Know Your Height

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June 2, 2014

YouTube is full of videos of RVers who have lost their air conditioning units, and anything else on the roof, while driving under low overpasses. To prevent this from happening to me, I had a friend help me measure all of the high points on my RV, and then purchased a sheet of plastic letters and numbers... Read more »

Convenient Canned-Food Storage

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June 2, 2014

We used to store canned goods on shelves behind cabinet doors. My wife often thought that the item she needed was behind some other cans. The simple fix was location, location, location. We decided to put all cans in a large bottom drawer equipped with ball bearings, which makes it easy to open. That... Read more »

Keeping the Tow Bar Dry

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June 2, 2014

My tow bar cover was gathering moisture and water due to rain. My solution was to stand the tow bar on end. That way the safety cables and electrical connections are tucked inside and remain dry. My talented wife, Sara, hand-made a cover for the tow bar with cloth-backed vinyl from Hancock Fabrics. Don... Read more »

Oil Consumption Mystery

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by KEN FREUND
May 30, 2014

We recently ran into a problem with our motorhome that we can’t figure out. We own a 2007 Newmar Dutchstar powered by a 400-hp Cummins ISL turbo­diesel engine. It has about 36,000 miles on it. During our last trip, we suddenly began to go through a considerable amount of oil. Eventually, we discovered... Read more »

Comfort Zones

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May 30, 2014

  TempMinder wireless digital thermometer, calendar and clock keeps tabs on inside temperatures and up to three remote locations Admittedly, I’m a weather junkie. Maybe it’s because I wanted to be a meteorologist before pursuing a journalism career, but that’s another story. Keeping tabs... Read more »

Vise Squad

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May 30, 2014

  Whether you’re a hobbyist or just like making your own repairs, the Wilton ATV (All Terrain Vise) could be a handy addition to your rig. The Wilton ATV is a combination vise and sleeve that slides into a standard 2-inch receiver and is secured by the hitch pin. In addition, two patented setscrews... Read more »

A Bright Idea

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May 30, 2014

  Cabin Bright has introduced a line of LED lighting products designed to replace existing 12-volt DC fluorescent tubes without harming the fixture wiring. In addition to brighter light, LEDs have a lower current draw, and the company says the installation takes roughly five to 10 minutes using... Read more »

Smoke on the Weber

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by Bob Livingston
April 29, 2014

  The new 14.5-inch Smokey Mountain Cooker livens up meat flavor using charcoal and hardwoods, and can be easily stored   A barbecue is almost standard equipment in a motor­home. Most people enjoy cooking outdoors and a barbecue is a great way to get favorite meats, poultry and fish to the... Read more »

Step Right Up

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April 29, 2014

  Like your home, an RV needs frequent maintenance that may require a ladder for chores such as cleaning the roof, awning or exterior walls. But unlike your home, there isn’t a garage to store it in. The Extend-A-Step telescoping ladder can be extended to 12.5 feet and supports up to 330 pounds,... Read more »

Easy Tire Inflation

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April 29, 2014

  The 2Way Air central inflation system by Rock Smasher Engineering allows simultaneous inflation/deflation of all tires on the motorhome and/or dinghy vehicle via a patent-pending manifold and valve system. The core components consist of 3/8-inch polyurethane manifold tubing, which is routed to... Read more »

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