Do you need to lose weight? No, I don’t mean go on a diet or start exercising more. I’m talking about trailer weight—you know, those extra pounds that stack up every time you buy a souvenir or invest in a new DVD player for your RV. According to the RVSEF, about 60% of travel trailers exceed […]
Mark Wilson, along with his brother Doyle and his son Brady, know what it takes to build a quality sheep wagon. They are, after all, a family that has deep roots in Utah sheep ranching. Based just outside of Heber City, Utah, the Wilson family has been sheep ranching for generations. In 1976 Mark decided […]
A few entries ago I shared a tip for leveling your RV side to side when camping in the boondocks. Given the amount of interest in that entry I will share another leveling tip for fifth wheel and travel trailer owners that involves front to rear leveling. When you’re logging long miles and pull off […]
One advantage of RVing in the western United States is the abundance of public land on which to disperse camp (aka boondock) for free. Upon arriving at an available place to camp, you have many options to consider as to how to situate your RV on the site. Items to consider are: view, sun, shade, […]
It doesn’t matter if you tow a trailer that is big or small, there are everyday safety steps that should be taken to avoid tragedies while on the road. 1. Stay up-to-date on regular maintenance. Keeping your trailer in top shape is a critical step in trailer safety. Before towing, ensure that: The bearings have […]
Ever since man first attempted to back a horseless carriage up to the coupler of a trailer, he has been trying to devise an easier way to make tow ball and coupler come together in harmony. Wives have used hand gestures in futility, convex mirrors have been mounted on trailer tongues to reflect a view […]
Checking to make sure your brake lights are working before departing on a trip has been problematic for years. Without a partner to stand behind your RV or trailer and tell you if they’re operating meant you had to jam something between the vehicle’s floorboard and brake pedal, then run to the back of your […]
Alumination, a feature documentary showcasing the history, design, and lifestyle of Airstream trailers, is currently in post-production with an estimated release for 2018. A departure from previous efforts of capturing the iconic brand, Alumination details the essence of the company in the RV marketplace with a strong emphasis on how Airstream signifies adventure and a […]
Weight distribution hitches have long been the ideal solution for smooth, trouble-free towing. They mean the difference between an easy towing experience and a not-so-enjoyable one, especially in bad weather, rough road conditions, or when weight is a concern. Why do you need a weight distribution hitch? In fact, weight is the number one factor […]
Colorado Teardrop has offers a new trailer to its lineup for 2016. It’s called the Summit and is designed for enjoying the backcountry for a days at a time.
Do you cringe when your trailer comes to a stop? We did. Here’s why we chose a hydraulic over electric trailer disc brake conversion on our fifth wheel.