to install a new Kohree keyless RV lock in our fifth wheel camper door. It’s an easy RV upgrade to improve your RV life. Filmed: March 2-5, 2023 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 00:33 What is Grand Adventure? 1:22 Why Kohree? 3:05 What’s in the box? 4:31 Installing the keyless RV entry lock 11:33 Programming the keyless RV 12:25 Conclusion & wrap-up FOR MORE INFORMATION Kohree RV Door Lock Keyless Entry on Amazon https://amzn.to/3ZnLswG Grand […]

Ep. 296: Replacing RV Propane Detectors | How to maintenance repair upgrade mod DIY

Duration: 9:14

Did you know that your RV’s propane detector (or combination LP/Carbon Monoxide detector) has an expiration date? These important life saving recreational vehicle devices are super easy to replace, and we’ll show you how and why. Filmed: December 21, 2022-February 23, 2023 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 0:34 Why replace your detector? 2:14 Replacing your detector 7:25 Wrap-up GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly for RV campers, including t-shirts, coffee mugs and more. Sales help to […]

Ep. 295: Starlink RV in 2023 | satellite Internet camping travel recreational vehicle

Duration: 11:34

In this week’s Grand Adventure we’re going to update you on Starlink satellite Internet for your RV for 2023. Starlink is rapidly evolving, and a lot has changed, even since our own videos on Starlink produced only a year ago. We’ll share everything you need to know about Starlink, including what’s good, what’s bad, and whether Starlink in your RV is for you. Filmed: February 20-21, 2023 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 0:49 What is Starlink? 2:18 Who is Starlink for? 2:56 […]

Ep. 294: MaxxAir MaxxFan Plus RV Upgrade | camping RVlife fan modification

Duration: 10:16

While we’re enjoying warmer weather in Quartzsite we’re embarking upon one of the best upgrades you can make to your RV, installing a MaxxAir MaxxFan Plus 4500K from Airxcel. This is a remarkable unit that will fit any existing 14″x14″ roof vent opening, featuring a 10-speed reversible fan capable of moving up to 900 cubic feet of air per minute. The transparent lid is motorized and includes a rain sensor that will automatically close the lid when it detects rainfall. […]

Ep. 293: Adding USB Outlets to Your RV | camping gear recreational vehicle

Duration: 12:04

The gadgets we own these days all seem to be charged via USB cables: cameras, drones, headlamps, tablets, and of course phones — and not only yours, but those of your family members, too! Yet most RV manufacturers only put one, maybe two USB ports in their campers. And if you’re really lucky they’re not dumb USB ports without any fast charging technology to regulate voltage and wattage. We’re here this week to show you a super simple and cost-effective […]

Ep. 290: Wyze Security Cameras for RV | camping gear travel

Duration: 11:24

We’ve been using various battery cameras for years to keep tabs on what’s going on outside our RV when we can’t see for ourselves. Seven months ago we opted to shift everything we’re utilizing over to the Wyze ecosystem, both inside and outside for dependability, quality and price. Know that this video is NOT sponsored in any way. Filmed: June 2022-January 2023 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 1:00 Why Wyze? 1:30 Wyze Cam Pan 2:07 Smart AI 2:30 Wyze Cam Plus 3:05 […]

Ep. 273: How They Build an RV | KZ Durango fifth wheel construction

Duration: 24:49

Have you ever wondered how your RV was made? We certainly did, so we visited the KZ Recreational Vehicles Durango plant in Shipshewana, Indiana to find out for ourselves, and we’re bringing you along on this Grand Adventure. We toured and filmed the factory during production hours with the company’s GM, documenting the building of a Durango from start to finish. We’ll even sit down with KZ’s president for a chat. Filmed: August 29-31, 2022 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 0:56 All […]

Ep. 263: Upgrade Your RV Mattress | Brooklyn Mattress review

Duration: 8:14

Are you uncomfortable with the mattress in your RV? Can you get a good mattress in one of those odd RV sizes? Yes you can! In this week’s Grand Adventure we take RV Mattress by Brooklyn Bedding for five weeks of test sleep, and share our opinions. Filmed: May 28-July 3, 2022 FOR MORE INFORMATION Visit rvmattress.com/grandadventure to get 20% off with the promo code “grandadventure”! GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly for RV […]

Ep. 257: Ryobi ONE+ 18V EZClean Review | RV camping gear boondocking

Duration: 9:57

We bought our Ryobi 18V ONE+ EZClean battery power washer at Home Depot nearly a year ago, but this is the first time that we’ve actually used it the way that we were thinking when we bought it. After four dusty weeks in the desert, now that we’re boondocking right next to a big lake with limitless water we can put the EZClean to task to clean our RV. Filmed: May 25, 2022 SPONSOR This episode of Grand Adventure is […]

Ep. 252: RV Insurance: Everything You Need to Know | Travel Camping RVlife fulltimeRV

Duration: 9:31

Throughout my entire professional life of nearly 35 years I’ve been in the insurance industry. In this week’s Grand Adventure we’ll discuss everything you need to know about RV insurance for weekenders and full-timers alike, including how to understand your insurance policy, RV insurance policies for weekend campers, how RV insurance policies for full-time RVers differ, and common fallacies and misconceptions about RV insurance. Filmed: April 26, 2022 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 1:29 RV insurance for weekend campers 2:50 How to […]

