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Member Tip: Secure Sliding Doors

October 26, 2011 by · 11 Comments 

Member Tip: Secure Sliding Doors

Submitted by Rich Payne of Tillamook, Ore. At the rear of our motorhome, we have a closet with large mirrored sliding doors. The motorhome manufacturer installed plastic locks to keep these doors secure while traveling. Unfortunately, the weight of these glass doors combined with rough roads, snapped the plastic locks and the doors slid open. [...]

Cosseted Covers

September 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Cosseted Covers

Submitted By Carl R. Hartup, Fort Wayne, Indiana To protect the tires on our RV from weathering and sun damage, I purchased vinyl tire covers. During high winds, however, the covers would blow off. To solve this problem, I purchased elastic cord and metal S-chair end-links from a hardware store. I measured the front diameter [...]

Protect your RV this Winter

September 22, 2011 by · 5 Comments 

Protect your RV this Winter

  An excerpt from 2011 Late Fall Highways magazine Your RV represents what could be the second largest investment of your life. Every day that your RV goes uncovered, paint and interior surfaces fade, while vinyl, rubber, leather and fabrics dry, crack and deteriorate. Unless you’re a full timer, your RV may sit for months [...]

Better Storage

August 24, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

Better Storage

Submitted by Leone Teel of Livingston, Texas Our new motorhome has lots of basement storage space but one compartment is only 26 inches deep. As an alternative to using stackable storage tubs, I inserted in our basement bin two off-the-shelf 21x21x21-inch wire-basket frames, available in the shelving section of home-improvement stores. Each frame can hold [...]

Better Storage

August 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Better Storage

Our new motorhome has lots of basement storage space but one compartment is only 26 inches deep.As an alternative to using stackable storage tubs, I inserted in our basement bin two off-the-shelf 21x21x21-inch wire-basket frames, available in the shelving section of home-improvement stores. Each frame can hold from one to four sliding baskets. For one [...]

Tow Bar Safety

August 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Tow Bar Safety

Everyone knows they need to check their oil and have their brakes inspected. But very few people check the safety of their tow bar. Unlike diamonds, a tow bar doesn’t last forever. Environmental exposure, stress on vital components from poor road conditions, corrosion – these are just a few of the factors that take their [...]

Safety tips for the open road

July 25, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Safety tips for the open road

Brought to you by Good Sam Vehicle Insurance Plan Transporting an entire family from point A to point B can carry quite a high bill, which is why many people opt to save money with an RV vacation. To ensure the safety of all occupants, Pedata RV Center has offered some tips to keep in [...]

Keeping It Clean

July 25, 2011 by · 8 Comments 

Keeping It Clean

Submitted By Harvey Hetrick of Torrance, California After several years of using aluminum foil as a splash guard around RV stove, we found an inexpensive and more durable product. Disposable cookie sheets do wonders. We can buy two for about $4, and they will last a very long time. The 15×10-inch size works fine. Simply [...]

Microwave Noodle

July 25, 2011 by · 6 Comments 

Microwave Noodle

By Good Sam Member Angel Hayes Tools Needed: large scissors and one “swim” noodle The roadways of America can be really rough in places! To keep the rotating glass plate from jumping around in the microwave while traveling, insert part of a “swim” noodle. Cut noodle to the required height and insert between the glass plate [...]

Do It YOURSELF: Installing Day/Night Shades

June 24, 2011 by · 8 Comments 

Do It YOURSELF: Installing Day/Night Shades

Replacing noisy window blinds or worn curtains with easy-operating Day/Night Shades is a simple way to improve the look of your RV interior and to control light and privacy. Measuring The key is to measure correctly when ordering your Shades. Here’s a step-by-step guide to make it easy. All you’ll need is a measuring tape. [...]

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