RV Storage Tips For The Off-Season

November 9, 2011

Unless you’re a full-timer, you need to store your RV in the off-season. The following tips will help you prepare your coach for the months it sits idle, so that it will be in top shape when you are ready to take your next trip. Save Money  If your RV is stored on private property for the winter,... Read more »

Motorhome Lighting Maintenance

November 8, 2011

Exterior lights on motorhomes are very susceptible to failure due to corrosion. This often is caused by faulty ground connections.   With an assistant, check the operation of all your lights, including brake and back-up lamps. Note any problems and check for burned-out bulbs. If the bulb(s) are good,... Read more »

A No-Stress Approach to Motorhome Repair

November 3, 2011

It’s NASCAR time in Bristol, Tenn., and I am parked outside the paddock where the drivers’ buses are sequestered. About 30 minutes ago, the owner of one of the buses called to ask if I knew how to check the compressors on a refrigerator. Having stared more than a cooler or two in the face, I assured... Read more »

Drivetrain Maintenance for Gas Engines

October 12, 2011

For many motorhome owners, drivetrain maintenance is about as much fun as a root canal or paying taxes, but neglecting regular maintenance can be costly. New coach owners, as well as seasoned RVers, often don’t realize the importance of following the manufacturer’s maintenance schedule.   Simply... Read more »

Better Broadcast TV Picture Quality

Picture Quality

August 25, 2011

Once the federal government mandated that television broadcasters switch to a digital signal, watching the tube for free took on a new vision. A clear vision to be exact. Until recently, there have been almost no changes in the way RVers capture a signal; using a rooftop batwing antenna was and is quintessential... Read more »

Safe Dinghy Towing with Even Brake

July 27, 2011

Few of us who tow dinghy vehicles would complain that we have too much braking capability in view of the fact that the combined weight of our motorhomes and dinghy vehicles may range from 10 to 20 tons. Consideration of our personal safety, chassis manufacturer requirements, state/provincial towing laws... Read more »

Outfitting a Honda CR-V for Flat Towing

July 27, 2011

Once in a while, those of us who tow dinghy vehicles get into “oops” situations in which we need to unhitch the car and back out. Unfortunately, it may happen that the car is at too much of an angle relative to the motorhome, creating so much tension that we can’t release the tow bar arms. What... Read more »

Side Mirror Replacement: I Can See Clearly Now

July 27, 2011

Driving any motorhome — large or small — takes some skill and acclimation. No matter the size of the motor­home, side mirrors are the most important factor when calculating a lane change or backing into a campsite. The ability to execute a safer and clearer move no matter what the driving circumstance... Read more »

Thinking Thermal: RV Roof Vent Solution

July 26, 2011

It seems no matter how carefully we plan our excursions, weather can affect the comfort zone inside our motorhomes. Most motorhomes can handle limited temperature extremes, but there are always a few areas that can use some improvement. One area that is often overlooked is the roof vent. Maybe it’s... Read more »

RV Awning Replacement: Made in the Shade

July 15, 2011

RV enthusiasts tend to spend much of their time outdoors and one of the most practical accessories is a patio awning. It’s the perfect device to keep the sun off the motorhome, which not only moderates inside temperature, but also provides the necessary shade to enjoy a cup of hot coffee on the patio... Read more »

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