Auxiliary Braking: Slow Your Roll

Blue Ox - Patriot

Kristopher Bunker
July 25, 2012

A motorhome is a virtual sea of technology. From the exhaust system to the drivetrain to the engine cooling — not to mention the appliances, audiovisual components and heating/cooling units inside — much of the motorhome’s performance we take for granted falls under the responsibility of high-tech... Read more »

Folding Padded Club Chair

Padded Club Chair in backyard

Chris Soash
July 10, 2012

This summer has been consistently warm and sunny here in Minneapolis. The warm weather has created plenty of opportunities for grilling, camping, sporting events, family gatherings and trips to the lake. Through all of these activities, I’ve found there is one accessory that is a must-have … a good,... Read more »

Can Cooker: Lots of Food, Not Much Work

Can Cooker

Kevin Livingston
May 30, 2012

It seems that regardless of the destination or the time of the year, RVers manage to somehow revolve their activities around food. How many times have you met with fellow motorhome owners for breakfast before heading off to an activity, already having made plans for yet another meal before the last bite... Read more »

Camping Lantern Shootout

Rayovac Sportsman LED 300 Lumen Area Lantern

E. Don Smith
May 18, 2012

If you plan on spending much time traveling in your motorhome, there will eventually come a time when you need battery-powered lighting. It could be a sunset trip to the lake that lasts a little longer than expected or an outside dinner at a roadside picnic table. Although flashlights are a common item... Read more »

Fridge Guard: Keep Your Food in Place

RV Fridge Guard Hands On assembled

Ken Livingston
April 30, 2012

We’ve all been there: You arrive at your campsite, set up the motorhome, open the refrigerator for a cool drink and splat! There goes the contents. Food and drinks placed inside a motorhome’s refrigerator are subject to rigorous and continual movement, so it’s not unusual to see shifting, which... Read more »

Banks Powerpack Diesel Tuner Test

Banks Powerpack Economind

Ken Freund
March 28, 2012

Many people buy motor­homes and then after driving them for a while, decide they’d like more power for accelerating onto highways, passing and climbing long grades. This is particularly true of entry-level and mid-priced diesel coaches, which often have sufficient power to get down the road, but add... Read more »

Hands On: ZipVac Portable Vacuum Sealing

ZipVac

Bob Livingston
February 16, 2012

Years ago we purchased a vacuum sealer to keep food fresh and prevent freezer burn. The system uses plastic bags that are sealed after the food is loaded. Then the air is sucked out of the bag. While the system works great, it’s pretty bulky for use in a motorhome. Using the same concept, but employing... Read more »

Dish Tailgater Makes Satellite TV Portable

Dish Tailgater

Bill and Jenn Gehr
February 16, 2012

In this day and age, we are bombarded with myriad impressive technological advances that make our lives more comfortable on the road. Entertainment is high on most of our lists, with a strong desire to have a decent channel lineup available to watch the TV of our choice, regardless of where we are. Satellite... Read more »

The Main Drain: Polychute Sewer Hose Review

Polychute RV Sewer Hose

December 23, 2011

Ah … the joys of motorhoming. While it is an amazing lifestyle, there are a few chores that are necessary but not very desirable. When it comes time to wrap things up and point toward another favorite campsite or home, the last item on the to-do list is usually dumping the holding tanks. Surely, with... Read more »

Temperature@lert Lets You Keep Tabs Electronically

Temperature @lert

November 2, 2011

If you travel with a pet and leave your family friend in your motorhome for a number of hours — or even most of the day — while you do some local touring, you’ll likely stress over how hot it’s going to get inside your coach. The scenario becomes even more agonizing when relying on campground... Read more »

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