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: Battery Upgrades

We purchased a new Cougar fifth-wheel trailer last summer. The trailer came with one standard 12-volt battery to run the DC side of the...

Seal it Up: Replacing an RV Toilet

RV enthusiasts get great satisfaction in having all the creature comforts of home — until something pops up, like a toilet that’s no longer...

Long-Term Charging

Q: Regarding last October’s RV Clinic “Take (Float) Charge”, if keeping your RV plugged in can lead to excessive battery water use, how do those...
Hose Reel

Hose Reel Tip

I made a water-hose holder from a reel that’s generally used to wind up electric cords. The reels are sold at all types of...

Easy Find for Saw Blades

  I carry an assortment of tools (as do many of us) designed to support my RV travel. Everything’s stashed in that toolbox, from socket...

Towing Q & A

Trailer Too Small? Q I have a 1996 one-ton GMC Sierra that I use to pull a 30-foot Alfa fifth-wheel. I was planning to leave...

Travel Trailer Reefer Madness

Q. I have heard both pro and con regarding leaving the refrigerator on during the entire camping season. Have any studies been done, or...

Travel Trailer Tail-End Platform

Q. I have a 2002 24-foot travel trailer. I'd like to add a platform to the back end to carry an ATV, or use...

RV Action Line: Plug Problem

Encountering difficulties in getting reimbursed for a manufacturing mistake, a reader turned to RV Action Line for help: In January 2011, my wife and I...
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Products

Handy Hitch Tote

It’s hard to find a good location to store a cumbersome weight-distribution ball mount and spring bars where they are easy to access yet...

Steered Straight

Full-size Chevy and GMC pickups, vans and SUVs from 2001 to 2010 may suffer from lazy steering, inducing premature component and tire wear as...

See the Light

Having extra illumination in and around the RV is always handy, particularly in the dark recesses of closets, cabinets and exterior storage compartments. Light...