Dry Cleaning

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By E. Don Smith
May 27, 2015

  Reduce the mess — and the slippery slopes — with near-waterless fiberglass roof cleaning   Cleaning the roof of a motorhome is never a particularly easy task, but some ways of keeping it clean are easier than others. In the May 2010 issue (“Winning the Battle With Rooftop Mold and... Read more »

Rayzar Sharp

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By Bob Livingston
April 27, 2015

  Winegard’s new automatic amplified broadcast dome looks like a mini satellite dish but brings in crystal-clear local HDTV signals   “Free TV” has a nice ring to it. The idea of receiving local programming via over-the-air broadcasting is appealing to those who prefer not to incur... Read more »

Oil-Filler Helper

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February 23, 2015

  Many owners of Class A motorhomes find it difficult to replace, or even add, a quart or two of oil during a trip. Engine platforms are generally built for trucks with hoods so the oil filler tubes are hard to access in many coaches. The oil filler tube in my 2011 Fleetwood Southwind is about 4... Read more »

Waste Not, Want Not

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February 23, 2015

  After we return home from a trip and drain/clean the black- and gray-water tanks, I have a plan for the remaining fresh water. I added a couple of sections of PVC pipe to the drain and installed a hose fitting to the end. Then I hook up a garden hose and drain the remaining fresh water on my wife’s... Read more »

Spring at Last

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By E. Don Smith
February 23, 2015

  Preparing your coach for another travel season   After a long, hard winter, one of the things that signals spring for RV owners is the de-winterizing of the motorhome. Once you know that freezing weather is over, it’s time for the annual spring freshen-up to get ready for the fun and... Read more »

Automated Intelligence

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By Dennis Brewer
February 23, 2015

  How to remotely control 120-volt AC circuits, lights and appliances in a motorhome using Z-Wave technologies   One of the features of today’s custom homes and high-end bus conversions is automation, or the ability to control just about anything from one place, even when you’re not actually... Read more »

TOP THIS

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by Chris Hemer
January 28, 2015

  Installing new slide-topper fabric isn’t difficult, and costs just a fraction of a new hardware assembly   The humble slide-topper awning is the unsung hero of our RVing experiences. Just think of all the work they do: They keep the sun off the slideout roofs, which helps prevent UV damage,... Read more »

A Better Grip

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January 27, 2015

While RVing in the mountains last summer I had the doors open a lot and used the screen. There was no grab bar to pull the door shut behind me. Stores do sell them, but they are sort of bulky. I bought a handle off the shelf at Lowe’s that was large enough for my hand to fit in. The screws that came... Read more »

Hold That Hose

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January 27, 2015

You set up camp, make all your attachments and assume things will be fine. But hot weather and repeated dumping of the tanks causes the sewer hose to slump even though you use one of those slinky-like devices. My solution: Purchase 8 feet of 4-inch PVC drainpipe. Cut into 2- to 4-foot sections and... Read more »

Lights Out?

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By Dennis Brewer
January 27, 2015

  Simple procedures for identifying electrical wiring problems will help keep appliances and accessories running smoothly There is nothing more frustrating to a motorhome owner than having the 12-volt DC equipment such as headlights, turn signals and clearance lights fail when you want to be on... Read more »

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