Priority Mail: Forwarding Mail on the Road

Joe and Vicki Kieva

Joe and Vicki Kieva
July 6, 2012

Motorhome travelers can easily arrange to have their mail forwarded to them while they are on the road by using the U.S. Postal Service’s Priority Mail.  The first and most important step is to find a reliable person who is willing to retrieve your mail from your home mailbox, put it into an envelope... Read more »

Quick Tips: Making Bed Room

bed extension

June 28, 2012

  I have a tip for a bed modification that I think will help those RVers who would like to sleep on a high-quality 60-by-80-inch bed even though their slide will only allow for a 74-inch-long mattress. I recently upgraded to an 8-inch-thick memory foam mattress that I purchased from QVC for $435.... Read more »

A Great Room: Replacing an RV Dinette

The owners enjoy breakfast in their new great room.

David Barber
June 21, 2012

My wife and I travel extensively in our 2008 Winnebago View, and we love its compact size. There is no need to tow a dinghy, our traveling home is just a little bigger than a large SUV, and it’s easy to maneuver and park at the grocery store or the golf club. We also appreciate the 16-mpg fuel economy. The... Read more »

Quick Tips: RV Hobby Helper

work shelf

June 20, 2012

I was using one of my motorhome’s basement rollout bays to store my hobby supplies, but I also had to carry a folding table to use as a work area. I came up with an idea to attach a work area to the rollout tray and thus eliminate the need for a table. I went to a local hardware store and purchased... Read more »

Quick Tips: Hung Out To Dry

skylight hanger

June 14, 2012

As an RVer, there are times when I need to dry wet things on a rainy day, or when the wind is blowing dust around outside — or on days I just need to travel. I wanted to utilize the shower stall, but I wasn’t sure what was behind the walls. I know from experience that suction hooks are not reliable,... Read more »

Quick Tips: Fishing For Storage


June 7, 2012

We recently purchased a 2006 Winnebago Tour and were trying to find the perfect place for our fishing rods. We have one 7-foot rod that does not break down and there are no pass-through bays in our motor­home. Since we have a diesel engine, the generator is located in the front of the coach with just... Read more »

Quick Tips: Easy, Breezy

Easy breezy

May 24, 2012

The best fan can’t ventilate a bathroom if fresh air can’t get in to replace the air that is exhausted. In my rig, with the window closed because of weather, the only entry was under the door and the fan just whirled away while moving little of the air. To improve airflow, I cut a hole in the lower... Read more »

Quick Tips: Electrical Waterproofing

Di Electric

May 17, 2012

I use a dielectric grease compound each time I work on electrical connections that are exposed to water, road salts or corrosive environments. My towed umbilical cord is protected on male and female ends, and I’ve never had electrical contact problems. It improves electrical performance during adverse... Read more »

Quick Tips: Computer Caddy

Computer Caddy

May 10, 2012

My Itasca Sunstar has no provision for storing things next to the driver. I took a few measurements, made a cardboard mockup for fit and had my neighbor build me a suitable stand for my computer, etc. The stand weighs about 5 pounds and is made of 3⁄16-inch-thick plywood and is held together with glue... Read more »

Quick Tips: A Trio of RV Tips

RV Steps Light

April 19, 2012

When returning to our coach late in the evening, the two lower foldout steps are illuminated by the amber light that comes on when the entry door is open. The top three steps inside the entry are not lit. I bought a small amber marker light at an auto-parts store and installed it on the second step inside... Read more »

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