Air Apparent

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November 29, 2013

Maintaining proper tire inflation pressure is one of the most important steps toward safe RV travel. Unfortunately, many RVers don’t check/inflate their dual rear tires as often as they should, simply because the process is cumbersome — even when using a specially designed air chuck to gain access... Read more »

Timely Brake and Wheel Bearing Inspection and Service are Critical to Safe —
and Efficient —
Operation

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by Bill and Jenn Gehr
October 24, 2013

  In the last two issues (Part I, Part II), we concentrated on maintenance schedules and procedures to help keep the chassis rolling down the highway without surprise interruptions. We stressed becoming familiar with the chassis owner’s manual, and hopefully, you’re keeping a detailed log of... Read more »

Rollin’ Along

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by Bill and Jenn Gehr
September 30, 2013

  Keeping a motorhome cruising past repair centers requires specific service procedures at prescribed intervals   For many owners, engine service means changing the lubricating fluids, but there’s much more to consider in order to keep a motorhome on the road without hiccups — and potential... Read more »

Stop the movement

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September 4, 2013

  Equalizer Systems Inc. has introduced its Stabi-Lite automatic electric motorhome stabilizing system to the retail aftermarket. Designed for Class C and B motor-homes that experience noticeable movement when RVers walk around inside with the slideout extended, the Stabi-Lite system provides a... Read more »

Get Ready to Roll

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by Bill and Jenn Gehr
September 4, 2013

  Following prescribed maintenance 
procedures will improve chassis 
longevity and 
guard against unscheduled visits 
to repair shops Motorhomes provide years of enjoyment as long as the scheduled routine maintenance is performed on a timely basis. Sometimes the excitement of preparing for... Read more »

Another 
Set of Eyes

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by Bill and Jenn Gehr
August 6, 2013

Backing a motorhome can be a precarious maneuver. While backup cameras immensely improve rearview 
vision, distracted drivers — or even ones paying attention — can miss obstacles, especially those on the smaller side.Technology has made it possible to alert drivers when unexpected obstacles are... Read more »

Simplistic Sweeper: A lightweight and inexpensive sweeper makes interior cleanup a breeze

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Kevin Livingston
July 18, 2013

One thing almost all motorhome  owners can agree on is the need for interior cleanliness. Carpets and floors have a tendency to quickly accumulate dust, debris and allergy invaders of all kinds, especially for more active RVers. Oneof the best ways to help cut down the accumulation of crud is to keep... Read more »

The Heat is ON

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Bill and Jenn Gehr
July 17, 2013

It seems like Murphy’s law applies just when we least expect it. For furnace operation, it’s usually when the temperature plummets and heat is needed to keep warm. Nearly every motorhome is equipped with some type of a forced air unit. Whether the furnace runs on LP-gas or diesel fuel, every model... Read more »

JTB Power Solution: Meeting 
Electrical Needs

The complete JTB kit includes all of the wiring and hardware needed for installation. A helpful, step-by-step instruction manual will direct installers from beginning to end.

Bill and Jenn Gehr
June 18, 2013

Motorhomes are becoming more power thirsty every year. Not long ago, 30-amp circuits were more than enough to power all the electrical needs of many motorhomes. But as coach manufactures add air conditioners, fireplaces, convection ovens, washers/dryers and larger, home-style refrigerators, the demand... Read more »

The Cold Facts: RV Refrigerator Service and Maintenance

The water valve for the icemaker sits in a harsh environment and is often overlooked during inspection. Plastic lines on the inlet and outlet are susceptible to becoming brittle from heat and cold.

Bill Gehr
May 14, 2013

If you own an RV, chances are it’s equipped with a gas/electric refrigerator. With the summer travel season on the horizon, now is the time to give your refrigerator a little TLC. Absorption refrigerators produce cold from heat, so it’s imperative that all systems work together and function properly... Read more »

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