All your trailer brakes should lock up at the same point

  By Chris Dougherty Chris Dougherty is a certified RV technician. Here is a letter he received from a reader while he was serving as RVtravel.com’s technical editor. Dear Chris, I have a new Coleman camper that seems to have a brake issue. While it stops okay, one tire seems to lock up first. This happens while adjusting the brake... Read More

Motorhome leans — Why, and what to do?

  Dear Gary, My new motorhome leans to the passenger side. The weight record shows that the passenger side rear is about 1,000 pounds different than the driver’s rear side. Winnebago installed a two-inch block on the rear passenger side to lift the springs and it doesn’t lean now but it drives differently. The rear end is all over the... Read More

RV levelers — What maintenance?

  By Chris Dougherty Chris Dougherty is a certified RV technician. Here is a letter he received from a reader while he was serving as RVtravel.com’s technical editor. Dear Chris, We spend six months as snowbirds in Florida near Orlando.  The jacks are down for the full six months. Do the shafts need to be lubricated and retracted during the... Read More

LoadLifter provides heavy load leveling capabilities

  By Bob Difley Air Lift is expanding its load assist product line with the new LoadLifter 7500 XL series kits, which offer extreme load-leveling capabilities, a release from the company stated. The LoadLifter 7500 XL is now Air Lift’s heaviest-rated air spring kit, built to provide 7,500 pounds of load- leveling capacity. For owners of 3/4- and 1-ton pickups that... Read More

Changing shocks in these Class C RVs a nightmare

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris If your Class C motorhome is built on a Ford E-350 chassis, you’re far from being alone. There’s just swarms of these venerable RVs out there, and they have their own peculiar praises and faults. Of the latter, you’ll find plenty of E-350 owners who begin to use language that’s not safe for... Read More

Motorhome braking system options

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris If you’re thinking about a big Class A rig, fired by a diesel engine, listen up. That great big behemoth is mighty comfortable, but once it starts rolling it can be a challenge to slow down. Diesel engines, unlike their “gasser” counterparts, respond a bit differently when you take your foot off the... Read More

Winnebago recalls motorhomes for brake issue

(July 25, 2016) — Winnebago is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Winnebago Tour motorhomes manufactured May 25, 2013, to November 25, 2015, and Itasca Ellipse motorhomes manufactured May 25, 2013, to November 18, 2015. The throttle pedal position sensor on the affected vehicles may not return to zero, causing the engine brake to suddenly not activate as expected, reducing the... Read More

Too much weight to carry scooters on back of motorhome?

By Chris Dougherty Chris Dougherty is a certified RV technician. Here is a letter he received from a reader while he was serving as RVtravel.com’s technical editor. Dear Chris,I am planning to buy a small Class A gas coach built on a Ford F53 chassis which comes with a Class 2 or 5000 pound hitch and towing capacity and is... Read More