Power Breaking: BD Diesel’s Variable-Vane Brake Controller

A heavy trailer places a great deal of stress on any tow vehicle’s brakes. Towing large trailers in mountainous regions, along twisting, diving highways...

RV Charging Options

Q I have a 2004 Keystone Cougar with a MagneTek series 6300A converter. When dry camping I have an Onan 3600 generator in my...

RV Clinic: Chlorinated Water

Q I know how to chlorinate my potable water system. However, what procedure do you recommend for purging the system of the chlorine? Should...

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...

Set a Screen

 Sometimes my trailer’s water hoses get dirty, collecting sediment and particles of who knows what. I eliminated this problem by buying and installing cone-shaped...

Water Pump Cycling, Part II

Q: In your March 2012 issue, Steve Rammler from Sandpoint, Idaho spoke about his water pump cycling on about every 10 minutes. I experienced...

Sun Visor Extension

If you’re plagued by glaring sun that comes through the part of the windshield that is not covered by the sun visors, you can...

Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Q:My wife and I live in our RV (we move around with our work) and have been for the last 10 months. Sometimes the...

Hook Up with Ease

This illustration shows a handy device I made from “junk” to make it easy to hook up to my trailer. The mirror is attached to...

Snowplows, Springs and WD hitches

Q: One thing I had to consider when setting up a weight-distributing (WD) hitch was having high front spring rates on my trucks because...
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Products

Pedego bike and Airstream trailer

Staff Pick: Pedego Electric Bikes

Staff Pick: I tried out a bright-green Latch bike at the Santa Barbara, California, Pedego store, and it zipped easily to the top of...
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Bugg Banner: A Real Cover-Up

Hanging a Bugg Banner keeps most of the insects off the fifth-wheel front cap and dramatically reduces cleaning time.As a fly fisherman, I have...
The LCD screen displays voltage and amperage, monitored continuously. Lights below the screen guide the user when conditions are safe.

Power Tool: Surge Guard Surge Protector

Surge Guard’s latest portable device is a hedge against damage caused by faulty 120-volt AC hookups and natural influences Plugging into 120-volt AC power at...