Twist and Lock


May 4, 2015

We have a 2010 31-foot Flagstaff 831RLBSS travel trailer. Installing the brace to keep the slideout from moving while under way was inconvenient. I got tired of holding up a 42-inch locking brace over the slideout while twisting it to hit the 6-inch sticker on the wall that indicates proper positioning.... Read more »

Truma AquaGo


by Bob Livingston
April 29, 2015

  Precision German engineering makes it possible to have “powerful instant water heater” and “retrofit your RV” in the same sentence.   It’s another beautiful morning in your favorite campground. The sun’s rays are shining through the edges of the pull-down shades,... Read more »

Center of Attention


by Kevin Livingston
March 31, 2015

  Husky’s Center Line TS hitch system combines weight distribution and sway control to keep trailers on a straight and level path in all driving conditions   Pound for pound, dollar for dollar, nothing improves the overall towability of a travel trailer more than a high-quality, properly installed... Read more »

Simplify Ceiling Grille Removal


March 31, 2015

    We love the 8½-foot ceilings in our toy hauler but cannot imagine why anyone would design the air-conditioning return grilles in the ceiling (that contain the filters and are held on with cover screws) so you need to use a screwdriver every time you remove them. Our trailer’s grilles... Read more »

You Light Up My Steps


March 31, 2015

  Sometimes when we leave our RV, I forget to turn on the outside lights for when we return in the dark. I mounted two solar deck lights on either side of the steps that adhere with hook-and-loop fasteners so I can take them off when traveling. They could be mounted permanently with something stronger.... Read more »

Power Cord Cache


March 2, 2015

  Every inch of a teardrop trailer is valuable real estate. I did not want to carry power cords in the tow vehicle, and the box on the front of my trailer is occupied by the air conditioner. My solution is a used computer bag from a thrift shop, which cost $2. It has several pockets and room for... Read more »

Out-of-the-Way Ladder Storage


March 2, 2015

  I recently purchased a new travel trailer and needed a way to carry my 6-foot collapsible aluminum ladder (it folds down to 3½ x 4½ x 75 inches) without taking up space inside the trailer. At a local home-improvement center, I purchased an 8-foot-long section of vinyl fence post that’s slightly... Read more »

Flow Down


by Chris Hemer
March 2, 2015

The Flow Down adjustable RV drain-support system from Lippert Components keeps the sewer hose off the ground and adjusts to nearly any slope, preventing backups. The legs of each section can be adjusted by using the plastic knobs, or they can be inverted so the knobs can be used as sturdy platforms in... Read more »

Top Story


by Chris Hemer
March 2, 2015

  For a fraction of the cost of a new hardware assembly, do-it-yourselfers can replace their RV’s slide-topper fabric themselves   The humble slide-topper awning is the unsung hero of our RVing experiences. Just think of all the work they do: They keep the sun off the slideout roofs, which... Read more »

A Tank More Than Full


By Kevin Livingston
February 4, 2015

  The Titan auxiliary fuel system installs in place of the spare tire and provides 30 gallons of added capacity   Towing a large trailer or fifth-wheel is a lot of fun until you have to stop for fuel. The sheer size of the combo usually makes one have to plan ahead for fuel stops... Read more »

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