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Roadmaster Tow Defender

I was tired of having to wash my toad every time I arrived at my destination while on a trip. It seems that no matter how far I was traveling, my bus would kick up a lot of dust and road debris onto my car and at the very least I would have to clean…

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BCI Quartzite Rally 2019

Quartzsite is located in southwestern Arizona, just 20 miles east of the Colorado River on I-10. It’s been a rock hound’s paradise since the 1960s. These days, it’s also a mecca to well over a million visitors each year, most of whom converge on this small town in a wave of RVs during the months…

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Toad, Trailer, or Tow Dolly?

Motorhome with trailer at an ultralight show in New Hampshire. I have traveled quite a bit on my bus and prior to that, in a motorhome over the past few years without a Toad i.e. Tow Vehicle. Before I bought a real bus, I owned a 1996 36’ Fleetwood Discovery Stick-N-Staple unit which I lived…

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Comfort year round with EHP

When we first purchased Opti-Force 1, we were very happy to see that it had blown in urethane insulation everywhere. Due to reading this magazine, the forums, and Facebook groups, we thought we had the best money could buy. One of our first trips in Opti-Force 1, was in February and we spent three nights…

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Battery Maintenance

Wet cell batteries require maintenance. I have replaced all the batteries in all of my buses at least once and I can tell you that batteries are not cheap. 8D batteries start at $170 each and I need two for my Eagle. Every time I replace them, I am out $340 plus tax and the…

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Converted Buses Not Welcome

We had just pulled into the KOA RV Park at Sam’s Town in Las Vegas.  As we were hooking up the water supply and electrical, a woman walked by, looked at our bus and said “There goes the neighbourhood”.  She turned and briskly walked away.  That in a nutshell is what this article is all…

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How To Push Start a Bus

Several years ago we were in a caravan traveling north to an FMCA summer convention in Pullyalup, Washington. Naturally, we opted for the scenic route up the coast. There must have been about eight coaches of varying age, style and class. All in all, we were a congenial group even though there was a broad…

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