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Home Tech Quick Tips

Quick Tips

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

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...
Twin photos showing before and after results of motorhome dash modification

Motorhome Quick Tip: Light it Up

  Like other owners who have a motorhome on a Ford F-53 chassis, I found it difficult to read the instrument cluster on our 2014...
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...
Dirt road hike on Conundrum Creek Trail with pine tree forest in Aspen, Colorado summer with man walking

Play it Safe: Outdoor Recreation During COVID

Practical guide to getting outside responsibly to enjoy hiking, biking and fishing in the new normal. Many are heeding the call of the great outdoors,...
Disconnecting a dinghy vehicle's battery

Make Your Own Dinghy Towing Checklist

Get ready for worry-free dinghy towing by creating your own preflight checklist. Pilots complete a preflight checklist before each takeoff to ensure that all equipment...
Class C Newmar towing Jeep dinghy vehicle

Our Favorite Dinghy Towables

SUVs and pickups dominate this year’s new flat-towable vehicles and, for the very first time ever, we pick our favorite dinghy towables! Quite apart from...
Branson Missouri Camping

Celebrate Summer in Branson

Enjoy the Great Outdoors and family entertainment in Branson, Missouri Thinking about a weekend getaway or a weeklong vacation that offers something for everyone in...
Fuel Pump Handle

Don’t Let Your Motorhome Sit Too Long

Products designed to help prevent fuel system problems in a motorhome that's been in storage The current crisis has forced us to change many aspects...