Simplistic Sweeper: A lightweight and inexpensive sweeper makes interior cleanup a breeze

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Kevin Livingston
July 18, 2013

One thing almost all motorhome  owners can agree on is the need for interior cleanliness. Carpets and floors have a tendency to quickly accumulate dust, debris and allergy invaders of all kinds, especially for more active RVers. Oneof the best ways to help cut down the accumulation of crud is to keep... Read more »

The Heat is ON

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Bill and Jenn Gehr
July 17, 2013

It seems like Murphy’s law applies just when we least expect it. For furnace operation, it’s usually when the temperature plummets and heat is needed to keep warm. Nearly every motorhome is equipped with some type of a forced air unit. Whether the furnace runs on LP-gas or diesel fuel, every model... Read more »

JTB Power Solution: Meeting 
Electrical Needs

The complete JTB kit includes all of the wiring and hardware needed for installation. A helpful, step-by-step instruction manual will direct installers from beginning to end.

Bill and Jenn Gehr
June 18, 2013

Motorhomes are becoming more power thirsty every year. Not long ago, 30-amp circuits were more than enough to power all the electrical needs of many motorhomes. But as coach manufactures add air conditioners, fireplaces, convection ovens, washers/dryers and larger, home-style refrigerators, the demand... Read more »

The Cold Facts: RV Refrigerator Service and Maintenance

The water valve for the icemaker sits in a harsh environment and is often overlooked during inspection. Plastic lines on the inlet and outlet are susceptible to becoming brittle from heat and cold.

Bill Gehr
May 14, 2013

If you own an RV, chances are it’s equipped with a gas/electric refrigerator. With the summer travel season on the horizon, now is the time to give your refrigerator a little TLC. Absorption refrigerators produce cold from heat, so it’s imperative that all systems work together and function properly... Read more »

Replacing RV Wiper Blades

E. Don Smith
April 13, 2013

Last year it seemed as if every time I drove my motorhome it was raining, which led to the realization that I needed new and better wiper blades. All it takes is a few hours behind the windshield in a torrential downpour to give you some perspective on the significance of good wiper blades. In our October... Read more »

Intermittent RV Overheating

Tools Josep Ma. Rosell

August 7, 2012

We purchased our 2008 Class A Itasca Sunrise 32H motorhome in 2007. It is on a 2007 Ford chassis using the V-10 engine and has been driven 47,800 miles. On five occasions during the past year the water temperature gauge has risen toward or into the red zone. The first time it went into the “limp home”... Read more »

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 »

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