RV chain as strong as the weakest …

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris For years we’ve been talking to the bully pulpit to preach the importance of knowing your weight ratings and scrupulously sticking to them. I don’t know how many obviously overloaded rigs we’ve seen in campgrounds and on highways – sometimes broken down as a result of failing to heed such advice. Every RV... Read More

How to safely, quickly and easily hitch a travel trailer

This excellent nine-minute video was recently posted by our friend Gyro Gearloose (aka Wolfe Rose). If you use a sway bar, keep in mind that each end of the sway bar MUST have the appropriate hitch pin installed after the sway bar is popped onto the knob on the trailer and truck; otherwise, it will fail and likely fall off.... Read More

Turbo diesel engine overheats. RVer wonders why

  Dear Readers, I received this email from reader Don Self about overheating problems with his turbo diesel engine. If you would like to offer Don a tip, please leave a comment. Perhaps you’ve had a similar experience. —Chuck/editor Don wrote: In 2007, I bought my first RV (5th wheel) and a new turbo diesel one-ton pickup the same day... Read More

Stupid RVer trick: Or is this just plain sad?

  This has to be high on the list of Stupid RVer tricks. In this case, it’s not just a trick, but an misguided attempt by a couple of English guys to tow a travel trailer (or a caravan, as they call them there) through a narrow passageway. If this weren’t so stupidly funny, it would be sad. Click the video. It’s only... Read More

Tuson launches RF Wireless Camera System

  By Bob Difley Tuson RV Brakes announced it is launching its new and improved RF Wireless Camera System for sale immediately. “We now have RF Wireless Camera Systems in stock at our Tuson Vernon Hills, Ill., facility. Tuson RV Brakes has worked hard to improve our RF Wireless Camera System before we decided to release it,” said John Soptich,... Read More

Trailer flips over on highway: dash cam captures it

  If you own a travel trailer, watching this video might hurt. Motorists traveling behind a travel trailer watch in horror as the RV gets slammed by a gust of wind and flips on its side out of control, whipping its tow vehicle 180 degrees. The message here: If the wind is strong, pull over and wait for it to calm. And... Read More

Sand driving — don’t get stuck in the muck

By Russ and Tiña De Maris With summertime on us, where do you want to go? To the mountains for fresh air and cooler nights? To the forests with abundant shade? How about the beach? Yeah, break out the umbrellas, the beach towels, and sunscreen – but be careful about the trailer or the motorhome. Every year coastal tow companies... Read More