Secure Your Storage

storage locks

March 27, 2014

  Whether you are closing up camp, or just out for dinner, when your “life” is in your RV, you want to know it is as safe as can be. It may surprise you to hear that most storage compartments use the same standard key. With some compartments having access directly into your living space, that... Read more »

Recipe for Fire Starters

Firestarter

March 27, 2014

  Unless you are in southern Florida, this winter has already been a bear! Beat the polar vortex by creating some heat of your own – with your own fire starters! The recipe is simple and easy to follow in this TrailerLife.TV original how-to video, and will have your campfire ablaze in no time.... Read more »

An Energy Odyssey

Odyssey

March 27, 2014

  EnerSys has expanded its ODYSSEY Performance Series battery product offering to include the Group 65 battery designed specifically for consumer applications. The ODYSSEY Performance Series 65-760 battery features 762 cold cranking amps (CCA), 129 reserve capacity (RC) minutes and deep cycle capability... Read more »

EZ Oil Drain

Automotive-AD2

March 27, 2014

  Regular oil changes are an important part of coach ownership — but draining the oil can be a messy process, and if you’re not careful, you can cross thread the drain hole when reinstalling the plug. The EZ Oil Drain Valve simply replaces the existing oil drain plug for fast, clean and easy... Read more »

Motorhome Paint Swirl Removal

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by E. Don Smith
March 26, 2014

  Get Rid of Holograms and Fine Scratches with These Techniques   During the past 10 years, one of the most striking visual changes that has occurred to the exterior of Class A motorhomes is the use of automotive-grade, full-body paint. The designers that develop these flashy paint jobs really... Read more »

Generator Stalls

ken freund

March 25, 2014

  I have an Onan MicroQuiet 4000 generator in my 2003 Four Winds . I bought this coach in 2005, and the 4kW generator has worked well until recently. I always make sure the generator crankcase oil level is full before each trip. The generator uses little, if any, crankcase oil. We took a camping... Read more »

Towing Capacity Clarification

March 25, 2014

  We bought a 2008 Damon Daybreak 3276 motorhome last fall and would like to tow a vehicle behind it. I’ve talked to several people and dealers, and have received conflicting information.We have an 18-foot flat deck auto hauler trailer, which we had planned to use for this purpose. I have a 10,000-pound... Read more »

Engine Dies When Stopping

March 25, 2014

I have a 1998 35-foot Forest River on a 1997 Ford chassis with a 7.5-liter fuel-injected V-8 and 80,000 miles. The engine sometimes dies when I stop at a red light. I have to shift into neutral, restart and keep my foot on the gas pedal to get going again. This doesn’t occur all the time. It usually... Read more »

CUT THE CLUTTER

Clutter-Pix-#1

March 25, 2014

  I grew tired of a disorderly table that was littered with pens, TV remotes and travel literature. Nothing was commercially available, so I fashioned a receptacle for about $20. With some spare plywood, flexible carpeting and a little imagination, the result is a pleasing container to tidy up the... Read more »

RACK ’EM UP

wine-glass-holders

March 25, 2014

  Here is a great way to keep real wine glasses safe while traveling, as well as just storing. My husband mounted the rod portion of a fishing pole rack on the wall of one of our cupboards. Make sure the rack is flush against the mounting surface. It cost us approximately $15 from a local sporting... Read more »

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