Hold That Hose


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?


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 »

Brake Time


By Ben Smith
December 23, 2014

  Installing the RVibrake2 auxiliary braking system, with a tire-pressure-monitoring feature, nets shorter stopping distances and greater confidence   There are a great number of RVers who want to take the comforts of home with them when they travel in a motorhome. Of course, these include... Read more »

How to Maximize the Life of Motorhome Tires


By E. Don Smith
November 22, 2014

  With a few protectant products and a little care, premature sidewall damage can be greatly reduced   If you own a motorhome long enough, you will eventually have to replace the tires. Most coaches require six tires, and a tag axle means two more. If you have priced tires lately you know... Read more »

Put a Sock on It


November 21, 2014

My wife and I grew tired of the constant “clinking” of glassware and the eventual scratching/marring of our glasses from bouncing down the road. I screwed a spice rack to the back wall of the cabinet, tie-wrapped another to it and my wife covered the glasses in fun/funky socks she bought at the... Read more »

That’s a Wrap


November 21, 2014

I use a Christmas-wreath container to store my freshwater hoses. It’s the perfect size for easy coiling, and it keeps the hoses orderly and clean. Basil Vanderboegh | Benton Harbor, Michigan  

Spray-Head Holder


October 24, 2014

We found that the holder for the toilet spray head on the side of the toilet was in an inconvenient location. It required bending over to pick up the sprayer and if I forgot that there is a cabinet over the toilet when I stood up, it added scars to a head that has enough scars from being chewed on by... Read more »

More Prep Space


October 24, 2014

Our motorhome just doesn’t have enough counterspace, so I inserted a cutting board into the galley sink edges. It fits perfectly and I still have room for a colander to wash fruits and vegetables. Pete Chiarolanzio | Florham Park, New Jersey    

Outside Temperature Sensor


October 24, 2014

  I have a SkyScan digital clock that displays inside and outside temperature. After trying to find a location, when parked, that the outside transmitter unit could sense air temperature without being in direct sun any part of the day, I decided to place it in a wheel well on top of the tire. That... Read more »

Don’t Get Zapped!


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 »

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