Taming the Mountains

  BD Diesel’s Variable Vane Exhaust Brake grants truck owners much more control when descending grades while towing a heavy trailer Pulling a 16,000-pound-plus trailer...

RV Clinic: Dim Travel Trailer Lights

Why do my lights on my travel trailer go so dim? The more lights I have on the dimmer it gets. But if I...

Stop the Leaking

  For those of us whose trailers have a recessed city water connection, it can be difficult to get the hose connected tightly enough to...

RV Clinic August 2015

Truck Payload Capacity Q: I have a 2015 Ram 2500 4WD with the Cummins diesel and shortbed configuration. The maximum payload is listed at 2,360...

Intermittent Trailer Brakes

Q: I will call this the case of trailer brakes or no brakes. We have a 2005 Ford F-350 that we bought new, and...

10-Minute Tech: Leash Tender

With proper use of bungee cords, a little rope and a retractable dog leash, you can create a leash tender that hangs from your...

Ford Fails to Downshift

Q: We have a 2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty with a 6.4L diesel and automatic transmission, purchased new. This problem only happens on rare...

Power Armor Box Dresses Up Any Trailer While Making Batteries More Secure

  Batteries are commonly mounted on trailer A-frames in plastic boxes that are strapped to a couple of lateral channels. While this type of battery...

Travel Trailer Hitch Weight

Q: I have read in past issues of Trailer Life that hitch weight should be 10 to 12 percent or more of the trailer’s...
After the gasket has been applied all the way around the frame you will have to cut the gasket. It is better to cut it slightly long and then trim it shorter as needed. Make sure there is no gap in the seal or this can become an opening for moisture and air to enter the RV.

Replacing Dual-Pane RV Windows

Fogging of dual pane windows in RVs is, unfortunately, a fact of life for many owners. Dual pane windows have been widely used in...
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Products

Handy Hitch Tote: Hitchport Storage System

It’s hard to find a good location to store a cumbersome weight-distribution ball mount and spring bars where they are easy to access yet...

Steered Straight: Cognito Idler Pivot with Gusset Kit

Full-size Chevy and GMC pickups, vans and SUVs from 2001 to 2010 may suffer from lazy steering, inducing premature component and tire wear as...

See the Light: Light It Stick On Lights

Having extra illumination in and around the RV is always handy, particularly in the dark recesses of closets, cabinets and exterior storage compartments. Light...