Ep. 250: Camping Power! | 1000W portable power station review OKMO G1000

Duration: 9:51

We’ve been carrying a 500-watt portable power station for several years, so when OKMO offered to send us their G1000 1000-watt power station for review we were enthused! A portable power station is a lithium battery bank, a power inverter and a solar charge controller all in one handy portable package. It’s self-contained to provide pure, clean 120-volt AC or 12-volt DC power. Use these for: Car, tent or RV camping; Tailgating; Powering tools away from a power source; Keeping […]

Ep. 249: Boondocking Machine! | Xantrex Freedom Pro XC 3000 install & test | RV travel camping

Duration: 7:19

Ever since we took delivery in October 2020, we’ve been working to turn our Durango fifth wheel into a true boondocking machine. Last year we installed 600 watts of solar on the roof and swapped out our two lead acid wet cell batteries for three Battle Born lithium batteries. But that was just the first phase. Even with doing our own labor the total buildout was going to cost us around $7,000 so we needed to stage the upgrades. Earlier […]

Ep. 248: RV Water from a Lake? | NoDirtyWater R3 water filtration test and review | RVlife RVliving

Duration: 7:36

We’re probably more excited about this RV accessory than any other in a long, long time. We came to RV camping by way of backpacking. We’d hike into remote lakes of the Uinta Mountains in northeastern Utah and filter water. The R3 water filtration system from nodirtywater has a 0.2-micron safety filter to purify water, removing giardia, cryptosporidia, E-Coli and other nasties. We love to camp next to the water, so we’ve often thought about how wonderful it would be […]

Ep. 247: Newair Electric Car Refrigerator-Freezer | RV truck cooler travel camping

Duration: 7:05

There are distinct advantages to using an electric cooler over a conventional cooler with ice: You can maintain an accurate temperature for food safety; You can keep frozen items frozen; and You don’t have to worry about melted ice ruining your food. We’ve been traveling in our RV with an electric cooler for over a year, so when Newair offered to send us one of their 48-quart dual zone electric coolers to test and evaluate, we jumped on the opportunity. […]

Ep. 245: Installing Dimmers for RV Lights | travel camping RVlife

Duration: 9:55

If you’re like many RV owners you’ve found the overhead 12V lights to be far too bright. In this week’s Grand Adventure we install two forms of 12V dimmers to soften the harshness of our RV’s lighting. Filmed: March 5-7, 2022 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 1:40 Installing the RecPro dimmer switch 5:02 Installing a dimmer-equipped puck light 7:08 The results 7:20 Dimming on OneControl 7:53 Get these dimmers for yourself 8:20 Wrap-up FOR MORE INFORMATION RecPro RV Dimmer Switch https://amzn.to/3vO9TqX acegoo […]

Ep. 244: Starlink Tests Roaming? | RV satellite Internet travel camping

Duration: 23:58

Starlink’s satellite Internet has been nothing short of transformative for our RV travel. But as Starlink continues to expand its service, moving locations has been everything from trivial to frustrating, depending on whether or not we’re moving to an open cell with available capacity. However, now Starlink appears to be experimenting with “roaming” where you can leave your service address in one location and move about at will! In this week’s Grand Adventure we sit down with two folks who […]

Ep. 243: Low-Power Portable Air Conditioning for Camping | RV travel boondocking

Duration: 9:05

In this episode of Grand Adventure we take a look at a potential way to stay cool while boondocking with a portable battery-powered air conditioner from Zero Breeze. We’ll test its cooling ability, power consumption, noise and more. Stay tuned to the end, as we’ll be giving you the chance to win one of these devices for yourself! Filmed: February 20, 2022 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 1:09 Zero Breeze Mark 2 2:47 Noise, power & cooling testing 5:17 Hot air & […]

Ep. 242: Big Solar Upgrade! | RV travel camping boondocking

Duration: 8:11

We’re now full-time RVers who use a lot of energy. Because we work full-time from the RV we’re running multiple computers, VOIP phones and more, all of which are energy hogs. And because it’s our home, many evenings we prefer to just sit and unwind on the couch in front of the television. On our recent visit to Quartzsite we found that while boondocking we were losing 5-10% battery state of charge per day, especially now that we have Starlink […]

Ep. 241: Moving Starlink Camp to Camp | RV travel camping satellite Internet

Duration: 10:47

Starlink has made RV travel with their satellite Internet service as easy as picking your new campsite on a map, to transfer service to your next location. But what if Starlink isn’t yet offered at your next location, or what if it’s already full at capacity? This week we share the process we used to successfully find a Starlink service address among all the snowbirding RV’ers in busy Quartzsite, Arizona during the congested Big Tent Week. Filmed: January 29-February 3, […]

Ep 239: How to Score a Sold-Out Campsite | Campnab RV travel camping

Duration: 10:07

Some of the most popular campgrounds around are government-operated campgrounds in National Parks, State Parks, National Forests, BLM, the Bureau of Reclamation, the US Army Corps of Engineers, and more, available on Recreation.gov and Reserve America. Their popularity, however, means that they’re often booked six months in advance. So how does an RV traveler score a last-minute spot in one of these beautiful locations? Stay tuned, for we explain how in this episode of Grand Adventure. Filmed: January 18, 2022 […]

Ep. 238: Starlink Satellite Internet for Your RV | travel camping

Duration: 13:12

Starlink is changing the game for RV travelers and remote workers with affordable high-speed broadband satellite Internet available almost anywhere. In this episode of Grand Adventure, after two years of waiting we share our first experiences with Starlink, including mounting their satellite “Dishy McFlatface” on our RV, running speed tests, and changing our service location. We’re hardly overstating things when we say that this will change everything about how we travel full-time in our RV, to work and play from […]

