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SEMA Showcase 2012

If there is one automotive event we never miss, it’s the annual SEMA Show, (Specialty Equipment Market Association), in Las Vegas. Whether you’re a real...
Xantrex Freedome SW Inverter/Charger

Xantrex Freedom SW Inverter/Charger Delivers Plenty of Power

Xantrex’s second-generation Freedom SW inverter/charger, rated at 2,000 watts, has been redesigned to include many features from its higher-power counterpart. The new iteration now offers...
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Low-Power RV Lights From Davis

Because of limited battery capacity on RVs when dry camping, minimal power draw is a must. Mega-Lights from Davis Instruments draw a miniscule 0.11...
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Create Your Own Electrical Repair Kit

It was a typical hot, humid night in Florida. We had parked on one of those funny arms that runs along the coast, thinking...
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Roadmaster InvisiBrake Supplemental Braking System

Roadmaster’s new InvisiBrake supplemental braking system does not require connecting and disconnecting or adjusting and tweaking – just install it in your dinghy vehicle...
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DampRid: Spill-Proof Moisture Absorber

Mold and mildew are a common and formidable enemy of RVers; the result of moisture having nowhere to escape in the cramped confines of...
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RV Sunblock

Most of us are well aware that applying sunblock to your skin before spending time outdoors offers numerous health benefits, but applying “sunblock” to...
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Supplier BrakeBuddy Marks 15th Anniversary

In 1996, Emporia, Kan.-based BrakeBuddy revolutionized the towed vehicle braking market by inventing the first portable “Brake-in-the-box” that is specifically designed to apply the...
Strongback Elite Camping Chair

Strongback Elite Camping Chair

Back support has never been a strong point of portable camping chairs – until now. The Strongback chair uses patent-pending frame-integrated lumbar support technology...
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Better Homes & Gardens Mattress For Your Motorhome

A good mattress is an important element in starting off a day on the right foot, especially when you’re on the road and could...
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California’s Golden Landscapes

Exploring the deserts, history and wild animals on the “quiet side” of Southern California One thing I like about owning a motorhome and being semi-retired...
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Motorhome Battery Systems

Improving 12-volt DC systems using the latest technology can dramatically extend off-grid livability One of the primary benefits of owning a motorhome is the ability...
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RV Tech Savvy: Odometer Issue

We have a 2007 Holiday Rambler Vacationer diesel. The odometer went from 54,000 to 3,400 on a trip. The odometer continues to work, but...
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MotorHome Quick Tip: Headlight Lens Restoration

My solution for dull yellow plastic headlight lenses is to use Soft Scrub cleaning liquid rather than an expensive lens-polishing kit. You can see...
Xantrex Charge Controllers

Solar Power for Your Motorhome

Xantrex has added two new lithium-ion compatible solar charge controllers to its energy-management solutions. The new 30A MPPT charge controller ($299) features dual bank...