RV Clinic: Trailer Surging

Q. My wife and I recently purchased a fifth-wheel trailer and had a very uncomfortable ride as we traveled. We felt as if we...

Trailer Tire Rating

Q. I purchased a new 27-foot fifth-wheel. We had traveled 3,500 miles when one of the tires separated like an old recap. We had...

Systems Q & A

Hot-Water System ContaminationQ. We own a 1997 Layton 30-foot fifth-wheel with a slideout room. While dry camping in Bishop, California, we encountered trouble with...

Suspension Q & A

Q I'm the owner of an Itasca Spirit 23-foot motorhome with an 11,800-pound gvwr. Are there any modifications I can make to the suspension...

Fuel Q & A

Diesel Fuel PrimerQ I am brand spanking new to diesel trucks, and my questions probably seem elementary to most of your readers, but I...

Engine Q & A

Diesels on PropaneQ. I read an article in a four-wheel-drive magazine about propane injection for diesel engines. It made this sound like the best...

Drivetrain Q & A

Rear-Axle ChatterQ. We have a 1997 Ford Expedition powered by a 5.4-liter engine. It's used mostly to tow our 26-foot travel trailer. For the...

Technical Resources

RVers have their fair share of technical queries and problems. Sometimes, folks need information on diagnosis and troubleshooting, specifications or advice on how to...

The Maxwell Full-timing Aptitude Test

The Maxwell Full-timing Aptitude TestTrailer LifeOctober 2000The following questions pertain to your attitudes about how you want to live your life. The objective of...

Full-Time RVing: You and Your Spouse

One of the realities of the full-time RV lifestyle is that 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, you...
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