Stop losing your hitch pin

RV Intelligence, a manufacturer of aftermarket products and accessories for recreational vehicles, is selling the Hitch PinLeash at select RV accessory retailers. The Hitch PinLeash, RV Intelligence’s fourth product, is a strap designed to easily mount in hitching environments. It provides security against loss of 5/8-inch and 1/2-inch hitch pins and clips, as well as visual confirmation the pin is... Read More

Grand Design RV honored for new Transcend trailer

Based on a news release from Grand Design Middlebury, IN, January 16, 2018 – Grand Design’s new introductory level Transcend Travel Trailer was recently honored with the RV Pro Best of Show and RV Business’s Top Debut awards. The RV features include a power tongue jack, power awning and aluminum entry steps. On the inside, it includes leather sofas and cushions,... Read More

Towable RV owners lose benefit with new tax bill

The recently passed tax reform bill will benefit the RV industry and further the industry’s current period of historic growth, according to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). But one thing it won’t do is help the owners of towable RVs. For many years, owners of all types of self-contained RVs could deduct the interest on their RV loan as... Read More

Blue Ox Ascent lightweight tow bar enables easier turns

The Blue Ox Ascent is a lightweight (only 31 lbs.) aircraft-grade aluminum tow bar with a 7,500-pound rating. The tow bar is easy to hitch up (watch the video) and unhitch in your campground. Product Features Can maneuver tight corners as legs are 2” longer No centering pin – easy to store Non-binding latches Off-set triple lugs makes unhooking simple... Read More

Airstream announces new European-styled trailer

Airstream has announced a new trailer, the 27-foot Globetrotter. According to a news release, the new Globetrotter uses Airstream’s classic bullet shape and adds “European touches.” In collaboration with the UK-based design studio Astheimer Limited, the Globetrotter features a minimalist interior of aluminum walls, panoramic windows, wrap-around upholstery, recessed speakers, and backlighting throughout. It’s available with either walnut or elm... Read More

Is sway control necessary for a short travel trailer?

  Dear Gary, I am a newbie to RVing and I just purchased a used Prowler 22-foot travel trailer and I am towing it behind my F-250. My question is, do I need a sway bar? I am getting mixed messages mostly leaning towards not needing one. —Tami W. Dear Tami, I am a firm believer in both a weight... Read More

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

How to safely, quickly and easily hitch a travel trailer

This excellent nine-minute video was recently posted by our friend and now contributor 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... Read More