Ep. 237: Tiny PC for Your RV: travel camping computer Plex Subsonic media server

Duration: 8:48

When we went full-time in our RV we missed our media servers. Back in our sticks-and-bricks home we were running Plex and Subsonic servers for our collections of movies, TV shows and music, but our tower Home Theater PC was too large to move conveniently into our RV. Enter the MeLE PCG02, a full mini Windows 10 Professional desktop PC in a stick form factor. At only 5 inches long, 2 inches wide and 0.7 inches thick, it’s an amazing […]

Ep. 236: Why You Need a Dash Cam | Garmin Dash Cam 57 review RV travel

Duration: 10:22

If you’ve ever towed a trailer, or driven a motorhome or semi, you’ve already witnessed lots of people doing stupid things in front of you, expecting you to be able to stop that heavy rig on a dime. We’ve all had the guy who passes your RV, and then squeezes into your lane in front of you while slamming on the brakes in an effort to beat you to an exit ramp. When it comes to determining fault for these […]

Ep. 234: Ultimate RV Internet | Visible cellular Pepwave MAX Transit Duo LTE router

Duration: 24:46

With carrier redundancy and prioritization, and automatic failover, we’ve found our ultimate solution for RV Internet connectivity to work remotely from the road. Join us this week as we discuss our updated system that includes service on Visible mobile, AT&T, Verizon, campground Wi-Fi and soon to include Starlink, too, all handled by one device: the Pepwave MAX Transit Duo LTE router, which we started using in October. Filmed: December 20, 2021 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 1:23 Updates to Visible Mobile 6:16 […]

Ep. 224: RV Lifestyle Roundtable – Roaming With Rosie | travel camping RVlife full time RV

Duration: 25:20

This week we’re taking a momentary break from our current string of Grand Adventure travel episodes to sit down with friends Linda and Jamie with the YouTube channel @Roaming With Rosie to discuss transitioning to full-time RV life, the nature of RV travel in 2021, factors to consider when choosing an RV, and of course their YouTube RV channel. Filmed: September 12, 2021 on location at Manzano’s RV Park in Silver City, New Mexico CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 1:04 A different […]

Ep. 208: Full Time RV Boondocking Update | travel camping RVlife 2021

Duration: 18:15

We’re going to take a break this week from our string of travel episodes to update you on our camping transition to full-time RV life. We’ll talk about our new fifth wheel and towing it with our Toyota Tundra, our solar array and LiFePO4 batteries, what’s going well, what we’d change, our expenses, what it’s like to RV on a wing and a prayer in 2021, and any regrets we have about going full-time. Filmed: June 18, 2021 CHAPTERS 0:00 […]

Ep. 202: RV Lifestyle Roundtable | travel camping fulltime weekend part-time

Duration: 24:40

What’s it like transitioning to full-time RV life? What challenges are faced by a full-time RVer? What are the best and worst things about traveling in an RV? We sit down in beautiful Moab, Utah with  @Homie At Large  to discuss all of this and more in our first RV Lifestyle Roundtable at Grand Adventure! Filmed: May 11, 2021 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 1:50 What made you decide to go full-time? 5:12 Solar and lithium for boondocking 6:20 What have you […]

Ep. 199: Xantrex Bluetooth Remote Panel for Freedom X/XC Power Inverters & Inverter-Chargers | RV

Duration: 19:27

A power inverter should be mounted as close as possible to the battery bank in your RV, but that makes it inconvenient to monitor and control from inside your RV’s living space. In this episode of Grand Adventure we install and test the Xantrex Bluetooth Remote Panel for Freedom X/XC power inverters and inverter-chargers, and in the process share how much simpler it is to configure a Freedom X or XC using the Xantrex mobile app. However, the installation procedure […]

Ep. 197: Why You Need a Wireless RV Battery Monitor | DIY how-to upgrade

Duration: 17:35

We just finished installing our new solar system and lithium iron phosphate batteries in our Durango fifth wheel RV, and now it’s time to install a battery monitor to keep track of our battery consumption and state of charge. A battery monitor is like a fuel gauge in a car. You don’t absolutely need one to drive the car, but it sure provides some valuable information. Boondocking effectively in your RV is all about resource management, and power management requires […]

Ep. 196: RV Solar Panel Install & Lithium Battery Upgrade | DIY how-to

Duration: 15:16

Our new solar panels and lithium batteries for our RV have finally arrived! In this episode of Grand Adventure we install two new 200W Renogy monocrystalline solar panels on the roof of our fifth wheel, and put three new Battle Born lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries in our battery bank. Filmed: March 19-26, 2021 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 0:41 Meet The RV Addict 1:35 Installing two new 200W Renogy solar panels 5:59 Tilting the solar panels 7:07 Upgrading our battery bank […]

Ep. 195: Solera Awning Front Shade for Your RV | accessories gear DIY how-to

Duration: 8:31

With our patio awning 10 feet off the ground, we wanted a way to maintain shade in our outdoor living area when the afternoon sun gets low in the sky. Join us as we check out and install the Solera Super Shade Front Panel from Lippert Controls on our Durango fifth wheel’s patio awning. Filmed: March 12-22, 2021 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 2:09 Unboxing 3:00 How it works 3:21 Installation 5:50 Functionality 6:17 Tear-down 7:06 Wrap-up and what’s next FOR MORE […]

