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RV Tech Savvy: Parking Brake Problems

We have a 1998 32-foot Itasca Suncruiser on (I think) a P30 GM chassis. The emergency brake has malfunctioned (our model is connected to...
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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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RV Tech Savvy: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

If you have a Kidde brand fire extinguisher in your motorhome you should check the information at www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov. I discovered I have one fire...
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RV Tech Savvy: Descending Steep Grades

I recently bought a 2017 Thor Windsport 29M with the Ford V-10 engine. On a recent trip to the Great Smoky Mountains I began...
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RV Tech Savvy: Power for a CPAP Machine

As a follow-up to September’s “Using CPAP Machines” letter, I also have a need for a CPAP machine. Partly for me and mostly for...
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RV Tech Savvy: Sun Damage

The strong Arizona and California sun has taken its toll on my 2012 Fleetwood Bounder. Two problems have developed: The side cameras have become...
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RV Tech Savvy: Inflation Pressure Versus Altitude

We have a Class A motorhome. I maintain 100 psi air pressure in the rear tires and 95 psi in front (maximum is 110...
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RV Tech Savvy: Refrigerator Makes Battery Go Dead

I own a Four Winds 5000 Class C. I have a problem keeping the refrigerator running when dry camping. The battery goes dead before...
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RV Tech Savvy: House Batteries and Solar Panels

  Q: We have a 2007 Fleetwood Excursion 39S with four 6-volt house batteries. Located on top of one of the air-conditioning units is a small...
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Roof Vent Restoration

  Q: Is there a product or method for restoring the appearance of my roof vent covers? Over the years from exposure to sun, rain, grime,...
2020 Winnebago Forza Class A Motorhome

Class A Diesel with Two Full Bathrooms

Winnebago’s 38-foot Forza motorhome scores points for adding space and comfort for two, three, or more campers Remember the Wrigley’s Doublemint chewing gum ads from...
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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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The Classic Ride: A Unique ‘Rat Rod’ Motorhome

This 1983 Georgie Boy Swinger Class A was transformed into a motorhome that combines elements of NASCAR with a classic Bill Murray comedy Playwright Oscar...
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MotorHome Quick Tip: DIY Tire Fill

At left is a photo of the tire filler I use on my Tiffin Class A motorhome. The red line connects to the air...
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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,...