Travel Trailer Hitch Weight

Tools Josep Ma. Rosell

October 9, 2012

Q: I have read in past issues of Trailer Life that hitch weight should be 10 to 12 percent or more of the trailer’s total weight. My question is, what does “or more” mean exactly? How much more?... Read more »

Larger Charge Line

Tools Josep Ma. Rosell

October 5, 2012

Q: While traveling to Florida we sometimes stop and use only our 12-volt house battery for powering interior lights and other appliances. This drains a lot of the battery, and the normal plug-in from... Read more »

Water Pipe Noise

Tools Josep Ma. Rosell

September 27, 2012

Q: My water pipes rattle when I turn on the water pump. I went ahead and replaced the water pump, but the problem still remains. I run the faucets to get all the air out of the lines, but the pipes still... Read more »

Long-Term Charging

Tools Josep Ma. Rosell

September 26, 2012

Q: Regarding last October’s RV Clinic “Take (Float) Charge”, if keeping your RV plugged in can lead to excessive battery water use, how do those who go south for the winter and stay plugged in... Read more »

Roof Fan Replacement

Tools Josep Ma. Rosell

September 25, 2012

Q: My 2007 Springdale 26-foot travel trailer has a Comfort Air Platinum exhaust fan mounted in the bedroom ceiling. This unit has been flaky during the five years I have owned the trailer; the remote... Read more »

Dump Valve Failure

Tools Josep Ma. Rosell

September 20, 2012

Q: My RV is a 2003 Trail Lite fifth-wheel 5260. Due to the cold weather we have here in Ontario, all water systems were winterized prior to winter storage. When overhauling the unit this spring I found... Read more »

Water Pump Upgrade

Tools Josep Ma. Rosell

September 20, 2012

Q: The water pump in my old Layton 28-foot travel trailer is a manual unit that comes on only when the water pump switch is turned on. I would like to make it an on-demand system, and realize I can wire... Read more »

Weight Limits

Tools Josep Ma. Rosell

September 19, 2012

Q: I bought a new 2012 Evolution 20-foot travel trailer with a dry weight rated at 4,300 pounds. Loaded, it weighs 6,100 pounds. I’m towing it with a 2010 Toyota Tacoma 4WD four-door long bed TRD pickup... Read more »

Fiberglass Surface Cracking

Tools Josep Ma. Rosell

September 18, 2012

Q: While washing my six-year-old Victory Lane fifth-wheel toy-hauler I noticed that the fiberglass front cap has some spider lines beginning to appear in it, but the spider lines don’t appear to be... Read more »

RV Toilet Replacement

Tools Josep Ma. Rosell

September 13, 2012

Q: I completely restored a 1969 Aristocrat Land Commander and now want to replace the portable toilet with a permanent toilet such as a Thetford Aqua Magic. I’m not concerned about the water line connection,... Read more »

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