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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...
Diesel technician working on Duramax engine

Diesel Tech Q&A: Diesel Deletes

JANUARY 2019 Diesel Deletes, Good or Bad? I have a 2013 Chevy 2500HD. I’ve heard of people removing the diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) system to get...
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...
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....
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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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...
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Ford V-10 Engine-Oil Capacity

Q. Do you guys know the engine-oil capacity for a 2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty crew cab with a 6.8-liter V-10 engine? The owner's...
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 FuelLab lift pump and a FASS lift pump installed on two trucks.

Diesel Tech Q&A: Lift Pumps

APRIL 2019 Lift Pumps I have a 2016 Ram 3500 Crew Cab dually with the 6.7-liter Cummins. It has just over 45,000 miles, most of it towing...
2019 Ram 3500HD towing a New Horizons fifth-wheel trailer

Diesel Tech Q&A: Axle-Ratio Selection

FEBRUARY 2019 Axle-Ratio Selection and Fuel Economy I’m debating between 3.42 and 3.73 axles on the new Ram 3500 diesel dually. I understand fuel mileage will...

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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,...
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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...