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Tech Q&A: Trailerlife Magazine

RV Tech Q&A: July 2020

Fifth-Wheel Cracked Rims After removing the cover from our fifth-wheel after its long winter’s nap, I noticed a low tire on the right rear. At first, my husband and I…
Tech Q&A: Trailerlife Magazine

RV Tech Q&A: June 2020

New Trailer Battery Our 2016 CrossRoads Sunset Trail 290QB trailer needs a new battery, but we are not sure what type to get. We do not dry camp. The battery’s…
Tech Q&A: Trailerlife Magazine

RV Tech Q&A: May 2020

Rough Rider Fifth-Wheel It seems that every time we go on a trip, while underway, cabinets open, stuff spills out and chairs are even overturned. This is all due to…
10-Minute Tech

10-Minute Tech: Pop Top

The EZ Slide Topper Support featured in Kevin Livingston’s “Topper Popper” article in the March 2020 Trailer Life is one way to raise the slide-topper fabric so rainwater rolls off.…
Tech Q&A: Trailerlife Magazine

RV Tech Q&A: April 2020

Frame-Welding Precautions I recently purchased a 2009 Palomino Puma 19FS. Due to very limited storage room, I plan to have the tail section of the frame beefed up and get…
10-Minute Tech

10-Minute Tech: Mr. Clean

I purchased a portable waste tank for use when camping at sites without sewer hookups. It has an opening to insert a garden hose for rinsing. However, the rinsing attachments…
Tech Q&A: Trailerlife Magazine

RV Tech Q&A: March 2020

Can products like Drano and Liquid-Plumr be used on RV drains to eliminate or reduce the potential of clogs? If not, is there a product on the market specifically for…
10-Minute Tech

10-Minute Tech: Roomier Bathroom

The bathroom in our Heartland Mallard M27 travel trailer is on the small side. To make for a roomier shower, I installed a Stromberg Carlson Extend-A-Shower that I bought on…
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10-Minute Tech: Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah

When I wanted to check inside my RV while the cover was on, it was hard to open the entry door without bringing out a ladder to open the full-height…
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10-Minute Tech: Custom Storage

Since we needed more space for storage and pantry items in our RV and didn’t need a washer and dryer, we transformed that closet into usable space. We bought two…