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Travel Trailer Alternator Failures

Q. I have a 1991 Chevrolet K2500 pickup with 5.7-liter engine. I just put in my ninth CS 130 alternator since I bought this...
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Skidding Suburban

Q. My wife and I own a 1995 GMC 2500 Suburban 4x4, with the 7.4-liter TBI engine and 4L80E automatic transmission. The vehicle was...
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Dry-Battery Blues

Q. We own a 25-foot 2000 Coachmen Catalina Lite trailer and leave it hooked to a shore line to keep the batteries charged. For...
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Travel Trailer Greasy Wheels

Q. Recently a shop in Mesa, Arizona, serviced the brakes on my 1988 Ford F-350 crew cab pickup. Although I am not hard on...
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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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Headlight-Alignment Mystery

Q. We recently went out on our first trip with our new Georgie Boy motorhome, and it has been a lot of fun so...
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Dodge-Transmission Trouble

Q. My 1999 Dodge Ram 2500 diesel with an automatic transmission has the same problems with overdrive as others I’ve read about in Trailer...
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RV Tech Savvy: Know Your Emergency Breakaway Switch

Q. I have a trailer with hydraulic surge brakes, which has a safety chain attached to an emergency-brake actuation lever. How do I attach...
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RV Clinic: Travel Trailer Tire Wear

Q. I purchased a trailer with new tires and, after approximately 2,200 miles on them, the two inside treads wore down completely; the same...
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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...
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Products

Hughes Autoformers’ smart surge protector

Power Broker: Power Watchdog EPO Surge Protector

Hughes Autoformers’ smart surge protector circumvents electrical problems at the RV park and adds an emergency power-off feature In a world where we often find...
Campers enjoy the warmth of a propane firering with RV in the background

The Heat Is On: Firepits and Patio Heaters

Whether you’re looking for instant warmth from an LP-gas source or prefer building a wood campfire, portable heaters and firepits can keep you toasty...
AeroPress coffee maker

Staff Pick: AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker

My camp joe has always been percolator coffee, but I’m not a coffee connoisseur. I just like what I like. What doesn’t bring me...