Tire Failures

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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

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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 »

Crashworthiness

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

Motorhome Window Swapping

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By E. Don Smith
May 24, 2016

  Replacing fogged or broken windows doesn’t have to be a pain in the glass   If you own a motorhome long enough you may eventually be faced with circumstances that require you to replace a dual-pane window. A large motorhome has a lot of windows and that means a lot of opportunity for... Read more »

AC Generator Service

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By E. Don Smith
April 19, 2016

  Proper care and maintenance are critical for optimal performance of a motorhome’s auxiliary power plant   If you are a DIY kind of person, the annual service of your motorhome’s AC generator should be on your to-do list. In many ways, the generator engine is just like the main coach... Read more »

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