Fridge-Fix

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By Bill and Jenn Gehr
October 23, 2014

  This add-on fan box from Smart RV Products beefs up interior circulation for more efficient operation and less food spoilage   RV gas/electric absorption refrigerators are subject to improper installation and high-ambient temperatures that can significantly affect the cooling process. When... Read more »

Power Up

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article and photos by Bill and Jenn Gehr
August 21, 2014

  Converters are designed to provide 12-volt DC current and charge batteries — but not all are created equal   Power converters fall into the category of “out of sight, out of mind” — literally. In fact, some owners may not even know where the converter is located in their RV. Compact... Read more »

Roof A/C Gasket replacement

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by Bill and Jenn Gehr
June 2, 2014

  Water leakage around an air conditioner means it’s time to replace the gasket before damage occurs   Every year, after the first big rain of the season, it’s not uncommon for motorhome owners to discover that there’s a leak originating from the air conditioner’s inside ceiling assembly.... Read more »

Get Ready For Spring

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by Bill and Jenn Gehr
March 3, 2014

  A thorough check up will help ensure trouble-free days on the road during the upcoming travel season   The onset of spring, with its warmer days, beckons RVers to get their motor­homes ready to hit the road for new adventures. We’ve compiled a number of helpful tips for a thorough spring... Read more »

SeeLevel II Tank Monitor

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by Bill and Jenn Gehr
February 26, 2014

  Garnet Instruments Uses External Sensors and High-Grade Electronics to Eliminate Erroneous Readings   Holding tanks make it possible to experience true self-containment in any motor­home, but keeping track of the content level can be frustrating. The vast majority of holding tank gauges... Read more »

Adding an RV Comfort Systems Electric Element to an Existing Furnace

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by Bill and Jenn Gehr
January 27, 2014

  Burning Less LP-Gas, RVers See Significant Savings on Heating Costs Running a typical forced-air furnace on LP-gas is becoming a more expensive proposition, obviously because propane has skyrocketed in price. Many owners who camp with hookups will use portable electric heaters (or heat pumps,... Read more »

Timely Brake and Wheel Bearing Inspection and Service are Critical to Safe —
and Efficient —
Operation

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by Bill and Jenn Gehr
October 24, 2013

  In the last two issues (Part I, Part II), we concentrated on maintenance schedules and procedures to help keep the chassis rolling down the highway without surprise interruptions. We stressed becoming familiar with the chassis owner’s manual, and hopefully, you’re keeping a detailed log of... Read more »

Rollin’ Along

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by Bill and Jenn Gehr
September 30, 2013

  Keeping a motorhome cruising past repair centers requires specific service procedures at prescribed intervals   For many owners, engine service means changing the lubricating fluids, but there’s much more to consider in order to keep a motorhome on the road without hiccups — and potential... Read more »

Get Ready to Roll

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by Bill and Jenn Gehr
September 4, 2013

  Following prescribed maintenance 
procedures will improve chassis 
longevity and 
guard against unscheduled visits 
to repair shops Motorhomes provide years of enjoyment as long as the scheduled routine maintenance is performed on a timely basis. Sometimes the excitement of preparing for... Read more »

Another 
Set of Eyes

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by Bill and Jenn Gehr
August 6, 2013

Backing a motorhome can be a precarious maneuver. While backup cameras immensely improve rearview 
vision, distracted drivers — or even ones paying attention — can miss obstacles, especially those on the smaller side.Technology has made it possible to alert drivers when unexpected obstacles are... Read more »

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