Ep. 194 RV Upgrade Season | RV camping how-to DIY solar lithium safety

Duration: 12:42

Spring has sprung! Now that winter is waning and warmer weather has arrived, folks are getting their RVs ready for a full season of camping enjoyment ahead. That often includes RV upgrades, and even with our new fifth wheel we’re no different. Join us to walk through what we’re doing for our RV this season, including solar panel upgrades, converting to lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries, and a simple, inexpensive and convenient way to stow and carry sewer hoses. We’re […]

Ep. 190: How to Carry a Kayak or Canoe with a Fifth Wheel | RV travel camping kayaking RVlife

Duration: 12:58

Up until now we always carried our 14.5-foot touring kayak on a rack on our camper shell, but now that we own a fifth wheel we faced a dilemma: how to transport a full-length sea kayak or canoe while also towing a fifth wheel RV? We decided to try a unique solution, and we share our trial and error, as well as our ultimate success on this episode of Grand Adventure. Filmed: February 11-15, 2021 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 1:43 Our […]

Ep. 189: Full-Time Winter RV Living | Travel Camping RVlife

Duration: 9:08

Now nearly 7 weeks into full-time RV life in our new fifth wheel, you’ve had a lot of questions for us. This week we’re going to answer your most common questions about our transition to full-time RV living during the winter months, and share a terrific flag pole solution for your rig, too. Filmed: January 4-February 8, 2020 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 0:58 Keeping the RV warm in winter weather 3:42 Do we miss living in a real house? 4:16 How […]

Ep.185: Upgrade Your RV Lighting | camper how-to DIY upgrading interior lights

Duration: 13:25

Just like most RVs these days, our fifth wheel’s ceiling is lined with inexpensive bright white LED dome lights that actually put off a rather harsh light. We decided to replace the two over the kitchen sink island, and the two above our dining table with attractive 12-volt glass pendant lights that we found online. In this week’s episode of Grand Adventure we share just how easy it is to spruce up your RV’s interior by upgrading some of your […]

Ep. 184: How to Receive Packages While Traveling | RV camping travel mail

Duration: 7:54

While traveling there are times that you will need something delivered that you can’t get locally, like a part for your RV — especially if you’re in a rural area. It’s actually really easy to receive packages no matter where you’re camping, and we explain how we receive parcels on the road in this episode of Grand Adventure. CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 1:20 Amazon 3:23 UPS 4:00 US Postal Service 5:05 Using a pack & ship store 5:40 Ship to store […]

Ep. 183: RV Whisper | Remote Monitoring System | test install review | pet safety

Duration: 22:39

Whether you’re looking to monitor your RV for your pet’s safety, or your RV’s temperature, humidity, battery, shore power and propane levels, RV Whisper is the best remote monitoring system we’ve ever come across for use in your motorhome, travel trailer or fifth wheel. All data is available from within the RV or on the other side of the globe. In this week’s episode we introduce, install, test and review RV Whisper for our Grand Adventurers. CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 0:41 […]

Ep. 181: How to Find Great Boondocking Campsites | RV travel camping DIY

Duration: 21:02

The RV industry projects that by the end of 2020 they will have shipped half a million new units to dealers this year, setting a new record. The industry also estimates that there are 9 million US households with an RV. Most of those new units are being snapped up by first-time buyers as a safe way to travel during the coronavirus pandemic. That means that we can expect at least a 5% increase in campers looking for a campsite, […]

Ep. 180: WolfWise 12.5-foot Telescoping Ladder | RV accessories maintenance gear

Duration: 6:20

Sure, our RV has a ladder to access the roof, but you can’t beat this 12.5-foot telescoping extension ladder for cleaning and maintenance along the sides of your RV. Its ease of use, light weight, small size when collapsed, and portability makes this ladder perfect for #RVlife, taking up very little storage space in your rig or tow vehicle. WolfWise sent us this ladder to test and share with you, along with a special discount code just for our Grand […]

Ep. 179: Huge Changes for Grand Adventure? | RV camping travel RVlife

Duration: 9:55

In our Episode 177 from The Wedge we shared the failing wall structure in our 2016 Evo T2050. In this episode, we share what we’re doing to solve the problem. Tune in as we reveal our solution! Filmed: November 1-6, 2020 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 0:51 Our dilemma 3:30 Our solution 7:53 Huge changes for Grand Adventure 8:44 Wrap-up and what’s next FOR MORE INFORMATION Motor Sportsland http://motorsportsland.com/ KZ Durango Half-Ton 283RLT https://www.kz-rv.com/products/durango-half-ton-fifth-wheels/D283RLT.html GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun […]

Ep. 178: BougeRV Portable AC/DC Refrigerator-Freezer | Review & Test | RV camping travel gear

Duration: 8:17

Instead of buying ice that will melt in a cooler, resulting in inconsistent temperatures and wet, soggy food, we try this 30-quart 12/24V DC & 120/240V AC portable refrigerator-freezer from BougeRV. This is a perfect way to keep food and beverages safely chilled, and frozen items frozen solid for camping, car and truck travel, and more. And we’ve arranged not only a discount for our viewers, but also one to giveaway for free to one of our lucky Grand Adventurers! […]

Ep. 152: Haloview Rear View RV Camera System | Installation, Test & Review Side-View

Duration: 15:46

We’ve been towing our travel trailer for 3 years without being able to see anything behind it…until now. Join us as we unbox, install, test and review Haloview’s MC7109 7” 720P HD Digital Wireless Rear View Camera System and CA112 Wireless RV Side Marker Light Cameras. These have a 120-degree field of view, infrared night vision, and IP-69K waterproofness for unparalleled vision of other traffic behind and alongside our RV. They’re a game-changer for our RV travels! Although Haloview provided […]

