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RV Tech Q&A: June 2018

Downhill Braking I read February’s “Tundra Brake Problems?” letter from David Chapman and your reply about truck and trailer brakes. Neither your reply nor Chapman...

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...
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Refrigerator Power

Q: We have a 2008 Gulfstream 21-foot travel trailer with a two-way refrigerator. I would like to run it when traveling, but I am...

RV Tech Q&A: Trailer Tire Wear

Abnormal Tire Wear Q. I recently returned from a 5,000-mile vacation to Utah from Indiana. I towed a 26-foot travel trailer. After arriving home, I...
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Water Heater Failure

Q: We have a 2009 Fleetwood Formula toy hauler with a 10-gallon Atwood gas-only water heater. Last year during a trip we noticed water...

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...
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RV Tech Q&A: September 2018

Tow-Haul Mode I have a 2003 Chevy Silverado and am trying to find out if the tow-haul mode works well on steep grades of 10...

Saving on Energy

According to AutoVantage, you can help yourself save money by changing your driving habits. Here are some examples: 1.) Use cruise control whenever possible....

Upgrading Tire Size

Q. I wanted larger tires than the standard 245/75R16 models on my 1997 Dodge Ram 2500 4WD. I asked for 265/75R16 at Costco, and...

RV Clinic: Tips for Travel Trailer Storage

Q. We have a Montana triple-slide fifth-wheel trailer. I store it on a concrete slab. Do I need to put anything under the tires...