Master of Sway Control

by Chris Dougherty
November 30, 2016

  A high-tech cure for trailer sway, Hayes’ electronic system applies varying braking force to the trailer’s wheels to bring it in-line It’s the age-old dilemma that all trailerists deal with: trailer sway. It can be a real problem that ranges in severity from an annoyance to a frightening... Read more »

No-Fuss Hitch Grease

November 30, 2016

  No matter how careful I was, I always made a mess when I greased the hitch ball. I came up with an idea that has worked great, and everyone I’ve shown the fix to has taken the time to duplicate it. My brother uses it for his fifth-wheel as well. I remove about half the grease from the container... Read more »

Magnetic Oven-Door Fix

November 30, 2016

  After many years of use, the oven door on our SunnyBrook 27FKS’s Wedgewood Vision stove no longer closed tightly, allowing heat to escape when we used the oven. I disassembled the door and inspected the springs and hinges, and found nothing broken or out of alignment. To fix this problem, I... Read more »

When the Cat’s Away…

October 28, 2016

  Mice inside your RV are not only messy but destructive as well. One of the most common entry points for mice is where the water hose comes into the basement through a standard 4-inch hole. To block this entry, I bought a cover that is designed to fit the hole. After hacksawing out a section just... Read more »

Take the Chill Off

by Chris Dougherty
October 28, 2016

  Whether you camp in your RV year-round or store it for the season, take time to prep it for the cold weather to come Before you know it, old Jack Frost will be getting his grip around the Northern Hemisphere, and RV owners will either flock south or prepare their rigs for winter. Regardless... Read more »

Stick a Sock Over It

October 28, 2016

  I purchased acrylic beverage cups for use in our RV. While unbreakable, they can get scratch marks where they rub against other cups or the cabinet walls. To protect them when traveling, I slip an inexpensive  knee-high stocking over each one. The nylon stockings stretch over most cup sizes... Read more »

Stabilizer Stability

October 25, 2016

Q: We recently bought a used 2011 Keystone Montana 35-foot fifth-wheel. Our question is about stabilizing the trailer. After we lower the front feet and rear stabilizers, put the ratchet-style scissor chocks between the tires and place the kingpin on the hitch, the trailer still has a wobble effect,... Read more »

Have a Weight Issue?

September 29, 2016

  Overloading a vehicle can have a number of consequences, so understanding weight and loading is essential to safe towing Merriam-Webster defines “weight” as the force with which a body is pulled toward the earth. Everything around us feels this gravitational pull. Then you add the forces... Read more »

RV DIY Videos on Youtube

September 29, 2016

Find DIY videos on dozens of topics on our TrailerLife DIY TV chanel on Youtube.      

Blasted Pests

September 28, 2016

  Heat and insects can make sitting under our RV’s awning at night uncomfortable. To make it more enjoyable, we use an overhead fan mounted to the RV. We purchased an inexpensive 16-inch, three-speed oscillating floor fan. Using a metal flag-pole bracket, we attached the fan to the range’s... Read more »

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