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Flexible Power Cord?

Question: I own a 2009 Roadtrek Class B motorhome. The power cord gets stiff below 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Are there any companies that make a...
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Rv Tech Savvy: Will There Be Hybrid Or Electric Motorhomes?

I haven’t seen this topic discussed much, but I can’t wait for it to happen: Diesels and gas engines may be going by the...
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RV Tech Savvy: Installing a Child Seat in a Motorhome

I have a 1999 Winnebago Chieftain with a sofa that has three lap seatbelts. Are there any kits available to install a three-point child...
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RV Tech Savvy: Is Gas Fading to Diesel?

Why are most manufacturers of small motorhomes going to diesel, especially on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis? We would like to trade our 2016 van...
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RV Tech Savvy: Brake Failure Warning

You asked MotorHome: On a return trip from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the brake system on our motorhome failed. We were able to safely reach...
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RV Tech Savvy: Charging Challenge

You asked MotorHome: I purchased my first motorhome, a 2011 Roadtrek 210 Simplicity, three years ago with 18,000 miles on the odometer. It now has...
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RV Tech Savvy: CD Player Quits

You asked MotorHome: We have a 2003 Gulf Stream Conquest Ultra and the CD player has never worked right. It starts out just fine, but...
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RV Tech Savvy: Solar-panel Care

You asked MotorHome: In reading the article on installing a Solar Power system in the August issue (“Watt do You Need?”), many of the processes...
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RV Tech Savvy: Towing a 2018 Chevrolet Equinox

You asked MotorHome: We just purchased a 2018 Equinox, the 1.5-liter turbo with front wheel drive. I followed the dinghy directions, but the security alarm...
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RV Tech Savvy: Wiper Woes

You asked MotorHome: We have a 2002 Fleetwood Southwind Class A coach on a Ford F-53 chassis. The windshield wipers went whacky. They work, but...

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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...