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 »

Stop the movement

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September 4, 2013

  Equalizer Systems Inc. has introduced its Stabi-Lite automatic electric motorhome stabilizing system to the retail aftermarket. Designed for Class C and B motor-homes that experience noticeable movement when RVers walk around inside with the slideout extended, the Stabi-Lite system provides a... Read more »

Get Ready to Roll

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by Bill and Jenn Gehr
September 4, 2013

  Following prescribed maintenance 
procedures will improve chassis 
longevity and 
guard against unscheduled visits 
to repair shops Motorhomes provide years of enjoyment as long as the scheduled routine maintenance is performed on a timely basis. Sometimes the excitement of preparing for... Read more »

Another 
Set of Eyes

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by Bill and Jenn Gehr
August 6, 2013

Backing a motorhome can be a precarious maneuver. While backup cameras immensely improve rearview 
vision, distracted drivers — or even ones paying attention — can miss obstacles, especially those on the smaller side.Technology has made it possible to alert drivers when unexpected obstacles are... Read more »

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