Replacing a Water Inlet Plug

Due to age and use, the city-water inlet plugs that keep the insides and threads protected from the elements tend to fail. To remedy...

Sputter-Free Spouts

I have been RVing most of my adult life, and we now have a 35-foot 2006 Komfort trailer with almost 100,000 miles on it....

RV DIY Videos on Youtube

Find DIY videos on dozens of topics on our TrailerLife DIY TV chanel on Youtube.      

10-Minute Tech: Cleaning Dirty Electrical Contacts

To clean those dirty contacts on markers, stop and taillights, the turn signals and trailer connector/receptacles, I use approximately 1 ounce of cider vinegar...

Intermittent Trailer Brakes

Q: I will call this the case of trailer brakes or no brakes. We have a 2005 Ford F-350 that we bought new, and...

Weight Limits

Q: I bought a new 2012 Evolution 20-foot travel trailer with a dry weight rated at 4,300 pounds. Loaded, it weighs 6,100 pounds. I’m...

Holding Down Tablecloths

Outdoor tablecloths often fly up in the wind. Commercial hold-down springs are too small for the thick concrete or very thick wooden tables found...
Whether you're on or off the grid, solar power is a great add to your RV systems.

GO SOLAR: Sun Power Installation Guide

When we head out with our trailer, a good percentage of the time our destination is off the grid. We do some boondocking, but...

Cabinet Items Stay Put

When we’re traveling, items in our RV’s cabinets tend to slide around. More often than not, these items end up at the cabinet doors,...

Dodge Ram Six-Speed Upgrade

Q. We have a 2000 Dodge 2500 Ram truck with a Cummins diesel engine and a five-speed manual transmission. We’d like to update it...
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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...