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RVs can be a little scary, can’t they?
You’re handed the keys after a hurried 15-minute walk-through. Now you’re in charge of a factory-built home on wheels that experiences a hurricane and an earthquake every time you drive through a rainstorm.
As a designer and RV engineer, I get your frustration. My industry isn’t necessarily known for award-winning customer service, now is it?
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If you’ve read my article on the hidden danger of a weight-distribution hitch, you might be wondering what else you thought you knew that isn’t true! I’m a big fan of weight-distribution hitches. If you’re
Isn’t your home fridge wonderful? It’s as silent and reliable as a British soldier in the Queen’s Guard. No obnoxious beeps. No 20-page instruction manual. No indecipherable electronic hieroglyphics. It gets cold, then stays cold.
If you’re shopping for a travel trailer, you have a decision to make: Single axle or dual axle? It’s a hotly debated forum topic. Some die-hard RV owners won’t consider anything else but a tandem
Want to hear a dirty secret? RVs are often built with insufficient payload capacity. If I had to bet money, I’d wager most RVs traveling down the road would tip the scales in excess of
This is your last chance. After this, there’s no turning back. You stop reading this article about lithium batteries, and the story ends. You go back to your RV and believe whatever you want to
So you’re curious about your RV house batteries’ state of charge? Prepare to feast from the Tree of Knowledge… If you’re not thirsty for knowledge, here’s the grab-and-go answer: A deep-cycle RV lead-acid battery should
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