2019 Ram 3500HD towing a New Horizons fifth-wheel trailer

Diesel Tech Q&A: Axle-Ratio Selection

FEBRUARY 2019 Axle-Ratio Selection and Fuel EconomyI’m debating between 3.42 and 3.73 axles on the new Ram 3500 diesel dually. I understand fuel mileage will...
The ScentLok OZ500 ozone generator is about the size of a box of cookies, is simple to operate and includes 120-volt AC and 12-volt DC adaptors, and a removable hose.

Wizard of Ozone: ScentLok OZ500

ScentLok Technologies’ OZ500 ozone generator neutralizes organic odor in outdoor gear and can clear the air inside RVs. Picture this: It’s spring, and the time...
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RV Tech Q&A: February 2019

Winterizing Variables I am going into my second winter of RV ownership. Last year I used liquid antifreeze to winterize my RV. I winterized it...
Diesel technician working on Duramax engine

Diesel Tech Q&A: Diesel Deletes

JANUARY 2019 Diesel Deletes, Good or Bad?I have a 2013 Chevy 2500HD. I’ve heard of people removing the diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) system to get...
Ford F-150 with 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel engine

Diesel Tech Q&A

To complement Trailer Life’s long-running RV Clinic column, we’ve launched an online technical question-and-answer section devoted to diesel tow vehicles.Topics cover all aspects of...
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RV Tech Q&A: January 2019

Refrigerator Electric Operation To save on electricity, I plugged the refrigerator directly into a garage outlet. Now the refrigerator doesn’t work on electricity. It still...
Pool noodle in microwave oven

10-Minute Tech: Stay-Put Microwave Plate

Every time we got to our stop for the night, I had to put the glass microwave turntable plate back in place since it...
Pool noodles hide wiring in campground

10-Minute Tech: No-Trip Cables

My wife came up with this awesome solution to keep us from tripping over the satellite-dish cables to our RV. Slice a swim noodle...
John Carrillo with an Aqua-Hot 250P cutaway and components.

Aqua-Hot 250P: RV Heating and Hot Water

Travel trailer and fifth-wheel owners can tap into continuous hot water and quiet, even heating with the new Aqua-Hot 250PThe smiles you see on...
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RV Tech Q&A: December 2018

Trailer-Tire BalanceI took two new tires to a tire-service store to have the old ones dismounted and the new ones mounted, as well as...
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Staff Pick: Luci 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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Sponsored Content: Travel Light with Tamron 18-400mm All-in-One Zoom

Having just visited Glacier, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons and Devils Tower National Parks, I was excited to finally get to Mount Rushmore. The plan was...
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Staff Pick: Adjustable Platform Step

The convenience of a perfectly level campsite with a patio pad can’t be overstated, but RV spots aren’t always on the level, particularly for...