Weight and Loading
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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...

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...

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...
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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

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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...