Quick Tips

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

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Easy City-Water Connection

The city-water connection to my motorhome was poorly designed. Because it’s plastic, it’s rather time-consuming to connect, and I feared I would eventually cross-thread...
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Hang ‘Em High

We didn’t have any place to hang small items outside our motorhome, so we got an over-the-door-hanger at Dollar Tree and fitted it over...
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Dinghy Bumper

Parking in my area is pretty tight, and when I’m not on the road, I park my dinghy vehicle in front of my motorhome....
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Classic Cranium Saver

Ever walk around your motorhome and accidentally bang your head on the corner of one of the slideouts? Me too. To save your head,...
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Blade Runner

I was tired of the premature deterioration of my motor­home’s windshield wiper blades due to exposure to the weather and hot sun. To protect...
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No Shake, Rattle or Roll

We like to use glassware in our motorhome. After trying a few ideas to keep the glasses in the cabinets while on the road,...
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Cooler Tray

I wanted a slide-out tray for the Dometic cooler in my motorhome’s basement storage, but could not find one that fit the 22-inch-deep by...
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A Little Pump Makes a Big Difference

Adding oil to an Onan generator at the end of an oil change can be excruciatingly slow. The process involves adding an ounce at...
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No, Kitty! CPAP Fix For When the Cat Gets the Hose

Like many RVers, I use a CPAP machine. And, also like many RVers, I travel with pets, currently a 4-year-old dog and a kitten....
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Snap to It

We prefer natural ventilation in our motorhome, whether we’re boondocking or even if full hookups are available. However, when the door is open and...
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DIY Day-Night Shade Repair

Adjusting the cord retainers, and even complete restringing, can keep perfectly good fabric in use for a long time in your motorhome. During the last...
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Snowbirding in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert

  The Sonoran Desert offers an impressive array of colorful flora and fauna, scenic drives and outdoor recreation — all a stone’s throw from the...
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RVIA Names Craig Kirby New President

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) announced today that its Board of Directors has unanimously selected Craig Kirby to serve as president of the...
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Can we Really Live Full Time in an RV? – A Real-World Account and...

When we first hit the road a few months shy of five years ago, we didn’t think we were your typical RVers. We were...
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State Parks of the West You Never Knew About (And Will Never Forget)

If you’re planning a road trip around the Western US, I can confidently say that all of these should make an appearance on your...