Up Close and Personal


by Bill and Jenn Gehr
September 30, 2015

  Taking time at the end of the travel season to check all the components in an RV can make or break future trips   Planning a post-summer evaluation of your RV’s structure and systems is a critical step to ensure longevity — and that the RV will be ready to go when pulled out of storage.... Read more »

Cover to Cover


by Kristopher Bunker
September 30, 2015

RV covers come in all shapes, sizes and materials to protect every type of rig from the damaging effects of weather In a perfect world, we could all live in our RVs full time, roaming from RV park to RV park. However, in the real world, many times that’s simply not possible, as work, funds, family... Read more »

Get a Grip


September 24, 2015

  I spotted a variation of this idea for a grab bar at a Chicago RV show. I bought a shower-stall grab bar at a home-improvement store and mounted it vertically next to the door inside my RV, so we can grip it when exiting. The inside of the door frame is metal, so the attachment is secure. The... Read more »

Keep Connected


September 24, 2015

  Anyone who has hooked up a fifth-wheel and then pulled away, only to have the trailer come unhooked, knows how scary that can be. There are many things — from being in a hurry to a poor inspection routine — that can cause this. Almost always, the cause is driver error, and it can be very costly... Read more »

No Compromise Performance


by Kevin Livingston
September 10, 2015

  A trio of kits from BD Diesel Performance keep the fuel at optimum pressure and protect injectors for maximum gains when adding power-enhancement products BD’s Flow-MaX V3 Lift Pump and Fuel Filter kits are packaged with all the hardware and small parts for installation by seasoned do-it-yourselfers. As... Read more »

I Can See Clearly Now


September 1, 2015

  The 6½-foot bed on my shortbed truck holds a generator and a rolled- up cover. It’s difficult to hook up the truck to my fifth-wheel since I can’t see around the generator and bed cover. I made a block of wood about 3 inches long by 1½ inches high and 2 inches wide. I then put a magnet on... Read more »

LP-Gas Cylinder Holder


September 1, 2015

  I bought a milk crate to haul my 5- or 7-gallon LP-gas cylinders when they need filling. They fit right in, and there’s no worry about them tipping over and damaging anything or rolling around. Bob Bauer | Conover, Wisconsin        

Bearings and Brakes and Dirt, Oh My!


by Chris Hemer
August 31, 2015

  Keeping the bottom side of a trailer properly maintained will lead to good times down the road   Trailer maintenance and good times go hand in hand. This statement may sound odd from the outset, but it’s true. Properly maintaining your trailer means that your family vacations won’t... Read more »

Guide to Gear


by Kristopher Bunker
August 5, 2015

  Tow vehicles and trailers come in all shapes and sizes, and it’s not always easy to match them with the right accessories. The following roster of tried-and-true RV equipment can help you outfit a new rig or update a seasoned one   One of the most popular, and fitting, mantras of shade-tree... Read more »

Upgrade Your RV Tunes


July 31, 2015

  Trailer Life’s Bob Dawson shows you how to make a quick, really easy and dramatic improvement to your RV’s sound system.    

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