Even capturing a small portion of the energy of the sun is enough to provide electrical power for most appliances and accessories without the need to fire up the generator or plug into shorepower.

Unplugged: RV Solar Systems

Harnessing the sun with solar panels keeps the power flowing when hookups are not availableDid you know that an area the size of a...
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10-Minute Tech: Clank-Free Safety Chains

The safety chains on my Andersen fifth-wheel hitch attach from the pin adaptor to the gooseneck tie-downs in the truck bed and would clank...
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Suspension Nirvana: Roadmaster Comfort Ride

Roadmaster, experts in dinghy towing, introduces the Comfort Ride Slipper Leaf Spring and Shock Absorber systems to road-weary trailer and fifth-wheel ownersTrailers and fifth-wheels...
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10-Minute Tech: Cable Connections

After bending and snapping off several coaxial-cable core pins, I came up with an inexpensive and dual-purpose solution. When not in use, I coil...
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RV Clinic FAQ: Top 20 Tech Questions

A one-stop shop for answers to readers’ most-asked technical questionsTrailer Life’s RV Clinic column receives a wide range of questions from readers looking for...
Full Dis-CloZure: In the open position (far left), the shade allows a view to the outside. When closed (left), it keeps light from entering through the window. Sliding the handle opens the shade.

RV-Door Window Shade: Now You See It. Now You Don’t

Boost your safety and the view with Zarcor CloZures Door Window ShadeKnock-knock. Who’s there?For many trailer owners, seeing out the entry-door window is impossible...
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RV Tech Q&A: June 2018

Downhill BrakingI read February’s “Tundra Brake Problems?” letter from David Chapman and your reply about truck and trailer brakes. Neither your reply nor Chapman...
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10-Minute Tech: Not Gone With the Wind

In our RV’s outside kitchen, we have a hanging roll of paper towels that would unroll in the wind. We fixed that by spending...
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10-Minute Tech: In a Good Light

After having my wife complain about the light shining in her eyes while she worked in the kitchen in our Keystone Bullet travel trailer,...
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Quest for Power: Lithium Battery Upgrade

Lithium-ion technology is here and ready to energize off-grid adventuresImagine a battery in your RV that has a 100-amp-hour rating, could be discharged to...
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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...