Overweight RVs: An industry and consumers’ problem

By Greg Gerber editor, RV Daily Report There has been a lot of discussion in recent years about overweight RVs. Most of the talk centers around RVers cramming too much stuff in their units and exceeding the vehicle’s weight rating. Groups like Escapees Club and FMCA offer the opportunity to have RVs weighed at many events, and most who do... Read More

Stop that towed vehicle rattle

By Greg Iles   There are a lot of anti-rattle devices on the market, all aimed at limiting or removing the “clunk” from the loose-fitting tow hardware. Anybody who has towed anything recognizes that annoying clank-whack-thunk when you stop, start, go around a turn, back up, etc. Unfortunately, it’s not only annoying, it can actually cause towing problems. The loose... Read More

Fifth wheel hitching: an old-timer’s advice

By George Bliss   From several years of observations at campgrounds, it seems most RVers don’t know the importance of hooking up the umbilical cord from the truck to the fifth wheel trailer before trying to connect (or disconnect) the king pin to (or from) the fifth wheel. This is necessary so you can apply the brakes on the trailer,... Read More