Bearing maintenance and lift

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May 20, 2015

We have a 2007 Keystone Montana with Dexter E-Z Lube axles that have approximately 40,000 miles on them. They’re greased with high-quality lubricant and regularly checked for metal fibers. The owner’s manual recommends yearly inspections of the bearings and seals. Is this really practiced by fifth-wheeler... Read more »

Command Performance

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May 4, 2015

    New low-profile fixtures emit 650 lumens of warm-color illumination from 22 LEDs   Lighting the interior of an RV used to be a fairly boring subject. Incandescent fixtures were the norm, with a smattering of halogen bulbs used for more brilliant lighting and fluorescent tubes reserved... Read more »

Sturdy Spool for RV Shades

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May 4, 2015

  One of the pet peeves I have with our RV’s day/night shades is the plastic piece that holds the cords tight and is held in place with a screw in the wall. Over time, the plastic piece will break. I solved the problem by using an inexpensive metal sewing-machine bobbin that I bought at a sewing... Read more »

Twist and Lock

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May 4, 2015

We have a 2010 31-foot Flagstaff 831RLBSS travel trailer. Installing the brace to keep the slideout from moving while under way was inconvenient. I got tired of holding up a 42-inch locking brace over the slideout while twisting it to hit the 6-inch sticker on the wall that indicates proper positioning.... Read more »

Truma AquaGo

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by Bob Livingston
April 29, 2015

  Precision German engineering makes it possible to have “powerful instant water heater” and “retrofit your RV” in the same sentence.   It’s another beautiful morning in your favorite campground. The sun’s rays are shining through the edges of the pull-down shades,... Read more »

Center of Attention

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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 »

Top Story

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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 »

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