Comfort Zones

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May 30, 2014

  TempMinder wireless digital thermometer, calendar and clock keeps tabs on inside temperatures and up to three remote locations Admittedly, I’m a weather junkie. Maybe it’s because I wanted to be a meteorologist before pursuing a journalism career, but that’s another story. Keeping tabs... Read more »

Vise Squad

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May 30, 2014

  Whether you’re a hobbyist or just like making your own repairs, the Wilton ATV (All Terrain Vise) could be a handy addition to your rig. The Wilton ATV is a combination vise and sleeve that slides into a standard 2-inch receiver and is secured by the hitch pin. In addition, two patented setscrews... 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 »

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 »

The Winegard Ultra-thin Rayzar Antenna

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Bob Livingston
March 14, 2013

At the risk of dating myself, I remember jury-rigging a rabbit-ear antenna to a portable TV that we tried to use while RVing. After painful maneuvering, we were able to pull in a few over-the-air channels, but dealing with a snowy picture was part of the experience. Broadcast TV has taken a back seat... Read more »

Winegard Carryout Anser Hybrid Portable Antenna

Winegard Carryout Anser hybrid portable antenna

Bob Livingston, Publisher
January 4, 2013

Owners who subscribe to satellite TV for their motorhomes must rely on a dish antenna to bring in the signal. While many motorhomes are fitted with rooftop dishes, those who frequent campgrounds where trees and heavy vegetation grace the landscape know that receiving a signal is not always possible.... Read more »

The Battery Mat, Battery Acid Absorber

The Battery Mat, battery acid absorber

Bob Livingston, Publisher
November 28, 2012

Recently, a friend was working on his batteries neatly mounted in an exterior compartment. He was proud of his system: multiple 8Ds positioned systematically and filling up the compartment with a precision fit. Over the years, corrosion from the batteries made the compartment floor resemble the landscape... Read more »

Pro-Fill RV Battery Watering Systems

Pro-Fill RV Battery Watering Systems

Bob Livingston
October 29, 2012

Using golf cart batteries to provide 12-volt DC house power is efficient and cost effective. It’s common practice to replace two 12-volt batteries wired in parallel with 6-volt golf cart counterparts wired in series because they have the same footprint and provide additional capacity for non-hookup... Read more »

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