RV Clinic: Tilting Slideouts

Tools Josep Ma. Rosell

March 19, 2012

I have been reading your column for a while and appreciate the time you guys take to give people the right answers to their questions. Now I have one for you; hopefully it will be easy. I have a 2009 Fleetwood Formula fifth-wheel with two slideouts. The slides seem to be tilted inward from the top too... Read more »

The LED Revolution: Shedding Light on the New Bulbs

True LED turn-signal, brake and running lights like these by Grote are packed with light-emitting diodes behind a specially engineered lens.

Gary Wescott
March 19, 2012

RVers put plenty of energy into their lifestyle, from planning the trip to readying their rig. What most RVers aren’t aware of, however, is the amount of energy used by their fifth-wheel or travel trailer in just the flick of a light switch.  That’s why we put some light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to... Read more »

Seal it Up: Replacing an RV Toilet


Bill and Jenn Gehr
March 14, 2012

RV enthusiasts get great satisfaction in having all the creature comforts of home — until something pops up, like a toilet that’s no longer holding water and is creating unpleasant odors inside the trailer. Replacing the waste ball or blade seal will usually put that smile back on their faces. Some... Read more »

RV Clinic: Winterizing Woes

Tools Josep Ma. Rosell

March 12, 2012

I have a 34-foot Jayco Designer that works great except for the water system. I am not a big fan of the new control boards for directing water inflow and winterizing. The problems I have are that I can’t get to the water to bypass the water heater, and the pump will not pick up the antifreeze to clean... Read more »

Portable Vs. On Board RV Generators

March 6, 2012

Comparison of portable and on-board RV generator. An informational guide to choosing a generator for your RV. A TrailerLifeTV original video. For more RV How To videos, please visit TrailerLife.TV!

RV Clinic: Slide Lubrication

slide out lube

March 5, 2012

We have a 2003 Cougar fifth-wheel trailer with a 12-foot slideout. Some of my friends have said that the slide needs regular lubrication. Others say not to lube it. What’s the scoop on this? My slide mechanism is not the notched rail type. It is the smooth round rail type. Can you please help me... Read more »

Wi-Fi on the Road

mcdonalds wifi

Bill Graves
February 8, 2012

I’m at McDonald’s in Salem, Indiana. It’s getting so I am at a McDonald’s someplace every few days, but seldom for the reasons most people are. I come here to use its free Wi-Fi (wireless broadband service) to keep in touch with the outside world, and with mine, too. Keeping in touch for... Read more »

Bone Creeper Mechanic’s Dolly

Bone Creeper Mechanic's Dolly helps get to the bottom of things.

February 2, 2012

Always looking for a way to get to the bottom of things — like the underside of our truck — The Bone Creeper is the best answer we’ve seen. It was designed with low-clearance in mind — hovering about an inch off the ground, the Bone Creeper provides that vital last inch that often... Read more »

RV Battery Basics

RV Trailer Battery Guide

November 1, 2011

Battery performance and overall condition is something that is more important to RVers than most other road warriors, and for good reason. In the grind of the daily commute, poor battery performance is usually no more than a pain in your backside – get a jump-start, call a towing service or simply... Read more »

Top 10 Towing Tips

June 1, 2011

Towing an RV trailer isn’t difficult, but it does take the right hardware, some technical knowledge and good old-fashioned experience to pull off safe and successful recreational towing. Many of us tow thousands of miles and enjoy every minute. Well, OK, almost every minute, but the point is we’ve... Read more »

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