Weight and Loading
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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...

Fiberglass Surface Cracking

Q: While washing my six-year-old Victory Lane fifth-wheel toy-hauler I noticed that the fiberglass front cap has some spider lines beginning to appear in...
Hot Tire Pressure

Hitch Receiver Wear and Tear

Q: I have a hitch problem and I have talked to the manufacturer of the hitch but they were unable to help me resolve...
Trailer King tire

Rolling Along Safely: A Tire Guide

It’s not that unusual for owners of trailers to be thinking about tires. If you’re going to take towing safety seriously, you have to...
Cord Winder illustration

The 10-Minute Tech: Wind It Up

  As I get older, the 50-amp electrical cord gets heavier, and with the cold weather, it also gets harder to coil. Using a piece...
Solar Install

Electrical Independence

  Installing a powerful solar system provides freedom from the utility grid and the opportunity to stay in primitive locations without giving up conveniences The sun...

10-Minute Tech: Soggy Shirt Sleeves

When washing down an RV with a long-handled brush, water runs down the pole, past your hands and ultimately drips from your elbows. To...

Seal it Up: Replacing an RV Toilet

RV enthusiasts get great satisfaction in having all the creature comforts of home — until something pops up, like a toilet that’s no longer...
Hot Tire Pressure

Long-Term Charging

Q: Regarding last October’s RV Clinic “Take (Float) Charge”, if keeping your RV plugged in can lead to excessive battery water use, how do those...
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...
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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...
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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...