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Catch Water Leaks

  I have a Watchdog water alarm that lets me know if there’s a water leak. I hang mine on the wall and extend the...

Vehicle Temperature Guidelines

Q. I have a 2002 Ford F-250 V-10 gas SuperCab truck with an automatic transmission. Because I tow a heavy fifth-wheel trailer up long...
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RV Clinic June 2015

Overheating Furnace Q: I have a 2001 33-foot fifth-wheel, a National RV Palisades. It has an Atwood Hydro Flame furnace. I set the temperature to...

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...

The Nature of Boondocking

Boondocking is in our blood. Like the want of two full lungs of untamed air, a nose brimming with the smell of fresh wilderness,...
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Juice Managers: Xantrex Freedom Series Inverters

Xantrex has become the OEM standard among many RV manufacturers when it comes to sine-wave power inverters. Now those who want to step up...

Diesel Fuel Differences

Q: I have a 2005 Chevy HD 2500 diesel pickup. Is there any difference between name-brand diesel fuels (Chevron, Shell, etc.) and the independent gas...
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Roof Air Leak Repair

  Water leakage around an air conditioner means it’s time to replace the gasket before damage occurs   Every year, after the first big rain of the...
Door Lock

Screen Lock Solution

We have enjoyed RVing for more than 40 years but have always wondered why RV screen doors come without a secure lock. We often...

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...
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RV Tow-Vehicle Pulling Power

Thirty-five aftermarket upgrades to unleash your tow vehicle’s full potential No matter what tow vehicle you drive, one common denominator many of us share is...
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RV Gear: Jensen Bluetooth Stereo

Designed to withstand the ups and downs of RV travel, the Jensen Bluetooth Wall Mount Stereo (JWM90A) from ASA Electronics can be controlled from...
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Staff Pick: Go With Me Chair

Staff Pick: The Go With Me Chair was a hit at my family reunion in central Oregon last July. It set up instantly, straight...