Sealing Caulk Failure

Q: We opened our Forest River travel trailer after it had been covered all winter and everything looked fine. Then the spring rain came...

The ABCs of LPG: Understanding LP-Gas and Propane Systems in RVs

  A refresher course on LP-gas systems, from DOT cylinders and ASME tanks to OPD valves and TW stamps   In the RV world, LP-gas is a...
Engine Oil Filter

What You Need To Know About Engine Oil Filters

If the oil pump is an engine’s heart and oil is blood, the oil filter must be the liver. Like the liver, it filters...

Safe Driving

Safe Driving Brought to you by Trailer Life magazine According to State Farm Insurance, drivers can help themselves and others to arrive at destinations safely by...

Texas Two-Step

  I have a Dodge 2500 four-wheel-drive truck with oversize tires and had to add a 3-inch lift on my fifth-wheel to tow level and...

Satellite Receiver Fitment

Q: We are looking at downsizing from our fifth-wheel to a travel trailer. One concern we have with all manufacturers is where, inside, do...

Birds Flew the Coop

  Ever since becoming the owner of a fifth-wheel trailer, I have had to contend with birds building nests in the kingpin box. I first...

Power Breaking: BD Diesel’s Variable-Vane Brake Controller

A heavy trailer places a great deal of stress on any tow vehicle’s brakes. Towing large trailers in mountainous regions, along twisting, diving highways...

Fifth-Wheel – Gooseneck Options

Q: After reading the article about fifth-wheel hitches (“Go 5th and Go Forth”) in Sept. 2012 Trailer Life I would like your opinion about...

No-Trip Satellite Cables

  We discovered that the coaxial and power cables that run on the ground between the trailer and portable satellite dish on a tripod...
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Products

Slick Moves

Proper RV maintenance is a must, but finding the right products to keep everything in working order isn’t always easy. A simple way to...

Banner Idea

The task of keeping the front cap on a fifth-wheel trailer clean while on the road can be overwhelming since insects, dirt and other...

Remote Monitor Your RV with Bluestream Sensor

Bluestream, a $50 Bluetooth sensor tracks the temperature, humidity and motion inside an RV and monitors conditions via a mobile app Do you take your...