Finding and Fixing Leaks in Your Coach’s Air System May Be Easier Than You Think

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by E. Don Smith
December 26, 2013

  If you drive a Class A diesel motorhome, eventually you are going to experience an air leak. An air ride motorhome has a complex system of hoses, tanks, bags, connectors and an onboard compressor that keeps the air bags at proper height and maintains the pressure necessary to operate the air brakes... Read more »

No More Shower Door Leaks

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December 23, 2013

The seal on the bottom of my motorhome’s shower door leaked. The small piece of plastic on the bottom of the door rubbed off and broke. I solved the problem by installing an RV rain gutter upside down. I attached it as close to the bottom as possible without rubbing the bottom frame. It works great.... Read more »

Out of Sight

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December 23, 2013

We needed extra storage drawers in our motorhome, so I utilized the space under the sink in the galley. I removed the top shelf from the cabinet, mounted the drawers to the shelf and then reinstalled the shelf. The drawers are out of sight and it’s a great place to store small items. I also added two... Read more »

Quiet Heat

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by Bob Livingston
November 29, 2013

  Swedish company, Alde, introduces a convection and radiant comfort heating system (with hot water) to North America   With the onset of winter, motorhome enthusiasts will rely on their furnaces to keep the interiors cozy. The most common heat source is a forced air furnace that uses a combustion... 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 »

Get Ready to Roll

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by Bill and Jenn Gehr
September 4, 2013

  Following prescribed maintenance 
procedures will improve chassis 
longevity and 
guard against unscheduled visits 
to repair shops Motorhomes provide years of enjoyment as long as the scheduled routine maintenance is performed on a timely basis. Sometimes the excitement of preparing for... Read more »

Compatible Satellite Capability

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September 3, 2013

  The new FLEX portable automatic satellite antenna from King Controls offers an easy way for motorhome owners to get their favorite TV programs from DIRECTV, DISH and Bell TV. The FLEX antenna connects directly to the coach’s portable satellite input via coaxial cable with no need for an external... 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 Heat is ON

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Bill and Jenn Gehr
July 17, 2013

It seems like Murphy’s law applies just when we least expect it. For furnace operation, it’s usually when the temperature plummets and heat is needed to keep warm. Nearly every motorhome is equipped with some type of a forced air unit. Whether the furnace runs on LP-gas or diesel fuel, every model... Read more »

Tricky Towel Bar

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July 15, 2013

Our motorhome came with a bar right below the gas stovetop that we used as a towel bar. It was a nuisance to hold the towels up to access the drawers below. I had some small 3/4-inch oak boards and decided to make a towel rack that would mount on our refrigerator’s wood door.I drew the pattern onto... Read more »

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