SOLID SATELLITE AIMING

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August 27, 2014

  After aiming my roof-mounted satellite dish for the best reception, I found that a stiff breeze could undo all of my careful work. Sometimes the wind would cause slight rotation; other times the dish would tip ever so slightly. In either case, my precise aiming would be compromised. To keep the... Read more »

SALT ON THE SIDE

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August 27, 2014

  The butcher-block knife rack in our motorhome’s galley is held in place with hook-and-loop fasteners. I screwed a small metal rack onto the side of the block. Now, the salt, pepper and garlic salt are always available to use and they’re no longer sliding across the counter.   Arlene and... Read more »

Rayzar Sharp

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August 27, 2014

Winegard’s new Rayzar Air HD Antenna is a sleek and powerful multi­directional amplified antenna that provides front and rear reception for maximum channel coverage. Optimized for North American digital TV frequencies, the Rayzar Air is designed to eliminate interference from other non-TV frequencies... Read more »

Patty O’Shade

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by Owen Mitchell
August 27, 2014

  Dometic offers relief from the sun in a tidy package Along with warm weather comes the enjoyment of being outdoors and hanging out with family and friends. But it may also come with the challenge of staying cool in hot afternoons without retreating into an air-conditioned motorhome. When the... 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 »

Air Time

The 2WayAir kit for six tires comes standard with two small sections of protective polyethylene tubing, 40 feet of black 3/8-inch polyurethane manifold tubing, 15 feet of 1/4-inch black polyurethane tubing, 24 feet of yellow polyurethane “whip” tubing plus UV-rated mountable and standard nylon cable ties, an assortment of push-to-connect and quick-disconnect fittings, and patent-pending mountable Schrader valves.

by Chris Hemer
August 20, 2014

The 2WayAir System by Rock Smasher Engineering Allows Easy Inflation or Deflation of All Tires Simultaneously If there’s one thing that all RVers can agree upon, it’s that checking and adjusting tire pressure on the motorhome and dinghy vehicle is a pain in one’s backside. Without a doubt, proper... Read more »

THE VOLTS ARE IN

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by Bob Carpenter and Chris Hemer
July 31, 2014

  Understanding how motorhome batteries operate, and how to maintain them, can lead to EASIER travels When all goes well on an RV trip, we rarely stop to reflect on the systems and components we rely upon to have a positive experience even when our surroundings may be less than accommodating.... Read more »

Hold Tight

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July 29, 2014

  Outdoor tablecloths often fly up in the wind. Commercial hold-down springs are too small for the thick concrete or very thick wooden tables found in many parks. At the hardware store, I bought a couple feet of 6-inch PVC pipe and sliced the piping into 2-inch-wide circular sections. Then I made... Read more »

Portable Solar Light

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July 29, 2014

  Individual solar-lamp assemblies are available at many hardware stores and home centers, and they make nice light sources while camping. In order to place the solar light in the sun for charging, it needs to be portable. Cover or paint a 13- to 16-ounce coffee can or a 1-gallon paint can. Cut... Read more »

Recording Genius

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by Chris Hemer
July 24, 2014

  With all the distracted drivers out there, it has become even more important to protect yourself legally with a dashboard camera. Genius brand has introduced its new DVR-FHD650 Vehicle Recorder, which captures a full view of the road in high definition. The 127-degree wide-angle lens has an f/2.0... Read more »

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