Older RV Purchase

Q. My family has been tent camping, graduating to trailers, and would like to try our hand at a small motorhome. Economics dictate a...

Vehicle Prep

How well you prepare your vehicle is possibly the most important factor in ensuring a safe, fun, carefree and relaxing trip. Before you hit...

Bike-Rack Installation

Q. We own a 25-foot 1994 Holiday Rambler trailer with a spare tire on the back. We would like to know if it would...

No-Hassle RVing

Here are 10 easy steps for novice RVers, thanks to RVIA and 1. Surf the Web. Check out,,, and

RV Clinic: Travel Trailer Power Surges

Q. A friend plugged his trailer's power cord into a 50-amp circuit at a private campsite and fried the television, the refrigerator and...

Travel Trailer Alternator Failures

Q. I have a 1991 Chevrolet K2500 pickup with 5.7-liter engine. I just put in my ninth CS 130 alternator since I bought this...

Skidding Suburban

Q. My wife and I own a 1995 GMC 2500 Suburban 4x4, with the 7.4-liter TBI engine and 4L80E automatic transmission. The vehicle was...

Dry-Battery Blues

Q. We own a 25-foot 2000 Coachmen Catalina Lite trailer and leave it hooked to a shore line to keep the batteries charged. For...

Travel Trailer Greasy Wheels

Q. Recently a shop in Mesa, Arizona, serviced the brakes on my 1988 Ford F-350 crew cab pickup. Although I am not hard on...

Dodge Ram Six-Speed Upgrade

Q. We have a 2000 Dodge 2500 Ram truck with a Cummins diesel engine and a five-speed manual transmission. We’d like to update it...


White vent fan cover on roof of trailer

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,...

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...