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October 26, 2015

  When flat-towing a dinghy vehicle, it’s important your motorhome has a mud flap that works. Some of the loose-bristle or brush-type flaps seem to reach a horizontal position when the motorhome is traveling at highway speeds. My solution was to attach a long piece of 1¼-inch galvanized pipe... Read more »

Noodle Kneeler

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October 26, 2015

  As an aging RVer, I found that tasks such as checking tire pressure and doing other needful services close to the ground has become more difficult, especially when getting back up from a kneeling position. I built a helpful device out of a scrap-wood frame, pool-noodle handles and a couple of... Read more »

Installing a Baseplate

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By Chris Hemer and Bob Livingston
October 26, 2015

  With the right tools and some DIY expertise, follow these steps to install a dinghy baseplate   [1, 2] Most baseplate installations require that at least part of the front fascia be removed, especially on vehicles built within the last 20 years. The Suzuki XL-7 and its cousin, the Vitara,... Read more »

Dinghy 101

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By Chris Hemer and Bob Livingston
October 26, 2015

  The essential guide to safely towing a vehicle behind your motorhome   Choosing which vehicle to tow behind your motorhome is a big decision. Because, beyond considering what type of vehicle you want to drive when your motorhome is parked, you have to think about how adaptable that vehicle... Read more »

The Right Stuff

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By Chris Hemer and Bob Livingston
October 26, 2015

  A guide to tow bars and dinghy-braking systems designed to make towing convenient and trouble-free   Tow Bars   Blue Ox The two heavy hitters in Blue Ox’s tow-bar arsenal are the Avail and Aventa LX, both of which are Class IV tow bars rated to tow up to 10,000 pounds, which pretty... Read more »

Made in the Shade

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by Chris Hemer
September 30, 2015

  We all love sunshine, but there can be too much of a good thing — particularly when it’s beating down on your motorhome’s interior. The Magne Shade System by Hunckler Fabrication applies to the windshield using strong magnets, so snaps or suction cups aren’t necessary. The system’s installation... Read more »

Here Comes The Boom!

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By Ty Adams
September 29, 2015

  Class A motorhomes are leading the charge with new and exciting changes for 2016; makers of Class C’s and Class B’s are also adding new models and appealing features While the RV industry has not only been on the rebound but actually flirting with all-time record sales for the last few... Read more »

Cover Story

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By E. Don Smith
September 25, 2015

Streamline the process of installing a motorhome cover with these simple tips If it weren’t for pesky things like a budget, homeowner’s association rules, time and space, we would all likely have our own motorhome garage at our residence to protect our coach. Unless you live in a rural area free... Read more »

Under Wraps

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By Kristopher Bunker
September 25, 2015

  Help fend off the damaging effects of weather by selecting the right cover for your coach In a perfect world, we could all live in our RVs full time, roaming from RV park to RV park. However, in the real world, many times that’s simply not possible, as work, funds, family matters and all types... Read more »

Treat Fuel Like a Star

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by Chris Hemer
August 27, 2015

  Now that warm weather is here, you’re probably making good use of your motorhome, AC generator and other gasoline-powered equipment. Star Tron Enzyme Fuel Treatment‘s unique formula is the ideal way to improve the performance of all gas-powered engines, according to the company. Its proprietary... Read more »

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