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RV Clinic FAQ: Top 20 Tech Questions

A one-stop shop for answers to readers’ most-asked technical questions Trailer Life’s RV Clinic column receives a wide range of questions from readers looking for...
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RV Tech Q&A: June 2019

New Tire Size Inflation I have a 2013 Outdoors RV (ORV) Timber Ridge 26RLS travel trailer with an unloaded weight of 7,200 pounds and a...
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Diesel Tech Q&A: Fuel Mileage and Engine Cooling

MAY 2019 Fuel Mileage and Engine Cooling I own a 2006 Chevy 2500HD 2WD extended cab with 130,000 miles on it. I can’t seem to get more...
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Diesel Tech Q&A: Replacing Head Studs and Fuel Filters

JULY 2019 Replacing Factory Head Studs with ARP Studs  I have a 2005 Ford F-350 DRW 6.0-liter Power Stroke with 110,000 miles. It’s been pretty trouble-free...
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Diesel Tech Q&A: Tow-Rating “Recertification”

MARCH 2019 Tow-Rating “Recertification” I am driving a Ram 2500 with a 3.42 axle ratio. I just bought a fifth-wheel that had a pin weight higher than...
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Diesel Tech Q&A: Horsepower and Torque Limits

AUGUST 2019 Horsepower and Torque Limits With HD pickup manufacturers locked into the horsepower and torque race, I’m guessing they’re primarily retuning the same engines and...
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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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RV Q&A: Tire-to-Tire Gap

I have a question regarding the safe distance (gap) between fifth-wheel RV tires. I’ve looked at various tandem-axle trailers, and the distance between the...
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RV Tech Q&A: July 2019

Trailer Screws Backing Out I own a 34-foot, 7-inch 2017 Rockwood Windjammer 3008W trailer with just under 5,000 miles. Recently, I noticed the screws on...
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RV Q&A: High-Wind Trailer Tipping

  Q: There is a lot of information out there about wind speed and the effects while towing a travel trailer or fifth-wheel, but I could...