Guide to Gear

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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

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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.    

Up on the Roof

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by Chris Hemer
July 31, 2015

  Spending a little time where the sun does shine will prevent bigger problems later on You know it’s up there — a silent sentinel that protects you and your family. It speaks to you on rainy days and can roar in a hailstorm. It’s your RV’s roof, and as long as it keeps the inclement weather... Read more »

Transporting Glassware Safely

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July 29, 2015

    We like having wine glasses (as opposed to plastic) while traveling and had a problem with the stemware rack in our camper because the wine glasses would fall out while traveling. Adding a small wire rod across the open ends and wrapping the ends of the wire loosely around the vertical supports... Read more »

Replacing a Water Inlet Plug

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July 29, 2015

Due to age and use, the city-water inlet plugs that keep the insides and threads protected from the elements tend to fail. To remedy the problem, I took the plugs that are used to protect the ends of an inline RV water-system filter before use and trimmed the shoulder so that it would fit nicely in the... Read more »

Top Tip for Antenna

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July 29, 2015

  Many RVers have been dreadfully reminded — often by a low-hanging tree branch or an overpass — that they forgot to lower the rooftop TV antenna. And how many people fail to look up during a walk-around to ensure that the antenna is down? While lying in bed one morning and wondering whether... Read more »

Small Favors

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by Chris Hemer
July 29, 2015

  Keeping holding tanks clean and fresh smelling is easy with these effective products in petite packages   We all love to think about our next RV journey. Discovering new places, meeting friends, making memories that can last a lifetime. The one thing we don’t like to think about, however,... Read more »

Watt’s Up

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by Chris Hemer
July 2, 2015

  Learning how to properly maintain a built-in or portable generator can save time, trouble and money   As a trailer owner, it probably took you only a few camping trips in the boonies to realize that your home on wheels wasn’t really designed for long-term camping without electrical hookups.... Read more »

Storage for Hitch Bars

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June 29, 2015

    I got tired of moving around dirty hitch spring bars, so I came up with this solution. I simply store my trailer’s Eaz-Lift hitch spring bars in a clean, easy-to-carry space using a fabric rifle case I purchased for less than $20. Zip it up, and it’s neatly put away. Paul Krutsch |... Read more »

Chock It Up

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June 29, 2015

    I went to my local Lowe’s and got a twisted/bent 4×6-inch piece of wood that was 16 feet long. In speaking with the store manager, I was able to get it for only $5, since it was a piece of scrap wood. I cut two pieces to 13-inch lengths and mitered the corners to 45 degrees to fit between... Read more »

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