Drier Air

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November 26, 2014

  Winter brings with it cool, damp air that can cause mold, mildew and corrosion inside your RV. The Air-Dryr from Davis Instruments uses natural convection to circulate air without any switches, fans or thermostats. Just place it on the floor and plug it into a 120-volt AC outlet. The air is heated... Read more »

Waste Master

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November 26, 2014

  There’s no denying that emptying the holding tanks can be a dirty job, but Lippert Components is trying to give this task a cleaner image with its new Waste Master waste-management system. Unlike traditional sewer-hose coils that trap debris, the tough, wireless Waste Master hose is designed... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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