Cabinet Items Stay Put

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November 24, 2014

When we’re traveling, items in our RV’s cabinets tend to slide around. More often than not, these items end up at the cabinet doors, and when we open the doors, they fall out. Like many RVs, the bottom shelves of the kitchen cabinets have lips on the inside; however, the top shelves do not. I measured... Read more »

Keep Water Out

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November 24, 2014

I prefer to use a power-cord connector with an angle head to take stress off the connector, but wet weather was a concern. I came up with an idea to keep the connection point between the pigtail and power cord dry, whether it’s misty out or raining hard. Split a 6- to 8-inch plastic funnel and fit... Read more »

Facts, Myth, and Common Sense

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by Bob Carpenter
October 31, 2014

  Oil is what keeps an engine alive and running strong. But how much do you really know about it? A lot of people refer to engine oil as “the lifeblood of an engine,” and that’s really not an exaggeration. Anyone who has let an engine run too low on precious oil has learned the hard way... Read more »

No Maps Needed

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October 29, 2014

Redesigned inside and out, the new Rand McNally RVND 7730 LM RV GPS device provides fresh hardware, a faster processor and two new graphical user interface options with improved map appearance. With robust navigation and new features such as Toll Cost estimates and Advanced Lane Guidance, the RVND ... Read more »

A Faster Screwdriver

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October 29, 2014

RVs are made up of a lot of screws. Now it’s easier to tighten or remove them with the new 4V Max lithium rechargeable pivot screwdriver by Black & Decker. An included micro USB wall charger supplies the screwdriver with a 400-milliamp charge rate, and the tool’s handle rotates 90 degrees to... Read more »

Brute Strength

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by Kevin Livingston
October 27, 2014

  Husky’s electric A-frame jack with remote control makes easy work out of hitching and leveling a travel trailer   Anyone who tows a trailer knows that setup, breakdown and leveling are not always fun for those who have to crank a manual A-frame jack. A staple of conventional trailers,... Read more »

Winnebago Minnie Down Under

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October 27, 2014

  Winnebago Industries announced that it is shipping its Minnie travel trailer to Australia as part of an agreement with Australian-owned Winnebago RV Pty Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Apollo. Apollo CEO Luke Trouchet and Executive General Manager of Operations Paul Truman inspected the first... Read more »

Retro Shasta Trailer

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October 27, 2014

  Shasta RV has reissued the 1961 Airflyte, a travel trailer complete with throwback “wings,” Hehr jalousie windows and wide white sidewall tires wrapped around color-matched wheels. The Airflyte is available in three color choices inspired by the original 1960s line with polo white as the main... Read more »

Tesla Toy Hauler T3950

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by Donya Carlson
October 1, 2014

  Powersports enthusiasts who want luxury and plenty of sleeping space should check out EverGreen’s new triple-slide Tesla T3950 toy hauler. The 43-foot, 6-inch fifth-wheel features a living area that sports a 9-foot, 3-inch recliner sleeper sofa and a queen-size loft bed, while the master bedroom... Read more »

Keep Your Cool

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by Bill and Jenn Gehr
September 30, 2014

  Replacing worn-out fabric on a Dometic manual awning is a good way to restore shade and aesthetics Ultraviolet rays from the sun have been bombarding the earth for millions of years. On an RV, continual exposure leads to damaged plastic components and trim and can wreak havoc on rolled up awnings... Read more »

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