Power Up

Progressive Dynamics offers a lower section replacement/upgrade converter with a built-in Charge Wizard that constantly manages the RV’s batteries.

article and photos by Bill and Jenn Gehr
July 25, 2014

  Converters are designed to provide 12-volt DC current and charge batteries — but not all are created equal   Power converters fall into the category of “out of sight, out of mind” — literally. In fact, some owners may not even know where the converter is located in their RV. Compact... Read more »

Aftermarket Air Intakes and Low-Restriction Filters

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by Ken Freund
June 4, 2014

  More power out of thin air. It’s something we’d all like to have — right after a personal money tree. But it is possible to increase horsepower with aftermarket air intakes and filters.   To fully understand how this all works, first we need to look at some background information. Atmospheric... Read more »

High-Viz End Cap

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May 30, 2014

  I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve heard about RVs losing bumper end caps. I’ve come up with a solution that also makes it easier to see the rear bumper. I took two red driveway reflectors, cut them short and installed them close to the bumper so they spear through the end cap. They... Read more »

Easy-Access Storage

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May 30, 2014

  Here is a tip for combating compartment storage problems. Using garage-door tracks and hardware, you can make a guide and use rollers attached to the sides of the compartment. The drawer slides in and out of the compartment so you can get a clear view of everything. I made one end shorter so that... Read more »

Roof Air Leak Repair

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by Bill and Jenn Gehr
May 2, 2014

  Water leakage around an air conditioner means it’s time to replace the gasket before damage occurs   Every year, after the first big rain of the season, it’s not uncommon for RV owners to discover that there’s a leak originating from the air conditioner’s inside ceiling assembly.... Read more »

Driveline Overhaul

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by Gary Wescott
April 2, 2014

  Proper Maintenance, Long Before Components Are Worn Out, Will Keep the Wheels Turning   It seems like everything is getting bigger these days. Trailers and fifth-wheels are longer and have more slideouts. Pickup campers and Class C motorhomes are heavier. Engines are more powerful. But there... Read more »

Fastidious About Funnels

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March 28, 2014

  I got tired of having an assortment of funnels lying around everywhere and getting dirty. I took a 5-gallon plastic pail and cut various size holes in the lid for funnels to drain into the pail. I then cover the funnels with a plastic trash bag and the funnels stay clean and dry for the next use. John... Read more »

Wind It Up

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March 28, 2014

  As I get older, the 50-amp electrical cord gets heavier, and with the cold weather, it also gets harder to coil. Using a piece of scrap plywood, three 6-inch bolts, three nuts, three washers, two 1-inch U-bolts and some flexible tubing, I made a permanent attachment to my RV’s ladder. I can... Read more »

I Want My RV TV

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by Kristopher Bunker
March 4, 2014

  Selecting the Proper Satellites and Equipment for Enhanced Signal Reception in Your RV Will Have You Surfing in No Time   Watching TV just ain’t what it used to be, whether at your residence or from the comfort of your favorite campsite. And that’s a good thing. New technology continues... Read more »

Is Your RV Ready?

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by Bill and Jenn Gehr
February 28, 2014

  A Thorough Checkup Will Help Ensure Trouble-Free Days During the Upcoming Spring Travel Season   The onset of spring, with its warmer days, beckons RVers to get their rigs ready to hit the road for new adventures. We’ve compiled a number of helpful tips for a thorough spring checkup that... Read more »

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