Confessions of a newbie full-time RVer

  By Mike Sherman Having full-timed now for 5 months, we have learned a lot. Here’s an overview of our experience and lessons learned. After 30 years of RVing, we finally reached retirement and jumped at the opportunity to sell our home and belongings and see America full time. We started out with a 12′ trailer many years ago and gradually moved... Read More

One-touch automatic leveling system for travel trailers

By Bob Difley Lippert Components’ newest leveling system, Ground Control® TT, is the industry’s first ever one-touch automatic leveling system designed for travel trailers. Fifth wheels and motorhomes have offered one-touch automatic leveling for years, and now LCI has brought this technology to the much larger travel trailer market. “Consumers today expect to push a button to set up camp... Read More

New RVer asks: What fifth wheel hitch position for tow?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Folks new to the fifth-wheeling game sometimes have a little catching up to do. Sometimes even us ‘old dogs’ learn something new. For example, I know plenty of fifth wheel owners who’ve never had the need for a “sliding hitch” because they’ve always towed with a long-bed truck. First, what’s a ‘sliding hitch’? Specially... Read More

Using a wheel bearing lube system? Maybe not a good idea

By Russ and Tiña De Maris We’ve written more than one time about the wisdom of pulling your trailer wheels apart every year or two and taking the time to inspect and repack the axle bearings. Each time we do, we hear from somebody who says, in effect, “Why waste the time? Just put on a lube system that allows... Read More