Ep. 142: Rover Roamer Camping Dog Zipline | RV travel tips tricks how-to

Duration: 11:10

Our dog Zoe is always along on all of our Grand Adventures. But we’ve been frustrated while leashing her in campgrounds, as she’s always tangling her tie-out on trees, furniture, picnic tables, fire rings and more. So facing the potential for spending more time in campgrounds this coming season, we opted to try the Sky Track portable dog zip line from Rover Roamer, and boy…did we come away impressed! This product is extremely well made and well worth the premium […]

Ep. 141: 10 Favorite RV Camping Apps | tips tricks how-to

Duration: 14:55

Today’s smartphones are hand-held computers more powerful than our home PCs of only a few years ago. It therefore only makes sense that an RV traveler should leverage their smartphone with apps that make RV camping easier and more enjoyable. We take a close-up look at 10 of our favorite apps that we use in our RV life. FOR MORE INFORMATION Gas Buddy https://www.gasbuddy.com/App Google Maps Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.maps&hl=en_US iOS: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/google-maps-transit-food/id585027354 Backcountry Navigator https://www.backcountrynavigator.com/ OpenSignal https://www.opensignal.com/apps Satellite Director https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=zekitez.com.satellitedirector&hl=en_US Roadbreakers Android: […]

Ep. 140: Camping Safety & Security | RV monitoring remote cameras

Duration: 10:47

This week we’re going to talk a bit more about security and personal safety while camping, and update you about how our perspective may have changed a bit after a situation in Texas this past fall hit a little too close to home for comfort: the murders of full-time RVers James & Michelle Butler of New Hampshire. The Butlers had been boondocking just a mile or two north of our spot on the beach on Padre Island in south Texas. […]

Ep. 129: Installing a BougeRV RV Cover | review tips tricks how-to

Duration: 8:51

If you’re looking for a reasonably priced RV cover, or if you’ve ever struggled getting your cover on your RV, this video is for you. We’re proponents of covering your RV when not in use to keep it out of the elements over the winter, and BougeRV sent us their very economically priced RV Cover to evaluate for you, our Grand Adventurers! FOR MORE INFORMATION Get 10% off on a BougeRV RV Cover through Dec. 31, 2019 with coupon code […]

Ep. 128: Our Top 10 RV Camping Gifts

Duration: 21:12

If you’re shopping for an RV camper, hiker, or outdoors lover this holiday season, we’ve got 10 terrific gift ideas ranging from under $10 to over $300 — something for everyone on your list! FOR MORE INFORMATION Our propane fire pit https://amzn.to/2LkpYwS 18′ Low pressure propane hose for fire pit https://amzn.to/3807GKS Mopeka LP Tank Check https://amzn.to/2ONbaZN Mr. Heater Buddy https://amzn.to/2sIjbqd Aeropress https://amzn.to/2LjOXQQ FRS radios https://amzn.to/2ReOjI0 Viair 88p air compressor https://amzn.to/37ZxQNP RV camper salt & pepper shakers https://amzn.to/2r8Hn4B Interagency Pass https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/passes.htm […]

Episode 117: Cheap Truly Unlimited Internet for Your RV | camping tips tricks how-to

Duration: 8:07

Working from the road, we needed truly unlimited, uncapped, unthrottled mobile hotspot data to be able to work from our RV. We found a cheap pre-paid plan without any limitations whatsoever, and we share it with you on this episode of Grand Adventure! FOR MORE INFORMATION Visible Mobile: https://www.visible.com/ (referral code BcPHP) $19 Visible R2 Android phone: https://www.visible.com/shop/smartphones/visible-r2-zte HooToo TripMate Nano router: https://amzn.to/32LxPcO GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly for RV campers, including t-shirts, […]

Ep. 115: Jackery Explorer 500 & SolarSaga 100 Lithium Power Bank Review | RV camping gear

Duration: 8:01

Whether you’re car camping or tent camping, or traveling in an RV and want a separate 110V/12V power supply, a lithium power bank serves a myriad of uses. We’re reviewing the brand new Jackery Explorer 500, a 518Wh power station with a 500W pure sine wave inverter, and its companion SolarSaga 100 solar panel. Filmed: August 24, 2019 FOR MORE INFORMATION: Jackery Explorer 500: https://amzn.to/2Zo8urz (20% off coupon code: Adventure500) https://www.jackery.com/products/explorer-500w-portable-power-station Jackery SolarSaga 100 solar panel: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Q71LX84 https://www.jackery.com/products/solarsaga-100w-solar-panel GET GRAND […]

Ep. 113: Safe Camping in Bear Country | RV camping tips tricks how-to

Duration: 10:04

Whether tent camping or traveling with an RV, in this episode we’ll share how to safely camp in bear country! Black bears or grizzly bears, we’ve got ’em covered. GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly for RV campers, including t-shirts, coffee mugs and more. Sales help to support Grand Adventure to keep bringing you outdoor adventure videos each and every week. Visit https://teespring.com/stores/grandadventure to browse our selection. USE WHAT WE USE We’ve opened a […]

