Generator Stalls

ken freund

March 25, 2014

  I have an Onan MicroQuiet 4000 generator in my 2003 Four Winds . I bought this coach in 2005, and the 4kW generator has worked well until recently. I always make sure the generator crankcase oil level is full before each trip. The generator uses little, if any, crankcase oil. We took a camping... Read more »

Towing Capacity Clarification

March 25, 2014

  We bought a 2008 Damon Daybreak 3276 motorhome last fall and would like to tow a vehicle behind it. I’ve talked to several people and dealers, and have received conflicting information.We have an 18-foot flat deck auto hauler trailer, which we had planned to use for this purpose. I have a 10,000-pound... Read more »

Engine Dies When Stopping

March 25, 2014

I have a 1998 35-foot Forest River on a 1997 Ford chassis with a 7.5-liter fuel-injected V-8 and 80,000 miles. The engine sometimes dies when I stop at a red light. I have to shift into neutral, restart and keep my foot on the gas pedal to get going again. This doesn’t occur all the time. It usually... Read more »

CUT THE CLUTTER

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March 25, 2014

  I grew tired of a disorderly table that was littered with pens, TV remotes and travel literature. Nothing was commercially available, so I fashioned a receptacle for about $20. With some spare plywood, flexible carpeting and a little imagination, the result is a pleasing container to tidy up the... Read more »

RACK ’EM UP

wine-glass-holders

March 25, 2014

  Here is a great way to keep real wine glasses safe while traveling, as well as just storing. My husband mounted the rod portion of a fishing pole rack on the wall of one of our cupboards. Make sure the rack is flush against the mounting surface. It cost us approximately $15 from a local sporting... Read more »

Get Ready For Spring

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by Bill and Jenn Gehr
March 3, 2014

  A thorough check up will help ensure trouble-free days on the road during the upcoming travel season   The onset of spring, with its warmer days, beckons RVers to get their motor­homes ready to hit the road for new adventures. We’ve compiled a number of helpful tips for a thorough spring... Read more »

Safer Knife Holder

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March 3, 2014

    We needed a place to store our knives and grater that would keep them sharp and our fingers safe from cuts. We fashioned custom holders and attached them securely to the side wall of our slideout pantry. They are out of the way and very accessible. When the pantry is secured, and the door... Read more »

SeeLevel II Tank Monitor

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by Bill and Jenn Gehr
February 26, 2014

  Garnet Instruments Uses External Sensors and High-Grade Electronics to Eliminate Erroneous Readings   Holding tanks make it possible to experience true self-containment in any motor­home, but keeping track of the content level can be frustrating. The vast majority of holding tank gauges... Read more »

Lighting the Way

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February 26, 2014

  We often return to our RV after dark, and fumbling for the light switch is a nuisance, even if we have a flashlight. We tried leaving a light on, but it attracts flying insects, and tends to deplete our batteries when boondocking. The obvious answer was a motion-activated light. We looked at several,... Read more »

Adding an RV Comfort Systems Electric Element to an Existing Furnace

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by Bill and Jenn Gehr
January 27, 2014

  Burning Less LP-Gas, RVers See Significant Savings on Heating Costs Running a typical forced-air furnace on LP-gas is becoming a more expensive proposition, obviously because propane has skyrocketed in price. Many owners who camp with hookups will use portable electric heaters (or heat pumps,... Read more »

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