Zoning in your brake controller for optimum trailer braking

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Question: “I have a question about brake controllers and travel trailers. How do you adjust them? How do you know if they are too tight or not adjusted correctly?” Answer:  The job of the brake controller is to send the appropriate amount of current flow back to the brakes. You could send a full... Read More

How to locate roof leaks

Here are some tips from Dicor about how to locate roof leaks. Being careful, get on your roof and feel around. Soft spots can indicate loose roofing material and damage to the substrate, composed of anything from 1/4-inch luaun to 3/4-inch plywood layered over trusses. Structural integrity can be seen by looking for low spots or ripples in the roofing,... Read More

How to avoid damaging slides when leveling an RV

So what’s the correct way to level your rig without damaging the slides — before or after they are extended? The safest (and most warranty-wise) answer: “Do what your rig’s manual tells you. Here’s a lift from a Keystone manual: The recreational vehicle must be level to avoid binding the slide-rooms. Remember, stabilizing jacks are not capable of supporting the... Read More

How to prepare for boondocking

By Bob Difley You can boondock as long as your on-board resources hold out. Basic equipment for dry camping (without hookups) includes: •A house battery separate from your starter battery. •Holding tank for fresh water. •Holding tanks for waste water from shower, sink, and toilet. Fortunately, all modern RVs have these features and most have separate holding tanks for water... Read More