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Traveling With Your Special Needs Child

February 13, 2014
Traveling with your special needs child can be a challenging, yet extremely rewarding experience. Before you begin your trip, there are a few things you should check for. First, if your child has specific physical limitations, you should make sure they will be accommodated while on your RV vacation. Depending on your RV, the dealership where you purchase your coach can modify it to your child’s ... Read More...

RV Refrigerators

February 06, 2014
Having a refrigerator in your RV has made it possible to bring certain things you could not in years past. The lack of need for ice allows RVers to stay at campgrounds for longer periods of time as well. An RV refrigerator is quite different than the kind you have in your home. They run with a heat absorption type instead of a compressor type. They almost always feature a 2 way operation; ... Read More...

Roof Cleaning & Maintenance

January 30, 2014
One of the most important things a RV owner can do for his or herself is clean the roof. Keeping the roof clean will promote proper operation of roof top components and eliminate black streaks that run down the sidewalls and decrease the life of sealants. I recommend washing your roof at least every other time you wash the RV. Safety is the most important thing to bear in mind when on your ... Read More...

Don't Be Left Out In The Cold

November 14, 2013
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Prepare for the worst and hope for the best when driving in cold weather. First thing to remember, is don’t drive if you don’t have to. Let the road crews have time to clear the roadways. There is nothing more frustrating or scary than being stranded on the side of the road in a strange place, even if you are in a motorhome or pulling a trailer. ... Read More...

Easy In-Camp Tips

October 31, 2013
Happy Halloween! And if you're out camping with your RV, it's probably a busy Halloween, catering to all the trick-or-treaters as well as your family. Between candy, drinks, food and whatever else, you've probably run out of table space. Here's a quick little fix for that problem. If you have a piece of conduit, pipe or even a sturdy and level stick, prop it under one of your motorhome's basement ... Read More...

No Rattling Appliances

October 10, 2013
Appliances, while a necessary part of any kitchen, always have moving parts. And if it moves, it rattles. One of the worst "rattlers" is the range vent above your stove. An easy way to keep the flapper from rattling is to install a small bead chain and (if you please) a decorative handle on the end. Then gently, bend a short piece of 1/4-inch copper tubing into a 90-degree angle. Drill a ... Read More...

Wheel Valve Extenders

October 03, 2013
This week’s tech-tip is about wheel valve extenders. For most people, it’s a must have in order to check air pressure in the rear duals of your motor home. There are many designs for these applications and the best are the steel braided models. But beware; if you have wheel covers you can not use them. If your wheel cover comes off while driving it will break both extenders off and there you ... Read More...

Mobile Computing In Your RV

September 26, 2013
Whether you’re a full-timer or weekend RVer, it’s quite difficult to go anywhere for extended periods of time without a computer. And while the technology has advanced to become more compact, sometimes older model RVs lack mobile office space. Here’s an affordable idea to upgrade the personal workspace in your rig. If your vehicle has a dinette booth, run to the nearest home-center and get ... Read More...

Quick Fix Security

September 19, 2013
This week's tip is all about helping you secure your RV - from pets getting out to unwanted people getting in. Most RV owners have pets and take them along on their trips. If you have a screen door on your RV, it's probably taken a beating from the animal trying to get out or scratching at the screen when people are coming in. Without spending money on a new door or even a $60 door protector, ... Read More...

No Messing Around

September 12, 2013
This week’s tech-tip is about keeping your RV and campsite clean. Camping can get pretty dirty, but that doesn’t mean we need to return the favor to mother nature. So, here’s a couple of tips that ensures everyone walks away clean. There’re a lot of motorhomes without outside showers. If you don’t want the kids or animals to track dirt and sand into the motorhome, you’ll need some way of ... Read More...