Limit switches on Quadra/Bigfoot Hydraulic Levelling Systems

Let me start by saying the Bigfoot hydraulic leveling system is one of the best out there.  Powered extend and retract, and in the case of the system I have, automatic levelling and separate pumps for each jack. When I bought my rig, used, the control panel always showed all jacks were up.  Everything worked…

Three-Way Circuits without a Three-Way Switch

Here’s the answer to an electrical question nobody’s asking: How do I operate a 3-way circuit without a three way switch?  Why would I want to do that? As part of a kitchen remodel, I was wanting to clean up the mess of switches around the end of the kitchen cabinets.  Right by the entry…

Soud Vide Part 3: Cooking your first meal

Want to start from the beginning?  Head to part 1. Lets walk through preparing a meal sous vide. For this meal we are going to cook beef.  We got a great deal on a whole round cut at our local Kroger.  This cut weighs about 4 lbs and should be good for about 4-6 servings…

Sous Vide Part 2: Getting the Gear

In part 1, we introduced sous vide cooking.  This time around, we’ll be talking about the equipment we’ve used.  There are a few popular models we haven’t tried yet, and we may do a more technical review later if there’s interest.  The intent this time is to show you what you’ll need to get started. …

Sous Vide Part 1: What does it mean for the RV lifestyle?

For the traveling RVer, the issue of eating well while on the road is a common one. It can be difficult to invest in a good home cooked meal when you could just eat fast food or snacks while on the road. When you are finally hooked up, sometimes it is hard to get moving…

Easy way to a freshwater hose reel

Do you ever get frustrated rolling up a damp hose that’s collected all kinds of dirt and grass clippings? I know I did—especially in the humid south, when leaving in the morning, everything would be damp. Sometimes I’d think ahead, and remember to grab a paper towel to clean the hose when unhooking, but that…

Tell us what you would like to learn!

Howdy! This site exists to help share information we have learned while living full time in an RV. When we attend rallies, we often find ourselves helping out with problems other RV-ers face, and answering some questions regularly. Those questions and experiences form the basis for the articles and series we will be sharing on…

Door latches, part 1: What type of door latches do you have?

Have you ever noticed that most door latches on RV doors, especially on trailers and compartment doors, resemble a residential door latch more so that what’s on a car? It’s really a significant safety problem—in terms of somebody or something falling out, or somebody unwanted gaining access. On the maiden voyage in my current motorhome,…

Welcome to RV Nerds

Greetings RV-lings, Dave and John, RV-ing engineers here. Through our RV tinkerings we have made many discoveries that may appeal to our fellow RV community, and we are now putting the pen to paper to share them with you. Yes that was figurative, since there is no way you could read our handwriting. Please feel…