RV Tech Savvy: Know Your Emergency Breakaway Switch

Q. I have a trailer with hydraulic surge brakes, which has a safety chain attached to an emergency-brake actuation lever. How do I attach...

RV Clinic: Travel Trailer Tire Wear

Q. I purchased a trailer with new tires and, after approximately 2,200 miles on them, the two inside treads wore down completely; the same...

RV Clinic: Trailer Surging

Q. My wife and I recently purchased a fifth-wheel trailer and had a very uncomfortable ride as we traveled. We felt as if we...

Trailer Tire Rating

Q. I purchased a new 27-foot fifth-wheel. We had traveled 3,500 miles when one of the tires separated like an old recap. We had...

Suspension Q & A

Q I'm the owner of an Itasca Spirit 23-foot motorhome with an 11,800-pound gvwr. Are there any modifications I can make to the suspension...

Fuel Q & A

Diesel Fuel Primer Q I am brand spanking new to diesel trucks, and my questions probably seem elementary to most of your readers, but I...

Engine Q & A

Diesels on Propane Q. I read an article in a four-wheel-drive magazine about propane injection for diesel engines. It made this sound like the best...

Drivetrain Q & A

Rear-Axle Chatter Q. We have a 1997 Ford Expedition powered by a 5.4-liter engine. It's used mostly to tow our 26-foot travel trailer. For the...

Systems Q & A

Hot-Water System Contamination Q. We own a 1997 Layton 30-foot fifth-wheel with a slideout room. While dry camping in Bishop, California, we encountered trouble with...

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...