Dinghy 101

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

Truly Spotless

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by Chris Hemer
July 24, 2015

    Keeping a motorhome clean not only makes it look good, it helps the finish last longer. But depending on where you live, hard-water deposits can leave spots on paint/gelcoat and windows that can be difficult to remove. CRSpotless offers a water-filtration system that is designed to prevent spotting... Read more »

EZ Generator Service

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by Chris Hemer
July 24, 2015

    When it’s time to change the generator oil, most owners would probably like to spend as little time underneath the motorhome as possible. That’s what makes the new EZ Oil Drain Valve for Cummins-Onan generators so appealing to do-it-yourselfers. Installation is easy — just remove... Read more »

Fence the Hose In

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July 22, 2015

  I needed a new sewer hose carrier for my RV. According to reviews of the Valterra EZ hose carrier, the inside diameter seems to be a half-inch smaller than the fittings on most sewer hoses, so I decided to make my own since trimming the hoses to fit didn’t make much sense. I bought a 5-inch-square... Read more »

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