Ep. 111: Refilling 1-lb. Propane Tanks | RV camping tips tricks and how-to

Duration: 8:10

Most of us have camping appliances that use one-pound propane canisters, but those little devils can be awfully expensive! We save a ton of money by refilling those one-pound propane tanks from a 20-pound barbecue propane tank for less than a quarter of the cost of buying 1-pound tanks. It’s simple and quick, and we’ll show you how we do it. DISCLAIMER: Working with propane is dangerous, as propane is a highly flammable and explosive gas. Do not try this […]

Episode 107: Top 10 RV Essentials for Newbies | RV camping gear how-to

Duration: 15:43

So, you just spent all that money on a new RV and you’re ready now to hit the road, right? Wrong. You need to set aside a couple of grand for things you’re going to need to purchase for your RV travels. In this episode of Grand Adventure we share the Top 10 RV Essentials for Newbies that we’ve tried, tested and can vouch for ourselves. FOR MORE INFORMATION Essentials for RV Newbies: https://www.amazon.com/shop/GrandAdventure?listId=2WC1KETW7IQ0G&cv_ct_id=amzn1.idea.2WC1KETW7IQ0G&cv_ct_pg=storefront&cv_ct_wn=aip-storefront&ref=exp_cov_grandadventure_vl_vv_d Unhitched USA: https://unhitchedusa.com The McMillan Express […]

Ep. 105: Boondocking Security | RV tips tricks how-to

Duration: 5:55

Those who have followed our channel Grand Adventure for a while already know that we’d much rather boondock than camp in a campground or RV park. But we’re often asked by folks who may be new to boondocking, about whether or not we’re concerned for our security camping alone out in the wilds. We’re here to explain in this video why we’re not concerned at all, and with only a very few precautions we’ve never had our security threatened, or […]

Episode 94: Mopeka LP Tank Check Update – Fail & Fix | RV gear tips tricks how-to

Duration: 5:42

We’ve loved our Mopeka LP Tank Check from AP Products for its precise information on how much propane is left in our RV camper’s propane tanks. It’s the best propane gauge solution we’ve found, so we were incredibly disappointed when it stopped functioning correctly. But there’s a known defect in the company’s second generation units. We found out what that defect was, and what the company is doing about it. We’ll share both in this episode of Grand Adventure! FOR […]

Episode 92: RVX The RV Experience – Part 2 | RV trade show camping 2019

Duration: 16:45

RVX The RV Experience isn’t a consumer RV show. Staged by the RV Industry Association, this inaugural edition of RVX in Salt Lake City, Utah is already the RV industry’s biggest trade event, celebrating innovation and helping to grow the RV consumer market. It brings the industry together in a venue where manufacturers and suppliers can unveil the latest RV products to their dealer and manufacturer partners – and provides the first spring opportunity for dealers to write new model […]

Episode 91: RVX The RV Experience – Part 1 | RV trade show camping 2019

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RVX The RV Experience isn’t a consumer RV show. Staged by the RV Industry Association, this inaugural edition of RVX in Salt Lake City, Utah is already the RV industry’s biggest trade event, celebrating innovation and helping to grow the RV consumer market. It brings the industry together in a venue where manufacturers and suppliers can unveil the latest RV products to their dealer and manufacturer partners – and provides the first spring opportunity for dealers to write new model […]

Episode 88: Top 10 Tips for Safe Mountain Driving & Towing | RV travel how-to tips tricks

Duration: 8:02

Spending time in the mountains is one of the best ways to enjoy your RV. If you’re not accustomed to mountain driving, however, towing a heavy camper up and down steep, long grades can be intimidating, or even unsafe. We’re here to share our top 10 tips for safely driving across big mountain passes, with or without a trailer. Filmed: February 23-24, 2019 (plus library footage shot 2017-18) FOR MORE INFORMATION Vgate Bluetooth OBDII Scanner https://amzn.to/2U88mGK Torque Pro https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.prowl.torque (Android […]

Episode 87: Air Compressor for Outdoor Adventure | RV offroad travel tips tricks how-to

Duration: 9:36

If you’re traveling off-road it’s often important to air down your truck tires, both to soften the ride over rocky terrain, and to provide your tires with enhanced grip, especially if you’re driving through loose sand. However, once you get back to asphalt you need a quick and efficient way to air your tires back up to their proper pressure, lest you risk experiencing a blowout. Likewise, if you’re driving a motorhome or towing a camping trailer, it’s essential to […]

Episode 86: RV Camping with Dogs | RV travel tips tricks how-to

Duration: 13:55

According to a survey conducted by the Recreational Vehicle Industries Association (RVIA), 61% of us go RVing with our four-legged companions. After an entire season on the road in 2018, we’ve assembled our tricks and tips for traveling in your RV with your dog. Filmed: February 12, 2019 (plus our own stock footage filmed 2017-2018) FOR MORE INFORMATION AmazonBasics Tie-Out Cable for Dogs https://amzn.to/2GD5duF 4Knines Extra-Large Dog Seat Cover with Hammock for Cars, Trucks and SUVs https://amzn.to/2TMCYNQ 3 Qt. WaterBoy […]

Episode 85: Travel With a Drone | RV adventure travel tips tricks how to

Duration: 9:44

If you’re thinking about buying a drone to film or photograph your travel and camping adventures, in our Episode 85 we show you how we use our versatile, compact and incredibly portable DJI Mavic Pro drone to capture stunning footage for Grand Adventure. Filmed: January 31 to February 2, 2019 FOR MORE INFORMATION DJI Mavic Pro 4k Quadcopter Drone Starter Bundle https://amzn.to/2GoJkPv DJI Mavic 2 Zoom Drone Quadcopter https://amzn.to/2UKJzIO PolarPro Phone Mount for DJI Mavic Pro/Mavic Platinum https://amzn.to/2GpXUGs Multiple battery […]

