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Drain the Strain

When hooked up to the city water, the hose was always in the way of the valves and controls in the utility compartment. It...
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What You Need To Know About Engine Oil Filters

If the oil pump is an engine’s heart and oil is blood, the oil filter must be the liver. Like the liver, it filters...
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Winter RV-Storage Checklist

Simple, proven tips to keep your RV ready for fun next season As winter draws near, it’s time for many of us to bid farewell...
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10 Minute Tech: Catch Water Leaks

  I have a Watchdog water alarm that lets me know if there’s a water leak. I hang mine on the wall and extend the...
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One Tote Over Align

Unless you’ve been living in a cave somewhere with no news coming in, you know that interest rates on new and used RV loans...
True LED turn-signal, brake and running lights like these by Grote are packed with light-emitting diodes behind a specially engineered lens.

The LED Revolution: Shedding Light on the New Bulbs

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...
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Hitch Receiver Wear and Tear

Q: I have a hitch problem and I have talked to the manufacturer of the hitch but they were unable to help me resolve...
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RV Clinic July 2015

Towing in Reverse Q: I have a 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 longbed 4x4 with a 5.9-liter diesel engine, a 48RE automatic transmission and single rear...

Holding Down Tablecloths

Outdoor tablecloths often fly up in the wind. Commercial hold-down springs are too small for the thick concrete or very thick wooden tables found...
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Bearing Down: Repacking Wheel Bearings

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,...

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RV Upgrade: Maxxair Roof-Vent Cover

Maxxair’s roof-vent covers help keep the air circulating while in the rain and on the road RVs come in many brands, shapes, styles and sizes,...
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Staff Pick: TST 507 Series Tire-Monitoring System

Nothing puts a crimp on RV travels like a tire blowout. At best, it means delays and a road-service call. At worst, a wayward...
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Universal Hitch Receiver: Curt Bolt-On RV Trailer Hitch

Installing Curt’s Adjustable RV Trailer Hitch on a travel trailer or fifth-wheel makes it possible to add a bike rack to securely carry two-wheelers.  Owners...