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RV Tech Savvy: Steep grade warning sign

RV Tech Savvy: Engine Over-Speed Issues

  We have a 2004 Winnebago 31-foot Minnie Winnie on the 2003 Ford E-450 chassis with the V-10 engine. I am very concerned about over-speeding...
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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...
Ken Freund Coach & Powertrain

Towing a Smart Car

Four years ago we purchased a used 2001 Coachmen Mirada. While searching for a dinghy, we came across an article on Smart cars. We...
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RV Tech Savvy: Fueling Problem

I have a 2006 Winnebago Tour diesel pusher with a 360 CAT engine. Refueling this motorhome can take as long as 30 minutes, and...
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RV Tech Savvy: Cabinet Finishes

We have a 2005 Country Coach Inspire 330 with solid-maple cabinets and trim. The maple cabinets and baseboards are showing wear, with milky spots...
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Rv Tech Savvy: Will There Be Hybrid Or Electric Motorhomes?

I haven’t seen this topic discussed much, but I can’t wait for it to happen: Diesels and gas engines may be going by the...
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RV Tech Savvy: Fuel Tank Fix

For those readers who have been plagued by a slow- or incomplete-filling diesel-fuel tank on their motorhome, here is another possible solution. I have a...
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RV Tech Savvy: Check-engine Light Woes

We own a 2006 40-foot Holiday Rambler Ambassador diesel pusher with the Roadmaster chassis. There are currently about 55,000 miles on the odometer. For...
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RV ABS Warning Light

The March issue had a letter from Don Marino about an ABS light. I had the same problem on a 1999 Georgie Boy motorhome...
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RV Clinic: RV Cranks But Won’t Start, Intermittently

We have a 2001 Jayco built on a Ford E-450 Super Duty platform and are delighted with our motorhome. We stored the coach by...
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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...
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...