FAQ

The ModMyRV.com Frequently Asked Questions area offers answers to questions about how to buy our ebooks, how to register and use the forums, how to subscribe for notifications about site updates, your privacy, etc.

Where did all the mods on ModMyRV.com come from?

The majority of the mods found on ModMyRV.com were performed by the site owner, Mark Corgan, to his own RVs. Some of the mods were gathered from other mod enthusiasts around the web and re-written to fit in to the format of our Mods pages. See the Resources section of ModMyRV.com for a list of links to other mod sites and blogs where some of these mods have come from. Finally, a few of the mods have been submitted by members of the ModMyRV.com site and are noted as such in the details of each mod. If you would like to contribute your mod, please contact us at admin@modmyrv.com.

Are these mods safe to do to my RV? What about my warranty?

Most mods on ModMyRV.com are perfectly safe to do to your RV. As outlined in our terms and conditions however, every RV owner should use their own best judgment as to the safety of performing any mod. Therefore, all liability is assumed by the person doing the mod. We’re just here to give you all the information and resources you need to do the mods you’re interested in. As for your RV’s warranty, some mods may void your warranty, or at least part of it. If for some reason you have a failure of the part of the RV you have modified, chances are your warranty will not cover it. Check with your RV manufacturer for their stance on the mod. And get it in writing!

Can I have my mods added to the ModMyRV.com website?

You certainly can! We encourage it. You can submit as many of your mods as you want. Just go through some of the mods already listed to both ensure there aren’t any duplicates, and to see what the content flavor is like. Then submit your mods along with pictures to admin@modmyrv.com. We don’t any have other way to submit mods through the site at this time. But we are working on it!

We will go through each submission to ensure completeness and then post the mods. You will be given full credit and will be notified once the mod is posted. We thank you for your contribution!

How do I leave a comment about a mod?

In order to leave a comment about a mod, you must first register and become a member of ModMyRV.com. This can be done by clicking here or by visiting the ModMyRV forums and registering there. Follow the simple instructions to register. Once you have finished and are logged in, you can start leaving comments.

To leave a comment, visit the Mods page, and click on the comments link just below the mod picture of the mod you wish to comment on. You will go to the mod detail page where you can comment until your heart’s content. Your first comment is moderated, meaning it requires approval by the site administrator before it is visible. Once approved, you may comment again without any further approval necessary.

What does the rating for a mod mean and how do I rate a mod?

Rating allows people to vote on whether they like a particular mod or not. It helps other people quickly determine the popularity, rank, or usefulness of a mod. One star means the rater felt the mod was very poor, three stars means the mod was good and useful, and five stars means the mod was excellent and very useful.

To rate a mod, as with comments, you must first register and become a member of ModMyRV.com. This can be done by clicking here or by visiting the ModMyRV forums and registering there. Follow the simple instructions to register. Once you have finished and are logged in, you can start rating mods. To rate a mod, simply go to the mod, hover your mouse over the star you think the mod should get, and click. Your rating will update the overall rating and the stars will display the overall average of all ratings. You will not be able to rate the mod again so be sure to rate it correctly the first time.

How is the difficulty of a mod rated?

The difficulty of a mod is determined by the person who performed the mod based on how much effort, expense, and satisfaction gained by doing the mod. This rating is obviously subjective and can vary based on the mod skills of the rater. If you are comfortable with welding, then adding a cargo carrier to your RV’s back bumper is easy and you would give such a mod maybe 3 stars. But if you have no welding experience at all, you might rate it very difficult giving it 5 stars. The rating also serves to give a reader a quick idea of what he can expect when tackling the mod.

The mod difficulty rating, unlike voter rating, cannot be changed by a member, only by the author of the mod or an administrator.

What does the “I Did This Mod!” button do?

The “I Did This Mod!” button is used when you want to share with the ModMyRV.com community that you have actually completed the mod on the page that you are currently viewing. Clicking it will place your gravatar image (see the FAQ question “What the heck is a gravatar?” for more information on this) in the sidebar. When someone hovers their mouse over the gravatar, they will see your user name. And when they click it, a list of the mods you have completed will pop up. A link to your email will also appear so you can be contacted about mods you have done.

