Feedback on towing fifth wheels with half-tons – Part 2

By Steve Savage, Mobility RV Service [Editor’s note: Steve’s original posting on this subject appeared in an RV Daily Tips newsletter. He had a lot of feedback on the subject. This post is a little longer than our usual, but we felt it important to post it, more or less, intact. In case you missed it, click here for Part 1.]…

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Organize your RV documents. Go paperless

By Greg Illes If you are like most of us, your RV has a huge collection of operating manuals, installation manuals, specifications and other literature. This stuff usually comes with all the appliances and accessories that are part of a trailer or motorhome, such as refrigerators, air conditioners, heaters, TVs, smoke alarms, generators, electrical panels, and on and on. The…

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Taking care of batteries, high-tech style

By Greg Illes Sometimes batteries seem ridiculously simple — we tend to see them as either working or dead. But there is way more than meets the eye in this 2,000-year-old technology. RV batteries are made with lead plates interleaved with lead-dioxide plates. The plates are immersed in sulfuric acid, and the electrochemical reaction creates the battery effect. The whole…

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Level your rig like a pro — without messing up your suspension

By Greg Illes For new RVers leveling seems pretty straightforward. The most difficult thing seems to be getting that pesky bubble centered in the level. This is challenging when using leveling ramps or blocks, but less so when using leveling jacks. But there are some nuances to leveling and they’re worth the understanding. Leveling actually consists of two distinct components,…

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