RV Clinic August 2015

RV Clinic Aug Truck Scales

February 15, 2016

Truck Payload Capacity Q: I have a 2015 Ram 2500 4WD with the Cummins diesel and shortbed configuration. The maximum payload is listed at 2,360 pounds. I purchased a 2015 Montana High Country fiver with a loaded weight of about 13,000 pounds and a hitch weight of 2,075 pounds. I believe this leaves me... Read more »

RV Clinic June 2015

RVC Thermostat for website

January 8, 2016

Overheating Furnace Q: I have a 2001 33-foot fifth-wheel, a National RV Palisades. It has an Atwood Hydro Flame furnace. I set the temperature to 75 degrees, and the furnace gets too hot and will not turn off. I have to turn it off at the wall. It is dangerously hot! I think the furnace might catch fire.... Read more »

Good as Gold … and Silver and Bronze

RCA-2015-lead

December 1, 2015

  Presenting your favorites in Trailer Life’s fourth-annual readers’ poll Spanning recreational vehicles, tow vehicles and everything that goes with them, Trailer Life’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards honor the places and products that work best for RVers. The 2015 poll results can help... Read more »

2014 GMC Sierra 1500

2014 GMC Sierra 1500 3-4 front

March 4, 2014

  The fresh new 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 has an interior finished in ebony leather, with steering wheel controls and a redesigned instrument panel and console. Sierra’s cab is engineered to provide you and your passengers with a quiet, comfortable experience. A valved exhaust system reduces engine... Read more »

ROCK SOLID

BAL-PowerPak

by Chris Hemer
February 3, 2014

  Products that Keep Trailers Stable and Level for a More Enjoyable RVing Experience   When we consider all the comforts of home when we’re on the road, we often think about things like a cozy living space, well-equipped kitchen and a roomy bath area. However, there is another unsung hero... Read more »

Table To Go

NewProducts-porTABLE

September 6, 2013

  For RVers on the go, the porTABLE is an 81/2-pound low, cocktail-type table that folds into three sections down to 71/2 by 11/2 inches. The legs are attached via threaded portions that fit into crossbraces. It’s a handy table that holds up to 30 pounds to set up outside your RV in camp or to... Read more »

FlowDown You Move Too Fast!

FlowDown

Donya Carlson, Managing Editor
May 16, 2013

  A new concept in RV sewer hose support systems is the FlowDown, a fully adjustable RV drain system. It sets up easily and can be routed in a straight line, around corners or over objects. The system extends to 10 ½ feet and adjusts to most any slope. It stores in a compact carry bag when not... Read more »

Eva-Dry’s E-500 RV Dehumidifier

Eva-Dry’s E-500 RV Dehumidifier

October 22, 2012

Prevent moisture from making the inside of your RV a damp, musty environment with Eva-Dry’s E-500 miniature dehumidifier. It’s designed for use in areas up to 500 cubic feet, and draws moisture from the air without the use of batteries or cords. Even better, it’s eco-friendly, non-toxic, silent... Read more »

Technical Glossary

August 1, 2001

Technical Glossary The following glossary is designed to take the mystery out of commonly used terms when discussing vehicles, towing, service and weights. With a little study, you will be able to communicate with your RV dealer, service technician, and above all, hold your own in any serious campfire... Read more »

Technical Resources

August 1, 2001

RVers have their fair share of technical queries and problems. Sometimes, folks need information on diagnosis and troubleshooting, specifications or advice on how to find parts or get their rig fixed properly. The information below provides a wealth of resources to solve those pesky glitches. Recalls... Read more »

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