What You Need To Know About Engine Oil Filters

Engine Oil Filter

Jim Allen
December 4, 2012

If the oil pump is an engine’s heart and oil is blood, the oil filter must be the liver. Like the liver, it filters contaminants from the engine’s bloodstream. Filtration reduces wear and extends the life of the engine but also extends the service life of the oil. Engine Oil Filter   Construction Research... Read more »

Amazing Trailer Kitchens

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Kristopher Bunker
December 3, 2012

One of the highlights of RVing is getting away from home and cooking in an outdoor setting. The usual hot dogs, tri-tip and hamburgers work quite well on either the campfire or in the conventional trailer kitchen, but what if you want more? Like filet mignon, roasted salmon or even an elaborate dessert?... Read more »

Protecting Yourself From Frostbite

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Stuart Bourdon, Editor-In-Chief
November 27, 2012

Frostbite most often happens to mountaineers and people who work outdoors in cold weather. However, it can also affect everyday outdoor enthusiasts, such as RVers, who enjoy winter activities. You are at risk anytime you are exposed to temperatures below freezing. Frostbite is considered a medical emergency... Read more »

Tranny Filter Tech

2012 Ram 1500 automatic transmission

Jim Allen
November 26, 2012

If you compare oil filter systems used in automatic transmissions from 50 years ago to present-day, you won’t see many changes until just the past few years. Common were “boulder-catching” screens or coarse filter pads mounted in the pan, with efficiencies of 100-150 microns. Pan filters are a... Read more »

2012 TrailerLife Readers’ Choice Awards

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November 26, 2012

Think of the time you spend planning trips, researching which RV to buy, learning how your RV works, hunting for for do-it-yourself tips on top of everything that you’ve learned, out of necessity, on the fly. You are RV experts in your own right. Whether it’s finding the best gas prices, the friendliest... Read more »

Antietam National Battlefield

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Len Cousineau
November 15, 2012

Determined to maintain momentum after the Confederate Army’s victory in the Second Battle of Manassas, Va., in August 1862, General Robert E. Lee wrote to Confederate President Jefferson Davis just one month later, “We cannot afford to be idle.” The objectives of Lee’s plan were multifaceted:... Read more »

Diesel Fuel Differences

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November 8, 2012

Q: I have a 2005 Chevy HD 2500 diesel pickup. Is there any difference between name-brand diesel fuels (Chevron, Shell, etc.) and the independent gas stations? I was told a few years back by a gas station owner that a Chevron plant in California produces all of the diesel fuel for California and Arizona.... Read more »

RV Financing Tips

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Chuck Campbell
November 7, 2012

Unless you’ve been living in a cave somewhere with no news coming in, you know that interest rates on new and used RV loans are at all-time lows and opportunities to refinance RVs have never been more plentiful. As a result of this trend, right now may be the best time to buy that motorhome, travel... Read more »

Hot Springs Spas are the Perfect Place for RVers

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Amanda Lepinski, Associate Editor
November 6, 2012

When the temperature begins to drop, consider taking a trip to a hot springs resort. With a variety of spa packages available, skin and wellness benefits of natural hot mineral spring water suit just about anyone’s needs. Here are 10 spas as well as campgrounds located throughout the United States. Chena... Read more »

Prepping Your Trailer For Winter

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Brad Clayton
November 5, 2012

Winter camping has its own special beauty, and for a growing number of RV enthusiasts this brisk season no longer means packing up the rig for months of storage every year. However, even the hardiest of humans finds it a challenge to be comfortable in a blizzard. Fortunately there are dozens of travel... Read more »

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