House Batteries and Solar Panels

July 25, 2017

  Q: We have a 2007 Fleetwood Excursion 39S with four 6-volt house batteries. Located on top of one of the air-conditioning units is a small solar panel used for charging the four house batteries. I noticed the small red indicator light inside the coach does not ever light up to show that it’s... Read more »

Suspension Transformation

By Bob Livingston
June 26, 2017

  New system using compressible liquid takes ride comfort and handling of motorhomes built on the Ford F-53 chassis to higher levels For many years, a gas engine-powered Class A motorhome built on the Ford chassis was the only such game in town — and still is today. These motorhomes, perched... Read more »

Roof Vent Restoration

By Ken Freund
June 22, 2017

  Q: Is there a product or method for restoring the appearance of my roof vent covers? Over the years from exposure to sun, rain, grime, birds and tree sap, they’re looking pretty nasty. I clean them frequently, but the residual spots only worsen. Jim Moore | Huntington Beach, California A: Vent... Read more »

Dinghy Speed Limits

May 25, 2017

  Q: Nearly all manuals included with dinghy vehicles include the warning not to exceed 65 mph. Why? Is it a matter of control, or can damage be done to the vehicle? I consistently try to put my RV on cruise control for 65 mph; however, being human there are times when I go faster (usually when... Read more »

Sanitation Solutions

By Chris Dougherty
May 22, 2017

  The right techniques and materials can make necessary chores cleaner and easier Traveling in a motorhome gives us the freedom to see the world from the comfort of our living rooms. We enjoy a fully self-contained environment wherever we happen to be, but as anyone who has been an RVer for a... Read more »

Speedometer and Tach Fluctuations

By Ken Freund
April 28, 2017

  Q: I have a 1998 Tradewinds diesel motorhome that I purchased new. On a recent trip from Minnesota to Arizona, the speedometer and tachometer would fluctuate while driving between 60 and 75 MPH, while I was holding the accelerator steady. When I would engage the cruise control, the speedometer... Read more »

Power Players

By Larry Walton
April 27, 2017

  Products designed to prevent damage to the motorhome caused by electrical problems Most of our favorite RV parks have one thing in common: great location. They were built in the remote corners of our continent. For the rare older RV park that hasn’t been upgraded, electrical anomalies can... Read more »

RV Tech Savvy: Biodiesel Concern

By Ken Freund
March 30, 2017

  Q: I’m a longtime Good Sam member and I have a question to which I can’t seem to find a definitive answer. What is the main drawback to using biodiesel fuel in a Cat 3126? I’ve inadvertently used it in our engine and it clogged the fuel filter after approximately 200 miles. This is obviously... Read more »

Top Towables for 2017

By Chris Hemer
March 29, 2017

  SUVs are at the summit of this year’s list of new dinghy vehicles, and a familiar icon returns   Short of calling Uber or Lyft whenever you need to leave your site without breaking camp, dinghy towing (also known as recreational or flat towing) is still the most practical way to visit local... Read more »

Upgrades for RV Showers

By Chris Dougherty
March 28, 2017

  Bathing in a motorhome may not be quite as enjoyable as at home, but these products can make getting clean much more satisfying Motorhome showers are designed and built not only to accommodate basic hygiene needs, but also to fit into a compact space and conserve water. This could make some... Read more »

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