Stop It!

by Bill and Jenn Gehr
July 28, 2016

  On fifth-wheels and travel trailers, upgrading from electric to Kodiak disc brakes shortens stopping distances dramatically   It’s no secret that trailers and fifth-wheels are getting... Read more »

Taming the Mountains

by Bill and Jenn Gehr
March 30, 2016

  BD Diesel’s Variable Vane Exhaust Brake grants truck owners much more control when descending grades while towing a heavy trailer Pulling a 16,000-pound-plus trailer or fifth-wheel has its... Read more »

Up Close and Personal

by Bill and Jenn Gehr
September 30, 2015

  Taking time at the end of the travel season to check all the components in an RV can make or break future trips   Planning a post-summer evaluation of your RV’s structure and systems is... Read more »

Under Pressure

by Bill and Jenn Gehr
July 1, 2015

  Doran’s new 360RV monitoring system keeps a critical eye on tire inflation while on the road   Once upon a time, you could look at a tire and tell that it was running low on pressure. Those days are long gone. Radial construction, combined with stiffer sidewalls means that, by the time... Read more »

Keep Your Cool

by Bill and Jenn Gehr
September 30, 2014

  Replacing worn-out fabric on a Dometic manual awning is a good way to restore shade and aesthetics Ultraviolet rays from the sun have been bombarding the earth for millions of years. On an RV,... Read more »

Power Up

Progressive Dynamics offers a lower section replacement/upgrade converter with a built-in Charge Wizard that constantly manages the RV’s batteries.

article and photos by Bill and Jenn Gehr
July 25, 2014

  Converters are designed to provide 12-volt DC current and charge batteries — but not all are created equal   Power converters fall into the category of “out of sight, out of mind”... Read more »

Roof Air Leak Repair

by Bill and Jenn Gehr
May 2, 2014

  Water leakage around an air conditioner means it’s time to replace the gasket before damage occurs   Every year, after the first big rain of the season, it’s not uncommon for RV owners... Read more »

Is Your RV Ready?

by Bill and Jenn Gehr
February 28, 2014

  A Thorough Checkup Will Help Ensure Trouble-Free Days During the Upcoming Spring Travel Season   The onset of spring, with its warmer days, beckons RVers to get their rigs ready to hit the... Read more »

RV Comfort Systems Electric Element Can Lower Heating Costs

by Bill and Jenn Gehr
December 8, 2013

  Running a typical forced-air furnace on LP-gas is becoming a more expensive proposition, obviously because propane has skyrocketed in price. Many owners who camp with hookups will use portable... Read more »

Installing a Dometic SlideTopper Deluxe Keeps the Elements at Bay

by Bill and Jenn Gehr
October 29, 2013

  Slideout awnings have become a popular RV accessory in recent years, and for some very good reasons. A slideout awning helps avoid having dirt and debris pulled into the living space when the slideout... Read more »

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