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Quick Tips

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

Motorhome Quick Tip: Cable storage

Quick Tips: Stress Relief

The 50-amp shorepower cord connector for my motorhome is in a compartment with other utilities. The weight pulling on the plug was stressing the...
Motorhome Quick Tip: front door light

Quick Tips: Lights, Please

Finding the lock to my RV’s entry door in the dark can be challenging. I found a very lightweight, low-cost (about $3) 4 LED...
Dinghy Vehicle hook up

RV Quick Tips: Safety in Numbers

As a pilot and former flight instructor, I constantly emphasize the habitual use of a checklist. It goes far to eliminate missing an important...
Pillow case as RV quilt storage

RV Quick Tips: Quilt Storage

Like most RVers, we are short on space for storing bulky items, especially extra blankets for when the weather turns cold. We solved the...
Class C cabover modification

Quick Tips: Kid Catcher

We found a solution to make the cabover sleeping area in our Class C much more child-friendly. We bought a 1-by-8-by-96-inch piece of poplar...
Quick Tip Window Screen

Screen Time

While set up in camp, Class B and Class C motorhomes can often benefit from additional ventilation at times by rolling down the cab-door...
Quick Tip Bungee Storage

Bungee Blocker

Housed above each of the captain’s seats on my Class A motorhome are very shallow cupboards in which very little can be stored. I...
Quick Tip refrigerator vent bug stopper

Bug Insulation

I was always worried about bugs getting into the back of my motorhome’s refrigerator through the exterior vent when the motorhome was in storage....
Quick Tip Sink Cover Cutting Board

Sink Cover Strainer

I purchased a cutting board with a collapsible strainer but found it too large to store in my kitchen at home – much less...
Quick Tip for storing spices

The Spice of Life

I love to cook on our motorhome excursions, and found it frustrating to not have certain spices or herbs on hand since space is...
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...