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 »

Neat and Dry

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January 27, 2014

  I wanted a towel rack in my utility bay to keep towels neat and to have a place for them to dry. I was unable to find a rack at my local hardware store that did not interfere with the other components in the utility bay. I then came up with a solution using two small coat hooks and a bungee cord.... Read more »

Stationary Soap Dispenser

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January 27, 2014

  Rather than have soap bouncing around in the sink or taking up space on a shelf in my motorhome, I installed a countertop soap dispenser next to the kitchen sink. It is a simple matter of drilling a hole through the counter in accordance with the instructions on the package, but first make sure... Read more »

Clearing the Air

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November 29, 2013

  Australian tea tree oil based Kanberra Gel is a natural way to control mold, mildew and bacteria — and associated bad odors   After a while, RVs tend to take on an unpleasant odor that can affect the joy of living on the road. Natural odors from wood, carpet, upholstery, cooking and bedding... Read more »

Hose Holder

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November 29, 2013

At my house, the spigot I use to fill my fresh-water tank is about 40 feet from the RV. It used to be that, when I turned on the spigot, the water pressure blew the filler nozzle out of the horizontal inlet. I grew tired of walking back and forth and replacing it several times before the tank was full.... Read more »

Bottle Bungee

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November 29, 2013

The wire retainer for the lower door shelf on my Norcold refrigerator was insufficient to keep bottles and containers from falling off the shelf while traveling or opening the door. To solve the problem, I used a length of 1-inch-wide braided elastic with loops sewn in the ends. The loops slip over the... Read more »

Air Apparent

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November 29, 2013

Maintaining proper tire inflation pressure is one of the most important steps toward safe RV travel. Unfortunately, many RVers don’t check/inflate their dual rear tires as often as they should, simply because the process is cumbersome — even when using a specially designed air chuck to gain access... Read more »

Timely Brake and Wheel Bearing Inspection and Service are Critical to Safe —
and Efficient —
Operation

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by Bill and Jenn Gehr
October 24, 2013

  In the last two issues (Part I, Part II), we concentrated on maintenance schedules and procedures to help keep the chassis rolling down the highway without surprise interruptions. We stressed becoming familiar with the chassis owner’s manual, and hopefully, you’re keeping a detailed log of... Read more »

Rollin’ Along

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by Bill and Jenn Gehr
September 30, 2013

  Keeping a motorhome cruising past repair centers requires specific service procedures at prescribed intervals   For many owners, engine service means changing the lubricating fluids, but there’s much more to consider in order to keep a motorhome on the road without hiccups — and potential... Read more »

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