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... Read More

This RV setup is seriously big!

By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR I found this fifth wheel trailer and tow vehicle at the Indian Campground in Buffalo, Wyoming. The campground bills itself as having the longest pull-through sites in the area. Good thing, because this setup needed every foot. What struck me was the Smart Car atop the big rig Volvo truck. You don’t see something like this every... Read More

GEN-Y Hitch releases new Torsion Gooseneck Surge Coupler

  GEN-Y introduces its first coupler offering, the all new GEN-Y Torsion Gooseneck Surge Coupler. “We’ve been asked by so many to get a torsion solution for goosenecks,” said GEN-Y President Carl Borkholder. “Until now it has been hitches only, but this coupler is going to change the way things are done with goosenecks. Our proprietary torsion technology mitigates 90... Read More

RV comes with a big soaking bathtub!

  By Andrew Robinson As many RV manufacturers evolve from building RVs as vehicles to use for recreation into building them for mobile homes, we have yet another entry into the RV designers’ game: “What cool option can we feature next that nobody really needs?” Be sure to take our 10-second poll below We already have built-in washer-dryers, dishwashers, fireplaces, central vacuum systems, satellite dishes, heated floors and... Read More

RV Stabilizer: The easy way to stop the sway

  By Bob Difley Rock and roll is here to stay — but those song lyrics shouldn’t define how your 5th wheel or travel trailer behaves in your campsite. The Valterra RV Stabilizer is your stabilization solution. This simple and effective Stabilizer creates a rock-solid foundation for your fifth wheel, class “C” motorhome, toy hauler or travel trailer. It sets... Read More

Confessions of a newbie full-time RVer

  By Mike ShermanHaving 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 up….or... 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