Travel Trailer Tail-End Platform is a Dangerous Idea

Q. I have a 2002 24-foot travel trailer. I'd like to add a platform to the back end to carry an ATV, or use...

Technical Resources

RVers have their fair share of technical queries and problems. Sometimes, folks need information on diagnosis and troubleshooting, specifications or advice on how to...
Hot Tire Pressure

Weight Limits

Q: I bought a new 2012 Evolution 20-foot travel trailer with a dry weight rated at 4,300 pounds. Loaded, it weighs 6,100 pounds. I’m...
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Battery Drawdown

Q: I have a 2009 Skyline Malibu 24-foot travel trailer and have been careful not to leave the shorepower connected for more than four...
Ford F-150 with 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel engine

Diesel Tech Q&A

To complement Trailer Life’s long-running RV Clinic column, we’ve launched an online technical question-and-answer section devoted to diesel tow vehicles. Topics cover all aspects of...
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Interior Lights Dimming

  Q: Our 2012 Keystone Cougar High Country 321RES had the problem of lights going bright, then dim. We tried installing a new battery in the trailer,...

GMC Suburban Brake-Booster Boost

Back in the March 2004 issue, I noticed the "Brake-Booster Blues," in which Robert Pascal was describing a hard brake-pedal problem on cold mornings...

RV Tech: Travel Trailer Heavy Half-Ton

Q. We have a 2002 Chevy Silverado 1500 with a 5.3-liter engine and 16,000 miles, but not equipped with the factory trailer-towing package. It...
Hot Tire Pressure

RV Clinic: Water Pump Cycling

When dry camping, my 12-volt DC water pump cycles about every 10 minutes. I’ve checked every inch of the water lines twice and cannot...
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RV Q & A: Oil Viscosity

Q: My question is about engine-oil viscosity and recommendations. I drive a 2000 Chevrolet 2500 pickup with a 6-liter gas engine. About 90 percent of...
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Having just visited Glacier, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons and Devils Tower National Parks, I was excited to finally get to Mount Rushmore. The plan was...
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Staff Pick: Adjustable Platform Step

The convenience of a perfectly level campsite with a patio pad can’t be overstated, but RV spots aren’t always on the level, particularly for...
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Staff Pick: Titan 20-Foot Sewer Hose Kit

Staff Pick >> We use Thetford Titan kits when conducting RV tests, and they work well. Having two or more hoses is essential for...