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Tech Q&A: September 2020

48-Volt Truck Power? Years back there was a lot written about the conversion from 12 volts DC to 48 volts for light trucks, RVs and...
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10-Minute Tech: Doggies in the Window

My small dogs kept pushing out and tearing the screen door at the entry to my Keystone Hideout travel trailer. Rather than replacing the...
Compact Camping Concepts Dinoot off-road trailer on trail

Building an Off-Road Tag-Along from a Kit

Compact Camping Concepts’ Dinoot M416 kit and a Yakima SkyRise Poler rooftop tent enhances and extends adventures. I’ve been towing a trailer off-pavement since 1975...
Hopkins SmartVue Screen

RV Upgrade: High-Def Backing

Hopkins’ new vueSmart wireless backup camera lets trailer-towing RVers see behind in color and motion Technological innovations have made a big difference in our RV...
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RV Tech Q&A: August 2020

Tow-Rig Payload Capacity I quite enjoy the annual Guide to Towing information. It’s very helpful for a newbie. We recently upsized from a 2015 2500...
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10-Minute Tech: Spotless Shower Tracks

I like to keep the lower shower-door tracks in our KZ Durango fifth-wheel looking nice and clean. To do that, I purchased a four-pack...
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Diesel Tech Q&A: Preventive Maintenance

JULY 2020 Ford 6.7-Liter Preventive Maintenance I have a 2011 Ford F-350 6.7-liter longbed Crew Cab (King Ranch) in like-new condition that I bought four years...
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RV Tech Q&A: July 2020

Fifth-Wheel Cracked Rims After removing the cover from our fifth-wheel after its long winter’s nap, I noticed a low tire on the right rear. At...
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10-Minute Tech: Dog-Friendly Steps

When my wife and I purchased our travel trailer, we were disappointed when our dog, an energetic Florida black mouth cur, did not share...
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RV Maintenance: Absorption Refrigerators

Best practices for keeping your RV’s absorption fridge running smoothly.  RV owners are dependent on their refrigerators. In fact, not only is a refrigerator necessary...