Air Apparent: A TPMS Buyer’s Guide

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November 24, 2015

  Monitor your tire pressures and tire temperatures on the road Most of us do not need to be convinced of the important role tires play on our motorhomes. They hold up a large vehicle and provide that very important contact patch that is literally where the rubber meets the road. Tires supply... Read more »

Time to Re-Tire?

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By Ken Freund
November 19, 2015

  There’s a lot to know about keeping the rubber on the road Tires are a vital asset to any motorhome. Considering the high cost of replacement, the more you know about care and maintenance of tires, the better the chances are you’ll realize maximum service life and safe travels. A flat tire... Read more »

RV Dinnerware

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October 27, 2015

  Packing plates and bowls into your motorhome every time you head out on the road can be a pain, and using paper plates sure doesn’t add much to your mealtime experience. Camp Casual brings back the fun with a colorful, retro-inspired 12-piece dining set. The vintage-style dishes feature RV-themed... Read more »

Zebra Power

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October 27, 2015

  One of the biggest headaches faced by RVers is keeping the house batteries charged when stored or parked in primitive locations. With the SunSparks Solar Charging System by Zebra Energy, RVers can easily keep the batteries charged by harnessing the power of the sun. Using solar panels mounted... Read more »

Road Foodie: Holiday Baked Oysters

As the weather cools ocean waters, it’s the perfect time for fresh oyster dishes.

By Bobbie Hasselbring
October 26, 2015

  A Holiday Dish That Might Just Change Your Mind About This Showy Shellfish Before we know it, the holidays will be upon us. Our holiday table — whether we’re on the road or at home — always includes some traditional family favorites. But I also try to offer at least one special dish that... Read more »

Weight Up

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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 »

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