Cheap Fridge Temp Gauge

High-Viz End Cap

  I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve heard about RVs losing bumper end caps. I’ve come up with a solution that also makes...

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...

Electrical System Upgrades

Have you ever had that sinking feeling when you turn the key, and nothing happens, that it could be the starter? Or it could...
Bee blocker

Keep Bees And Insects Out Of Your Bumpers

To keep bees and other nest-building insects out of my bumpers, I designed a bumper cover that’s an effective barrier against bees, wasps and...

RV Clinic: Dim Travel Trailer Lights

Why do my lights on my travel trailer go so dim? The more lights I have on the dimmer it gets. But if I...
fifth-wheel handrail

Fifth-wheel Handrail

To improve the accessibility of the four exterior steps of our fifth-wheel, I formed a handrail out of 6-foot pieces of 7/8-inch aluminum tubing...

Snowplows, Springs and WD hitches

Q: One thing I had to consider when setting up a weight-distributing (WD) hitch was having high front spring rates on my trucks because...

Upgrade Worries

Q: I see a lot of information on powering up your truck and find it all interesting, but I recently had my turbocharger replaced by...

Hot Tire Pressure

Q: I live in the desert Southwest and pull a 39-foot Grand Junction fifth-wheel. It is not uncommon for us to experience noon temperatures...

Cap Cracks

Q: While washing my fifth-wheel toy hauler I noticed the fiberglass front cap has some spider lines in an area about 4-by-15 inches. They...
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Products

The SmartTote2 LX portable waste tank comes ready to go right out of the box. For storage, the extendable handle folds underneath. The hose and fittings are secured neatly under cover in the PermaStore cabinet.

Dump Station to Go: Thetford SmartTote2 LX and Tote Storage System

Employing a portable tank eliminates the need to break camp while staying in parks without sewer hookups Taking a rig to an RV park...

GrubStick: Campfire Cooking on a Stick

For those who love cooking over an open fire with family and friends, the GrubStick Master Kit takes that simple pleasure to a new...

Big-Rig Tires: Boar Wheel Rancher

A leading supplier of wheels for heavy-duty towing, Boar Wheel Company has recently reengineered its entry-level Rancher steel wheel for use on fifth-wheels and...