You must be a member to “Do the Mod” so when you click the button and you are not a member, you will be directed to a login page where you can register to become a member. Once you are a member, you can “Do the Mod” on any of the mods on the site.

What the heck is a gravatar?

A gravatar, or globally recognized avatar, is quite simply an avatar image that follows you from blog to blog appearing beside your name when you comment on gravatar enabled sites. Avatars help identify your posts on web forums, so why not on blogs? And since ModMyRV.com is built on a blogging platform, it’s a natural.

So how do you get one? Head over to gravatar.com. Signing up for a gravatar.com account is FREE, and all that’s required is your email address. Once you’ve signed up you can upload your avatar image and soon after you’ll start seeing it on ModMyRV.com when you “do a mod” or post on the forum, as well as on gravatar enabled blogs.

I want to buy a product from your store. How is my purchasing information kept safe?

All purchases made via this site are fulfilled by Amazon.com. Items added to the shopping cart will be moved to Amazon’s shopping cart where the customer will proceed to checkout. We do not collect or store any personal information on this site.

What formats do the ModMyRV ebook come in?

The ModMyRV.com ebooks are available in Adobe PDF format. This means it can be viewed on almost any computer that can run Adobe PDF Reader. The EXE version of the ebook is no longer available but will be supported for anyone who purchased the EXE ebook format. If you purchased the EXE version and would like a complimentary copy in PDF format, please email admin@modmyrv.com, along with your activation key you used to activate the ebook. We will send one out to you right away.

How do I buy and download an ebook?

To purchase an ebook, click on the “Buy Now” button on the Resources page or on the page about the ebook. You will be directed to PayPal to submit your payment. If you don’t have a PayPal account, don’t worry. You can pay with a regular credit card. ModMyRV.com never stores any of your credit card information. The transaction is completely handled securely by PayPal. Once your payment has been processed, you will be redirected to a page containing a link to download your ebook. You will also receive an email with the download link as well. Just click on the link and the file will download to your computer. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the ebook, which can be found at at http://www.adobe.com/reader

Do I need to be a member to read the forums?

Member registration is not required for reading the forums, but is required for the following:

  • Posting
  • Private Messages
  • Subscriptions
  • Buddy List

Please consider registering to get the most out of the forums.

How do register to become a member?

Click on “Register” link in the top right corner of the ModMyRV.com forum home page. You will be asked to fill out a form with some basic information. Once you submit the form, you will be sent an email containing your password. Log in using the user name you specified and the password sent in the email. Upon your first log in, you will be asked to complete your profile information before continuing. Once you complete your profile and submit, you can post away. Please note the following:

  • Username must be unique (not used by another member)
  • Email address must be unique (not used by another member)
Is there help available on how to use the forums?

Yes. Click on the following link to the ModMyRV.com forum FAQ topic: ModModMyRV.com forum FAQ

How can I get notified about new things happening at ModMyRV.com?

There are three ways to receive notifications: subscribing to the “Mods” post notification feed, subscribing to the “Mods” comments feed, and subscribing to the forum posts. To subscribe to the “Mods” posts and comments feed, click on the link that says “Subscribe to the Mod Feed”. It’s located near the top right side of any page. Or click the small orange icon RSS at the bottom of any page. Follow the instructions to subscribe. To subscribe to the forums, go to any post or forum and click on the Subscribe button. A window will pop up for you to add the post to your subscription list. All notifications will be sent to the email address you specified when you registered for the forums.

I’m concerned about my privacy. Does ModMyRV.com protect my private information?

Absolutely. ModMyRV.com does not share, redistribute, or sell your private information. You decide what can be seen in your forum membership profile when you register so be sure to only include what you want other forum members to see.

How can I contact ModMyRV.com about problems or issues with the site?

You can contact ModMyRV.com by using our form on the Contact Us page, or by dropping us an email at admin@modmyrv.com.