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Powertrain Q&A: January 2004

Ken Freund answers RV owners' questions on everything RV related in his Powertrain Q&A section, in Motorhome Magazine.  This month’s Powertrain Q&A includes: The...
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Bring on the Cold Weather

A bold few motorhomers use their coaches to enjoy the great outdoors year-round. Cold weather demands additional vehicle preparation and know-how. Begin by reading the...
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Technical Service Bulletins

Some summaries of Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) published by manufacturers can be viewed on the National Highway...
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Cooling-System Basics

The traveling bone that all RVers are born with begins to ache with anticipation as the summer travel season arrives. Summer travel means much...
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Project Tioga Part 1

A new motorhome is a wonderful, exciting adventure machine, but not everyone can afford to buy new. For what, in truth, is probably a...
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Q & A: Dinghy Towing

Q. Where can we get information on what vehicles are approved by their manufacturer for towing behind a motorhome (dinghy towing)? A. Franchised dealers should have this...
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On the Level

Our planet's surface has a distinct lack of smoothness, with hills, slopes and rocky areas dominating the landscape. Sometimes no more than several consecutive...
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Maintenance Tips

Besides regular oil changes, there are other basic motorhome maintenance items that need attention, too. Here are some of the most often overlooked items...
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Environmental Tips for DIYers

Do-it-yourselfers often change their own motorhome's oil, but they should also take time to protect the environment....
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A Perfect Fit

  Buying a motorhome off a dealer's lot is like buying a suit off the rack: Aside from a few minor alterations, what you see...
Joshua Tree National Park

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...
Lifeline Battery

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...
Odometer

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...
Headlight, After Soft Scrub

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...