Greetings RV tire and safety enthusiasts! In this post I will clarify at least some of the confusion around “Special Trailer” (ST) tires, supplied on most recreational trailers today — in particular their load ratings and how important they are. First, the “ST debate” Lets first establish that trailer tires are different than […]
Greetings fifth wheelers. I’m going to tackle a difficult subject that is filled more emotion than science , not to mention the fervor that accompanies one’s choices and the marketing language one has been influenced by. I do realize that there is room for nuance here — simply because every combination of truck, trailer, expected […]
Greetings RV enthusiasts. I’m posting a short article on the subject of cold inflation pressures and their potential contribution to blow-outs. I’ll start by discussing the cold inflation topic in light of ambient temperatures, draw a few conclusions guided by a key engineering principle, and then the present a list of causes for of trailer […]
Greetings RV enthusiasts . With no automatic Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) for my trailer tires (yet) I had to come up with a solution to accomplish both adjusting and accurately measuring air pressure. My 4400-lb rated “super G” trailer tires work at 110psi (cold), so it was time for a serious but portable solution […]
Greetings RV enthusiasts. Nearly every RVer has noticed the sheer number of gadgets and gizmos in the market — many of which offer a small to “questionable” contribution to the RV experience. From time to time, however, a product comes along that substantially contributes, making the RV experience more enjoyable — I found that the […]
When my wife and I started looking at fifthwheels, our research included “the refrigerator issue” — RV absorption type refrigerators and their less-than-stellar reputation for temperature control. These units are known to provide good service on either propane fuel or 120v electricity, but their reputation of poor temperature control gave me some pause. In the […]
In a previous post (The Garmin RV1090 product review) I referenced the plethora of gadgets and gizmos available in the RV market today, remarking that once in a while a product comes along that really makes a difference. Along with the Garmin RV1090 GPS unit, I place the Hughes “autoformer” in this category as well. […]
Are all RV power adapters created equal? This post is about two “dogbone” adapters — one of which I sent back!