Detailing Your RV Like a Pro

By E. Don Smith
March 3, 2017

  Some expert tips to keep a fully painted motorhome looking great If you are an owner who insists on keeping the full-body paint job on your motorhome looking like new, you have only two options: Spend a lot of money with a professional detailer; or learn all the proper techniques, buy the tools... Read more »

Clutter Buster

February 28, 2017

  In the September 2016 issue, I read a lot of complaints about motorhomes not having enough counterspace. I did not see any real solutions, so I thought I would submit what I did to add counterspace. I constructed a simple addition to the dining table made from ¾-inch plywood, two 1-inch aluminum... Read more »

Wood Working

February 28, 2017

  I carry a selection of wooden blocks in my motorhome to put under the leveling jacks in case I park on a slope or over a soft spot. It can be difficult to position the blocks properly, and can often require bending down and reaching across a number of times, which can be hard on your knees and... Read more »

Spring Has Sprung

By Chris Dougherty
February 28, 2017

  Preparing for the upcoming travel season will help ensure all systems are in tip-top condition and ready for service without hiccups As the snow and ice melt in the northern climes, and the travel season officially arrives across the country, we all begin thinking of taking our motorhomes out... Read more »

Power Source

By Chris Dougherty
January 21, 2017

  Batteries are the lifeline of any motorhome, and proper care and maintenance will keep appliances and accessories running for a long time Since the beginning of modern RVing, the concept has always been to be able to take the comforts of home along on our travels, and as we have progressed into... Read more »

Step Up

December 22, 2016

  We use our aerobic stepper as an entry step to our motorhome, and as an aerobic stepper to stay fit while on the road. We like using the stepper as an entry step as opposed to a folding step due to the overall size of the step, its non-slip surface, the fact that it’s lightweight and easy to... Read more »

Dish Defender

December 22, 2016

  In our motorhome, nothing in the cabinets stayed in place while we were on the road. I came up with a good solution. I started with a ¾-inch-thick white pine board and trimmed it to the depth of the cabinets. I then took ¾-inch-diameter wooden dowel rods and cut them down to 4-inch segments.... Read more »

Dinghy Towing Methods: Let’s Discuss

By Ken Freund
December 14, 2016

  Q: Where can I find the pros and cons of towing a car or SUV on the ground, on a dolly or on a trailer behind my motorhome? Jay Garwood | Via email A: It has been a while since I have covered this topic in my column, so it’s a good time to review. I’m just going to cover the major points,... Read more »

Oil-change Regimens

By Ken Freund
November 28, 2016

  Q: We use our motorhome for specific trips each year. We winter in the South, a trip of about 3,600 miles. The oil and filter are changed during the trip as it’s black, and again on our return home. Early summer we take a 10-day trip, about 300 miles. Late summer we take another similar trip... Read more »

Solar-Light Night

November 23, 2016

  I always enjoy a well-lit campsite, but hate having electrical cords strewn everywhere. My solution involves solar lights and flower pots. My husband bored a hole into the base of a flower pot and inserted a solar patio-type light. I don’t need to use the stakes that come with the lights, as... Read more »

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