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10-Minute Tech: Dog-Friendly Steps

When my wife and I purchased our travel trailer, we were disappointed when our dog, an energetic Florida black mouth cur, did not share our enthusiasm. She has no problem…
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…
a travel trailer hitched up to a Chevy SUV
New To RVing, Tech, Towing Tips

How to Hitch Travel Trailers and Fifth-Wheels

Trailer Life’s step-by-step guide to hitching an RV trailer or fifth-wheel to a tow vehicle 16 Steps for Hitching Travel Trailers Chock the trailer tires. Insert ball mount into tow vehicle’s…
10-Minute Tech

10-Minute Tech: Easy-Clean Backsplash

Cooking splashes and grease are hard to clean off, especially if the area around your RV’s stove is wallpapered. I created a relatively inexpensive way to protect the wallpaper by…
DIY, Tech Q&A: Trailerlife Magazine

RV Clinic July 2015

Towing in Reverse Q: I have a 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 longbed 4×4 with a 5.9-liter diesel engine, a 48RE automatic transmission and single rear wheels. I tow a 33-foot…
DIY, Tech Q&A: Trailerlife Magazine

RV Clinic June 2015

Overheating Furnace Q: I have a 2001 33-foot fifth-wheel, a National RV Palisades. It has an Atwood Hydro Flame furnace. I set the temperature to 75 degrees, and the furnace…
RV News, Tech Q&A: Trailerlife Magazine

RV Clinic May 2015

RV Furniture Q: We have a 2008 Dutchmen Victory Lane toy hauler. We no longer ride motorcycles and want to turn the back into a den. The trouble is, where…
10-Minute Tech

Hat’s Off to Little Things

  My husband was always leaving small items around our RV after emptying his pockets. I bought a hanging hat rack from Lowe’s for $11.99 and hung it on the…
10-Minute Tech

10-Minute Tech: Hang in There … Again

  I saw Wayne Smith’s “fix” in the June issue for keeping hangers on the rod so clothes don’t fall off during travel. Here’s another idea: I’ve been using a…

Hellwig’s Grand Cherokee

  With an anti-sway bar installed, the company’s test Jeep demonstrated a dramatic improvement in handling Hellwig Products produces 100 percent American-made, precision-engineered products for a variety of vehicles. Most…