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Winter Roadtreking: Warm Floors

As the temperature drops, are you envious when reading about heated floors in newer Class Bs? If so, there are plenty of ways to improve your comfort in your not-as-fancy motorhome. We are extremely satisfied with our older Roadtrek.  It is perfect for us.  But cold floors in the wintertime are uncomfortable.  Our Suburban furnace […]Read More

Painless Refinishing of Your Older RV’s Wood Cabinets

Our Roadtrek has oak cabinet doors and some oak interior trim. The cabinet walls are mostly a plastic oak veneer over plywood. The lower kitchen cabinets on our 20-year old Roadtrek had some water spots and discoloration.  Several years ago, Roger refinished the two kitchen drawers and the under sink cabinet door so they looked […]Read More

Carrying Your Zero Gravity Chair on an Older RV

Class B owners tend to be experts in compact packing. Among other things we tend to have compact camp chairs. The Pico Telescoping Chair is one favorite small packing chair. And “bag” chairs come in a variety of sizes.  Such chairs can be comfortable or not so comfortable depending on design.  We were always a bit […]Read More

The Perfect Table: Customizing Your Camper

Our Roadtrek friend Sharon stopped by today with her 2013 Roadtrek 190 Popular.  We first met her over a year ago when she was in town visiting her sister. We had previously known her only through the Yahoo Roadtrek email list. We had compared notes and showed each other our Roadtreks. We talked about all […]Read More

RV Awning Tips and Tricks

Most Class B campers come with an awning already installed. It resides in its own garage on the right side above the door and it cranks out from the side of the vehicle. Our third-hand 1995 Dodge Roadtrek 190 came with two self-contained support poles at each outer corner and a third support pole stored […]Read More

Solar Power Revisited: Adding Solar to an Older Class B

Two years ago we added solar to our then 18-year old Roadtrek 190 Popular. We followed the rule of thumb you often hear, “Add 100 watts of solar for every 100-amp hours of battery.” We had one 80-amp hour battery. After much research and a lengthy discussion with the vendor on requirements we bought an […]Read More

Tips: Upgrade Kitchen Lighting Easily

When we bought our 1995 Dodge Roadtrek 190 Popular the kitchen had one feeble incandescent light, so it was too easy to serve the garbage instead of salad. We remedied that by replacing the light bulb with an LED array that fit into the same fixture. That was some better. It saved electricity. Then we […]Read More

Unconcealed Carry: How to Take Your Bikes When RVing

Many Class B RV travelers enjoy taking their bicycles or motorcycles along with them while they travel. It is rather easy to bring your bikes if you have set up to carry them safely. The chief safety issue is weight. Most bicycles weigh under 30 pounds, so carrying two on the rear or front is […]Read More

How to Handle The Smell of Hot Electrical Stuff While RVing

Almost every trip we learn something and have something new and different to fix. Multiple opportunities to learn new stuff.  Mostly minor stuff, but sometimes not. On our last big trip, most everything worked perfectly until we started toward home. The chassis blower motor quit (in the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel). The weather had finally […]Read More

DIY and Gadgets: Adjusting RV Turn Signal Sounds

“Roger, is the turn signal still on?” Lynn had detected a faint tick tick as we cruised down I-65 at the speed limit in our 1995 Dodge Roadtrek. We had changed lanes a third of a mile back. The partially hidden green blinking light and the faint tick tick was easy to miss. And our […]Read More

Digital Frame All Your RV Photos

We have seen RVs with photos plastered on walls — kids, scenery, friends. Frankly, the pictures look klutzy, although we have seen some nicely done framed photos.  But in a small RV there is little space for photos – and which photo would we pick? One Christmas we received a 12-inch digital photo frame. It […]Read More

Decluttering the Kitchen: Out of the Way Sponges

A chronic problem was where to put our kitchen cleaning sponges in our Class B? Left on the counter, they tumble into the aisle when moving. Left in the sink they are in the way and get wet (and dirty) when washing hands. Tucked away, you can't find them precisely when you need them. We […]Read More

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