Travel Trailer Hitch Bounce

Tools Josep Ma. Rosell

April 17, 2012

We recently retired and purchased a KZ Sportsman Classic with one axle. It weighs 2,700 pounds and measures 15 feet long. We tow it with a 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee that is rated to tow 3,500 pounds. During our first outing, with slight exaggeration, it felt like we were in a small boat in a choppy sea.... Read more »

RV Battery Basics

RV Trailer Battery Guide

November 1, 2011

Battery performance and overall condition is something that is more important to RVers than most other road warriors, and for good reason. In the grind of the daily commute, poor battery performance is usually no more than a pain in your backside – get a jump-start, call a towing service or simply... Read more »

Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

July 19, 2011

Tire-pressure-monitoring systems (TPMS) are among those things we don’t normally think about until after they’re needed. Flat tires and blowouts are among the most common breakdown problems RVers have, and a pressure-monitoring system can often make the difference between simply pulling over to add... Read more »

Top 10 Towing Tips

June 1, 2011

Towing an RV trailer isn’t difficult, but it does take the right hardware, some technical knowledge and good old-fashioned experience to pull off safe and successful recreational towing. Many of us tow thousands of miles and enjoy every minute. Well, OK, almost every minute, but the point is we’ve... Read more »

Smoother Towing With MOR/ryde

October 1, 2010

Travel trailers and fifth-wheels offer a lot of livability, and over the years they have been transformed into beautiful homes on wheels. When you look below the frame though, you’ll likely see the suspension your grandfather’s trailer had. The solid axle and leaf ... Read more »

Trailer Tires 101

November 5, 2009

Your tires rate right up there as some of the most important hardware on your trailer. It’s incumbent on you to become somewhat of an expert on the subject. Your safety – as well as that of your loved ones and those you share the road with – depends on it. A blowout on a single-axle... Read more »

Towing With Hybrid Trucks

Hybrid Towing

July 1, 2009

Trailer enthusiasts who wish to drive a vehicle viewed as more eco-responsible than the average tow rig can now have their cake and eat it, too – as long as that slice of cake doesn’t weigh more than 6,100 pounds. GM has graced its new hybrid Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups with... Read more »

Travel Trailer Dinghy Towing

April 8, 2008

Q. I am searching for a small SUV or other small vehicle to tow when I travel. I am aware there are many factors involved in this matter. Can you please give me some good suggestions as to what type of vehicle and tow bar that I should get for this use? I don’t want to spend too much money, perhaps... Read more »

Choosing the Right Tow Vehicle

February 15, 2008

Ah, decisions, decisions. With so many choices available in tow vehicles, selecting the one that works best for your application may seem like a monumental task. After all, there are many variables to consider, including budget, brand and towing capacity, it’s important to ... Read more »

Be Aware! Safe Towing Tips

February 15, 2008

Towing a trailer is certainly not difficult, but it does represent a step up in complexity from driving a solo vehicle, requiring new awareness of combined vehicle length, trailer width, braking distance, turning characteristics and several other vital factors that must be considered... Read more »

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