Hot Tire Pressure

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...
K & N filter

Aftermarket Air Intakes and Low-Restriction Filters

  More power out of thin air. It’s something we’d all like to have — right after a personal money tree. But it is possible...
Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Proper Selection and Maintenance of Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors are Critical for Safe...

  Apart from on-the-road hazards and in-camp mishaps, trailer owners need to be especially vigilant when dealing with two potential dangers: fire and carbon monoxide...
Hose Reel

Hose Reel Tip

I made a water-hose holder from a reel that’s generally used to wind up electric cords. The reels are sold at all types of...

10-Minute Tech: Instant Tub

Here’s a tip on what to do if the toddler-aged grandkids are coming to camp for a couple of weeks. Many times kids that...
Tire pressure gauge

RV Clinic October 2015

Max Tire Pressure Versus Reduced Pressure Q: It’s an old question, but I do need your advice. I just bought four new tires for my...
Carefree of Colorado’s Awning Extend’r can be installed on manual or electric awnings. When staked down, the straps not only support the extension canopy but also help stabilize the existing patio awning from the wind.

Made for Shade: Carefree Awning Extend’r

Carefree’s easy-to-install fabric Awning Extend’r can nearly double canopy coverage In one way or another, RVers seem to be in a constant battle against the...
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Watt’s Up

  Learning how to properly maintain a built-in or portable generator can save time, trouble and money   As a trailer owner, it probably took you only...
RV Cover Installvideo

Trailer Life Video: It’s a Wrap

Trailer Life's Bob Dawson demonstrates how you can simplify the installation of an RV cover. Trailer Life Production Director Bob Dawson is a second-generation RVer as...
Welding

Driveline Overhaul

  Proper Maintenance, Long Before Components Are Worn Out, Will Keep the Wheels Turning   It seems like everything is getting bigger these days. Trailers and fifth-wheels...
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Products

Black Valterra Adjustable EZ Hose Carrier on white background

Taming Your Dump Snake: Valterra Adjustable EZ Hose Carrier

RV sewer-hose storage that’s easy on the hose…and you Camping is fun, but one thing RVers agree on is that dumping the black- and gray-water...
PepperBall-LifeLite pepper spray launcher system

Nonlethal Self-Defense

PepperBall brings law-enforcement experience to RVers with its LifeLite launcher, designed to neutralize criminal aggression Personal protection is a subject that is constantly debated among...
Aerial view of truck and trailer parked along sidewalk with solar panels

Solar-Power Survival in Yosemite

Off-the-grid lessons learned from one family’s DIY solar install Last fall, our family embarked on a journey across the United States in our 30-foot Winnebago...