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 »

Dinghy-Towing Questions

By Ken Freund
March 3, 2017

  Q: What small car is best to tow behind a 24-foot Thor Citation with a Mercedes diesel? Are front-wheel-drive (FWD) or all-wheel-drive (AWD) cars OK? And, which is easier to hook up and unhook: a tow hitch or a dolly? Howard Husselman | Horse Shoe, North Carolina A: There is no one “best”... Read more »

Detailing Your RV Like a Pro

By E. Don Smith
March 3, 2017

  Some expert tips to keep a fully painted motorhome looking great If you are an owner who insists on keeping the full-body paint job on your motorhome looking like new, you have only two options: Spend a lot of money with a professional detailer; or learn all the proper techniques, buy the tools... Read more »

Spring Has Sprung

By Chris Dougherty
February 28, 2017

  Preparing for the upcoming travel season will help ensure all systems are in tip-top condition and ready for service without hiccups As the snow and ice melt in the northern climes, and the travel season officially arrives across the country, we all begin thinking of taking our motorhomes out... Read more »

Water Filters

By Ken Freund
February 3, 2017

  Q: For the past five years we owned a fifth-wheel and used an external water-filter system consisting of a sediment filter (changed twice a year) and a charcoal filter (changed once a year). This system made the water more usable for us, and saved us the extra cost and weight of carrying more... Read more »

Power Source

By Chris Dougherty
January 21, 2017

  Batteries are the lifeline of any motorhome, and proper care and maintenance will keep appliances and accessories running for a long time Since the beginning of modern RVing, the concept has always been to be able to take the comforts of home along on our travels, and as we have progressed into... Read more »

Mouseproofing Your RV

By Ken Freund
December 22, 2016

  Q: The season for motorhome mouse-invasion is here. I wanted to share what we found in our 2002 Fleetwood Fiesta a few years ago. After owning it for a few years with no mouse problems, in the fall of 2012 we had mice. I searched everywhere to find an entry location, even using a creeper with... Read more »

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