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Give Cell Signals a Boost

Can you hear me now? If not, you may need a cellular signal booster in your motorhome. The Drive 4G-X RV cellular signal booster from weBoost is specifically designed for RV use in remote areas. The Drive 4G-X RV boosts voice and data with the maximum FCC-allowed 50-dB system gain, enhancing 4G LTE, as well…

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Rv Tech Savvy Will There Be Hybrid Or Electric Motorhomes?

I haven’t seen this topic discussed much, but I can’t wait for it to happen: Diesels and gas engines may be going by the wayside. I have always thought that the motorhome platform would be perfect for hybrid propulsion; lots of space for batteries without an engine, lots of space for solar panels on the…

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Get the Picture: The Definitive Motorhome Upgrade

Dave and LJ’s RV Interior Design can upgrade your motorhome’s TV, entertainment system and more As RVs morph into an extension of our homes, rather than a getaway from them, the entertainment system(s) a motorhome offers has become an increasingly important purchase consideration. Where our parents or grandparents used the family RV as a way…

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RV Tech Savvy: Installing a Child Seat in a Motorhome

I have a 1999 Winnebago Chieftain with a sofa that has three lap seatbelts. Are there any kits available to install a three-point child seat? B.J. Walworth | Ellicott City, Maryland This may be a problem. All of the floorplans I have seen for your year and model motorhome have a sideways-mounted sofa with a…

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Power By Yamaha: Efficiency and Technology Combined

Yamaha Motor Corp. USA introduces the all-new EF2200iS portable inverter generator. The 55-pound EF2200iS is powered by a high-output MZ80 OHV, air-cooled, single cylinder four-stroke engine to deliver a maximum 2,200 watts, with a maximum current of 18.3 amps at 120 volts. The MZ80 offers improved fuel efficiency and can run continuously for 10.5 hours…

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Motorhome Quick Tip: Keeps a Plug Snug

Many diesel engines have a three-prong male connector to plug in when the block heater is needed. This plug can get corroded and dirty over time, as it typically hangs over the engine, which could cause it to malfunction. To remedy this, I cut the female end off an old extension cord to use as…

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Motorhome Quick Tip: No Spill in the Cone Zone

After deciding to add an external filter for the city-water connection to our Class A motorhome, I looked for an economical way to keep it upright. I purchased an orange traffic cone and cut off the top to accommodate the filter assembly. The cone holds the filter upright and off the ground, and is highly…

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Seven Days and One Knight

From its world-famous Tabernacle Choir to Olympic training facilities to scenic biking trails to the Family History Library, Utah’s Salt Lake City area is ripe for exploration In 1987, my husband, Jim, and I came to Utah for the first time to mountain bike. We fell in love with the state and have returned at…

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Unique Freedom Hauler for All Your Toys

For those who want the convenience of a toy hauler without sharing their living space with outdoor toys, the Freedom Hauler may be just the ticket. The all-steel flatbed carrier bolts to a special mounting bracket installed on the motorhome’s frame and features a patented self-steering axle that automatically moves itself going forward and in…

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RV Tech Savvy: Is Gas Fading to Diesel?

Why are most manufacturers of small motorhomes going to diesel, especially on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis? We would like to trade our 2016 van for a 24-foot Class C. The only choices are big Ford/Chevy gas chassis or diesel chassis. Our Pleasure-Way Lexor is on a RAM ProMaster chassis, which runs on gas and gets…

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