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    Understanding Brakes and Suspension Repair

    As most RVers around this time start thinking about the new season, there are two essential systems to check following winter storage. These include the axles and brakes.   When we began our mobile RV repair business, we thought we would be... Read more

    Feb 21, 2024

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    Joshua Rainey Dreamstime

    How To Maintain a Fifth Wheel Hitch

    Once you decide to set out on a journey with a fifth wheel, it will become a reliable and comfortable home base during your travels. There are several benefits of owning this class of RV. One of its distinguishable differences from travel trailers... Read more


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    Perry Mack

    We Test the Wrangler DuraTrac RTs

    Our Silverado 3500HD gets worked like a Swiss army knife in a survival training camp. It needs to perform multiple roles on the farm, in the bush, towing our fifth wheel and then clean up and behave well enough to take us out for dinner. This kind... Read more

    Jan 31, 2024

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    Don’t be Left Out in the Cold

    RVing in the winter isn’t limited to snowbirds visiting southern destinations. Many enthusiasts north of the border embrace the snow and cold temperatures, using their rigs to set up camp at local ski resorts or select parks to partake in seasonal... Read more

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    Pull Through Sites

    Smart RVing - Detecting Water Leaks

    What happens when there is water leaking in your RV and you have no idea where it is coming from? A lot of RVers this past season have called our mobile RV service team regarding this issue and my husband and I even recently experienced this in... Read more

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    Is Your Slide-Out Working?

    We have addressed RV slide-out systems in previous Smart RVing columns. However, with frequent use and moving parts, it’s important to understand how the electrical and mechanical components function and what to look for when they malfunction... Read more

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    5 Easy DIY Upgrades for Class A Coaches

    When we hit the road full-time in 2018, the only RV we’ve ever lived and travelled in was a Winnebago Navion Class C. Before our upgrade to a larger model, we did our research, asking a lot of questions about the Class A life. How’s the steering?... Read more

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    How to Avoid Expensive RV Repairs

    When buying a new RV, it’s easy to overlook the required routine maintenance of modern components and systems. In reality, it’s one of the key factors to prevent them from malfunctioning and most importantly, paying a large bill to get them fixed... Read more

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    Perry Mack

    Bluetti EB3A

    Harnessing the power of the sun is currently an inescapable topic in the news. From battery powered  vehicles to solar systems for your home. On a smaller, and more affordable scale, are solar systems that allow us to enjoy essential devices while... Read more

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    BougeRV Yuma CIGS Solar Panel 200W

    It will probably not come as a surprise to you, that our world is in fact, round. And much of what we use to enjoy the world is curved, not flat. Which is why a flexible solar panel makes a great deal of sense. The folks at BougeRV have developed... Read more

  • RV SnapPad Introduces ‘SnapJack’ Pad for Scissor Jacks

    Today, the makers of RV SnapPad (Origen RV Accessories LTD) have announced the launch of its proprietary scissor jack conversion kit for travel trailers and other towables. Read more

    Mar 3, 2023

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    Perry Mack

    BougeRV Flash 300 Power Station

    It arrived on a cold, grey, damp day in early February. We watched the FedEx truck bump up our frozen farm driveway. This occurrence is often the highlight of our day (or week) since we haven’t been able to escape the Canadian winter this year... Read more

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    Winnebago Industries ERA

    Do You Need Multi-Function Headlights?

    Who can resist the opportunity to see the future?   When it comes to vehicle design, automotive engineers and designers are pushing the envelope of what’s possible on every front, including lighting packages. The future of on-vehicle lighting is... Read more

    Feb 13, 2023

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    How to Choose a Solar Charging System

    We live in a world of solar energy and advancements in technology over the last few decades now allow us to harness and effectively use portable, clean and free power on- and off the grid. Solar panels are an exceptional accessory to your battery... Read more

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    Beat the Heat with Less Power

    In May 2021, we climbed onto the roof and installed a SoftStartRV (SSRV) into our Black Rock 22RKS travel trailer. The installation went fairly smoothly by following the instructions but the only challenge was finding a place in the A/C unit for... Read more

    Dec 7, 2022

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