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December 17, 2018

Komo Motorcycle Carrier

By: Rob Lowe

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With the purchase of the Zero SR electric motorcycle in the Spring of 2018, the big decision was how was I going to transport it to Florida so that I could enjoy cruising the area where we... [read more]

December 10, 2018

TT #109 REV Group Introduces Lithium Batteries to its Luxury Models

By: Rob Lowe

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Some 2019 American Coach and Monaco Coach models have the option of a Lithium Battery Package to replace the conventional AGM maintenance free Coach Batteries. After extensive bench and in... [read more]

November 9, 2018

TT #108 Residential Fridge Conversion: A New Approach (Part 3)

By: Rob Lowe

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This is the third of what was planned to be two Technical Tips which provide a viable option to converting an RV refrigerator from an absorption to a ‘residential’ refrigerator. In the... [read more]

July 19, 2018

How many Maintenance Chemicals Do you need?

By: Rob Lowe

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I recently read an article in Family RVing (May 2018, Page 40) that listed a number of Specialty Products for RVs . I looked at the list and thought: Wow that is a lot!  ... [read more]

July 17, 2018

TT #107 Residential Fridge Conversion: A New Approach (Part 2)

By: Rob Lowe

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This is the second of two Technical Tips which provides a viable option to converting an RV refrigerator from an absorption to a ‘residential’ refrigerator. In the first article, I presented... [read more]

July 16, 2018

TT #106 Residential Fridge Conversion: A New Approach (Part 1)

By: Rob Lowe

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This is the first of two Technical Tips which will provide a viable option to converting an RV refrigerator from an absorption to a ‘residential’ refrigerator.   The... [read more]

May 28, 2018

Kwik BanditTM -The Worlds Most Versatile Utility Tie

By: Rob Lowe

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When you see the name of this new product you wonder: "What is it?” The answer is as simple as deciphering the name: It is a " quick ” way to " band ” (or wrap-up), something " it ”. This... [read more]

December 19, 2017

GM Changes the towing recommendations for 2010-17 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain

By: Rob Lowe

As many are aware, there has been an issue with flat towing some of these vehicles. During certain circumstances, while being flat towed behind a motorhome, these vehicles suddenly begin... [read more]

December 1, 2017

Blue Ox Introduces A light weight Aluminum Towbar

By: Rob Lowe

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Blue Ox recently introduced the Ascent ® Towbar made from aircraft grade aluminum weighing in at just 31 pounds (14 kg). It is finished in a beautiful Diamond Vogel metallic powder coat... [read more]

November 9, 2017

TT #101 Air Dryer Air Deflector & a Simple Fuel Spill Prevention Technique

By: Rob Lowe

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The RV community is known for sharing ideas which solve or deal with situations. The willingness of others to pass along their experience is what makes it easier for those new to the RV... [read more]

July 20, 2016

TT #93 Replacing the Transfer Switch & Automated Electrical System Protection Unit (Part 2)

By: Rob Lowe

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In Technical Tip #92, I detailed how we determined that our RV’s Automatic Transfer Switch had failed and that it was contained within an integrated Transfer Switch and Electrical System Protection... [read more]

May 31, 2016

A Great Way to Check Tire Pressures on your RV, Motorcycle, Trailer or Car

By: Rob Lowe

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Most new cars and light-duty trucks come with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System as standard equipment. Many higher end motorized RV have such a system as standard equipment or as an option.... [read more]

January 3, 2016

TT #89 Tire Maintenance and Pressure Monitoring (Part 2)

By: Rob Lowe

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In the last TechTip, we covered Tire Maintenance and weight carrying capacity. We learned that tires can provide many years of useful life when properly maintained and when inflated to the tire... [read more]

September 23, 2015

Day-Night Shade Adjustment & Re-Stringing

By: Rob Lowe

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I have included a series of photos in a PDF file that you can refer to as you read this blog posting. Shade Repair Photos   It should add some clarity to a number of... [read more]

May 4, 2015

Blue Ox Introduces the Avail Towbar

By: Rob Lowe

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Blue Ox recently introduced a new towbar, the Avail®. This tow bar is finished in a beautiful bronze finish with gold lettering and covered with a Bronze colored cover (additional cost).... [read more]

March 17, 2015

Lithium-Ion Battery - An Update after 7 Months of Use

By: Rob Lowe

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In July 2014, we installed a 300AH Lithium-Ion "SMART™ Battery” in our RV, replacing all 4 Coach 6 Volt AGM batteries. We also had to upgrade the Inverter to the current "software” which... [read more]

March 13, 2015

Horst Miracle Probes are Available Again!

