• RVs

    Awning lock?

    So I was reading some horror stories about people’s awnings blowing away while moving. Seems like the brakes/locks on the awning fail to prevent the awning from unfurling while you are driving/ towing your RV. Scary? Here is a solution [one of the many solutions] http://awninglock.com I just placed an order. Once it comes in I will post a review.

  • RVs

    Cleaning RV shades

    So when we bought our motorhome it was already 10 years old. The window shades are pretty dirty. We looked at the replacement costs and found out that custom made shades would cost us over 500 bucks! It has 5 windows. The shades themselves are in OK shape. There had to be a way to clean them.

  • RVs

    Installing laminate floors in my motorhome

    Today I am installing laminate flooring in my motorhome. I bought 4 boxes of laminate from Costco and some moisture barrier from Home Depot…just a 6 mil thick sheet of black plastic sheeting. We chose a light shade of laminate called “Golden Aspen” from Harmonics Flooring.

  • Computers,  RVs

    laptop GPS navigation

    So I wanna use a laptop for GPS navigation in my motorhome. Frankly it will be ‘supplemental GPS navigation’. The primary navigation tasks will be handled by a Garmin GPS. The laptop will be used for route planning. I plan to use Microsoft Streets and Trips 2011 on this laptop. When you are driving a huge motorhome you need to worry about bridge clearances, propane restrictions etc etc. Also the big screen on the laptop would sure be useful. yesterday I bought a USB GPS receiver for it. It is a GlobalSate BU-353 USB GPS Receiver. I heard good things about it. Once it arrives, I will post my review…