Powertrain Q&A: March 2006

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: Boost...

Q & A: Backing Up

Q. Is it OK to back up a motorhome that has a dinghy vehicle attached with a...

Q & A: Automatic Transmissions

Q. Do automatic transmissions on motorhomes require routine maintenance?   A. Yes. The mileage and time intervals should be included in the ...
Ford F-53 Chassis

RV Tech Savvy: Improving the Ride on a Motorhome

You asked MotorHome: We have a 2004 Winnebago Sightseer 30B on a Ford F-53 chassis (18,000-pound gross vehicle weight rating) with 50,000 miles, and the...
Unimaxx Vent

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,...

Q & A: What modifications do I need to make to a 2007 Chevy...

Q: I have a 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche 2WD with an automatic transmission. What modifications do I need to tow it four wheels down, and where...

My First RV

We have a 2004 Ford E-450 Class C motor­home that has one 12-volt house battery. When I dry camp the battery does not last...
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Dinghy Speed Limits

  Q: Nearly all manuals included with dinghy vehicles include the warning not to exceed 65 mph. Why? Is it a matter of control, or can...
Tools

Coach & Powertrain: Dinghy Difficulties

In your December issue an inquiry from Scott Peters in Oklahoma City caught my attention. Ford and GM are both having many problems with...
Steep Grade Sign

RV Tech Savvy: Descending Steep Grades

I recently bought a 2017 Thor Windsport 29M with the Ford V-10 engine. On a recent trip to the Great Smoky Mountains I began...

Products

King Combi step ladder

King Kombo

Considering the limited storage space in a motorhome, a conventional ladder may seem like a luxury item. But when that one item can perform...
ENSEN JWM45 Two-zone Stereo

JENSEN JWM45 Two-zone Stereo is Twice as Nice

Music is an important part of the motorhome lifestyle, inside and out of the coach. ASA Electronics now offers the JENSEN JWM45 Two-zone Stereo....
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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...
Photo of 30 amp Power Watchdog RV surge protector

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...