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

Correct Track keeps travel trailer, 5th wheel axles aligned

Correct Track alignment system by Lippert Components provides a safe and simple way to correct a misaligned trailer suspension system. Misaligned axles and suspension are caused by lateral unbalanced weight. When an RV foundation is assembled, the bulk of its final weight has not yet been placed on the axles and chassis. The addition of slide-out rooms, appliances and cargo... Read More

Use the right lubricants to keep your RV working right and quietly

By Greg Illes It’s truly surprising how many different ways modern technology has provided to lubricate moving parts. When I was a kid, the choices were likely between “axle grease,” motor oil, 3-in-1 and Liquid Wrench. Nowadays, we have a plethora of synthetics, Teflon-bases, penetrants, dry-lubes, and food-grade (you can swallow it) lubricants. Let’s start with the basics — your... Read More

Check your fuel tank plumbing to ensure a fast, easy fill

By Greg Illes For years I struggled with my fuel filling speed. Sometimes, gas would flow into the tank without complaint. Other times, I couldn’t get more than a trickle before the nozzle would auto-shutoff. It was maddening, especially for those 40-gallon fills, which could take (literally) a half-hour. Of course, I checked the filler tube for blockages and kinks — there... Read More