Proper Selection and Maintenance of Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors are Critical for Safe RV Living

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by Kristopher Bunker
October 7, 2013

  Apart from on-the-road hazards and in-camp mishaps, trailer owners need to be especially vigilant when dealing with two potential dangers: fire and carbon monoxide (CO). These dangers can be avoided with smoke and CO detectors. The units are relatively inexpensive and very easy to maintain.In... Read more »

Power Armor Box Dresses Up Any Trailer While Making Batteries More Secure

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by Bob Livingston
October 4, 2013

  Batteries are commonly mounted on trailer A-frames in plastic boxes that are strapped to a couple of lateral channels. While this type of battery storage technically gets the job done, there are a few drawbacks that make this type of system less than optimum. First, the batteries are mounted in... Read more »

Bounce Be Gone

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by Bill and Jenn Gehr
October 4, 2013

  Trailer Flex Air Suspension System replaces the leaf springs, improving towing, handling and ride quality Standard suspensions on trailer and fifth-wheel chassis have looked the same since they first hit the road. Typical configurations enlist leaf springs, shackles and equalizers to tie the axles... Read more »

Leave the Lever Open

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October 4, 2013

  If you have a toilet that flushes using a hand lever, here’s a good way to keep the valve open for those times when you want to top off the black tank before emptying or add water for rinsing out the tank during the dumping process. Just cut a 1-by-2-inch pine furring strip to length and cut... Read more »

Waxing Made Easy

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September 6, 2013

  Shurhold’s Dual Action Polisher uses an oscillating head to prevent damaging burns on painted surfaces and fiberglass Keeping the exterior of a trailer clean and waxed is a never-ending process. Many of us store our trailers outside, subjecting the exterior to harsh elements including dirt,... Read more »

Cabinet Companion

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article and photos by Kevin Livingston
September 5, 2013

  Add-A-Drawer allows RVers to utilize otherwise wasted space to stash items that usually end up as clutter Storage, storage, storage! It seems like RVers universally never have enough places to store stuff in their rigs, regardless of size. The dilemma is finding more storage space without making... Read more »

Red Sasquatch: Brute Super Foot retractable Trailer A-frame Jack Extension Improves Stability and Eliminates Wood Stacking

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August 8, 2013

  Reading the headline, your first impression is most likely about a big hairy forest creature with giant feet. Well, at least the big feet are relative. Actually, in this case, it’s only one foot that’s part of a very beastly device that attaches to the trailer A-frame jack. Although the Brute... Read more »

Pacbrake – Products for Pickups

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August 8, 2013

  Heavy-duty chassis and turbodiesel engines in today’s pickups have made it possible for RVers to tow larger, more luxurious trailers. But once you have a truck, you might find a few perceived shortcomings compared to your driving expectations — shortcomings that fortunately the performance... Read more »

Valterra Universal RV Stabilizer

Valterra Universal RV Stabilizer

Tom Kaiser
March 14, 2013

Valterra’s Universal RV Stabilizer is designed to help end trailer wobble. It’s a simple, adjustable product intended to add stability to the front and rear —– or both sides — of a trailer. The company says it sets up in minutes without requiring tools and folds down for easy storage when... Read more »

Snap and Zipper Lube

Snap and Zipper Lube

Tom Kaiser
March 7, 2013

Help keep all of the snaps and zippers on your trailer free of corrosion and operating smoothly with Shurhold’s Snap Stick. The product comes in a small tube much like lip moisturizers, and because it can be applied with precision, the product goes only where you need it, and the manufacturer claims... Read more »

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