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RV Tech Q&A: October 2019

Additional Insulation While camping in our 2018 Livin’ Lite QuickSilver 8.0 tent camper, we ran into 32-degree wet weather at night for three days. We...
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How Much Solar Do I Need on My RV?

Having four big solar panels attached to the roof of our trailer attracts a bit of attention when we pull into most campgrounds. It...
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Diesel Tech Q&A: Oil Temperature and Change Intervals

OCTOBER 2019 Engine-Oil Temperature I really appreciate the Diesel Tech Q&A addition. I have a question about my 2012 Ford F-350 6.7-liter diesel. There is an...
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Diesel Tech Q&A: Hard-Starting Cummins

SEPTEMBER 2019 Hard-Starting Cummins I have a 2005 Dodge Ram dually Cummins that has begun having starting problems when the weather gets below 45 degrees Fahrenheit....
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10-Minute Tech: Hitch Dolly

As I have gotten older, the trailer hitch ball mount has gotten heavier. So I made a dolly to transport the ball mount to...
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Power Broker: Power Watchdog EPO Surge Protector

Hughes Autoformers’ smart surge protector circumvents electrical problems at the RV park and adds an emergency power-off featureIn a world where we often find...
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RV Tech Q&A: September 2019

Vintage-Trailer Welding I have an older classic-style trailer, almost canned-ham vintage. The hitch frame is made of heavy channel steel rather than the box steel...
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Diesel Tech Q&A: Horsepower and Torque Limits

AUGUST 2019 Horsepower and Torque Limits With HD pickup manufacturers locked into the horsepower and torque race, I’m guessing they’re primarily retuning the same engines and...
DIY Handle mechanism for Clearsource RV water filter system

10-Minute Tech: Get a Grip

We have a Clearsource water-filter system, and to make it easier to get a grip on it, I added a handle. I purchased a...
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10-Minute Tech: Shower Conversion

Downsizing to a small trailer made camping more authentic but put storage at a premium. Our new Rockwood Geo Pro has a tub/shower we...

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Fall RV Gear Guide

There is something special about camping in the fall. So much life is on display around the country just before the stillness of winter....
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The Great Galley

Tips and tricks for boosting limited cabinet and counter space and cooking like a pro in your RV’s kitchenWhether your idea of meal prep...
Jack-It Double Bike Carrier System from Let’s Go Aero and Lippert Components

Staff Pick: Jack-It Double Bike Carrier System

A couple of months ago, my husband, Ron, and I started looking for an easy-to-use bike rack that would work not only on our...