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RV tips that are tried and true, and really work, because they're all from MotorHome's readers

Party lights are draped around the cab of a class C motorhome

Motorhome Quick Tip: Party Lights

We primarily camp in Florida, where the weather can change in an instant. Because of this, we rarely put out our awnings, as they...
Flatware and nail polish to identify for group campouts

Motorhome Quick Tip: Palate Palette

  Camping with a group and eating meals together usually involves post-meal group dishwashing, too. Like many campers, our cutlery is a mishmash of designs...
Pool noodles used to quiet RV window shades

Motorhome Quick Tip: Another Noodle Use

While driving, I noticed an annoying clanking sound in my Thor Quantum Class C. I discovered the new-style pull-down shades were banging against the...
Photos showing use of plywood to cover motorhome stairwell

Motorhome Quick Tip: Ankle Saver

We have owned several types of RVs. The one thing I can say about Class A motorhomes is that the step-well inside is fine...
Photo with inset showing setup of diy RV drawer lock

Motorhome Quick Tip: Drawer Lock

I was irritated by the kitchen drawers sliding open in my 2017 Winnebago View when making right turns. After one of the drawer guides...
A flea collar fastened inside motorhome compartments keeps the insects from moving in

Motorhome Quick Tip: Bug Off

When I worked as a walk-through technician at a large RV dealership, I was responsible for giving new RV owners their orientation. During this...
Photo of adjustable trekking poles used to hold RV interior panel in place for gluing

Motorhome Quick Tip: Walking Sticks

After one of the upholstered panels fell off the wall in the cockpit area of my motorhome, I needed to glue it back into...
Photo of two eye hooks and a small nail that will keep motorhome drawers closed when in transit

Motorhome Quick Tip: Nailed It!

  The kitchen drawers in our Winnebago Sunstar would slide open when driving around curves. After much discussion and searching for solutions, my husband came...
Results photo of DIY vinyl RV graphics technique

Motorhome Quick Tip: DIY Striping

I purchased a 2001 Winnebago Brave that was sun-faded on the outside. I wanted to improve the exterior, but didn’t want to spend an...
Rope hanger fro hats in RVs

Motorhome Quick Tip: Think Vertical

The storage space in our compact Class B is limited, which requires us to get creative. The two rules we have are: square is...
SeaSucker’s Waste Band

SeaSucker’s Waste Band: Simple Solution for the Garbage Conundrum

Plastic waste bags are a convenient way for motorhome owners to contain and dispose of garbage, but they can be difficult to access when...
KING Extend LTE/cell signal booster

KING Extend Signals Better Cell Reception

  Part of the allure of the motorhome lifestyle is to get away from it all, but that can also mean “getting away” from reliable...
DIY paper towel holder for motorhome

Motorhome Quick Tip: Paper Towel Bar

  If necessity is the mother of invention, I’m sure the inventor owns a motorhome. Due to limited wall- and counterspace, there isn’t a good...

RV Tech Savvy: Wonky Windshield Wipers

  I have a 2015 Thor Challenger 37 GT with 22,000 miles on the odometer. On a trip to the Southwest, our windshield wipers went...
A woman examines a shell picked up on Sanibel Isalnd beach

From St. Mark’s to Sanibel Island, Lighthouses are Just the Beginning

A bit out of the way but worth the journey, hiking, birding and manatees fill in between lighthouses on Florida's Gulf Coast As the saying...