Don’t Get Zapped!

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by Dennis C. Brewer
October 23, 2014

  Tips on How to Make Your Motorhome Safer During Lightning Strikes   According to the National Weather Service, there are more than 22 million cloud-to-ground lightning strikes on average each year in the U.S. Even though the chance of being struck by lightning is low — only 1 in 600,000... Read more »

Fridge-Fix

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By Bill and Jenn Gehr
October 23, 2014

  This add-on fan box from Smart RV Products beefs up interior circulation for more efficient operation and less food spoilage   RV gas/electric absorption refrigerators are subject to improper installation and high-ambient temperatures that can significantly affect the cooling process. When... Read more »

Suck It Up!

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By Kevin Livingston
October 22, 2014

  DIY: Central vacuum-cleaner installation   Installing an InterVac remote vacuum-cleaner system in an unused area saves space and makes cleanup a breeze   Whether you’re parked in a low-dust, paved campground or in the middle of off-road racing pits, the dirt always manages to find... Read more »

Safe & Secure

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By E. Don Smith
September 25, 2014

  How to protect your sticks-and-bricks home before heading out on the road   We can probably all agree that traveling in a motorhome is the best way to take a vacation, and whether it’s for a long weekend or an entire season, getting away and going to new places and seeing exciting things... Read more »

Super Socket

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Replacing a standard 120-volt AC, 15-amp outlet with one that provides USB charging for two devices ends charging clutter

By Kevin Livingston
September 18, 2014

  Replacing a standard 120-volt AC, 15-amp outlet with one that provides USB charging for two devices ends charging clutter In the current era (pun intended), personal electronic equipment is a big part of everyone’s lives — even while traveling in a motorhome. Whether it’s a cellphone,... Read more »

Power Up

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article and photos by Bill and Jenn Gehr
August 21, 2014

  Converters are designed to provide 12-volt DC current and charge batteries — but not all are created equal   Power converters fall into the category of “out of sight, out of mind” — literally. In fact, some owners may not even know where the converter is located in their RV. Compact... Read more »

Air Time

The 2WayAir kit for six tires comes standard with two small sections of protective polyethylene tubing, 40 feet of black 3/8-inch polyurethane manifold tubing, 15 feet of 1/4-inch black polyurethane tubing, 24 feet of yellow polyurethane “whip” tubing plus UV-rated mountable and standard nylon cable ties, an assortment of push-to-connect and quick-disconnect fittings, and patent-pending mountable Schrader valves.

by Chris Hemer
August 20, 2014

The 2WayAir System by Rock Smasher Engineering Allows Easy Inflation or Deflation of All Tires Simultaneously If there’s one thing that all RVers can agree upon, it’s that checking and adjusting tire pressure on the motorhome and dinghy vehicle is a pain in one’s backside. Without a doubt, proper... Read more »

THE VOLTS ARE IN

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by Bob Carpenter and Chris Hemer
July 31, 2014

  Understanding how motorhome batteries operate, and how to maintain them, can lead to EASIER travels When all goes well on an RV trip, we rarely stop to reflect on the systems and components we rely upon to have a positive experience even when our surroundings may be less than accommodating.... Read more »

Water Blotter

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June 20, 2014

The countertop around the kitchen faucet in my galley constantly gets wet, and the water runs down the surface and affects other items sitting on the counter. I was tired of the mess, so I bought a cloth chamois. I made a template out of paper, traced the template on the underside of the chamois and... Read more »

Easier Cable Connectors

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June 20, 2014

As I’ve gotten older, it’s more difficult for me to line up and screw in the coaxial cable from the campground into the connection on my RV … not to mention the sometimes-awkward locations of the cable connections at the campgrounds. Throw in darkness and/or a little rain, and the problem is compounded. A... Read more »

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