Oil Consumption Mystery

Ken Freund Coach & Powertrain

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 »

An Energy Odyssey

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March 27, 2014

  EnerSys has expanded its ODYSSEY Performance Series battery product offering to include the Group 65 battery designed specifically for consumer applications. The ODYSSEY Performance Series 65-760 battery features 762 cold cranking amps (CCA), 129 reserve capacity (RC) minutes and deep cycle capability... Read more »

EZ Oil Drain

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March 27, 2014

  Regular oil changes are an important part of coach ownership — but draining the oil can be a messy process, and if you’re not careful, you can cross thread the drain hole when reinstalling the plug. The EZ Oil Drain Valve simply replaces the existing oil drain plug for fast, clean and easy... Read more »

CUT THE CLUTTER

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March 25, 2014

  I grew tired of a disorderly table that was littered with pens, TV remotes and travel literature. Nothing was commercially available, so I fashioned a receptacle for about $20. With some spare plywood, flexible carpeting and a little imagination, the result is a pleasing container to tidy up the... Read more »

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