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RV Tech Q&A: June 2020

New Trailer Battery Our 2016 CrossRoads Sunset Trail 290QB trailer needs a new battery, but we are not sure what type to get. We do...
Black GMC truck towing white Jayco fifth-wheel between rocky hills

Diesel Tech Q&A: Max Engine RPM

JUNE 2020 Max Engine RPM As a newbie with a diesel pickup (2017 GMC HD 2500 with Duramax), I would like to know the maximum rpm...
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...
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RV Tech Q&A: May 2020

Rough Rider Fifth-Wheel It seems that every time we go on a trip, while underway, cabinets open, stuff spills out and chairs are even overturned....
White 2020 GMC towing a Fusion fifth-wheel.

Diesel Tech Q&A: Faulty Block Heater

MAY 2020 Faulty Block Heater I have a 2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD. There is a recall on the engine-heater cord with no current fix. What can...
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10-Minute Tech: Pop Top

The EZ Slide Topper Support featured in Kevin Livingston’s “Topper Popper” article in the March 2020 Trailer Life is one way to raise the...
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Diesel Tech Q&A: Improving Airflow

APRIL 2020 Improving Airflow I’ve been thinking of going to a K&N filter or filter-charger system on my 2018 Ram 2500. I’ve been told not to...
Service technical working on engine of Ford 6.4-liter.

Diesel Tech Q&A: Troubled Power Stroke

MARCH 2020 Troubled Power Stroke We have a 2008 Ford F-350 6.4-liter truck that our local dealer has been fighting with a problem on for the...
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RV Tech Q&A: April 2020

Frame-Welding Precautions I recently purchased a 2009 Palomino Puma 19FS. Due to very limited storage room, I plan to have the tail section of the...
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10-Minute Tech: Mr. Clean

I purchased a portable waste tank for use when camping at sites without sewer hookups. It has an opening to insert a garden hose...