Air-ride equalizers such as LCI’s Center Point air-ride trailer suspension system use air bags to improve ride quality.

Suspension Basics

 A well-maintained suspension system keeps trailers and fifth-wheels rolling down the highway smoothly and safelyWhen it comes to RV maintenance, the first components that...
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Flip Your Furniture: Thomas Payne Collection from Lippert Components

 Lippert’s new line of RV furniture makes replacing worn, uncomfortable living-room seating easy and practicalTake a look on TV or the Internet, and it’s...
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RV Basics: Safe Towing

 With a little know-how, pulling a travel trailer or fifth-wheel can be a stress-free experienceTowing a travel trailer or fifth-wheel is a skill that...
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Hayes Sway Master: Master of Sway Control

A high-tech cure for trailer sway, Hayes’ electronic system applies varying braking force to the trailer’s wheels to bring it in-lineIt’s the age-old dilemma...
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RV Tech Q&A: January 2016

Stabilizer StabilityQ: We recently bought a used 2011 Keystone Montana 35-foot fifth-wheel. Our question is about stabilizing the trailer. After we lower the front feet...
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RV Weight and Loading

 Overloading a vehicle can have a number of consequences, so understanding weight and loading is essential to safe towingMerriam-Webster defines “weight” as the force...
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RV DIY Videos on YouTube

Find RV videos on dozens of topics on our TrailerLife DIY TV chanel on Youtube.   
Gas Pumps

RV Tech Q&A: December 2015

Fifth-Wheel Towing with GasQ: I have been towing my 2011 Pacific Coachworks Tango 256 RKS trailer with my 2003 Chevy 2500 HD with a...
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B&W Patriot Slider Hitch Install

 B&W’s manual sliding fifth-wheel hitch makes it possible to tow with a shortbed truck and installs on standard railsPulling a fifth-wheel trailer with a...
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10-Minute Tech: Stop Drawers in Their Tracks

My travel trailer’s drawers don’t have stops to keep them from being pulled out all the way, and this became an issue when our...
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Products

Solar powered string lights by Luci

Staff Pick: Luci Solar String Lights

Luci’s line of solar lights adds sparkle to any campsite. From the original Inflatable Solar Light ($19.95) to the new Solar String Lights ($35,...
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Gear Review: Stay Stylish and Toasty with the Flare Heated Shirt by Blanc

With three warmth settings and a handy phone-charging feature, the battery-powered, carbon-fiber-heated Flare shirt keeps you comfortable in changing conditions.There is no denying the...

Staff Pick: Lavario Clothes Washer

Staff Pick >> It doesn’t take much time or effort to wash a loosely packed load of clothes with the Lavario, and it can...