Regularly clean your battery terminals for reliability, especially after storage.

RV Battery Basics: Get the Best Performance

Batteries are the silent servants of unplugged camping, providing us with light, entertainment and other important functions. Yet many pay no attention to them...
Hot Tire Pressure

Travel Trailer Tire Trauma

We had ST235/80R16 Goodyear Marathon tires on our 2010 Keystone Montana trailer. While traveling south on Route 85 in North Carolina, our driver’s side...
Hot Tire Pressure

Weight Limits

Q: I bought a new 2012 Evolution 20-foot travel trailer with a dry weight rated at 4,300 pounds. Loaded, it weighs 6,100 pounds. I’m...
Hot Tire Pressure

Cap Cracks

Q: While washing my fifth-wheel toy hauler I noticed the fiberglass front cap has some spider lines in an area about 4-by-15 inches. They...
The Hitchport system secures WD hitch equipment neatly off the ground and out of the way.

Un-Grounded: Hitchport Weight-Distributing Hitch Storage

Hitch component storage is simple, secure and out of the way with the easy-to-install Hitchport system A minor annoyance of owning a travel trailer is...
Hot Tire Pressure

RV Clinic: RV Battery Monitoring

We have a 2008 21RB Dutchman Class C motorhome by Four Winds featuring a battery cut-off switch and a 55-amp converter charger with an...
Slideout Awning picture

Top This: Install New Dometic Slide topper material

  For a fraction of the cost of a new hardware assembly, do-it-yourselfers can replace their RV’s slide-topper fabric themselves   The humble slide-topper awning is the...
Drawer Latch

Drawer Latch

We have two drawers in our travel trailer that acted as a battering ram on the cabinet door that conceals them while traveling on winding...
Driveway reflector

High-Viz End Cap

  I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve heard about RVs losing bumper end caps. I’ve come up with a solution that also makes...
fifth-wheel handrail

Fifth-wheel Handrail

To improve the accessibility of the four exterior steps of our fifth-wheel, I formed a handrail out of 6-foot pieces of 7/8-inch aluminum tubing...
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Products

Hughes Autoformers’ smart surge protector

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 feature In a world where we often find...
Campers enjoy the warmth of a propane firering with RV in the background

The Heat Is On: Firepits and Patio Heaters

Whether you’re looking for instant warmth from an LP-gas source or prefer building a wood campfire, portable heaters and firepits can keep you toasty...
AeroPress coffee maker

Staff Pick: AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker

My camp joe has always been percolator coffee, but I’m not a coffee connoisseur. I just like what I like. What doesn’t bring me...