A Quick Guide to Generator Care and Maintenance

When the generator cover has been removed, take this opportunity to give an overall visual inspection for any disconnected or loose wires as well as oil or fuel leaks. Gently clean out dirt or cobweb build up as you familiarize yourself with the normal appearance of your generator before there is a problem.

Bill and Jenn Gehr
March 1, 2013

Much of the freedom we enjoy by traveling in a motorhome can be attributed to the benefits of self-containment, which is supported in large part by the onboard AC generator. Travel anywhere you wish and with the push of a button, you have full access to myriad options such as heating food in the microwave,... Read more »

Road Foodie: A Taste of Wenatchee Valley, WA

Saddle Rock Pub

Bobbie Hasselbring
Photos: Anne Weaver
February 6, 2013

Wenatchee Valley, on the east side of Washington’s Cascade Mountains, is a high-desert agricultural oasis well known for growing some of the finest wine grapes, apples and pears in the Northwest. Its golden, rolling hills also make it a terrific destination for an RV trip — and a great place for... Read more »

Sun Power

The Solar Boost 2512iX charge controller

Bill Estes
February 5, 2013

While motorhomes are reasonably well equipped for dry camping — boondocking, as it’s often called — many come up short of 12-volt DC reserve power except in limited use. The result may be extended use of an AC generator for battery recharging, which can be annoying. Solar panels, consisting of... Read more »

Oyster-licious

Island Creek Oyster Bar

Bobbie Hasselbring
January 16, 2013

You either love them or hate them. Oysters. Those gnarly-shelled bivalves generate strong reactions, from devotees waxing poetic about the best varieties to those who can’t stomach the squishy, slightly slimy creatures. I was in the latter camp for years. I couldn’t understand why people paid $1... Read more »

RV Financing Options At A Glance

RV-finance-motorhome

Chuck Campbell
December 18, 2012

  Unless you’ve been living off the grid somewhere with no news coming in, or just don’t keep up with current events, you would know that interest rates on new and used RV loans, as well as opportunities to refinance such vehicles, are at an all-time low. As a result of this current financial... Read more »

Unplugged RVing — Getting off the beaten path

Offgrid

December 10, 2012

Going without hookups is not for everyone. But, for motorhomers who like the idea of getting off the beaten path, it’s a way to occasionally or frequently expand our horizons. Full self-containment capability is built into virtually all motorhomes, with such items as auxiliary (house) batteries, fresh-water storage,... Read more »

Ten Top Motorhomes For Tailgating

Tailgating Motorhome

Kristopher Bunker
December 6, 2012

Few things epitomize the motorhome experience like a tailgating party. Good food, great friends and family, and the convenience of owning a home on wheels all blend seamlessly at the RV park, stadium parking lot, lakeside or wherever you decide to take in the game. Nostalgia tells us there’s nothing... Read more »

Winter Motorhome Travel

Motorhome insulation

December 3, 2012

Winter is often a time of hibernation for RVs, but motorhomes are adventure vehicles, which means the voyage doesn’t have to stop once snow begins to fall. In fact, coaches tend to have excellent traction during winter because of the high amount of weight on rear-drive axles. Of course, usual winter-driving... Read more »

2012 MotorHome Readers’ Choice Awards

RCA-featured

November 29, 2012

No doubt, RVers are a special breed, and the RV lifestyle is just as special. In your motor­home you’re free to explore, to do what you love with the people who matter most. MotorHome readers have traveled thousands of miles, and along the way they’ve learned a lot — they are motor­home experts... Read more »

RV Park for Singles Over 55

For Those Single and Over 55, THIS Florida RV Park IS an Ideal Option

Jeff Crider
Photos: Larry Owen
November 26, 2012

RV parks and resorts often compete with one another on price, location and the quality of their amenities and service. But Florilow Oaks RV Park in Bushnell, Fla., sets itself apart using another criteria: it’s one of the nation’s only 55-and-over parks for single RVers. And it’s the only park... Read more »

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