2019 Ram 3500HD towing a New Horizons fifth-wheel trailer

Diesel Tech Q&A: Axle-Ratio Selection

FEBRUARY 2019 Axle-Ratio Selection and Fuel EconomyI’m debating between 3.42 and 3.73 axles on the new Ram 3500 diesel dually. I understand fuel mileage will...
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RV Tech Q&A: February 2019

Winterizing Variables I am going into my second winter of RV ownership. Last year I used liquid antifreeze to winterize my RV. I winterized it...
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Diesel Tech Q&A: Diesel Deletes

JANUARY 2019 Diesel Deletes, Good or Bad?I have a 2013 Chevy 2500HD. I’ve heard of people removing the diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) system to get...
Ford F-150 with 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel engine

Diesel Tech Q&A

To complement Trailer Life’s long-running RV Clinic column, we’ve launched an online technical question-and-answer section devoted to diesel tow vehicles.Topics cover all aspects of...
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RV Tech Q&A: January 2019

Refrigerator Electric Operation To save on electricity, I plugged the refrigerator directly into a garage outlet. Now the refrigerator doesn’t work on electricity. It still...
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RV Tech Q&A: December 2018

Trailer-Tire BalanceI took two new tires to a tire-service store to have the old ones dismounted and the new ones mounted, as well as...

RV Tech Q&A: November 2018

Selecting Trailer TiresI currently tow a 37-foot fifth-wheel with a gross vehicle weight rating (gvwr) of about 14,000 pounds. In three years, it has...
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RV Tech Q&A: October 2018

Diesel for Small Trailer?As a new RV owner, I’m looking for some professional advice regarding towing. My travel trailer is 1,670 pounds, and my...
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RV Tech Q&A: September 2018

Tow-Haul ModeI have a 2003 Chevy Silverado and am trying to find out if the tow-haul mode works well on steep grades of 10...
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RV Tech Q&A: August 2018

Audio-Video UpgradeWe have a 2016 31-foot Cruiser RV MPG travel trailer. Although we love our trailer and camping, we also like listening to music...
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Staff Pick: Skreeenz Vehicle Screens

We love camping but don’t love biting bugs. To keep them out of our Class B motorhome, we ordered Skreenz, tough-as-nails mesh insect screens...
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Micro-Air EasyStart: This Is Cool!

Micro-Air’s EasyStart reduces the power requirement to start and run rooftop air conditionersA frustration that trailerists have been grappling with for decades is the...