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...
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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...

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...

Travel Trailer Refrigerator Smell

Back in the May 2005 issue of Trailer Life, we ran a letter from Diana Brown concerning refrigerator smell and what to do about...
Gas Pumps

RV Tech Q&A: December 2015

Fifth-Wheel Towing with Gas Q: I have been towing my 2011 Pacific Coachworks Tango 256 RKS trailer with my 2003 Chevy 2500 HD with a...
Hot Tire Pressure

Water Pump Cycling, Part II

Q: In your March 2012 issue, Steve Rammler from Sandpoint, Idaho spoke about his water pump cycling on about every 10 minutes. I experienced...
RV Clinic Experts Ken Freund and Jeff Johnston

Sealing Caulk Failure

Q: We opened our Forest River travel trailer after it had been covered all winter and everything looked fine. Then the spring rain came...

RV Tech Q&A: May 2019

Tire-Temperature Monitoring I’d like to know your thoughts on the ability of the tire-pressure monitoring system (TPMS) to correctly read a tire’s temperature. I have...

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...

Splitting Sundancer

Q. We have an Itasca Sundancer 29-foot motorhome with a rear bedroom. My problem is at the rear wall; if you look down at...
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Taming Your Dump Snake: Valterra Adjustable EZ Hose Carrier

RV sewer-hose storage that’s easy on the hose…and you Camping is fun, but one thing RVers agree on is that dumping the black- and gray-water...
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Nonlethal Self-Defense

PepperBall brings law-enforcement experience to RVers with its LifeLite launcher, designed to neutralize criminal aggression Personal protection is a subject that is constantly debated among...
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Solar-Power Survival in Yosemite

Off-the-grid lessons learned from one family’s DIY solar install Last fall, our family embarked on a journey across the United States in our 30-foot Winnebago...