Has your Keystone RV Decals Rubbed off?

I love our Montana Fifth Wheel and am a big fan of the Montana product, but the decals have been a real problem on this one and the last one we owned.  I did find that Keystone has been very helpful by sending us new decals.  Apparently they had a real issue a few years ago with all of their decals, something out of their control, and they are still hearing from owners today with peeling decal issues.  I have heard that if you keep a good coat of wax on your RV it will prevent this peeling, but we were too late and one of ours was bad on the Mountaineer so we had it removed and buffed out.  You can see a slight discoloration on the front cap where this was removed but the sun has to be shining in just the right angle to see it.  Don’t let the decal ruin your Keystone RV experience, call Keystone RV and see what they can do.

UPDATE: May 30th, If you are still searching for new Keystone decals you can contact Retail parts sales at Keystone RV at 866-425-4369. They should be able to help you out.


Did RV Antifreeze Eat the Anode Rod in your Water Heater?

That may sound a little silly, but thousands of RV owners winterized their RVs and added RV antifreeze a few months ago.  Now it’s Spring and time to do a little Spring maintenance on your RV.  If you have a Suburban water heater take time now to unscrew the drain plug and look at the anode rod.  If it looks like a skinny clothes hanger wire, then it’s time to invest in a new anode rod.  For less than $20 you can replace the anode rod and extend the life of your water heater.  The anode rod attracts the corrosive elements in water.  RV antifreeze and minerals in tap water eat away at the anode rod and when the anode rod is gone, it starts eating the interior of your water heater and, before you know it, you’re spending a lot more than $20. When replacement is necessary, unscrew the old one and insert the new one.

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Cheese Rollups

If you need something quick and easy and yet tasty try this great treat. This is something the whole family will enjoy. If you have never tried it make it on your next trip and let us know how you liked it!!


  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup cheddar, shredded
  • 1/2 jar pepper salsa
  • 2 green onions, diced
  • 1 pkg. flour tortillas

Mix all but flour tortillas together with hand mixer. Spread thinly on flour tortillas. Roll up the tortillas, wrap in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours. After they are chilled, cut into 3/4 inch slices.

It Is Extremely Important To Have Your RV Insured

Do you already own a RV or are you looking to purchase one soon? Then you must be sure to buy RV insurance. There are a number of reasons that you must insure your RV with RV insurance. Why? RV insurance differs from your car insurance because while your RV is a vehicle, it is a home also.  And while it is a home, it is also a vehicle.  So your insurance must cover both.

A couple of other important reasons that you need insurance are; one of the many things that RV insurance can do for you is helping you out in the event of an accident. If you are involved in an accident and your RV is damaged you will have to have that damage fixed.  Without insurance you will be left with the cost of the repairs coming out of your wallet. If you have proper insurance coverage you will get significant help, a couple hundred dollar deductible is much easier than several thousand dollars of damage repairs. And you will be covered for the other vehicle damages if you are found at fault for the accident. Your insurance will also come to your aid if occupants of the other vehicle were injured, your insurance company will help cover their medical expenses. Your savings will be considerable in the long run. If you are involved in an accident and you are at fault and sued without insurance you will have to pay for your attorney and the settlement out of your pocket. Having RV insurance can protect you and your wallet.

Besides all that, in most states it is illegal to operate your RV on the highway without insurance. Even if your state is one of a very few that do not require insurance, unless you intend to never leave your state you will need it to vacation almost everywhere else.

When deciding on the RV that suits your family you need to consider size, style, and it is important to make sure that you can afford the cost of adequately covering your RV with insurance, before buying one.
With a little research you will find a number of sources to cover your RV insurance needs. Using your phone book or even better searching on the internet will uncover those sources. Don’t forget to check with your current homeowner’s insurance company or your present vehicle insurance company if it’s different. You may save money on premiums for having multiple policies with your insurance company. In short, RV insurance is important. It really doesn’t matter if your state requires insurance or not.  You probably cannot afford the expense of an accident coming straight out of your wallet.  And if you can fix your vehicle, can you afford the other vehicle and their medical expenses? RV insurance can protect your RV and your wallet. Need to know where you can some? Check this one out!


Houston TX:5 Tips for Your RV Road Trip

Arranging your itinerary for your road trip to view all 50 states?  Maybe you’re planning an extended outing to visit your family and friend?  If you could be, you will want to consider traveling by Motor home.  It can be extremely good  for people to have the luxury of a RV.  Advantages include however are not limited to convenience, coziness, and general comfort.

Despite the many good things that many people are saying about traveling in RV’s many remain doubtful if this is the lifesytle for them.  One of the biggest concerns is the price of buying an Motor home.  Don’t let the cost of owning an Motor home discourage you from having the experience, they are other alternatives.  An cost effective way to have access to a motor home is RV rentals.  Keeping that in mind, RV rentals can get expensive if you are not careful.  For that reason, five helpful tips for Motor home renters are highlighted below.

1 – Understand You Have Choices
To have success in renting an RV it is best to be as well rounded as possible..  First, examine all of your options in terms of local RV rental companies.  Many have multiple companies to pick from.
Know there are various types of Motor home’s available for rent make sure you take the time to educate yourself.   For comfort, also as safety, rent a motor home that is able to accommodate you and your traveling party.  For example, a group of six travelers should not try and squeeze into a motor home built for five.  Also look at features, such as number of electrical outlets, onboard television, movie players, and so forth.

2 – Compare Rental Costs
As previously stated, most individuals have multiple Motor home rental businesses to do business with.  To limit the cost of your next RV trip, compare rates.  In addition to comparing the average rental price for various companies, also examine the various motor homes.  As previously stated, you will not want to be short on the amount of space you have, but by being selective on addtional features, you may be able to save money.

