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June 10, 2020

Like many of you, I keep a manila file filled with receipts of service done on my RV. However, I like to keep backups of these important receipts. An easy way to do this is to take a picture of the receipt and store it in a cloud service like Google Photos.

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SuperSteer Motion Control Units

March 24, 2020

I recently added SuperSteer Motion Control Units to my RV’s suspension system. SuperSteer Motion Control Units or MCU’s are inline air values that are installed just above the RV’s airbag suspension units. Their purpose is to restrict air passing in and out of the airbags. The net effect of this restriction is to reduce the side-to-side swaying motion of the RV, especially at low speeds. When entering/exiting driveways or going over railroad tracks, the rocking back and forth is reduced. In addition, MCU’s can reduce porpoising, which is the up and down motion when traveling over bumps in the road at speed.

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Replacing Broken Roller Shade or Vertical Blind Brackets

June 17, 2019

Wisconsin roads are rough. How rough? Well, last week while on a 400 mile trip I had a drawer latch bust and a roller-shade fall off the wall. I keep replacement drawer latches on hand so no big deal. One of these days I’ll replace them all with magnetic catches but that’s for another day.

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Windshield Wiper Standoffs

November 4, 2018

Leaves and other tree debris tend to collect on the windshield wipers when they rest against the glass. This not only deteriorates the wiper blades, but it also leaves a gooey mess on the windshield that has to be cleaned off.

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RV roofs get dirty. Here's how I clean mine

October 22, 2018

The top of your RV needs to be cleaned periodically. A clean roof keeps the sides of your RV cleaner and it allows inspection of caulk seams and flashings. My RV has a ladder and is built so I can walk on it without worry of damage.

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No More Dead Toad Battery - PriorityStart!

October 3, 2018

Recently, I switched from dolly towing to flat towing out Honda Fit. Flat towing is more convenient and I don’t have to figure out where to store the dolly at the campsite (often times it can not be kept on site).

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The Shotgun Approach

August 18, 2018

OK, not really a shotgun but a shotgun shell bag. Tool belts are handy for keeping tools at the ready when on a ladder or on the RV roof but I’ve found them bigger and bulkier than I like. Plus they don’t hold the things like spray bottles and rags.

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My Dad

August 8, 2018

My father recently passed. I wrote a few words of remembrance.

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DIY Parking Brake Lock for Air Brakes

July 4, 2018

My RV is equipped with air brakes. One of the differences between air brakes and hydraulic automotive brakes is how the parking brake is actuated. Most cars have a lever in the passenger compartment attached to a cable that attaches to the rear brakes. Air brake systems use air (or the lack of it) to set the parking brake.

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