Ken Freund Coach & Powertrain

Blue Smoke & Sooty Mess

I have a 2005 Newmar Kountry Star 37.5-foot motorhome on a Workhorse W22 chassis powered by a GM 8.1-liter Vortec gas engine with 23,000...

Dinghy Towing Methods: Let’s Discuss

  Q: Where can I find the pros and cons of towing a car or SUV on the ground, on a dolly or on a trailer...

Q & A: Frozen Batteries?

Q. Can storage batteries in motorhomes freeze?   A. If they are discharged, they can freeze at just a...
Ken Freund Coach & Powertrain

Towing a Smart Car

Four years ago we purchased a used 2001 Coachmen Mirada. While searching for a dinghy, we came across an article on Smart cars. We...

RV Tech Savvy: Roof Vent Restoration

  Q: Is there a product or method for restoring the appearance of my roof vent covers? Over the years from exposure to sun, rain, grime,...

Changing RV Battery Types

The time has come to replace the batteries in my motorhome. I have four golf cart (6-volt) batteries. Should I try going with Optima...
Ken Freund Coach & Powertrain

Motorhome Cab Heater Issue

  I have a 2011 Damon Astoria 40KT. The issue is the dash heater; it seems insufficient to provide adequate comfort heating when traveling down...

RV Tech Savvy: Mileage Recording During Dinghy Towing

We are planning to purchase our first motorhome in the next few months. We plan to tow a dinghy vehicle. We have just purchased...

Powertrain Q&A: January 2004

Ken Freund answers RV owners' questions on everything RV related in his Powertrain Q&A section, in Motorhome Magazine.  This month’s Powertrain Q&A includes: The...
Ken Freund Coach & Powertrain

Battery Disconnect Switches

I have a motorhome that I store for the summer months and try to start every 30 days to keep the battery up. The...

Products

just roll with it » The SmartTote2 LX portable waste tank comes ready to go right out of the box. For storage, the extendable handle folds underneath. The hose and fittings are secured neatly under cover in the PermaStore cabinet.

Dump Station to Go: Thetford SmartTote2 LX and Tote Storage System

Employing a portable tank eliminates the need to break camp while staying in parks without sewer hookups Taking a motorhome to an RV park that...
Bluetooth Smart DC Power Meter

Monitor Wizard

Monitoring the levels of a motorhome’s battery banks is a critical part of the motorhome lifestyle, especially while boondocking. To make the process easy,...
ecocamel shower head

Ecocamel’s Orbit: Singing in the Shower

This innovative showerhead reduces consumption while pushing out a stronger stream of softer water — and can be fitted with an optional massaging feature Most...