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RV Makeover: Inside Track

An Illinois RVer transforms a basement-storage bay in his fifth-wheel into a model-train depot See Related Stories: RV Makeover When I got my Jayco Eagle HT 28.5RSTS fifth-wheel and posted the first…

RV Makeover: Twin-Bed Transformation

Four Trailer Life readers converted the queen beds in their RVs to twin beds. Now they’re able to navigate the bedroom better and access storage more easily. Part One: Identical…
10-Minute Tech

10-Minute Tech: Hitching a Ride

I installed heavy-duty J-shaped storage utility double hooks on each side of my Keystone Cougar travel trailer’s A-frame to hold the weight-distributing spring bars when at a campsite to keep…
Tiny Trailers

Custom-Built Teardrop: Camp EZ 5945

A photographer with serious woodworking skills creates a 5-foot-wide, 9-foot-long and 4½-foot-high teardrop trailer — hence, its name, Camp EZ 5945.  See Related Story: Little Wonders: 15 Tiny Camping Trailers The Camp EZ 5945…
View underneath the Winnebago Minnie Plus
DIY, Gear

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 holding tanks is not a…
10-Minute Tech

10-Minute Tech: Staying Power

After being on the road all day, it’s nice to get settled in for the night. There’s nothing more annoying than opening a cabinet and having the contents come flying…
10-Minute Tech

10-Minute Tech: Sleep Like a Baby

We have a Venture RV with a dinette that converts into a bed that is OK for little children but pretty small for most guests, so we came up with…
Tech Q&A: Trailerlife Magazine

RV Tech Q&A: March 2019

Refrigerator Operation We just bought our first RV, a 2015 Keystone Outback Super Lite fifth-wheel, and are learning things every time we get in or go somewhere. I have a…
DIY, Gear

Patch Things Up: Tear-Aid Kits

A damaged awning can be an expensive fix, as even a small tear can lead to a complete replacement if left unchecked. Tear-Aid patches provide a simple method of repairing…
10-Minute Tech

10-Minute Tech: Crank It Up… and Down

Here’s my work-around for a troublesome manual crank to raise and lower the screw-type scissor jacks on my trailer. I bought a reasonably priced used 12-volt battery-powered cordless drill with…