3 – Read All Fine Print
When renting an Motor home, you are going to be obligated  to sign a contract.  This contract is comparable to one that you would sign if you were renting a car.  With that being said, never think that all rental contracts are the same.  Always fully read an Motor home rental agreement, including the fine print.  Don’t sign anything if are not completely comfortable.  When in doubt, ask to take the agreement home and review it first.
In keeping with reading all fine print, it is imperative to know all RV policies and procedures.  Often, these policies and restrictions are highlighted on a rental agreement, but there is nothing wrong in getting additonal information.  Make sure to be aware of rules that limit the number of people allowed , age requirements for children, and so froth.

4 – Be Careful With Use
Being cautious is an imperative part of renting an Motor home.  If you are not careful, any damage that may occur you might be obligated to pay out of pocket..  That is why you should always use caution.  Tips may be to keep food and drinks covered or in spill proof containers while moving, don’t make foods while driving that can cause harmful stains, and so forth.  Also, for those who have kids, be sure to set some ground rules.

5 – Returning On Time is Important
Returning your Motor home rental on time is imperativefor keeping your rental costs low and affordable.  Late rentals may incur late charges.  These late charges, should they exist, should be outlined on the RV rental contract.  If you know you are running behind and will be late, be sure to contact your RV rental company to inform them of your delay as soon as possible.

As a recap, it is strongly suggested that RV renters look at all of the rental options., research rates,  read through rental contracts, use caution, and return their Motor home rentals on time.  These steps, when properly executed, can not only help to increase the overall quality of your next RV trip, but they can also help to keep the expenses associated with that outing reasonable.

RV Campout Goodies; Potato Scramble

Sometimes the simplest treats can be the best ones to eat. Using this recipe you can turn a everyday breakfast into camp-out tradition. These is a simple recipe that we know the whole family will love.

Prep/Cook Time: 30 minutes
Prep Method: Electric Skillet or Grill


  • Potatoes
  • Onions
  • Peppers
  • Cheese
  • Eggs
  • Salt and pepper


Slice potatoes; season with salt and pepper to your taste. Add onions, peppers, etc. Cook to desired consistency. Five minutes before done, add raw whipped eggs and cook until done. Top with cheese of choice; serve with dash of steak sauce and squirt of favorite mustard. Serve with biscuits, cornbread or bread of choice. For a kick, serve on top of a ham slice.

This is a great recipe when your short on time, limited on supplies or just want something yummy.

Why Would a Someone Buy a RV?

People choose to purchase a RV for several reasons. It can depend on where they are in their lives or what kind of plans they have for their future. Here are some other reasons that we found to share with you…

The results of a Harris surveycommissioned by Go RVing found that messages about family togetherness and cost savings resonate with non-RVing individuals or families who are potential buyers.

According to the study, “A strong proportion of potential future RV buyers said that these factors would make them more likely to buy:

  • RVers save 27 to 61 percent on a typical family vacation — 73 percent
  • Couples who RV develop stronger bonds with each other — 68 percent
  • RVing allows you to be more physically active — 67 percent
  • RVing provides an escape from everyday pressure and stress — 65 percent
  • Kids who travel with their families by RV receive educational benefits — 58 percent
  • Traveling by RV reduces exposure to illnesses and other health risks — 56 percent

“Majorities of past RV owners (61 percent) and potential future RV owners (59 percent) agreed that investing in an RV now will enable people to travel affordably and frequently in retirement.” (Source: RV Lifestyle Experts)


RV Photo Frames Save My Walls

How many times have you almost picked up a nail and hammer to hang something on the wall in your RV?  I have wanted to so many times, but it just isn’t the same as that sheet rock wall at home.  Then I have heard all the horror stories about placing tape (even the blue painters tape) on the walls and then finding that it tore the finish off the wall.  No worries anymore.  I found the perfect solution for RV photo frames.  I can now frame my favorite family picture or travel memory and change them out whenever I want to with no damage or unsightly hole in the wall.  The RV Photo Frame is so easy to use.  These peel-and-stick frames work on smooth surfaces: wood, glass/mirrors, stainless steel, most RV wallpapers, etc. Removable and reusable, they will not damage surfaces.

Turn on your stove burner after filling your LP tanks


Oh no, we left our RV at the campground for the week and returned to find our refrigerator had stopped working and I filled a trash can with rotten food. This could happen to any of us. We had our LP tanks filled before taking the fifth wheel down to the bay where we were planning to leave it for a month. We had it all set up and the refrigerator was running fine on electric when we left. The problem apparently started with a power failure at the RV Park when we lost 110 power. That seems like a minor issue since the refrigerator is supposed to switch over to LP. Little did we know that we had to pressurize the LP to get any air out of the lines or it will try three times to start and then give up. Simply starting the burner on our range would have saved us at least $100 on food and the time it took to clean it all out. It would have been a real mess if we had been gone longer than a few days. So, take time after you fill your tanks to simply turn on your stove and, this simple little step, may save you a big mess.

Travel Games Are a Must Have

A good way to pass the time away while camping or RVing is playing board games. Seriously, what a better way to pass some time then a great game of Monopoly?  That’s right, I said Monopoly. It’s not just for the kids or old people. And if you don’t have it in your game cabinet, then I highly suggest getting it. Check

them out in the stores there are various versions for everyone Here’s a list of my top favorite games to keep in my rig.

  1. Monopoly
  2. Balderdash
  3. a deck of cards and poker chips
  4. Scrabble
  5. Phase 10

What are your favorite games to play?