Taming the Mountains

  BD Diesel’s Variable Vane Exhaust Brake grants truck owners much more control when descending grades while towing a heavy trailer Pulling a 16,000-pound-plus trailer...
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It’s a Wrap

  Trailer Life's Bob Dawson demonstrates how you can simplify the installation of an RV cover.      

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...

RV Clinic August 2015

Truck Payload Capacity Q: I have a 2015 Ram 2500 4WD with the Cummins diesel and shortbed configuration. The maximum payload is listed at 2,360...

RV Clinic July 2015

Towing in Reverse Q: I have a 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 longbed 4x4 with a 5.9-liter diesel engine, a 48RE automatic transmission and single rear...

RV Clinic June 2015

Overheating Furnace Q: I have a 2001 33-foot fifth-wheel, a National RV Palisades. It has an Atwood Hydro Flame furnace. I set the temperature to...

Demco Glide Ride Upgrade

Replacing a worn kingpin assembly strengthens the truck-and-fifth-wheel connection and improves towing stability   We keep our one-ton diesel truck and 36-foot fifth-wheel trailer in top...

Plug That Leak

Flat tires happen at the most inopportune times. Ideally, they should be repaired from the inside out, but in an emergency, that’s not always...

Clear the Air

  A good vent fan inside your trailer is important for a variety of reasons. It can keep the interior free from smoke and odor...

RV Tire Basics

Understanding the basics can help avoid costly blowouts and lead to safer travels Tires on tow vehicles or trailers run the gamut from passenger-car types...
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Products

Carefree of Colorado’s Awning Extend’r can be installed on manual or electric awnings. When staked down, the straps not only support the extension canopy but also help stabilize the existing patio awning from the wind.

Made for Shade: Carefree Awning Extend’r

Carefree’s easy-to-install fabric Awning Extend’r can nearly double canopy coverage In one way or another, RVers seem to be in a constant battle against the...

Solar Charged: Victron System from AM Solar

Keeping batteries charged while dry camping can be a challenge unless an AC generator is powered up. A smart alternative is a Victron Complete...

Pump Up the Volume: Flow Max Water Pump

Larger RVs sometimes have issues with good water pressure in fixtures farthest away from the freshwater tank and pump. Duraself’s 12-volt DC Flow Max...