An RV solar Panel

RV Tech Q&A: January 2020

Solar-Panel Size I was wondering how big a solar panel I need to keep a wet-cell Interstate SRM-24 battery (CCA-550, MCA-690, RC-140) charged to run...
Winding road sign

RV Tech Q&A: December 2019

Sway Bars No More? We purchased a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ that has an integrated brake control and pull a 26-foot 2014 Flagstaff by Forest...
Mechanic pouring oil into truck engine in shop.

Diesel Tech Q&A: Oil Change Intervals and Analysis

DECEMBER 2019 Oil Change Intervals and Analysis I have a 2016 Chevy 3500HD Duramax diesel. It has 60,000 miles on it, and I’ve been using Shell Rotella...
Grahic illustration of thermometer, snowflake and sunburst

RV Tech Q&A: November 2019

Refrigerator Misbehavior I bought a new Aliner A-frame LXE two years ago. I am now on my third Dometic refrigerator. Despite countless efforts of troubleshooting between...
Turbocharger set in half on bench in shop

Diesel Tech Q&A: Turbo, Unison Ring and Position Sensor 

NOVEMBER 2019 Duramax Turbocharger, Unison Ring and Position Sensor I have a 2007 GMC Duramax diesel 2500HD. Lately, the Check Engine light comes on and off periodically....
Graphic to illustrate RV water damage

RV Tech Q&A: October 2019

Additional Insulation While camping in our 2018 Livin’ Lite QuickSilver 8.0 tent camper, we ran into 32-degree wet weather at night for three days. We...
Instrument cluster showing four gauges in truck cockpit

Diesel Tech Q&A: Oil Temperature and Change Intervals

OCTOBER 2019 Engine-Oil Temperature I really appreciate the Diesel Tech Q&A addition. I have a question about my 2012 Ford F-350 6.7-liter diesel. There is an...
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....
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...

Products

Dometic CFX powered cooler and PLB40 lithium-iron phosphate battery.

Dometic Portable Powered Cooler and Lithium Battery

Dometic’s PLB40 lithium-iron battery pairs up with the company’s CFX3 powered cooler for off-grid outings When traveling, I like to keep snacks at the ready....
Hot dogs on a wolf'em stick roasting over a campfire

Staff Pick: Wolf’em Stick

For my daughter, Madison, the best part of RVing is when Dad lights the campfire and she can roast sausages and make s’mores. With...
RV Locks and More RV door lock

Hands On: Keyed-Alike RV Locks

A simple DIY upgrade to a one-key-RV system improves security and provides convenience. There are a couple of things that have driven RVers crazy over...