10-Minute Tech: Leash Tender

With proper use of bungee cords, a little rope and a retractable dog leash, you can create a leash tender that hangs from your...
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RV Clinic: Sticky Aluminum Wheels

While attempting to rotate the tires on my 2009 Ford F-350 Lariat I found that three of the four OEM 20-inch aluminum wheels were...
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Upgrade Worries

Q: I see a lot of information on powering up your truck and find it all interesting, but I recently had my turbocharger replaced by...
Floor air vent within wooden door

10-Minute Tech: Easy, Breezy

The best fan can’t ventilate a bathroom if fresh air can’t get in to replace the air that is exhausted. In my rig, with...

10-Minute Tech: Strain-Free Jack Handle

Winding jack-style stabilizers up and down is a real chore for me, because the jack handle socket has to be straight out from the...
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Snowplows, Springs and WD hitches

Q: One thing I had to consider when setting up a weight-distributing (WD) hitch was having high front spring rates on my trucks because...

Electrical System Upgrades

Have you ever had that sinking feeling when you turn the key, and nothing happens, that it could be the starter? Or it could...

Hook Up with Ease

This illustration shows a handy device I made from “junk” to make it easy to hook up to my trailer. The mirror is attached to...
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Ford Fails to Downshift

Q: We have a 2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty with a 6.4L diesel and automatic transmission, purchased new. This problem only happens on rare...

Fool the Kid

I have a child who likes to pull drawers open. I fixed the problem by mounting hook-and-loop fasteners to the backside of each drawer...

Products

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Porta-Power: Installing a Xantrex Solar System

Advancements in solar and lithium-battery systems spearhead off-the-grid living Renewable energy technology remains a moving target, and as this highly competitive industry continues to innovate,...
KIJARO ROK-IT CHAIR

Staff Pick: KIJARO ROK-IT CHAIR

After pulling into a campsite, the mind ponders the best location for our camp chairs. Nearer the fire? In the shade of that tree?...
RV A/C Silencer

Silent Treatment: WackO Products RV A/C Silencer

An easy upgrade takes the growl out of ducted air conditioners Rooftop air conditioners revolutionized the industry and made camping locations more pleasurable and...