Why a brake controller?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris “I’ve been looking into buying a travel trailer for taking my family camping. I keep running into information about brake controllers. I’ve towed boats on trailers for years without any such thing as a brake controller — what gives? And how do they work, anyway?” Smaller boat trailers with typically light loads don’t usually... Read More

RV wind deflectors: Use ’em right or don’t use ’em

By Jim Twamley Just how effective are those RV wind deflectors you see on trucks pulling 5th wheels and travel trailers? Though somewhat technical (what you’d expect from a Professor of RVing), this information could save you some serious cash. Trucks pulling trailers lose a majority of their energy at highway speeds through aerodynamic drag. Using computational fluid dynamics, scientists... Read More

Do-it-yourself RV storage organizer

By Jim Twamley No matter what type of RV you own, storage will always be an issue. I’ve used everything from elaborate storage compartment organization units, to stackable plastic storage bins, and cardboard boxes — because they work. For RV newbies, I suggest starting off with plastic bins and cardboard boxes until you determine what works best for your RV... Read More