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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.   
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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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10-Minute Tech: Compact Leveling Blocks

Most owners know the problems related to stabilizing trailers at campsites. Sometimes you need more blocks to put under those four jacks. I came...
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10-Minute Tech: Hold the Door

I have a Forest River fifth-wheel and spend summers in Wyoming where afternoon rain showers are common. When the rain moves in, I don’t...
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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...