“Easy-lube”-ing your RV axle bearings? Take note!

  By Roger Danforth Much has been written about the wisdom of pulling your trailer wheels apart every year or two and taking the time to inspect and repack the axle bearings. Oftentimes you’ll hear a response like: “Why waste the time? Just put on a lube system that allows you to pump fresh grease into the system. No need…

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RVers should know about these emergency weather services

By Emily Woodbury STAFF WRITER I wish I didn’t have to write this article, and I wish that half of our “America the Beautiful” wasn’t covered in either water or flames, but, sadly, there’s no stopping Mother Nature when she decides to roar.  As RVers, we often travel in places where disaster may strike, and sometimes we may not even…

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Fifth wheel travel trailers – inverters and generators

  Dear Gary, Do fifth-wheel travel trailers have inverters? If they do not, then I need one with a generator, right? —Robert P. Hi Robert, Many 5th wheel travel trailers are indeed equipped with an inverter. In some cases, however, they may not power all 120-volt AC loads in the same manner as an on-board generator. Some trailers are equipped…

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Big recall on Ford F-150, F-250 and F-350 trucks

Ford Motor Company is recalling more than 117,000 model year 2015-2017 F-150 and  2017 F-250 and F-350 trucks equipped with a crew cab. The left rear inflatable seat belt buckle assembly may be inadequately attached to its mounting bracket. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 210, “Seat Belt…

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RV Travel Newsletter Issue 810

Learn about RV camping, RV travel, RV news and much more. This newsletter, now in its 17th year of continuous publication, is funded primarily through advertising and voluntary subscription contributions from our readers. Thank you! Issue 810 • Week of September 9–15, 2017 Editor’s corner With Chuck Woodbury Chuck (at) RVtravel.com One of the best decisions I’ve made in recent…

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How to safely, quickly and easily hitch a travel trailer

This excellent nine-minute video was recently posted by our friend and now RVtravel.com contributor Gyro Gearloose (aka Wolfe Rose). If you use a sway bar, keep in mind that each end of the sway bar MUST have the appropriate hitch pin installed after the sway bar is popped onto the knob on the trailer and truck; otherwise, it will fail…

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