Replacing RV Wiper Blades

E. Don Smith
April 13, 2013

Last year it seemed as if every time I drove my motorhome it was raining, which led to the realization that I needed new and better wiper blades. All it takes is a few hours behind the windshield in a torrential downpour to give you some perspective on the significance of good wiper blades. In our October... Read more »

Sticky Steps

March 20, 2013

I purchased a new 2000 Itasca Suncruiser 35U and have never been more pleased. I have kept the unit in exceptional shape and everything still operates as new, except the retracting step. No matter how much WD-40 I use, it still stops retracting. Is there a better lubricant, or should I bite the bullet... Read more »

Preserve Tire Life

Ken Freund Coach & Powertrain

March 15, 2013

My question pertains to motorhome tires I just purchased. These are 245/70R19.5 Goodyear tires. Motorhome tires are normally replaced before their treads are gone. What is a general rule for the life expectancy of motorhome tires? Should I wait until a certain mileage, or how old should the tires be... Read more »

Dinghy Towing Fever

Bob Livingston

Bob Livingston
March 13, 2013

Towing a dinghy vehicle is more popular than ever. It almost looks strange to see a coach on the road without one. We left our dinghy home on our last trip and it felt as though we were missing a friend. You know that sinking feeling when you hit the road and discover you left something at home? It’s... Read more »

Electrical Problems Solved

Ken Freund Coach & Powertrain

March 13, 2013

I own a 1999 Fleetwood Bounder on a Ford chassis. For years I have experienced several problems. The chassis battery loses charge even when plugged in to shorepower. On several occasions, when the ignition switch was on, there would be no electrical power to the dash or any of the systems powered from... Read more »

AGM Batteries

Ken Freund Coach & Powertrain

March 12, 2013

There are two 6-volt flooded cell Trojan batteries in our coach; they are seven years old and still functioning well. There is nothing wrong with the batteries except they are getting old. I want to replace them with AGM batteries. Are there 6-volt AGM batteries on the market? I want to use two of them... Read more »

Tree Sap or Pitch Removal

Ken Freund Coach & Powertrain

March 11, 2013

I don’t know if you can help me, but I parked my Coach House motorhome on the Oregon coast for more than a month under some fir trees, and now I have a fiberglass roof that’s covered in tree sap/pitch. I have tried dish soap, Simple Green and other cleaners to remove it, but it will not all come... Read more »

Towing a Smart Car

Ken Freund Coach & Powertrain

March 8, 2013

Four years ago we purchased a used 2001 Coachmen Mirada. While searching for a dinghy, we came across an article on Smart cars. We liked that these can be towed four wheels down, and we liked the idea of these vehicles. These Smart cars were so new to the United States at that time that we had to wait... Read more »

Genset Grief

Ken Freund Coach & Powertrain

March 7, 2013

My 2000 motorhome has an Onan generator model 5BGEFA 26100P that I just had serviced at an Onan repair shop. This unit has been trouble since 2009 and at that time the genset was removed from the coach and decarbonized at an Onan shop in Connecticut. It ran for about two days on the way back south.  In... Read more »

Tow Dolly Question

Ken Freund Coach & Powertrain

March 5, 2013

We purchased a used Monaco 40-foot Class A motorhome with a 400-hp diesel engine. The car we want to tow is a 4,300-pound automatic front-wheel-drive automobile, so we will need a tow dolly. The tow dolly I am looking at has hydraulic disc brakes. Do I need to purchase an in-car electric brake system?Steve... Read more »

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