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Larger Charge Line

Q: While traveling to Florida we sometimes stop and use only our 12-volt house battery for powering interior lights and other appliances. This drains...
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Everything in its Place

  My tip is to use broom-handle-type holders and mount them inside one of the exterior compartment doors. This way, all my electrical adapters are...
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Is Your RV Ready?

  A Thorough Checkup Will Help Ensure Trouble-Free Days During the Upcoming Spring Travel Season   The onset of spring, with its warmer days, beckons RVers to...
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Sylvania SilverStar Headlights: A Brighter Idea

It’s late at night, you’re towing over an unfamiliar stretch of two-lane blacktop toward a new campground, and your nerves are on edge because...
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Awning Repair Time

  Dometic Replacement Parts and a Couple of Hours of Labor Will Put the Fun Back into Patio Time   When it comes to life outdoors, a...
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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...
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RV Clinic: Mystery Door Opening

The rear door on our 2007 Terry travel trailer keeps opening while traveling, even though the door is locked. We have taken it to...
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Seeing Overhanging Eaves

If you store your RV alongside your house, you know that the overhanging eaves can be difficult to see using the side mirrors; they...
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10-Minute Tech: Plexiglas is Perfect for Puzzles

  Here in the Pacific Northwest it rains more than in a lot of places! When it’s raining while we’re camping, my wife really enjoys...
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10 Minute Tech: Catch Water Leaks

  I have a Watchdog water alarm that lets me know if there’s a water leak. I hang mine on the wall and extend the...
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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...