Hands On: Speedy Sun Blocker

by Kevin Livingston
May 2, 2017

  Extending the shade is simple with Carefree of Colorado’s zippered awning accessory How many times have you been parked on that picture-perfect site, and no matter how hard you try to adjust the patio awning’s height or position, you just can’t seem to block the blinding rays of the sun?... Read more »

Get a Grip

TV Connection The RV Cable Grip kit comes with a pair of black plastic grips, an installation tool with a white plastic hex nut, and instructions for modifying a coaxial cable. Videos are available on the website.

by Chris Dougherty
March 31, 2017

  A simple device ends the frustration of threading small connectors for cable and satellite TV The night was cold and rainy, and we had just backed into our campsite. Getting set up in those conditions was bad enough, but when the last connection, the cable TV, was to be made, I’d had enough.... Read more »

Recreation to Go

by Kevin Livingston
March 2, 2017

  Carrying a kayak, canoe or other big items while towing a fifth-wheel is now possible with a bolt-on apparatus from U.S. Rack It is pretty much inevitable that at some point RV owners will wish for more storage space and end up looking for alternatives outside the normal compartments in the... Read more »

Torklift Turnbuckles for Truck Campers

by Ed Bolduc
March 1, 2017

  Frame-mounted tie-downs and quick-connect turnbuckles stabilize your rig on the road and speed up loading and off-loading Whether you’re driving on the interstate or traveling down a dirt road to your favorite fishing hole, a properly secured truck camper is a must. To accomplish this, truck... Read more »

Wiser by Showermiser

by Kevin Livingston
February 2, 2017

  A unique device diverts cold water back into the tank while waiting for a hot shower Spending time in rustic campgrounds is part of the RV experience that many owners relish, and is one reason why most RVs are self-contained. Unless you own a toy hauler, chances are good that the fresh- and... Read more »

Installing Carefree of Colorado’s Ascent slideout awning

by Bob Livingston
December 15, 2016

  Add an element of style with this box-type design, while keeping debris and rainwater under control Just about all fifth-wheels and trailers these days have at least one slideout. The additional square footage enhances livability, but dealing with rainwater and debris that collect on the roof... Read more »

Maxxis ST Tires

August 31, 2016

  High-quality materials and manufacturing oversight promote safety and longevity Towing a trailer comes with the responsibility of making sure the combo is safe for travel on public roads. It’s incumbent on all owners to ensure that their trailer or fifth-wheel is hitched properly using equipment... Read more »

Weigh To Go

By Kevin Livingston
July 28, 2016

  Rieco-Titan’s A-frame jack combines power lifting with a unique built-in scale to keep trailer owners apprised of hitch weight Safety is one of the most popular topics when it comes to trailer towing. Pulling a large, heavy trailer on any road or major highway puts the safety onus on the owner,... Read more »

Stop It!

by Bill and Jenn Gehr
July 28, 2016

  On fifth-wheels and travel trailers, upgrading from electric to Kodiak disc brakes shortens stopping distances dramatically   It’s no secret that trailers and fifth-wheels are getting bigger. And with that extra length comes a full list of standards and options. Add larger slideouts,... Read more »

Chucking Control

by Bob Livingston
July 1, 2016

  Comfort Ride Hitch uses proprietary air cells to soften the ride when towing a fifth-wheel trailer   Fifth-wheel hitches have evolved over the years to make the process of connecting the trailer to the truck easier and more efficient. Robust weight ratings have been applied to many of these... Read more »

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