Grid heater in Cummins 5.9-liter engine

Diesel Tech Q&A: Hard-Starting Cummins

SEPTEMBER 2019 Hard-Starting Cummins I have a 2005 Dodge Ram dually Cummins that has begun having starting problems when the weather gets below 45 degrees Fahrenheit....
A DIY trailer hitch dolly constructed by Bill Vanhook, of York, South Carolina and submitte dto Trailer Life 10-minute tech

10-Minute Tech: Hitch Dolly

As I have gotten older, the trailer hitch ball mount has gotten heavier. So I made a dolly to transport the ball mount to...
Hughes Autoformers’ smart surge protector

Power Broker: Power Watchdog EPO Surge Protector

Hughes Autoformers’ smart surge protector circumvents electrical problems at the RV park and adds an emergency power-off feature In a world where we often find...
Gold and brown graphic of welder at work.

RV Tech Q&A: September 2019

Vintage-Trailer Welding I have an older classic-style trailer, almost canned-ham vintage. The hitch frame is made of heavy channel steel rather than the box steel...
Black GMC 2500 truck towing a white and black Alpine fifth-wheel trailer

Diesel Tech Q&A: Horsepower and Torque Limits

AUGUST 2019 Horsepower and Torque Limits With HD pickup manufacturers locked into the horsepower and torque race, I’m guessing they’re primarily retuning the same engines and...
DIY Handle mechanism for Clearsource RV water filter system

10-Minute Tech: Get a Grip

We have a Clearsource water-filter system, and to make it easier to get a grip on it, I added a handle. I purchased a...
photo of RV shower converted to storage

10-Minute Tech: Shower Conversion

Downsizing to a small trailer made camping more authentic but put storage at a premium. Our new Rockwood Geo Pro has a tub/shower we...
Graphic to illustrate RV water damage

RV Tech Q&A: August 2019

  Test the Water I found water in my RV’s belly when it was opened to check a valve. I brought it to my dealer and...
The Micro-Air EasyStart system

Micro-Air EasyStart: This Is Cool!

Micro-Air’s EasyStart reduces the power requirement to start and run rooftop air conditioners A frustration that trailerists have been grappling with for decades is the...
Black Valterra Adjustable EZ Hose Carrier on white background

Taming Your Dump Snake: Valterra Adjustable EZ Hose Carrier

RV sewer-hose storage that’s easy on the hose…and you Camping is fun, but one thing RVers agree on is that dumping the black- and gray-water...

Products

White vent fan cover on roof of trailer

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,...
TST 507 SERIES TPMS

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...
Curt-Adjustable RV Trailer Hitch

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...