Less-Stress Closet Latch

January 29, 2016

  Over the years, a few of the plastic latches on my RV’s sliding closet doors have broken. Universal replacement latches vary somewhat in the location of the mounting holes, and it is difficult... Read more »

RV Clinic July 2015

January 19, 2016

Towing in Reverse Q: I have a 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 longbed 4×4 with a 5.9-liter diesel engine, a 48RE automatic transmission and single rear wheels. I tow a 33-foot fifth-wheel that weighs approximately... Read more »

RV Clinic May 2015

Jeff Johnston and Ken Freund
January 4, 2016

RV Furniture Q: We have a 2008 Dutchmen Victory Lane toy hauler. We no longer ride motorcycles and want to turn the back into a den. The trouble is, where do we find RV furniture? We would like to get... Read more »

Demco Glide Ride Upgrade

by Emily and Mark Fagan
December 23, 2015

Replacing a worn kingpin assembly strengthens the truck-and-fifth-wheel connection and improves towing stability   We keep our one-ton diesel truck and 36-foot fifth-wheel trailer in top shape... Read more »

No-Stick Drain Valves

November 25, 2015

  Even with regular use of expensive drain-valve lubricants that are poured in tanks, I’ve struggled for years to operate sticky dump valves. Removing and lubricating at least the black-water valve... Read more »

A Tool With Impact

November 2, 2015

  Changing a flat tire on the side of the road is no picnic, but having the right tools at your disposal makes all the difference in the world.  Instead of muscling those lugs with a wrench, consider... Read more »

Cheap Coverage

November 2, 2015

  I have a 19-foot travel trailer with an Ultra-Fab 3002 electric A-frame jack. To protect the electric motor, I use a thoroughly cleaned 182- ounce Clorox plastic jug. I measured about 11 inches... Read more »

Make a Stand

November 2, 2015

  I made a simple stand to hold the filter I use for the water entering the RV using some scrap 2×4-inch lumber and PVC conduit. This comes in handy at paved and concrete campsites where I can’t... Read more »

Break the Ice

by Kevin Livingston
November 2, 2015

  Getting an RV ready for winter travel will take the frost off the windows, holding tanks and plumbing fixtures The temperature has dropped dramatically, flakes are falling, and the moisture in... Read more »

First Line of Defense

by E. Don Smith
September 30, 2015

  Shielding an RV from Mother Nature’s worst not only protects its good looks but prolongs the lifespan of your investment If it weren’t for pesky things like a budget, homeowner association... Read more »

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