RV 101: Getting Ready to Roll

by Chris Dougherty
March 1, 2017

  For a winning season this year, make sure the RV is camp-ready by doing a thorough inspection and cleaning   Now that spring is almost here, preparing your RV for travel and performing necessary — and preventive — maintenance will pay dividends all year long. For those who stored their... Read more »

Lights Go Dim

February 14, 2017

Q: I have a toy-hauler trailer, and the more lights I turn on, the dimmer everything gets. I replaced the converter, but there was no change. It still does this even while plugged into 120-volt AC shorepower. Do you have any suggestions? Larry Jones, via email A: The lights are powered from the battery... Read more »

Interior Lights Dimming

February 7, 2017

  Q: Our 2012 Keystone Cougar High Country 321RES had the problem of lights going bright, then dim. We tried installing a new battery in the trailer, but that didn’t help. When we asked the service technician at our local RV dealership which power supply would be better than the WFCO WF-9875... Read more »

Suspension Basics

Air-ride equalizers such as LCI’s Center Point air-ride trailer suspension system use air bags to improve ride quality.

by Ed Bolduc
February 5, 2017

  A well-maintained suspension system keeps trailers and fifth-wheels rolling down the highway smoothly and safely When it comes to RV maintenance, the first components that usually come to mind are the roof, batteries and furnace. While trailer and fifth-wheel suspension systems are frequently... Read more »

Flip Your Furniture

by Chris Dougherty
February 2, 2017

  Lippert’s new line of RV furniture makes replacing worn, uncomfortable living-room seating easy and practical Take a look on TV or the Internet, and it’s easy to find some program or posting about sprucing up the interior of an RV. After all, a recreational vehicle is a home on wheels, so... Read more »

If the Shoe Fits, Hang It

February 2, 2017

  After seeing various tips in 10-Minute Tech on how to store shoes in an RV so you aren’t tripping over them, I came up with my own idea. To make extra room for my shoes and keep them out of the way, I bought a hanging canvas shoe organizer, cut it in sections and hemmed the tops. My husband... Read more »

Customized TV Remote Control

February 2, 2017

  I find it difficult at night to see all the control buttons on the TV remote. I used “puffy” craft paint, bought at Walmart, that I can feel, and dotted several of the buttons with the paint. Other options are using glow-in-the-dark paint or nail polish — whatever works for you. I painted... Read more »

RV 101: Safe Towing

By Chris Dougherty
January 5, 2017

  With a little know-how, pulling a travel trailer or fifth-wheel can be a stress-free experience Towing a travel trailer or fifth-wheel is a skill that just about any driver can master. It isn’t difficult, but it does require a different thought process from driving an ordinary passenger vehicle. Size... Read more »

Cure for Kamikaze Spice Bottles

January 5, 2017

    After going through many spice racks and bottles, and cleaning up scattered spices after the bottles fell off the sliding pantry shelves, my wife decided to recycle some of our prescription bottles. She sanitized the containers, dried them thoroughly and then filled them with spices. The... Read more »

Hung Out to Dry

January 3, 2017

  As an active outdoorsman and RVer, I often need a place to hang clothes or rain gear to dry. Since our RV does not have a clothesline in the shower stall, I made a simple one myself. I installed two self-adhesive plastic hooks on opposite corners of the shower. I then drilled a hole in each end... Read more »

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