Driveline Overhaul

Drivetrain

by Gary Wescott
April 2, 2014

  Proper Maintenance, Long Before Components Are Worn Out, Will Keep the Wheels Turning   It seems like everything is getting bigger these days. Trailers and fifth-wheels are longer and have... Read more »

Refrigerator Power

Dometic Refrigerator

March 29, 2013

Q: We have a 2008 Gulfstream 21-foot travel trailer with a two-way refrigerator. I would like to run it when traveling, but I am not comfortable running the gas while driving. I tried to connect it to... Read more »

Another Tire Question

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March 27, 2013

Q: I have a tire question that I’ve had about six different answers on from RV dealers. We have a fifth-wheel trailer with a dry weight of 7,794 pounds and its tires came filled with nitrogen gas. The... Read more »

Trailer Squeaks

RV Clinic

March 25, 2013

Q: We have a 2010 18-foot Puma travel trailer that has developed quite a few loud “rusty hinge” sounding squeaks. I have contacted Forest River and the only information they could give me was to contact... Read more »

Trailer Hitch Height

RV Clinic

March 22, 2013

Q: I have a 2010 Keystone 26B towed by a bone-stock Silverado 2500-HD pickup. I guess because the truck is a heavy-duty model and has such strong springs, the trailer hitch weight barely squats it down... Read more »

Generator Selection

RV Clinic

March 21, 2013

Q: We are owners of a 2004 Northern Lite 9-foot, 6-inch camper that we bought used. The camper has two 12-volt batteries and no generator. We are looking for generator recommendations on size and manufacturer.... Read more »

Trailer Storage Platform

RV Clinic

March 20, 2013

Q: I have a 33-foot Mountaineer fifth-wheel by Keystone. It has a rear kitchen with the 60-gallon fresh water tank and a gray water tank also in the rear. It also has a standard 4-inch-square steel bumper.... Read more »

Idling Inquiry

RV Clinic

March 19, 2013

Q: Something I’ve not seen in your column: Idling. Back when I was a kid (and there was a war going on) I remember that my dad warned me not to idle a car very long because unburned gas would bypass... Read more »

Trailer Brake Lockup Solution

RV Clinic

March 18, 2013

Q: I saw the letter from Larry Thompson in the December 2012 issue about the brakes on his SunnyBrook locking up. I had a similar issue, and it also happened after having the backing plates worked on.... Read more »

Sofa-Bed Snafu

RV Clinic

March 15, 2013

Q: I have a 2004 Forest River SV233T Surveyor expandable with a sofa bed. I bought it used in October this year. When I store the bed it does not retract fully. The left side is the problem while the... Read more »

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