Air Apparent: A TPMS Buyer’s Guide


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?


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


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


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


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


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 »

What Price, Vanity?


August 24, 2015

  I never thought that I would reach the age where I could not open a vanity door. Turns out I was wrong. My motorhome has a vanity cabinet that has a small tab-type pull at the bottom of the bathroom mirror. I began having a hard time getting a hold of the tab and, once I did, the magnet made it nearly... Read more »

Buckle Up


August 24, 2015

  Whenever the sofa in our motorhome was opened to use as a bed, the seat belts ended up on the floor behind the couch. Retrieving the belts, when needed for passengers, was a real pain. To alleviate that problem, we attached self-sticking hooks below the window behind the sofa and hang the belts on... Read more »

Upgrade Your RV Tunes


July 29, 2015

  MotorHome’s Bob Dawson shows you how to make a quick, really easy and dramatic improvement to your RV’s sound system.    

Splatter-free Surface … Pronto


By Bob Livingston
July 24, 2015

  ProSol Bugs N All makes easy work of removing dried insects from painted surfaces and windows Keeping bugs off the front of a motorhome is an endless battle. It’s best to remove the bugs before they dry and harden, so most owners judiciously clean the splatter before leaving the RV park. The... Read more »

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