Ready for Takeoff


by Kristopher Bunker
February 28, 2016

  Starcraft’s lightweight Launch travel trailer propels families into the RV stratosphere Sometimes, selecting a new travel trailer is as simple as taking note of what’s in your driveway. Purchasing a new tow vehicle can play havoc with your budget, so it makes sense to determine the tow rating... Read more »

Without a Hitch


by Chris Hemer
February 3, 2016

  PullRite’s ISR Series SuperRail Mounting Kit makes it easy to install or remove the fifth-wheel hitch assembly at will Going big right out of the gate or upgrading from a smaller travel trailer to a fifth-wheel is fraught with decisions, especially when it comes to your truck. Because, beyond... Read more »

Change Your Tune


by Ty Adams
February 2, 2016

Derive Systems, parent company of Bully Dog and SCT Per­form­ance, recently introduced an upgraded flash programmer with preloaded perform­ance tuners, real-time vehicle data, and record and playback logs. The GTX Perform­ance Programmer and Monitor, available in Bully Dog and SCT brands, features... Read more »

Awning Power Players


by Ty Adams
February 1, 2016

  Sitting under an RV awning with lights, music and a cool breeze is a snap with Dometic’s PowerChannel power track and accessories for its 9100 Power Awning (sold separately). Dometic’s patent-pending technology provides electric power through the awning’s roller tube, allowing RVers to extend... Read more »

Lance’s Opposing-Slide Travel Trailer


by Donya Carlson
February 1, 2016

  Lance introduced its first double-slide travel trailer, the 2155, at the Louisville, Kentucky, National RV Trade Show last December. The 2155 packs a lot of amenities in a 22-foot 2-inch floorplan that sleeps four and features an inviting kitchen island that houses a sink with a pullout sprayer... Read more »

Seen at SEMA


by Gary Wescott
January 29, 2016

  Miles of aisles at the world’s largest automotive aftermarket-equipment event showcased the latest products for your tow vehicle It started in 1963 when a handful of automotive businesses formed what was then known as the Speed Equipment Manufacturers Association, or SEMA. Today, SEMA stands... Read more »

RV Clinic May 2015


Jeff Johnston and Ken Freund
January 4, 2016

RV Furniture Q: We have a 2008 Dutchmen Victory Lane toy hauler. We no longer ride motorcycles and want to turn the back into a den. The trouble is, where do we find RV furniture? We would like to get an L-shaped couch and replace the bench-type dining table with a table and chairs. Tim and Claire Kirkland,... Read more »

Creature Comforts in a Wildcat


by Donya Carlson
December 28, 2015

  Based on customer and dealer input requesting lighter and more affordable fifth-wheels, Forest River has given its Wildcat a complete makeover to target the half-ton and three-quarter-ton truck market. The new models have an unloaded vehicle weight ranging from 9,449 to 11,061 pounds, with gross... Read more »

Demco Glide Ride Upgrade


by Emily and Mark Fagan
December 23, 2015

Replacing a worn kingpin assembly strengthens the truck-and-fifth-wheel connection and improves towing stability   We keep our one-ton diesel truck and 36-foot fifth-wheel trailer in top shape by inspecting key components on a regular basis. We check the kingpin assembly a few times a year, ensuring... Read more »

Satellite TV Fit for a King


December 22, 2015

  Portable satellite antennas have become a big part of the RV lifestyle — but the challenge is often where to mount them while in camp. King has introduced a new bracket that is designed for ultimate compatibility with all vehicles, according to the company, and is customized to fit King Tailgater... Read more »

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