Oil-Filler Helper

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February 23, 2015

  Many owners of Class A motorhomes find it difficult to replace, or even add, a quart or two of oil during a trip. Engine platforms are generally built for trucks with hoods so the oil filler tubes are hard to access in many coaches. The oil filler tube in my 2011 Fleetwood Southwind is about 4... Read more »

Waste Not, Want Not

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February 23, 2015

  After we return home from a trip and drain/clean the black- and gray-water tanks, I have a plan for the remaining fresh water. I added a couple of sections of PVC pipe to the drain and installed a hose fitting to the end. Then I hook up a garden hose and drain the remaining fresh water on my wife’s... Read more »

A Better Grip

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January 27, 2015

While RVing in the mountains last summer I had the doors open a lot and used the screen. There was no grab bar to pull the door shut behind me. Stores do sell them, but they are sort of bulky. I bought a handle off the shelf at Lowe’s that was large enough for my hand to fit in. The screws that came... Read more »

Hold That Hose

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January 27, 2015

You set up camp, make all your attachments and assume things will be fine. But hot weather and repeated dumping of the tanks causes the sewer hose to slump even though you use one of those slinky-like devices. My solution: Purchase 8 feet of 4-inch PVC drainpipe. Cut into 2- to 4-foot sections and... Read more »

That’s a Wrap

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November 21, 2014

I use a Christmas-wreath container to store my freshwater hoses. It’s the perfect size for easy coiling, and it keeps the hoses orderly and clean. Basil Vanderboegh | Benton Harbor, Michigan  

Spray-Head Holder

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October 24, 2014

We found that the holder for the toilet spray head on the side of the toilet was in an inconvenient location. It required bending over to pick up the sprayer and if I forgot that there is a cabinet over the toilet when I stood up, it added scars to a head that has enough scars from being chewed on by... Read more »

More Prep Space

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October 24, 2014

Our motorhome just doesn’t have enough counterspace, so I inserted a cutting board into the galley sink edges. It fits perfectly and I still have room for a colander to wash fruits and vegetables. Pete Chiarolanzio | Florham Park, New Jersey    

Outside Temperature Sensor

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October 24, 2014

  I have a SkyScan digital clock that displays inside and outside temperature. After trying to find a location, when parked, that the outside transmitter unit could sense air temperature without being in direct sun any part of the day, I decided to place it in a wheel well on top of the tire. That... Read more »

Keep Critters Out

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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 34D. For gray water, we have an on-board two-stage filtration and disinfection package so that was... Read more »

SOLID SATELLITE AIMING

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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 dish would tip ever so slightly. In either case, my precise aiming would be compromised. To keep the... Read more »

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