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Q & A: Inverters

Q. Is it best to leave the inverter turned on constantly, or is it best to turn...
Fuel Pump

RV Tech Savvy: Gas-tank Filling Problem

We have a 2008 Chevrolet Class C motorhome and I have had trouble filling the gas tank ever since I bought it. The pump...
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Water Filters

  Q: For the past five years we owned a fifth-wheel and used an external water-filter system consisting of a sediment filter (changed twice a year)...
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Q & A: Air Pressure

Q. We have a 35-foot motorhome with 19.5 wheels, and I generally drive 400 to 700 miles...
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Q & A: Solar Panels

Q. We have solar panels installed on our motorhome. What happens if we remove the batteries during storage?   A. Not having an electrical load won't...
Speedometer

Speedometer and Tach Fluctuations

  Q: I have a 1998 Tradewinds diesel motorhome that I purchased new. On a recent trip from Minnesota to Arizona, the speedometer and tachometer would...
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Engine Dies When Stopping

I have a 1998 35-foot Forest River on a 1997 Ford chassis with a 7.5-liter fuel-injected V-8 and 80,000 miles. The engine sometimes dies...
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Q & A: Electrolysis

Q: I've read about electrolysis causing cooling system problems. I put the negative probe of a digital voltmeter to engine ground and the positive...
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Powertrain Q&A: December 2005

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: Gushin'...
Tools

Coach & Powertrain: ABS Light

I have a 1995 Damon Ultra Sport motorhome. Ever since I bought it in 2001, the anti-lock braking (ABS) warning light comes on, sometimes...
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Safe Dinghy Towing: Getting It All In Line

The right equipment, proper hitching practices and regular inspection ensure safe dinghy towing We all like to think about RVing as a pleasant experience, one...
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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...
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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...
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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...