A Bright Idea

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June 6, 2014

  Cabin Bright has introduced a line of LED lighting products designed to replace existing 12-volt DC fluorescent tubes without harming the fixture wiring. In addition to brighter light, LEDs have a lower current draw, and the company says the installation takes roughly five to 10 minutes using... Read more »

Roof Air Leak Repair

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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 to discover that there’s a leak originating from the air conditioner’s inside ceiling assembly.... Read more »

Hands Down, Best Paint Protector

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May 2, 2014

  I came up with a great way to protect my RV’s finish from ladder damage. I was replacing the awning on my camper and leaned a ladder against the RV. I didn’t want to damage the finish, so I got out a pair of work gloves and put them on the tips of the ladder. It’s an easy fix and saves the... Read more »

Driveline Overhaul

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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 more slideouts. Pickup campers and Class C motorhomes are heavier. Engines are more powerful. But there... Read more »

Pressure Check

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by Bob Livingston
January 31, 2014

  TireMinder TPMS allows drivers to keep constant tabs on inflation and temperature and sends warnings that help mitigate unsafe conditions   Checking tire pressure on a regular basis is critical to safe travels, but because of the inconvenience associated with using a tire gauge, many owners... Read more »

Update a Lighting Fixture

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January 9, 2014

  Now that the nights are getting longer, we’re getting a lot more use out of our lights. What better time than now to change your light fixtures for energy efficiency and a new, updated look. We’ll show you step-by-step how to replace a light fixture in your RV so you can keep it functioning... Read more »

Diagnosing Drainage and Odor Problems

January 9, 2014

  “Where is that smell coming from?!” We’ve all been there before. There is nothing like chasing odor in tight quarters, like an RV. To help ease your mind, check out this great new video “Diagnosing Drainage and Odor Problems.” Watch more exclusive how-to videos at TrailerLife.TV!    

RV Comfort Systems Electric Element Can Lower Heating Costs

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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 electric heaters (or heat pumps, if so equipped) to offset some of these costs, as long as the outside... Read more »

SalVinCo’s Comet

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December 3, 2013

  A bright, beautiful downlight adds distinction to the interior of any RV. SalVinCo offers its Comet ceiling lights in both surface and recess-mounted versions, and they’re now equipped with energy-efficient LED bulbs that the company claims produce 20 percent more brightness at a greatly reduced... Read more »

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 »

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