Happy Storage Day

November 23, 2016

  As new retirees, my husband and I purchased a 1999 Fleetwood Southwind with the idea that we would see if we were cut out for this form of travel. One thing I quickly discovered was that we did not have sufficient storage. To remedy this problem, I purchased some plastic drawers from a home-improvement... Read more »

Motorhome Roof Sealed, Weather Stays Out

Don’t let this happen to you. Here, the seals around the plumbing vent were allowed to leak, rotting out the roof decking below.

By Chris Dougherty
November 23, 2016

  Preventing leaks is of utmost importance for longevity If there’s one constant concern in the motorhome world, it’s leaks and water damage. Over the years, owners have wrestled with taking care of their motorhome roofs and since they are tasked with the prevention of leaks and consequential... Read more »

Won’t Shift and ABS Light On

By Ken Freund
October 28, 2016

  Q: The ABS light on my motorhome flashed as I started to leave home today. As I gained speed to about 5 to 6 mph, a buzzer went off and the transmission would not shift; it remained in first gear. I cannot shift to reverse or neutral. I turned off the engine and restarted it and was able to... Read more »

Wanderful

October 26, 2016

  The outside shower in our motorhome’s utility bay is difficult to use, and when it’s removed it must be held in one hand, which makes washing both hands or other items awkward. I looked for a number of solutions and found that a 3M Command Strips adhesive-hook broom holder is perfect to easily... Read more »

Outfitting a Dinghy Vehicle

By Chris Dougherty
October 24, 2016

  Selecting the proper tow bar, auxiliary-braking system and accessories leads to a smooth towing experience   Dinghy towing, or flat towing, a vehicle behind your motorhome is a great convenience, and even more of a necessity for full-time RVers. In order to go, though, you need the proper... Read more »

Dinghy-Towing Primer

By Chris Dougherty
October 24, 2016

  Everything you need to know to get your motorhome and towed vehicle ready to hit the road Let’s face it; motorhoming is the best way to see the country. After all, you are able to watch the scenery roll on by from the comfort of your living room. Want refreshments? Need the potty? They’re... Read more »

Motorhome Mishaps, from Dumb to Dumbest

By Larry MacDonald
September 23, 2016

  What’s the dumbest thing you’ve ever done while RVing? RVers tend to be a sociable lot, always willing to lend a helping hand. We’ve all experienced the delight of nearby RVers coming over to welcome us to the RV park or wish us well upon departure. As well-meaning as these cordial chats... Read more »

Tire Failures

By Ken Freund
August 26, 2016

  Q: I own a 26½-foot Class C motorhome that has been experiencing tire failures. I weighed it on a truck scale, and the front axle weighs 1,810 pounds on the left and 1,930 pounds on the right. The left rear weighs 4,000 pounds on the axle and the right weighs 4,050 pounds, for a total rear... Read more »

This is a Stick-Up!

August 26, 2016

  Large storage compartments are a very desirable feature on a motorhome, but it can be difficult to retrieve items when you can’t see inside. Super Bright LEDs has the answer to light your way with portable stick-up lights. The AA battery-operated lights are safe for use in any dry location,... Read more »

RV Broom and Dust-Mop Storage

August 26, 2016

  We travel for months at a time in our 25-foot Class C, and are always looking for efficiency and simplicity in storage and daily life in the motorhome. To stow our broom and dust mop when not in use, I mounted spring-loaded clips ($2-$3 each) to the ceiling of the outside storage compartment.... Read more »

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