Episode 84: 10 Boondocking Do’s and Don’ts

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RVers call dispersed camping, or camping outside of a campground without hookups or other facilities, “boondocking.” But if you’re new to boondocking, you might not understand that there are some unwritten rules of etiquette while camping in the backcountry. We’re here to offer 10 “dos” and “don’ts” for successful boondocking in your RV. GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly for RV campers, including t-shirts, coffee mugs and more. Sales help to support Grand Adventure […]

Episode 40: Two Simple RV Storage Ideas | RV camping tips tricks hacks | Grand Adventure

Duration: 4:24

In this episode of Grand Adventure we share two tips for maximizing the limited storage space in your RV. FOR MORE INFORMATION ClosetMaid 2-Tier Kitchen Cabinet Organizer https://amzn.to/2xC3939 IKEA SVIRA Hanging Storage https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90300297/ GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly for RV campers, including t-shirts, coffee mugs and more. Sales help to support Grand Adventure to keep bringing you outdoor adventure videos each and every week. Visit https://teespring.com/stores/grandadventure to browse our selection. USE WHAT WE […]

Episode 39: weBoost 4G X RV Cell Phone Signal Booster – Test, Review & Installation

Duration: 16:38

Tired of weak cell phone signal while camping? We test and install the weBoost 4G-X RV cell phone signal booster, and were impressed both with the results and how easy it was to install in our travel trailer. Turn a weak, useless cell signal into something completely usable for both voice and data. FOR MORE INFORMATION weBoost 4G-X RV cell phone signal booster https://amzn.to/2J8mWZq Dicor self-leveling lap sealant https://amzn.to/2LjcVJr Eternabond RV roof sealant tape https://amzn.to/2xEohFY GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve […]

Ep. 35: Mobile USB Internet Router for Your RV

Duration: 5:44

In Episode 35 of Grand Adventure we review the HooToo TripMate Nano, a tiny inexpensive USB-powered DC Internet router you can use in your RV to share files among connected devices, share your Internet connection across multiple devices, and even help out as a poor man’s cell booster while you’re off the grid. FOR MORE INFORMATION HooToo TripMate portable USB Internet router http://amzn.to/2BUQY3a GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly for RV campers, including t-shirts, […]

Episode 32: MindShift Ultralight Dual 36L Photography Hybrid Backpack Review

Duration: 5:36

Very few camera backpacks are designed and built with the hiker in mind, but the Ultralight Dual 36L from MindShift borrows the best from both worlds, photography and hiking. With a hydration sleeve, a hiking pack harness, a stable tripod carry and a padded camera section that can be removed and used as a shoulder or hip bag, the MindShift Ultralight Dual holds great promise for the active photographer. We decided to put it through its paces. Filmed on location […]

Episode 30: Top 10 RV Websites

Duration: 17:13

Luckily for us, we live in an age of electronic information. That’s a great thing for RV campers, whether advance planning a trip, getting info from the road, or learning how to diagnose and fix a problem. In Episode 30 of Grand Adventure we’ll look at our own Top 10 list of RV-related websites. FOR MORE INFORMATION iRV2: http://irv2.com Facebook http://Facebook.com Recreation.gov http://recreation.gov U.S. National Forest Motor Vehicle Use Maps https://www.fs.fed.us/recreation/programs/ohv/ohv_maps.shtml Grand Adventure Ep. 6 – Boondocking 101: https://youtu.be/TTRw3A-IIZY Google […]

Episode 28: RV-Mounted Grill

Duration: 4:26

Instead of a grill that you take out and put away each time, how about one that you could leave mounted outside your RV at all times, in camp or while driving? We found a way to do just that! There’s no need to remove this one for the road. Save time setting up and breaking camp, or simply pull over for a quick roadside BBQ. FOR MORE INFORMATION Magma 15″ stainless steel Marine Kettle gas grill https://amzn.to/2Gtt90y (a 17″ party size […]

Episode 26: Perfect Camping Coffee

Duration: 7:19

We’ve been searching high and low for the best method to brew a perfect cup of coffee while boondocking, without using any electricity whatsoever, and we’ve finally found it! No generator, no battery/inverter use, and cleanup is a breeze using little to no water. Watch Episode 26 of Grand Adventure to find out how. FOR MORE INFORMATION  AeroPress coffee and espresso maker with zippered nylon tote bag and bonus 350 filters: http://amzn.to/2Hs3ntU Manual conical burr coffee grinder: http://amzn.to/2tCoszv GET GRAND ADVENTURE […]

Episode 24: Champion 75537i Inverter Generator with Remote Start – Review

Duration: 6:09

We’ve now spent one full camping season with our Champion 75537i 3100W inverter generator with remote start, and we couldn’t be more pleased with its performance, reliability and value. In this review we’ll show you how this generator can enhance your camping and RVing experience! Filmed February 22, 2018 in Cottonwood Heights, Utah. No one supplied us with any consideration — monetary, product or otherwise — to produce this review. GET ONE FOR YOURSELF Champion 75537i 3100W inverter generator with […]

Episode 22: 2018 Utah RV Show

Duration: 10:11

Come along with us at the 2018 Utah RV Show, where we check out the latest and greatest while our friends Abby and Colin embark upon their own Grand Adventure, searching for their very first RV. Filmed February 15-17, 2018 at the Mountain America Exposition Center in Sandy, Utah. Utah RV Show: http://UtahRVShow.com GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly for RV campers, including t-shirts, coffee mugs and more. Sales help to support Grand Adventure […]

Episode 20: Quiet Your Water Pump — Super Easy, Cheap RV Hack!

