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

A 2004 Fleetwood Expedition is tied down on the Mustang MD-750 chassis dyno at Banks.

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 »

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 »

Bugging Out

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By E. Don Smith
March 28, 2016

  We put 14 specialty insect-remover products to the test Unless you travel with your own personal detailing crew, cleaning the bugs off the front of your coach is likely a task that falls on you. Different times of the year and different parts of the country produce different types of bugs, but... Read more »

Pride and Spotlessness

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By Kristopher Bunker
February 26, 2016

  A sparkling motorhome, inside and out, protects your investment while showing pride of ownership Of all the things that most mothers (and fathers) harp on while we’re growing up, keeping our room clean has to be near the top of the list. And it should be. Your immediate surroundings are often... Read more »

SumoSprings

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By Owen Mitchell
February 26, 2016

  Installing closed-cell polyurethane supplemental springs results in a smoother and quieter ride for the Ford F53 chassis   Manufacturers of gasoline-powered Class A motorhomes have a tough assignment: Build nice, comfortable living quarters on a chassis that, for cost reasons, shares suspension... Read more »

Overhead Shot

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January 27, 2016

  Over the years I have used various storage covers for my Class A motorhome and consistently had a problem with the sharp points protruding in the upper areas making holes in the cover. These holes significantly reduce the life expectancy of the cover. I tried many things during the past 12 years... Read more »

Weigh to Go

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By E. Don Smith
December 18, 2015

  Learning the actual wheel weights of your coach will allow more accurate inflation, which leads to improved handling, safety and overall tire life Every year, we hear about motorhome tire blowouts and the resulting accidents that could be avoided with one simple fix: proper tire inflation. In... Read more »

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