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by Kevin Livingston
March 31, 2015

  Husky’s Center Line TS hitch system combines weight distribution and sway control to keep trailers on a straight and level path in all driving conditions   Pound for pound, dollar for dollar, nothing improves the overall towability of a travel trailer more than a high-quality, properly installed... Read more »

Simplify Ceiling Grille Removal

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March 31, 2015

    We love the 8½-foot ceilings in our toy hauler but cannot imagine why anyone would design the air-conditioning return grilles in the ceiling (that contain the filters and are held on with cover screws) so you need to use a screwdriver every time you remove them. Our trailer’s grilles... Read more »

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by Chris Hemer
March 2, 2015

  For a fraction of the cost of a new hardware assembly, do-it-yourselfers can replace their RV’s slide-topper fabric themselves   The humble slide-topper awning is the unsung hero of our RVing experiences. Just think of all the work they do: They keep the sun off the slideout roofs, which... Read more »

Quiet Heat, Continuous Water

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by Bob Livingston
December 31, 2014

  Trailers and fifth-wheels can now be fitted with an Aqua-Hot hydronic system formerly reserved for Class A motorhomes   Self-containment is the key to making an RV as livable as a home, and two of the most important elements in that regard are the water heater and furnace. Commonly, supplying hot... Read more »

One Smart Plug

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by Chris Hemer
December 30, 2014

  SmartPlug RV cordsets include a patented straight-blade pin-and-clip system that eliminates overheating at the RV’s inlet connection. The SmartPlug pin-and-clip system provides approximately 20 times the metal-to-metal surface contact to efficiently transfer electricity, which makes this RV... Read more »

Hang-Tight Shower Bar

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December 28, 2014

Lowe’s stocks 1- x 4-inch and 1- x 6-inch PVC lumber, which makes me a very happy camper. My first project was building a mount for a full-size grab bar in my trailer’s shower. I bolted the bar to the PVC board with 1/4- x 3/4-inch stainless-steel bolts, countersinking the back of the board 3/4-... Read more »

Cut Down Sunlight Glare

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September 25, 2014

We have three skylights in our RV. As much as we like the sunlight shining in to brighten things, the one over the kitchen is too harsh. My wife asked if I could do something to cut down the glare. In an earlier RV we had, I painted one of the skylights. That worked OK, but I thought this time I would... Read more »

Rayzar Sharp

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July 28, 2014

  Winegard’s new Rayzar Air HD Antenna is a sleek and powerful multi­directional amplified antenna that provides front and rear reception for maximum channel coverage. Optimized for North American digital TV frequencies, the Rayzar Air is designed to eliminate interference from other non-TV frequencies... 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” — literally. In fact, some owners may not even know where the converter is located in their RV. Compact... Read more »

Everything in Its Place

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June 24, 2014

  We wanted to stop things from shifting around in the storage compartment of our RV. After looking at a number of things and throwing around ideas, we saw a package of children’s interlocking foam alphabet mats. They are inexpensive and easy to trim where needed. They also protect the floor and... Read more »

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