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 »

Bearing Down: Repacking Wheel Bearings

bearings-inset

Tom Morr
April 18, 2013

Greasing wheel bearings isn’t the most enjoyable way to spend your free time. However, this messy maintenance saves you from bigger bills later. Over time, grease breaks down. Heat produced by brakes speeds up the process. Since the trailer’s weight rides on the wheel bearings, keeping them well... Read more »

Catalytic Heater Installation

2-TLTV Video April

April 17, 2013

If you’re looking for a little extra heating power in your RV, you could consider installing a catalytic heater. This full-length project is part of the new Premium videos now available on TrailerLife.TV.

Keep Your Paper Products In Place

March 12, 2013

How to prevent paper products from unraveling when driving an RV. A TrailerLifeTV original video. For more trailer videos, go to www.TrailerLife.tv.

How to Install an RV Tank Monitor

Tech-Edge

February 12, 2013

Watch as we show you how to install a non-invasive holding tank monitor for your RV. A TrailerLifeTV original video.

10-Minute Tech: Epoxy Cups

creamer by Foxtongue

June 28, 2012

We all need to fix things while on the road (and at home), and quite often this includes needing to mix small amounts of epoxy or other two-part glues. To do this, we take home a few of the plastic one-service creamer cups that you get in a restaurant, wash them out and save them until needed. They are... Read more »

10-Minute Tech: Soggy Shirt Sleeves

10MT-soggy shirt sleeves

June 20, 2012

When washing down an RV with a long-handled brush, water runs down the pole, past your hands and ultimately drips from your elbows. To prevent this uncomfortable circumstance, cut the bottom off a plastic bottle (I used a 1-quart oil container), slip it over the handle about a foot away from the brush... Read more »

10-Minute Tech: Soggy Shirt Sleeves

10MT-soggy shirt sleeves

June 14, 2012

When washing down an RV with a long-handled brush, water runs down the pole, past your hands and ultimately drips from your elbows. To prevent this uncomfortable circumstance, cut the bottom off a plastic bottle (I used a 1-quart oil container), slip it over the handle about a foot away from the brush... Read more »

10-Minute Tech: Strain-Free Jack Handle

10MT-u-joint handle

June 7, 2012

Winding jack-style stabilizers up and down is a real chore for me, because the jack handle socket has to be straight out from the jack screw in order to get enough torque to operate the jack. I must bend over to reach it and this in turn puts a lot of strain on my back. In order to relieve my back strain,... Read more »

10-Minute Tech: Easy, Breezy

Easy breezy

May 29, 2012

The best fan can’t ventilate a bathroom if fresh air can’t get in to replace the air that is exhausted. In my rig, with the window closed because of weather, the only entry was under the door and the fan just whirled away while moving little of the air. To improve airflow, I cut a hole in the lower... Read more »

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