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Monday, November 17, 2014 How-To RV Video Tips From Long-Term Full-Timers - Passport America Member Spotlight

Peter & John, better known as The RVgeeks, have been full-timing for nearly 12 years, and have been loyal Passport America members almost from the start. Although their "day job" is designing websites for RV parks and campgrounds, most RVers are probably more familiar with their how-to videos. With more than 6.2 million views and nearly 34,000 subscribers, their channel is one of the most popular about RVing on YouTube.

While the Geeks aren't professional technicians, they're very mechanically inclined do-it-yourselfers who have become very proficient in managing RV systems. They've learned a few things the hard way, sharing their techniques so that you don’t have to!

While most of their videos feature their 2005 Newmar Mountain Aire, many of the subjects they cover apply to every class of RV. Their goal is to help other RVers go DIY, saving time & money while experiencing the satisfaction of maintaining their RVs themselves.

The way Peter & John started making how-to-RV videos was very organic. In 2010, they invited a couple of friends to join them on a 10-day road trip through Southern Utah's National Parks. Their friends had no prior RVing experience, but suddenly they were totally hooked! Within a year, they purchased their own RV, also a 2005 Newmar (it had come so well-recommended, it was a natural choice)!

Of course these newbies had a lot of questions for the only other RVers they knew. Since Peter & John were located on the opposite side of the country, they suggested that they make a few videos about how to operate some of the basic systems, then upload them to YouTube for their friends to watch.

But it occurred to them that videos about dumping tanks, sanitizing the fresh water system, hooking up at RV parks, etc might be something other new RVers would appreciate as well. So they created the RVgeeks YouTube channel and started uploading videos. Within a year, their views and subscribers had taken off.

This year, they created their own website,  to better connect with their viewers. They not only post their video content, but also share their favorite RVing gear (all of which they personally use and recommend). One of their most popular features are their giveaways, where viewers have the opportunity to win hundreds of dollars worth of great equipment for their rigs.

Whether you’re an RV newbie, a wannabe, or a seasoned full-timer like The RVgeeks, their videos will help you get more out of RVing. Visit their website at or their YouTube channel at

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