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 »

RV Clinic January 2016

October 25, 2016

Stabilizer Stability 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... Read more »

Have a Weight Issue?

By Chris Dougherty
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 »

Double-Duty Folgers Coffee

September 28, 2016

  I’ve been working on recoating my EPDM rubber roof and needed a lightweight container to carry up the ladder to do the trim work around the vents, A/C and antenna. I also had some painting projects that I needed to tackle. I looked around for a plastic container with hand grips and a place to... Read more »

RV Clinic December 2015

September 12, 2016

Fifth-Wheel Towing with Gas Q: I have been towing my 2011 Pacific Coachworks Tango 256 RKS trailer with my 2003 Chevy 2500 HD with a 6-liter V-8 gas engine. I have had no problems pulling the trailer, which lists at 5,500 pounds dry weight and 7,400 pounds gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR). I am looking... Read more »

Patriot Slider Install

by Kevin Livingston
September 1, 2016

  B&W’s manual sliding fifth-wheel hitch makes it possible to tow with a shortbed truck and installs on standard rails Pulling a fifth-wheel trailer with a shortbed truck is fairly commonplace these days. Owners enjoy the versatility and maneuverability of shortbed trucks when used as a... Read more »

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