Double-Duty Awning

solar lights

July 31, 2012

We often camp in areas where the dirt is very hard to penetrate. Putting solar lights in the ground can be a trying experience. Recently, we started putting them in the bottom brackets of our awning legs. Each of the two holes holds one plastic-based solar light. It looks very attractive and is easy... Read more »

Captain’s Chair Storage

Dog rest

July 24, 2012

We have a Class A on a Ford chassis with a sloped doghouse. We wanted a place to store things between the two captain’s chairs so we bought an inexpensive bed serving tray, and simply folded one leg up and out of the way. You could attach it to the doghouse with clamps, but we like it to be portable. You... Read more »

Forwarding Mail on the Road

Joe and Vicki Kieva

Joe and Vicki Kieva
July 18, 2012

Motorhome travelers can easily arrange to have their mail forwarded to them while they are on the road by using the U.S. Postal Service’s Priority Mail.  The first and most important step is to find a reliable person who is willing to retrieve your mail from your home mailbox, put it into an envelope... Read more »

RV Screen Solution

screen door

July 17, 2012

When we traded in our 2001 Winnebago Suncruiser for a 2007 Winnebago Journey, we were thrilled. It has two slides instead of one, a washer and dryer, a double-door refrigerator and a diesel engine. Wow! However, on the new floorplan the entrance door is in front of the passenger seat, instead of behind... Read more »

End the Battery Drain Game

Cutoff Switch

July 10, 2012

After many dead engine battery episodes on my motorhome, I installed a marine-style cutoff switch in the storage area  adjacent to the battery compartment. Putting the cutoff switch in the storage compartment makes for convenient access. I close and lock the RV door, let the steps retract, and then... Read more »

Priority Mail: Forwarding Mail on the Road

Joe and Vicki Kieva

Joe and Vicki Kieva
July 6, 2012

Motorhome travelers can easily arrange to have their mail forwarded to them while they are on the road by using the U.S. Postal Service’s Priority Mail.  The first and most important step is to find a reliable person who is willing to retrieve your mail from your home mailbox, put it into an envelope... Read more »

Upgrading An RV TV Mount

Once installed, the 46-inch LED TV fit nicely in its allocated space and snug up against the back wall.

Bill and Jenn Gehr
May 9, 2012

Whenever I walk into a motorhome,  I immediately look for the TV. Perhaps it’s an instinctual, “man cave” response, but the older I get, the smaller the screen becomes, leaving a strong desire to upgrade to a bigger TV. Our rig was outfitted with a 37-inch LCD TV from the factory, which seemed... Read more »

Motorhome Spring Cleaning

Motor home spring cleaning

Gary Wescott
April 4, 2012

Spring is coming. Whether you have been traveling all winter, or just hibernating in the South with other snowbirds, road grime, dust, bird droppings and other acts of nature have no doubt accumulated on your motorhome and maybe even your dinghy vehicle. To preserve their value, and make them more fun... Read more »

Seal it Up: Replacing an RV Toilet

Toilet_seal_2

Bill and Jenn Gehr
March 15, 2012

RV enthusiasts get great satisfaction in having all the creature comforts of home — until something pops up, like a toilet that’s no longer holding water and is creating unpleasant odors inside the trailer. Replacing the waste ball or blade seal will usually put that smile back on their faces. Some... Read more »

Create Your Own Electrical Repair Kit

Electrical problems can happen anytime, which means having the right parts and tools handy is a must.

Gary Wescott
February 16, 2012

It was a typical hot, humid night in Florida. We had parked on one of those funny arms that runs along the coast, thinking it would be cooler and close to the beach for a nice stroll in the morning. It was so hot and sticky you could drink the air. To move was to sweat. Sitting outside was an open invitation... Read more »

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