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 »

Dinghy Towing Methods: Let’s Discuss

By Ken Freund
December 14, 2016

  Q: Where can I find the pros and cons of towing a car or SUV on the ground, on a dolly or on a trailer behind my motorhome? Jay Garwood | Via email A: It has been a while since I have covered this topic in my column, so it’s a good time to review. I’m just going to cover the major points,... Read more »

Installing an LSL AMP-L-START chassis-battery charger

By E. Don Smith
December 13, 2016

  Keeping the starting batteries topped off means your motorhome’s always ready to go. If your motorhome is a modern unit built within the last decade, it may have come from the factory with a chassis-battery charger/maintainer. When plugged into 120-volt AC shorepower, this charger keeps... Read more »

Get the Sheen Back

Scrubbing the exterior fiberglass and striping with Poli Prep and applying five coats of Poli Glow sealer removed the stains (right of green tape) and brought back the shine (left of green tape). The Poli Glow process is safe for decals and graphic elements.

By Kevin Livingston
November 28, 2016

  Treating a motorhome’s fiberglass exterior with Poli Glow removes oxidation and restores the surface to a shiny look Fiberglass exteriors on motorhomes have a number of advantages that go beyond the shiny look that is visually appealing and exudes pride of ownership. Fiberglass exteriors are... Read more »

Oil-change Regimens

By Ken Freund
November 28, 2016

  Q: We use our motorhome for specific trips each year. We winter in the South, a trip of about 3,600 miles. The oil and filter are changed during the trip as it’s black, and again on our return home. Early summer we take a 10-day trip, about 300 miles. Late summer we take another similar trip... Read more »

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