Some RVers have learned the hard way when do-it-yourself electricians “plumb in” new RV electrical hookups at a campground. What happens sometimes is the campground will wire in 220 volts, when it should only be 120 volts, which results in high-voltage problems such as smoked wiring and burnt-out electronics. On the other hand, low voltage […]
Hitching your trailer can be challenging and figuring out how to set the towed unit at the right height to connect the tow vehicle can drive anyone crazy.
In many cases a break or leak in an RV water supply line is often a literal snap to repair. That’s because they are not buried inside walls and are usually accessible and easy to fix. Here’s how.
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 […]
For years, some representatives in the tire industry have been pushing the idea of using nitrogen-filled tires instead of air. The arguments for using this inert gas for tire inflation are myriad. Nitrogen molecules are larger than oxygen molecules and are less permeable. The result? Tires with nitrogen keep the proper pressure longer. This means […]
If you’re not a fan of cold winters, now’s the time to start planning your snowbird escape. If this isn’t in your plans this winter, here’s how you can ensure your RV is safely tucked away for winter storage and in top form come the spring.
Greasing your axle bearings is important for both safety and smooth travels, but take extra steps to ensure all related components are in good working order.
Let’s call them Ann and Carl. Rolling down a California interstate, Ann detected a flat tire. Carl steered the rig off on the next exit and checked his tires. Flat tire wasn’t the word for it—anything remotely resembling rubber was wrapped around the axle and what was left of a wheel had ground a track […]
Leveling systems are often available as an option or can be purchased separately and provide your RV with optimum stability.
Towing a second vehicle with your motorhome offers a great means to further enjoy your lifestyle on the road. Planning destinations within a destination, having easier access to remote areas for outdoor activities, or making quick runs to a nearby grocery store are just a few of the conveniences of having a compact second vehicle […]
Trailer and motorhome tires are the unsung heroes of the RV world. They get put to the test daily by carrying heavy loads and enduring all kinds of extreme road conditions. Even when not in use, they can wear down without owners giving their tires a second thought. The wear and tear on RV tires […]