Tow Defender

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by Owen Mitchell
January 24, 2014

  Roadmaster’s Safeguard Against Dinghy Paint Damage   Despite full-width mud flaps that hang behind the dual rear wheels of most motorhomes, the tires usually kick up enough stones, sand and debris to damage the paint, chrome and windshield of a dinghy vehicle — unless a defense is mounted.One... Read more »

Battery Maintenance

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January 23, 2014

  Topping up your battery’s cells with water is a necessary part of RV maintenance procedures and the HydroLink Watering System from Trojan Battery Company can simplify that sometimes-messy chore, especially in close quarters. Trojan batteries are popular with RVers and HydroLink provides a permanently... Read more »

Finding and Fixing Leaks in Your Coach’s Air System May Be Easier Than You Think

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by E. Don Smith
December 26, 2013

  If you drive a Class A diesel motorhome, eventually you are going to experience an air leak. An air ride motorhome has a complex system of hoses, tanks, bags, connectors and an onboard compressor that keeps the air bags at proper height and maintains the pressure necessary to operate the air brakes... Read more »

Clearing the Air

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November 29, 2013

  Australian tea tree oil based Kanberra Gel is a natural way to control mold, mildew and bacteria — and associated bad odors   After a while, RVs tend to take on an unpleasant odor that can affect the joy of living on the road. Natural odors from wood, carpet, upholstery, cooking and bedding... Read more »

Hose Holder

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November 29, 2013

At my house, the spigot I use to fill my fresh-water tank is about 40 feet from the RV. It used to be that, when I turned on the spigot, the water pressure blew the filler nozzle out of the horizontal inlet. I grew tired of walking back and forth and replacing it several times before the tank was full.... Read more »

Bottle Bungee

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November 29, 2013

The wire retainer for the lower door shelf on my Norcold refrigerator was insufficient to keep bottles and containers from falling off the shelf while traveling or opening the door. To solve the problem, I used a length of 1-inch-wide braided elastic with loops sewn in the ends. The loops slip over the... Read more »

Air Apparent

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November 29, 2013

Maintaining proper tire inflation pressure is one of the most important steps toward safe RV travel. Unfortunately, many RVers don’t check/inflate their dual rear tires as often as they should, simply because the process is cumbersome — even when using a specially designed air chuck to gain access... Read more »

CURBSIDE CONVENIENCE

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October 30, 2013

  To make it more convenient to spray things off, I ran a hose from the street-side utility bay. A Y-fitting with valves was used to split the incoming water supply, and then the hose was routed across the basement to the curbside. I placed a hook near the curbside storage door so that the hose... Read more »

WATER HOSE HELPER

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October 30, 2013

  Many smaller motor-homes have a water-tank filler inlet that is separate from the 
city water connection. Filling the tank often requires patience while holding the hose in place and adjusting the water flow to prevent the water from backing up. I bought a length of ½-inch clear plastic tubing... Read more »

Complete Navigation

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October 28, 2013

  Garmin’s RV 760LMT GPS 
is specifically designed for RVers looking to stay one step ahead while on the road — and have access to campground information   Ever get into a situation when you’re just not sure which way to go? As a motorhome owner, individual profile information is important... Read more »

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