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 »

The Cold Facts: RV Refrigerator Service and Maintenance

The water valve for the icemaker sits in a harsh environment and is often overlooked during inspection. Plastic lines on the inlet and outlet are susceptible to becoming brittle from heat and cold.

Bill Gehr
May 14, 2013

If you own an RV, chances are it’s equipped with a gas/electric refrigerator. With the summer travel season on the horizon, now is the time to give your refrigerator a little TLC. Absorption refrigerators produce cold from heat, so it’s imperative that all systems work together and function properly... Read more »

Replacing RV Wiper Blades

E. Don Smith
April 13, 2013

Last year it seemed as if every time I drove my motorhome it was raining, which led to the realization that I needed new and better wiper blades. All it takes is a few hours behind the windshield in a torrential downpour to give you some perspective on the significance of good wiper blades. In our October... Read more »

Keep Paper Products In Place While Driving

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March 12, 2013

How to prevent paper products from unraveling when driving an RV. A TrailerLifeTV original video. For more trailer videos, go to www.TrailerLife.tv.

A Quick Guide to Generator Care and Maintenance

When the generator cover has been removed, take this opportunity to give an overall visual inspection for any disconnected or loose wires as well as oil or fuel leaks. Gently clean out dirt or cobweb build up as you familiarize yourself with the normal appearance of your generator before there is a problem.

Bill and Jenn Gehr
March 1, 2013

Much of the freedom we enjoy by traveling in a motorhome can be attributed to the benefits of self-containment, which is supported in large part by the onboard AC generator. Travel anywhere you wish and with the push of a button, you have full access to myriad options such as heating food in the microwave,... Read more »

How to Install a Motorhome Tank Monitor

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February 14, 2013

Watch as we show you how to install a non-invasive holding tank monitor for your RV. A TrailerLifeTV original video.

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