Easy Tire Inflation

2WayAir

April 29, 2014

  The 2Way Air central inflation system by Rock Smasher Engineering allows simultaneous inflation/deflation of all tires on the motorhome and/or dinghy vehicle via a patent-pending manifold and valve system. The core components consist of 3/8-inch polyurethane manifold tubing, which is routed to... 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 »

Easier RV Dump System

Barker Manufacturing SwingFree Deluxe Dump

Tom Kaiser
April 13, 2012

Barker Manufacturing has introduced a new SwingFree Deluxe Dump system designed to make hooking up and dumping black and gray water easier. According to the company, the SwingFree installs on most RVs and features a telescoping PVC drain that reaches up to 8 feet away; optional 24-inch extensions are... Read more »

SEMA Showcase 2012

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Gary Wescott
March 14, 2012

If there is one automotive event we never miss, it’s the annual SEMA Show, (Specialty Equipment Market Association), in Las Vegas. Whether you’re a real car nut, or just interested in the latest discoveries and inventions that make RVing and travel over our nation’s highways and byways more fun,... 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 »

Supplier BrakeBuddy Marks 15th Anniversary

September 9, 2011

In 1996, Emporia, Kan.-based BrakeBuddy revolutionized the towed vehicle braking market by inventing the first portable “Brake-in-the-box” that is specifically designed to apply the brakes in your towed vehicle. Lightweight, easy to set up and use, and transferable between vehicles, BrakeBuddy quickly... Read more »

Dometic Issues Warning on Look-Alike RV Air Conditioners

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June 9, 2011

ELKHART, Ind. – Dometic is issuing a consumer warning that its Brisk Air RV air conditioner and heat pump models appear to have been counterfeited by a Chinese company and are now being sold into the RV industry under the brand name Advent.  Brad Sargent, vice president of marketing at Dometic, said... Read more »

Blowout Protection

April 1, 2007

Protecting yourself from a blowout-induced accident takes on an entirely new importance. Naturally, keeping your tires properly inflated and replacing them when necessary are important steps — but what can you do to protect yourself and your family beyond these measures? Tyron Automotive Group, USA... Read more »

Back to Basics: AC Generator Systems

March 1, 2007

Most motorhomes come with an onboard AC generator (genset) that supplies portable 120-volt AC power, allowing the coach systems to operate without having to plug in to the shorepower. These generators come in various sizes, with output ratings from about 2,500 to 20,000 watts (also expressed as 2.5 to... Read more »

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