SOLID SATELLITE AIMING

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August 27, 2014

  After aiming my roof-mounted satellite dish for the best reception, I found that a stiff breeze could undo all of my careful work. Sometimes the wind would cause slight rotation; other times the dish would tip ever so slightly. In either case, my precise aiming would be compromised. To keep the... Read more »

SALT ON THE SIDE

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August 27, 2014

  The butcher-block knife rack in our motorhome’s galley is held in place with hook-and-loop fasteners. I screwed a small metal rack onto the side of the block. Now, the salt, pepper and garlic salt are always available to use and they’re no longer sliding across the counter.   Arlene and... Read more »

Rayzar Sharp

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August 27, 2014

Winegard’s new Rayzar Air HD Antenna is a sleek and powerful multi­directional amplified antenna that provides front and rear reception for maximum channel coverage. Optimized for North American digital TV frequencies, the Rayzar Air is designed to eliminate interference from other non-TV frequencies... Read more »

Patty O’Shade

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by Owen Mitchell
August 27, 2014

  Dometic offers relief from the sun in a tidy package Along with warm weather comes the enjoyment of being outdoors and hanging out with family and friends. But it may also come with the challenge of staying cool in hot afternoons without retreating into an air-conditioned motorhome. When the... Read more »

Northern California’s RV Playground

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by Ken Reid
August 27, 2014

    The area between Grass Valley and Lake Oroville offers a bounty of outdoor adventures   Even though my wife, Gayle, and I have traveled to this part of Northern California many times in our motorhome, there are still points of interest that we haven’t seen and fun activities that... Read more »

BAY STAR 3124

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by Derrick Clemons
August 27, 2014

  Newmar packs big features into a midsize gas coach   Newmar is known throughout the RV industry for quality craftsmanship, and the 2014 Bay Star continues the tradition at a price that is attractive to first-time buyers. Newmar provides many luxury features in the gas-powered Bay Star line... Read more »

Tamales: The Perfect Portable Food

The tamale wrapped in banana leaf is a Veracruz-style tamale. The others are traditional Mexican tamales wrapped in corn husks.

by Bobbie Hasselbring
August 21, 2014

  While I love to cook in my motorhome, sometimes I just run out of gas (so to speak) and want delicious comfort food without the hassle. The perfect solution: tamales. They’re inexpensive, freeze well and make a tasty meal in a snap. For those unfamiliar with this Mesoamerican favorite, tamales... Read more »

Way Off the Beaten Path

The heart of Chaco Canyon is Pueblo Bonito, planned and built between A.D. 850 and 1250 by ancestral Puebloans.

by Christine Goodier
August 21, 2014

  New Mexico’s Chaco Culture National Historical Park is rugged AND REMOTE, with clear, dark skies perfect for night-sky viewing What if you could drive your motor-home right into the center of a place as highly regarded as the Acropolis in Greece, England’s Stonehenge or the Egyptian Pyramids,... Read more »

Power Up

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article and photos by Bill and Jenn Gehr
August 21, 2014

  Converters are designed to provide 12-volt DC current and charge batteries — but not all are created equal   Power converters fall into the category of “out of sight, out of mind” — literally. In fact, some owners may not even know where the converter is located in their RV. Compact... Read more »

Air Time

The 2WayAir kit for six tires comes standard with two small sections of protective polyethylene tubing, 40 feet of black 3/8-inch polyurethane manifold tubing, 15 feet of 1/4-inch black polyurethane tubing, 24 feet of yellow polyurethane “whip” tubing plus UV-rated mountable and standard nylon cable ties, an assortment of push-to-connect and quick-disconnect fittings, and patent-pending mountable Schrader valves.

by Chris Hemer
August 20, 2014

The 2WayAir System by Rock Smasher Engineering Allows Easy Inflation or Deflation of All Tires Simultaneously If there’s one thing that all RVers can agree upon, it’s that checking and adjusting tire pressure on the motorhome and dinghy vehicle is a pain in one’s backside. Without a doubt, proper... Read more »

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