Overhead Shot

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January 27, 2016

  Over the years I have used various storage covers for my Class A motorhome and consistently had a problem with the sharp points protruding in the upper areas making holes in the cover. These holes significantly reduce the life expectancy of the cover. I tried many things during the past 12 years... Read more »

Weigh to Go

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By E. Don Smith
December 18, 2015

  Learning the actual wheel weights of your coach will allow more accurate inflation, which leads to improved handling, safety and overall tire life Every year, we hear about motorhome tire blowouts and the resulting accidents that could be avoided with one simple fix: proper tire inflation. In... Read more »

Glass Saver

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December 16, 2015

  My husband, Chuck, and I have read MotorHome for two years in preparation for buying our first RV, a new 25-foot Class B-plus motorhome. A recurring concern we read about was rattling and sometimes broken drinking glasses during transit. Knowing my husband would have no patience for the rattles... Read more »

No More Headaches

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December 16, 2015

  We bought our first motorhome in December 2014. We love everything about it, except one small problem. Above the couch are two cabinets that open upward, but there aren’t any hinges to hold the cabinet doors up. After being hit in the head a few times, I found hinges at Home Depot. They are... Read more »

Air Apparent: A TPMS Buyer’s Guide

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November 24, 2015

  Monitor your tire pressures and tire temperatures on the road Most of us do not need to be convinced of the important role tires play on our motorhomes. They hold up a large vehicle and provide that very important contact patch that is literally where the rubber meets the road. Tires supply... Read more »

Time to Re-Tire?

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By Ken Freund
November 19, 2015

  There’s a lot to know about keeping the rubber on the road Tires are a vital asset to any motorhome. Considering the high cost of replacement, the more you know about care and maintenance of tires, the better the chances are you’ll realize maximum service life and safe travels. A flat tire... Read more »

Installing a Baseplate

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By Chris Hemer and Bob Livingston
October 26, 2015

  With the right tools and some DIY expertise, follow these steps to install a dinghy baseplate   [1, 2] Most baseplate installations require that at least part of the front fascia be removed, especially on vehicles built within the last 20 years. The Suzuki XL-7 and its cousin, the Vitara,... Read more »

Dinghy 101

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By Chris Hemer and Bob Livingston
October 26, 2015

  The essential guide to safely towing a vehicle behind your motorhome   Choosing which vehicle to tow behind your motorhome is a big decision. Because, beyond considering what type of vehicle you want to drive when your motorhome is parked, you have to think about how adaptable that vehicle... Read more »

The Right Stuff

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By Chris Hemer and Bob Livingston
October 26, 2015

  A guide to tow bars and dinghy-braking systems designed to make towing convenient and trouble-free   Tow Bars   Blue Ox The two heavy hitters in Blue Ox’s tow-bar arsenal are the Avail and Aventa LX, both of which are Class IV tow bars rated to tow up to 10,000 pounds, which pretty... Read more »

Power Trip 101

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By Bill Gehr
August 27, 2015

  Hookup pedestals in campgrounds offering 50-amp service may give users more than they bargained for when wired incorrectly; pay attention because class is in session   It’s common to find 50-amp electrical service in motorhomes these days, a requirement that’s needed to power the expanding... Read more »

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