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Don’t forget to take care of your RV’s frame

By Chris Dougherty CERTIFIED RV TECHNICIAN As advanced as today’s RVs are, one thing that seems to be overlooked by many manufacturers is the finish of...

Alternatives to hitch ball grease

By Russ and Tiña De Maris  A new hitch ball is often bright, shiny and chromed. But many RVers have been much dismayed, on lifting...

Thumbs down: Loose bolts under the slideout

We received this letter from an RVtravel.com reader. There are two sides to every story, so always keep that in mind. After reading this,...

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...

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...

Avoid tow bar tragedy

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Imagine looking in the rearview mirror and seeing traffic behind you scattering in every direction – trying to avoid...

Keep your hitch ball covered — DIY RV project

By John Cook with Russ and Tiña De Maris After walking into the hitch ball on my tow rig while wearing my "dress" blue jeans,...

A power inverter can save you on hookups

By Chuck Woodbury A small power inverter like the one pictured can provide some household power needs without the use of a generator or a...

RV skid rollers bring up the rear

By Jim Twamley Sometimes RVing can be a drag, especially when you have a long trailer. Skid wheels were designed to prevent trailer drag when...

Can WD-40 really do all that?

By Greg Illes The "WD" in WD-40 stands for "water displacement," and it was reportedly the 40th blend that finally made it to production. Since...

RV weight limits can sneak up on you

By Greg Illes I've learned to always drive my RV within its specified weight limits. How I learned this is a long and somewhat sordid...

Keep your powder dry — and your landing gear greased

By Russ and Tiña De Maris We were just preparing to head out on the road after a few months hunkered down in the Northwest....