2014 RV OOPS AWARDS

Motorhome-Oops-Art

by Larry MacDonald; IIllustration by Bob McMahon
July 24, 2014

    Our annual countdown of the Top 10 motorhome mishaps, from dumb to dumbest Every year, adventurous folks like us go camping in our motorhomes and every year, we do some dumb things. Mostly, they are minor mistakes like running out of fuel or forgetting to unplug the power cord when leaving... Read more »

Music by Bluetooth

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by Bob Livingston
June 24, 2014

  Miccus Home RTX transmitter and receiver is a big hit with those wanting to control tunes from a wireless device Listening to music is a priority in our RV household. Much of our music collection has been stored on iPods since Apple introduced the very first one. Like most electronic geeks,... Read more »

Water Blotter

chamois-mod

June 20, 2014

The countertop around the kitchen faucet in my galley constantly gets wet, and the water runs down the surface and affects other items sitting on the counter. I was tired of the mess, so I bought a cloth chamois. I made a template out of paper, traced the template on the underside of the chamois and... Read more »

Easier Cable Connectors

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June 20, 2014

As I’ve gotten older, it’s more difficult for me to line up and screw in the coaxial cable from the campground into the connection on my RV … not to mention the sometimes-awkward locations of the cable connections at the campgrounds. Throw in darkness and/or a little rain, and the problem is compounded. A... 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 »

Oil Consumption Mystery

Ken Freund Coach & Powertrain

by KEN FREUND
May 30, 2014

We recently ran into a problem with our motorhome that we can’t figure out. We own a 2007 Newmar Dutchstar powered by a 400-hp Cummins ISL turbo­diesel engine. It has about 36,000 miles on it. During our last trip, we suddenly began to go through a considerable amount of oil. Eventually, we discovered... 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 »

Handy Shelf

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April 29, 2014

  By using premade spindle rails and scrap lumber, I made some attractive spice/knickknack racks for the motor­home. Using a piece of paneling on the back of the rack makes for easier mounting. Will Garner | Grand Junction, Colo.  

No More Shake ’N’ Break

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April 29, 2014

  Having gone through various racks, and still having wine glasses jingle and turn over, I decided to make my own. I used two pieces of 2-by-4-inch lumber glued side by side (the length was determined by the glass size). Then I made a template by placing the wine glasses upside down and tracing... Read more »

Easy Tire Inflation

2WayAir

April 29, 2014

  The 2Way Air central inflation system by Rock Smasher Engineering allows simultaneous inflation/deflation of all tires on the motorhome and/or dinghy vehicle via a patent-pending manifold and valve system. The core components consist of 3/8-inch polyurethane manifold tubing, which is routed to... Read more »

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