Lights Out?


By Dennis Brewer
January 27, 2015

  Simple procedures for identifying electrical wiring problems will help keep appliances and accessories running smoothly There is nothing more frustrating to a motorhome owner than having the... Read more »

Brake Time


By Ben Smith
December 23, 2014

  Installing the RVibrake2 auxiliary braking system, with a tire-pressure-monitoring feature, nets shorter stopping distances and greater confidence   There are a great number of RVers who... Read more »

Can You Hear Me Now?


by Bob Livingston
December 17, 2014

  SmoothTalker’s wireless and direct-connect radio-frequency amplifiers improve phone and data service, especially in fringe areas   There’s no denying that staying connected is an important... Read more »



By Bill and Jenn Gehr
October 23, 2014

  This add-on fan box from Smart RV Products beefs up interior circulation for more efficient operation and less food spoilage   RV gas/electric absorption refrigerators are subject to improper... Read more »

Safe & Secure


By E. Don Smith
September 25, 2014

  How to protect your sticks-and-bricks home before heading out on the road   We can probably all agree that traveling in a motorhome is the best way to take a vacation, and whether it’s... Read more »

Keep Critters Out


September 25, 2014

  We used to dry camp within 200 miles of home and only dumped our black-water tank when we returned. With just the two of us, we can do two weeks on the black tank easily in our 1999 Fleetwood Flair... Read more »

Super Socket

Replacing a standard 120-volt AC, 15-amp outlet with one that provides USB charging for two devices ends charging clutter

By Kevin Livingston
September 18, 2014

  Replacing a standard 120-volt AC, 15-amp outlet with one that provides USB charging for two devices ends charging clutter In the current era (pun intended), personal electronic equipment is a... Read more »

10 Hobbies for the Road


by Mary Zalmanek
September 4, 2014

  Even more portable pastimes to enjoy while traveling   In 1930, British philosopher Bertrand Russell wrote,  “Anything you’re good at contributes to happiness.” More than eight... Read more »



August 27, 2014

  After aiming my roof-mounted satellite dish for the best reception, I found that a stiff breeze could undo all of my careful work. Sometimes the wind would cause slight rotation; other times the... Read more »



August 27, 2014

  The butcher-block knife rack in our motorhome’s galley is held in place with hook-and-loop fasteners. I screwed a small metal rack onto the side of the block. Now, the salt, pepper and garlic... Read more »

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