Installation: Galley Faucet


By E. Don Smith
September 28, 2016

  Replacing a galley fixture is easy, and is a quick way to improve the look of your motorhome’s kitchen   When it comes to plumbing, your motorhome has many of the same fixtures as those in a residential home. At some point, you may want to change out a galley faucet for cosmetic reasons,... Read more »

Hot Cab Question

Hot cab, Tech Q&A

Ken Freund
September 27, 2016

  I own a 2007 Four Winds Chateau built on a Ford E-450 chassis with a V-10 gas engine. I experience a large amount of heat from the doghouse around the engine compartment and the floor directly behind it between the front seats. Is there any way to insulate the compartment or divert the heat? I... Read more »

Tire Failures


By Ken Freund
August 26, 2016

  Q: I own a 26½-foot Class C motorhome that has been experiencing tire failures. I weighed it on a truck scale, and the front axle weighs 1,810 pounds on the left and 1,930 pounds on the right. The left rear weighs 4,000 pounds on the axle and the right weighs 4,050 pounds, for a total rear... Read more »

Winterizing and Winter Storage Prep


By Chris Dougherty
August 23, 2016

  Whether you’re planning on traveling in your motorhome or storing it during cold weather, there are a few things you need to do before the freeze sets in   Before you know it, old Jack Frost will be getting his grip around the Northern Hemisphere, and for the next six months, motorhome... Read more »



By Ken Freund
July 22, 2016

  Q: We’ve been looking to purchase a motorhome, but are not sure which class yet. I have been unable to find any government crash testing of motorhomes and between manufacturers. My assumption would be that Class B and Class C motorhomes would be safer because of the crumple zones and air bags... Read more »

Power Plays


By E. Don Smith
July 22, 2016

  Testing your motorhome’s battery systems increases overall performance and longevity A motorhome is a complicated set of mechanical and electronic systems, and the heart of most of those systems is power. When plugged in at a resort, power comes from the electrical connection and all is well.... Read more »

Banks Power for Diesel Pushers

A 2004 Fleetwood Expedition is tied down on the Mustang MD-750 chassis dyno at Banks.

By Ken Freund
June 29, 2016

  The company’s PowerPack improves fuel economy and power on a Cummins diesel Many lower- and midpriced diesel motorhomes have just enough power to get where you’re going, but hitch up a trailer or dinghy or head for the mountains, and you’ll be wishing for more zip. A bit of... Read more »

Message Concern


June 29, 2016

  Q: I have a strange problem with my 2010 Fleetwood Bounder 35E on a Ford chassis with a Triton V-10. After the motorhome has been parked for a few days (in a park with hookups), with the key out of the ignition, I will hear a random beep and the message check gauges where the odometer reading... Read more »

Another Electrical Mystery


by Ken Freund
May 31, 2016

  Q: I own a 2010 Freedom Elite made by Thor. Everything electrically worked fine until a recent trip. When not connected to shorepower, the inside lights don’t work, nor does the refrigerator — anything not off the starting battery is inoperative. However, when parked and plugged in, or... Read more »

Hands-On: RV Rodent Repellent


By Kevin Livingston
May 25, 2016

  Sewer Sock prevents pesky pests from finding their way inside openings used for hoses, power cords and coax cables Most owners will do everything in their power to keep their motorhomes looking nice and protected from the environment. One of the more aggravating situations that seems to mystify... Read more »

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