By: Rob Lowe

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Horst Miracle Probes that make conventional RV tank monitoring systems read accurately, are available once again. When the original inventor shuttered his company, it looked like these... [read more]

January 2, 2015

We've Written a Book on L.E.D.'s: The ABCs of L.E.D.s

By: Rob Lowe

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Happy New Year and safe travels in 2015. We’ve got great news for those who are looking at converting their RV to L.E.D. lighting this year. Our second book: The ABC’s of L.E.D.s has... [read more]

December 17, 2014

TT #84 Is it Time for Lithium-Ion Batteries in RV’s? (Part 3)

By: Rob Lowe

  Introduction:   In the TechTips #82 & 83, I covered the process we went through in making the decision to replace our Coach Batteries with a Lithium-Ion one and the... [read more]

December 16, 2014

TT #83 Is it Time for Lithium-Ion Batteries in RV’s? (Part 2)

By: Rob Lowe

Introduction:   In the TechTip #82, I covered the process I went through in making the decision to replace our Coach Batteries with a Lithium-Ion one. We left off with a picture of... [read more]

December 15, 2014

TT #82 Is it Time for Lithium-Ion Batteries in RV’s? (Part 1)

By: Rob Lowe

Introduction:   With the advances in Battery Technology and the proliferation of battery powered gadgets in addition to partial or fully electric vehicles, one may wonder: "Could I... [read more]

October 1, 2013

TT #74 Bounder- 2014 versus 1994: Look how far they have come

By: Rob Lowe

Technical Tips #74    Bounder - 2014 vs 1994: Look how far they've come I recently had the opportunity to look at a 2014 Bounder 36K RV and as I did so I marvelled at how... [read more]

November 1, 2009

TT #59 Holding Tank Monitoring

By: Rob Lowe

Technical Tips #59    Holding Tank Monitoring After installing the Horst Miracle Probes on my coach, I discovered that the wiring to my Holding Tank Monitor System was... [read more]

August 1, 2009

TT #58 Accurate Holding Tank Levels - Horst Miracle Probe Installation

By: Rob Lowe

Technical Tips #58    Accurate Holding Tank Levels - Horst Miracle Probe Installation Last month I highlighted a new product that simply provided accurate holding tank levels... [read more]

June 1, 2009

TT #57 Finally! Simple, Accurate holding tank levels

By: Rob Lowe

Technical Tips #57    Finally! Simple, Accurate Holding Tank Levels Every month, I receive a collection of trade journals that layout the industry trends, RV related business... [read more]

April 1, 2009

TT #56 Do-it Yourself Trend, FuseSwitch & Toad Braking Systems

By: Rob Lowe

Technical Tips #56    Do-it Yourself Trend, RVing FuseSwitch TM &Toad Braking Systems Thanks to those readers that sent me an email after my last column on a Baby... [read more]

October 1, 2004

TT #41 New Plumbing Fittings & Corrosion Block

By: Rob Lowe

Technical Tips #41      Notes And Updates: We no longer have an online parts catalogue. Check with your RV... [read more]

August 1, 2004

TT #40 Improved Headlight Bulbs

By: Rob Lowe

Technical Tips #40      Notes And Updates: We no longer sell the lights mentioned in this article. We recommend... [read more]

June 1, 2004

TT #39 New Products of Interest to Motorhome Owners

By: Rob Lowe

Technical Tips #39      Notes And Updates: The FuseSwitch is now known as the RVing FuseSwitch™ and is... [read more]

April 1, 2004

TT #38 New Products - Supplemental Braking Device - The SMI Stay-IN-Play

By: Rob Lowe

Technical Tips #38      Notes And Updates: We recommend using Corrosion Block® rather than Di-electric... [read more]

June 1, 2002

TT #33 Bilstein Shocks

By: Rob Lowe

Technical Tips #33    BILSTEIN Shock Absorbers For those of you who have already experienced the pleasure of driving a Bounder with Bilstein shock absorbers installed, please... [read more]

December 5, 2000

TT #17 BOA Berne Rally: Bounder Diesel Plant overview, Drive Test of proposed Powertrain and chassis BOA Berne Rally: Bounder Diesel Plant overview, Drive Test of proposed Powertrain and chassis

By: Rob Lowe

Technical Tips #17    BOA International Rally at Amishville, (Berne) Indiana (continued) This is the second article on events at the Rally. Bounder Diesel: One of the most... [read more]

December 1, 2000

TT #13 BOA Williamsburg Holding Tank Maintenance, Short tips: Rear Brake Rotor Rusting

By: Rob Lowe

Technical Tips #13      Notes And Updates: We no longer have the order forms for the product mentioned in this... [read more]

December 1, 1997

TT #4 Towed Vehicle Braking Systems: A Review 1997

By: Rob Lowe

Technical Tips #4    Notes And Updates: This article was written in 1997. We no longer recommend the... [read more]