Vent Bolts

10-Minute Tech: Simplify Ceiling Grille Removal

  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...
Black truck towing large fifth wheel trailer on mountain road

Watch Your Back: RV Tire-Pressure Monitors

Investing in a TPMS for trailers and fifth-wheels can reduce adverse wear and blowouts, and boost safety and fuel economy It’s easy to know when...
Hot Tire Pressure

RV Clinic: Winterizing Woes

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...

Keeping Cool

Towing a travel trailer or fifth-wheel can be tough on a vehicle's transmission, as full-time RVers Erin and Patrick Floresca discovered firsthand. Erin and...
RV Clinic Experts Ken Freund and Jeff Johnston

Idling Inquiry

Q: Something I’ve not seen in your column: Idling. Back when I was a kid (and there was a war going on) I remember...

Trailer Tire Rating

Q. I purchased a new 27-foot fifth-wheel. We had traveled 3,500 miles when one of the tires separated like an old recap. We had...
Photo shows caribiner clip used to pull a hitch pin

Pull the Pin

Travel trailer weight-distributing hitches, and some fifth-wheel hitches, use pull pins. These can be difficult to remove because you can get only one finger...
PRXB Exhaust Brake

Pacbrake – Products for Pickups

  Heavy-duty chassis and turbodiesel engines in today’s pickups have made it possible for RVers to tow larger, more luxurious trailers. But once you have...
Ten Minute Tech - Shelf cup holder illustration

My Cup of Tea..or Coffee..or Wine

  Drinking a beverage while reading the newspaper or watching TV was a problem in our RV. There was no place to set a cup...
End cap on RV bumper for sewer hose

10-Minute Tech: Come to Grips

I store the sewer hose for my RV in the rear bumper with the end caps attached. Unfortunately, this made it difficult to get...