Jim’s RV Do-it-Yourself Edition

While Jim’s RV can take care of any maintenance needs for your new or used RV in Nichols, NY. We also share tips and hints for work you can do yourself, so when you’re out of town, you can still care for your RV properly. Here are some practical do-it-yourself directions:

1. How to dump RV waste water holding tanks and thoroughly clean the black tank. Keeping your sewage tank super clean requires following a few simple procedures which will make it stay odor-free.

These step-by-step instructions will ensure that your RV holding tanks stay clean and fresh providing a healthier environment for your motorhome, travel trailer or fifth wheel.

2. How to install your own window awnings. Window awnings can help tremendously to keep your RV’s interior cooler on hot days and to also reduce the fading of the fabrics on your chairs and couch from the sun. This video by Carefree of Colorado shows how easy it is to install your own window awnings using only a few handy tools.

RV Window Awning from Webster City RV on Vimeo.

3. How to hang things on the interior walls of your RV.  Most walls on RVs and motor homes in Nichols, NY are the same thin material that isn’t strong enough to hold wood screws. Without access behind the wall panels, there’s no way to use bolts, since you can’t tighten down the nuts. Velcro generally only works for lightweight items. The solution as demonstrated in this video: Pop Rivets.

We enjoy helping our customers with the little details that make owning and personalizing your RV an exciting experience. From maintaining the sanitation, to the cosmetics – we do our best to leave no stone unearthed. Feel free to share with us any other great Do-it-Yourself videos to add to our blog. And if or when your D-I-Y RV project becomes overwhelming, stop in and see us. We love to help out our customers!


Great ideas for Halloween in your RV


With the colors changing all around you, Fall is in full effect. The weather is getting cooler, the nights are getting longer, and Halloween is just around the corner. While you may not get as many trick-or-treaters as you would if you were in your permanent home, that doesn’t mean that you can’t get into the Halloween spirit. There are many different things you can do to bring out the ghouls and goblins wherever you are. So let’s look at what you can do for the spooky season.

A great way to spend an afternoon is to go to a pumpkin patch and pick out some great pumpkins for carving. Many pumpkin patches offer plenty of activities for the little ones as well. Since most pumpkin patches are on farms there are petting zoos to see some furry friends as well. After you pick out your pumpkins you can go back to your campsite and carve them into jack o’lanterns. You can even use the seeds that you remove from the pumpkins to roast into a great fall snack.

Many RV campsites also have great Halloween activities such as costume and decoration contests. You can turn your RV into a spooky haunted house and show people that you love Halloween. Put up some spider webs, and replace your porch lights with black lights and you are well on your way to having the creepiest rig on the lot.  If you are in a camp ground full of families, then load up on candy and get ready for the little ones coming by.

Halloween is a great season to meet others around your camp site and bond. If you are traveling with kids, set up rules for them to follow and/or accompany them while trick-or-treating. If a new RV is what you need to get ready for the Halloween season, you can get it at Jim’s RV!