Duration: 3:21

Are you tired of all that vibrating racket every time you turn the faucet on? Quieting your water pump is one of the simplest, cheapest RV hacks you can do.  In this episode of Grand Adventure we’ll show you how easy it is to quiet your water pump once and for all! Filmed November 11, 2017 at Cottonwood Heights, Utah. QUIET YOUR OWN WATER PUMP Half-inch split foam pipe insulation http://amzn.to/2EnnzfV GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky […]

Episode 18: Simple Satellite TV for Your RV

Duration: 4:39

Join us on our continuing Grand Adventure in our RV! In this episode we look at how incredibly simple and cost effective it is to add live Dish Network satellite television to your recreational vehicle with the portable King Tailgater antenna and Wally receiver. Filmed October 22, 2017 at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Wendover, Utah. Special thanks to https://YouTube.com/toddcopeland for the camera work! ADD SATELLITE TV TO YOUR RV KING VQ4550 Tailgater portable automatic satellite TV antenna and DISH […]

Episode 16: A Simple Solar Solution for Your RV

Duration: 4:05

Join us on our continuing Grand Adventure in our RV! In this episode we’re sharing our simple solar charging solution for our RV batteries. No installation required, and all of our trailer’s 110V AC outlets are powered! Filmed Oct. 22, 2017 at the Bonneville Salt Flats in northwestern Utah. SOLAR Renogy 200W Eclipse folding monocrystalline solar suitcase with PWM solar controller: http://amzn.to/2DfCdnC Renogy MC-4 to SAE adapter: http://amzn.to/2DgPRqE Halo 1500W power inverter: http://amzn.to/2Ca5Sln CAMPSITE https://goo.gl/maps/WKheULp4apo (Episode 7 from the Bonneville […]

Episode 14: Finding and Refilling Boondocking Water

Duration: 6:09

How to you find water for boondocking, and while you’re out camping how do you refill your tanks without having to move your RV or travel trailer? We’re here to answer both of those questions in Episode 14 of Grand Adventure! Filmed Nov. 22, 2017 at Lone Rock Beach and Wahweap Marina & RV Campground on Lake Powell, Utah/Arizona. PRODUCTS REFERENCED IN THIS VIDEO: 45-gallon fresh water folding storage tank http://amzn.to/2zwrML0 12-volt water transfer pump http://amzn.to/2Ag3ExD Orbit water flow meter […]

Episode 12: How to Keep Your RV Dump Valves From Freezing

Duration: 10:57

If you go winter camping with your RV or travel trailer, exposed drain pipes and dump valves are at a significant risk for freezing. Learn how to modify your dump valves and drain pipes to prevent cracked piping and a filthy frozen mess! Filmed in Cottonwood Heights, UT November 11, 2017. PRODUCTS TO FROST-PROOF YOUR OWN RV DUMP VALVES Wrap-On Pipe Heating Cable http://amzn.to/2zBDmrn Frost King Foil Backed Fiberglass Pipe Wrap http://amzn.to/2yuwBE9 Foil tape http://amzn.to/2zDoab2 GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve […]

Episode 10: Upgrade Your RV Shower

Duration: 6:26

Upgrade the shower in your RV quickly and easily! An invigorating Oxygenics shower head is one of the best modifications you can make to your travel trailer or motor home. Join us as we review and install the Oxygenics Body Spa RV shower head. We were not compensated in any way for this video, and we purchased the Oxygenics Body Spa RV shower head ourselves. GET ONE FOR YOUR RV! Oxygenics Body Spa RV – white – http://amzn.to/2AcGO9z Oxygenics Body […]

Episode 8: How to Winterize Your RV

Duration: 14:41

Winterizing your RV is easy! Join us as we walk through step-by-step how to winterize your motor home or travel trailer. Do it yourself, save some money and learn more about your RV in the process. And along the way, we’ll show you how to install a winterizing kit to make preparing the RV for subsequent winters a real breeze. Filmed in Cottonwood Heights, Utah — November 4, 2017. WINTERIZATION TOOLS AND PRODUCTS USED IN THIS VIDEO Camco Antifreeze: http://amzn.to/2y1wQ9I […]

Episode 6: Boondocking 101 – How to Find That Perfect Spot

Duration: 9:09

Camping on public land is a special experience. Unlike staying in a campground, you can find unique and beautiful places off the grid with no neighbors in sight, often right next to special amenities like a mountain lake, a bubbling stream or a desert mesa. The peace and solitude can be unmatched. And perhaps best of all, it’s usually absolutely free! But how do you find these spots? How do you know that they’re legal to camp? That’s what we’re […]

Episode 4: Mopeka LP Tank Check from AP Products – Review and Installation

Duration: 9:57

Find a better way to check the propane tank levels in your RV (or your BBQ)! This is a product review and installation of the Mopeka LP Tank Check system from AP Products. Filmed in late September 2017 at Cottonwood Heights, Utah. GET THE MOPEKA LP TANK CHECK SYSTEM Two sensors with remote monitor and spacer feet http://amzn.to/2xFrakI Two sensors without remote monitor and spacer feet http://amzn.to/2gEIe4A One sensor without remote monitor http://amzn.to/2xHre8 Extra set of aluminum tank bottom spacer […]