#VIDEO/INTERVIEW: Ms. Schenk Recalls Her Many Adventures While Traveling in the Family’s 1973 GMC Motorhome

Fabienne Patricia Schenk and Thomas Jetzer

BY Marco Kathuria—Fabienne Patricia Schenk, co-owner of GREASE 1, LLC, a small engine repair and maintenance shop in East Texas, recounts how she and her husband, Thomas Jetzer, came to own a vintage 1973 GMC Motorhome Canyon Lands RV and how the coach has become an integral part of their lives.

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#PRODUCT/REVIEW: KemiMoto 30-L Expandable Motorcycle Tail Bag (Long-Term Review)

KemiMoto 30-liter expandable motorcycle tailbag on the bike

BY Christopher Gardner—If you use your motorbike for more than an afternoon’s jaunt to a diner in the next town over, you probably will want some container space for holding more gear than you can fit in a couple of pockets. The KemiMoto 30-liter Expandable Tail Bag may be just the storage solution for your next long ride.

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#PRODUCT/REVIEW: Testing KemiMoto’s Heated Motorcycle Gloves in Frigid Temperatures

KemiMoto Heated Gloves & Packaging

BY Christopher Gardner—The KemiMoto range of heated gloves does an admirable job of covering most of the demands of a winter/heated motorcycle glove, and at a surprisingly reasonable price. Moreover, you can choose from a few models and variations or buy a couple of pairs without breaking your winter-riding budget.

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#PRODUCT/REVIEW: The BioLite FirePit+ (with Airflow Technology)

FirePit+ Wood & Charcoal Burning Fire Pit

BY Christopher Gardner—The BioLite FirePit+ from BioLIte Energy strives to be an attractive and convenient fire pit that also can be a portable grill. The fire pit, with its detachable battery/blower unit but without the lid, still comes in just under 20 pounds, so the original package is certainly portable in terms of weight. But how well does it hold up to double-duty as a portable fire place?

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#VIDEO/INTERVIEW: John Mest Worked on the GMC Motorhome Assembly Line in the 1970s

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BY Marco Kathuria—Another episode in a series featuring interviews with GMC Motorhome owners. This time we hear from Tom Mest as explains how he was recruited to be parts of General Motors’ beta-testing of their soon-to-be-announced motorhome in 1972. Part two (to come) explores how the assembly of the motorhome came to an end in 1978.

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#VINTAGE/CAMPER: The Vixen RV is Unlike any Other Motorhome You’ve Seen from the 1980s

Vixen 21 TD RV

BY Ben Dain-Smith & Benjamin Hunting—When muscle car pioneer Bill Collins decided it was time to move on from his design role at DeLorean (where he penned the original take on what would become the DMC-12), he turned his attention to that most neglected of ’80s market slots: the high-performance motorhome.

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#REHAB/RANCH: Restoring a GMC Motorhome? Where to Start, Part 1 (Interior Electrical)

BY Jim Bounds—In this video, I talk about the one of the biggest issues new owners of GMC Motorhomes face: the electrical system. Unlike modern coaches, these vintage beauties really have two electrical grounds and as such, mis-grounding can be a major cause of electrical weirdness – and failures!

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