Awning Power Players

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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 »

Seen at SEMA

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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 »

Demco Glide Ride Upgrade

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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

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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 »

To the Rescue

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December 22, 2015

  When it comes to RV ownership, making minor repairs is part of the real world. Rescue Tape is one of those products that can help mend leaking hoses or plumbing, insulate frayed wire or even serve as a temporary fan belt. Rescue Tape is a multipurpose silicone repair tape that has a 950-psi tensile... Read more »

Let There Be Light

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December 22, 2015

  Many older RVs have fluorescent tube lighting in one or more areas. While these fixtures are energy-efficient, they often produce unflattering light and can start to flicker as they age. If you’ve been looking for a suitable alternative, M4 Products may have the answer with its new 12-volt DC... Read more »

Plug That Leak

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by Chris Hemer
December 2, 2015

Flat tires happen at the most inopportune times. Ideally, they should be repaired from the inside out, but in an emergency, that’s not always possible. The Stop & Go Deluxe Tire Plugger is designed for on-the-wheel repair to virtually any tubeless tire, according to the company, and it seals the... Read more »

Clear the Air

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by Chris Hemer
December 2, 2015

  A good vent fan inside your trailer is important for a variety of reasons. It can keep the interior free from smoke and odor while cooking, and when kept open during storage, it can help prevent mold and mildew from forming. But for those of us who store our rigs outdoors, leaving roof vents open... Read more »

RV Tires 101

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by Ken Freund
November 30, 2015

  Understanding the basics can help avoid costly blowouts and lead to safer travels Tires on tow vehicles or trailers run the gamut from passenger-car types to truck and trailer rubber — and each has its own specific design, construction and job to do. Problems with tires have become one of... Read more »

Fridge Coasters

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November 2, 2015

  If you use the refrigerator in your RV often, you know it’s only a matter of time before shelves and bins start to get stained and sticky from miscellaneous food spills and drips. That’s where Fridge Coasters come in. Created on the notion that you should spend more time enjoying yourself... Read more »

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