Travel Trailer Reefer Madness

Q. I have heard both pro and con regarding leaving the refrigerator on during the entire camping season. Have any studies been done, or...

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...
Optima Charger

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...
RV Clinic Experts Ken Freund and Jeff Johnston

Generator Selection

Q: We are owners of a 2004 Northern Lite 9-foot, 6-inch camper that we bought used. The camper has two 12-volt batteries and no...
Ford pickup truck towing a Raptor trailer

Diesel Tech Q&A: Ford DPF Cleaning

JUNE 2019 Ford DPF Cleaning I have a 2106 Ford F-250 6.7-liter diesel that we tow a Heartland Big Country fifth-wheel with. On three occasions, only when...
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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...
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A happy camper demonstrates the Skreenz, vehicle screens for RVs

Staff Pick: Skreeenz Vehicle Screens

We love camping but don’t love biting bugs. To keep them out of our Class B motorhome, we ordered Skreenz, tough-as-nails mesh insect screens...
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Sponsored Content: Tamron’s Vibration Compensation Is Key to Performance of 18-400 Zoom

With its 22.2x zoom, versatile focal-length range, and maximum magnification ratio of 1:2.9, the Tamron 18-400 all-in-one ultra-telephoto zoom allows you to shoot everything...
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...