GO SOLAR: Sun Power Installation Guide

Whether you're on or off the grid, solar power is a great add to your RV systems.

Larry Walton
July 5, 2013

When we head out with our trailer, a good percentage of the time our destination is off the grid. We do some boondocking, but there are also the music festivals, hockey tournaments and other outings that aren’t out of town but are without hookups nonetheless. Our Powerhouse generator is working great... Read more »

Jensen JRV212T Stereo and Camera Viewer


Amanda Lepinski, Associate Editor
August 9, 2012

RVers know they’re living in an ever-changing electronic era that requires staying up-to-date with technology. The Jensen JRV212T touch-screen iPod/SIRIUS-ready stereo includes NOAA weather band radio, auto-store, adjustable display settings, an AM/FM tuner, CD player, audio mute, a 6.1-inch LCD screen... Read more »

Correction: Maxxis M8008 ST Radial

July 18, 2012

From the editors of Trailer Life The M8008 is a high-speed radial constructed tire, providing a smooth ride with extended tread life. In a product spotlight covering the Maxxis M8008 ST Radial tire on Page 59 of the August 2012 issue of Trailer Life magazine, an MSRP price was inadvertently published.... Read more »

Hellwig Big Wig Air Suspension Kit

Ford F-250

Gary Wescott
July 11, 2012

Truck springs have their limitations. Add too many leaves and the vehicle rides like a skateboard. Try to improve the ride with a softer suspension and when you hook up your trailer or fill the bed with a load, the headlights point toward the sky and you wallow through the washboard. Overload springs... Read more »

A Snappy Screen Solution

Screen held by Snaps

Amanda Lepinski
June 22, 2012

Marketed as a remedy to screen doors, Magic Mesh is a hands-free doorway screen covering that operates using 18 heavy-duty magnets that snap back together when pushed apart. To open the vertical seal, simply apply light pressure and the magnets separate allowing entry – easy for kids, pets or anyone... Read more »

Voyager Wireless Backup Camera Delivers a Clear View

The Voyager wireless backup camera system makes backup up a breeze, follow this guide to see our step-by-step installation!

Bill and Jenn Gehr
May 30, 2012

Navigating the space around you while towing a trailer is often a major challenge. Backing into a campsite, for example, is difficult enough, let alone if you’re by yourself. Even with an assistant to help guide you, hand signals can end up looking like you’re trying to swat off a buzzing bee! It... Read more »

Torklift Truck Camper Tie-Downs With Fastgun Turnbuckles

Torklift camper tie-down, install

Bob Livingston
May 23, 2012

Pickup campers are versatile RVs, providing an amazing amount of livability for their size. Obviously, these campers (also known as slide-in or truck campers) are designed to mount in the bed of a pickup truck, although they can be easily unloaded for use independently of the truck and/or for solo storage.... Read more »

Installing Torklift Truck Camper Tie-Downs

The finished product.

Bob Livingston
May 23, 2012

The Torklift truck camper tie-down system is a big step up from cross members and the back bumper,  but installation takes some work.   Follow our step-by-step guide to installing this system on a Dodge 3500 or read the Torklift Truck Camper Tie-Down Review We cannot display this gallery

Thetford Offers Rebate on RV Bathroom Upgrade

Redwood 36FL Bathroom

Press Release
May 9, 2012

From now through summer, RVers can receive a special $25 manufacturer’s rebate when they upgrade their RV bathroom with a new, best-in-class Thetford permanent toilet. Toilets purchased between May 1-August 31 are rebate eligible.  Models included in the promotion are Aria Classic or Deluxe II,... Read more »

Replacing Dual-Pane RV Windows

After the gasket has been applied all the way around the frame you will have to cut the gasket. It is better to cut it slightly long and then trim it shorter as needed. Make sure there is no gap in the seal or this can become an opening for moisture and air to enter the RV.

E. Don Smith
April 25, 2012

Fogging of dual pane windows in RVs is, unfortunately, a fact of life for many owners. Dual pane windows have been widely used in houses for decades and their energy savings are well documented, which is a major reason why they are also used in RVs. The air layer between the glass panes provides a huge... Read more »

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