Tire inflation not the same for all trailers – more on Interply Shear

RV Tire Safety with RV tire expert Roger Marble I have written a number of times on the topic of Interply Shear. This is the force that is trying to tear the belts of radial tires apart. There are some highly technical papers on the topic and you can review them after a simple Google search on the term. You... Read More

Hubby solved noisy LP detector by disconnecting it – Bad idea!

Dear RV Shrink: We live six months at a time in a 35-foot fifth wheel. Recently our propane detector started acting weird so my husband just disconnected the wires. He failed to inform me of this repair technique and I was content that it was working properly again. When I finally discovered that it was disconnected I had a fit.... Read More

Fire rips through Calif. RV dealership: RV fridge blamed

Paul Evert’s RV Country in Fresno, California, became an inferno Tuesday evening when a fire ripped through one of its maintenance warehouses. Flames reached as high as 40 feet. Investigators believe the fire started in a refrigerator in an RV inside the building. About ten RVs were inside the warehouse. Paul Evert’s RV Country’s vice president Charlie Power said the... Read More

KeySmart puts bulky keys into single fold-up device

The KeySmart Pro is a Swiss-styled key holder that consolidates noisy, bulky keys into a single fold-up device. KeySmart Pro comes with Tile™ Smart location, and was made for people who spend a lot of time enjoying the outdoors. This little gadget ensures no more bulky keys and guarantees you’ll never lose them on a camping trip again. Regardless of... Read More

Trailer folk: Jack the frame – not the axle

By Russ and Tiña De Maris When we were new to the RVing-with-a-trailer set, we bought an older fifth wheel that had been sitting about on its tires for some time. Lots of tread left, sure, but the tires themselves had been exposed to plenty of UV radiation. Our RVing mentors “learned us” quickly that just because there’s plenty of... Read More