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Another fix for “hitch clunk”

By Russ and Tiña De Maris We recently talked about an annoying phenomenon that travel trailer RVers sometimes face: hitch clunk. Slop in the hitch...
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Eliminating hitch clunk

By Dave Helgeson Clunk! If you pull a travel trailer you are likely to hear this sound being emitted from your hitch after a few...
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An easy fix to stop towed vehicle rattle

By Greg Illes There are a lot of anti-rattle devices on the market, all aimed at limiting or removing the "clunk" from the loose-fitting tow...

Fifth wheel hitching: An old-timer’s advice

By George Bliss From several years of observations at campgrounds, it seems most RVers don’t know the importance of hooking up the umbilical cord from...

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...

How to safely, quickly and easily hitch a travel trailer

This excellent nine-minute video was recently posted by our friend and now RVtravel.com contributor Gyro Gearloose (aka Wolfe Rose). If you use a sway...

Trailer hitching: Keep your rig where it belongs

By Russ and Tiña De Maris For a "heart sinking into your stomach" experience, there’s nothing like looking in the rearview mirror and finding your...

Sadder but wiser: The case of the falling fifth wheel

It almost happened to me. Maybe it has happened to you. No doubt you've heard of it happening to someone else. My dad was...

Move your travel trailer by remote control

By Eric Brotman RVtravel.com Power trailer movers can make an RVer’s life a whole lot easier — if certain criteria are met. The mover should be...

Hitch your trailer without help with magnetic hitch alignment kit

Are you sometimes frustrated that you have to distract your co-pilot just to hook up your trailer? If you could do it yourself —...

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,...

Backup cams: Changing your trailer hitching routine

By Dave Helgeson Ever since man first attempted to back a horseless carriage up to the coupler of a trailer he has been trying to...