Hold That Hose

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January 27, 2015

You set up camp, make all your attachments and assume things will be fine. But hot weather and repeated dumping of the tanks causes the sewer hose to slump even though you use one of those slinky-like devices. My solution: Purchase 8 feet of 4-inch PVC drainpipe. Cut into 2- to 4-foot sections and... Read more »

Lights Out?

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By Dennis Brewer
January 27, 2015

  Simple procedures for identifying electrical wiring problems will help keep appliances and accessories running smoothly There is nothing more frustrating to a motorhome owner than having the 12-volt DC equipment such as headlights, turn signals and clearance lights fail when you want to be on... Read more »

Brake Time

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By Ben Smith
December 23, 2014

  Installing the RVibrake2 auxiliary braking system, with a tire-pressure-monitoring feature, nets shorter stopping distances and greater confidence   There are a great number of RVers who want to take the comforts of home with them when they travel in a motorhome. Of course, these include... Read more »

Can You Hear Me Now?

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by Bob Livingston
December 17, 2014

  SmoothTalker’s wireless and direct-connect radio-frequency amplifiers improve phone and data service, especially in fringe areas   There’s no denying that staying connected is an important factor when picking places to visit in your RV. Many times, RV parks are chosen because of Wi-Fi... Read more »

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 »

Safe & Secure

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By E. Don Smith
September 25, 2014

  How to protect your sticks-and-bricks home before heading out on the road   We can probably all agree that traveling in a motorhome is the best way to take a vacation, and whether it’s for a long weekend or an entire season, getting away and going to new places and seeing exciting things... Read more »

Keep Critters Out

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September 25, 2014

  We used to dry camp within 200 miles of home and only dumped our black-water tank when we returned. With just the two of us, we can do two weeks on the black tank easily in our 1999 Fleetwood Flair 34D. For gray water, we have an on-board two-stage filtration and disinfection package so that was... Read more »

Super Socket

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Replacing a standard 120-volt AC, 15-amp outlet with one that provides USB charging for two devices ends charging clutter

By Kevin Livingston
September 18, 2014

  Replacing a standard 120-volt AC, 15-amp outlet with one that provides USB charging for two devices ends charging clutter In the current era (pun intended), personal electronic equipment is a big part of everyone’s lives — even while traveling in a motorhome. Whether it’s a cellphone,... Read more »

10 Hobbies for the Road

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by Mary Zalmanek
September 4, 2014

  Even more portable pastimes to enjoy while traveling   In 1930, British philosopher Bertrand Russell wrote,  “Anything you’re good at contributes to happiness.” More than eight decades later, it’s easy to see the wisdom in his words. I meet lots of happy people when I travel,... Read more »

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 »

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