Home Tech Quick Tips

Quick Tips

RV tips that are tried and true, and really work, because they're all from MotorHome's readers

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Motorhome Quick Tip: DIY Striping

I purchased a 2001 Winnebago Brave that was sun-faded on the outside. I wanted to improve the exterior, but didn’t want to spend an...
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Motorhome Quick Tip: Think Vertical

The storage space in our compact Class B is limited, which requires us to get creative. The two rules we have are: square is...
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Motorhome Quick Tip: Name That Slideout

Recycle your old name-tag lanyard and avoid the damage caused by trying to extend your motorhome’s slideout while the locking bar is in place....
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Motorhome Quick Tip: Keeps a Plug Snug

Many diesel engines have a three-prong male connector to plug in when the block heater is needed. This plug can get corroded and dirty...
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Motorhome Quick Tip: No Spill in the Cone Zone

After deciding to add an external filter for the city-water connection to our Class A motorhome, I looked for an economical way to keep...
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Simple RV Hack to Keep Refrigerator Doors Closed

After installing a residential refrigerator in my Class A motorhome, I immediately found I had a problem: the doors would not stay closed during...
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Tug a Lug RV Waste Tank

Tugging a full portable waste tank by the metal handle even a short distance is tough on the fingers and palm. To make the...
Motorhome Quick Tip: Cable storage

Quick Tips: Stress Relief

The 50-amp shorepower cord connector for my motorhome is in a compartment with other utilities. The weight pulling on the plug was stressing the...
Motorhome Quick Tip: front door light

Quick Tips: Lights, Please

Finding the lock to my RV’s entry door in the dark can be challenging. I found a very lightweight, low-cost (about $3) 4 LED...
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RV Quick Tips: Safety in Numbers

As a pilot and former flight instructor, I constantly emphasize the habitual use of a checklist. It goes far to eliminate missing an important...

Products

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Dometic PLB40 Portable Lithium Battery

Perfect for off-grid camping, the Dometic PLB40 lithium battery was designed to run 12-volt DC appliances — specifically, Dometic’s line of CFX mobile compressor...
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Origami On the Water

Looking to ply the waters but don’t have the space to store a traditional kayak? Oru has launched its first tandem folding kayak, the...
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Smart Surge Protector Reports RV Power to Your Phone

Hughes Autoformers’ Power Watchdog EPO (Emergency Power Off) combines Bluetooth technology with the automatic shut off and re-start of an energy management system, offering...
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Pump it Up! New Line of Inflators from VIAIR

VIAIR has announced a new line of portable tire inflators designed specifically for RVs. The four RVS tire inflators are the only portable compressors...
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Straight as an Arrow

New adjustable drag link makes it simple to center the steering wheel on Ford F-53 chassis Piloting a motorhome has its own set of idiosyncrasies...