Big Suspension Upgrades – Installing LCI Road Armor EQ, Wet Bolts, Bushings & Shackles

Lippert Components Trailer Suspension Upgrade Feature Photo

In this video, I replace multiple worn OEM suspension parts on our Keystone Cougar fifth-wheel trailer. They get swapped out with heavier-duty replacements from Lippert Components (LCI). First, the OEM Trail Air EquaFlex equalizer gets upgraded to the beefier LCI Road Armor EQ. Next, the regular bolts are replaced with greaseable bolts along with bronze … Read more

RV Fresh Water Tank was Falling Out!

Fresh Water Tank Repair Feature Photo

As I was completing my annual snowbird trip preparations to our Keystone Cougar fifth wheel, I was under the rig tidying up the coroplast plastic underbelly cover. Recently, I had repaired cracks in my waste tank and removed a clog in my black tank valve. So I was reattaching the underbelly section I had cut … Read more

Trailer Breakaway Switch – Install and Test

New Breakaway Switch Install and Test Feature Photo

In this video, I replace my old worn looking trailer breakaway safety switch with a new one. I explain the wiring and test it. The breakaway switch is there in case the fifth-wheel trailer, and the truck becomes separated during towing. If that happens, a safety line will pull the plunger out, and the switch … Read more

How to Use a Multimeter for RVers

Multimeter Basics Feature Photo

Several people have requested that I publish a video explaining the basics of how to use a multimeter. So, here is a video demoing some of its many uses when it comes to troubleshooting and analyzing RV’s electrical circuits and batteries. A multimeter is a swiss army knife of electrical testers. With it, you can … Read more

Black Waste Tank Valve Won’t Close Properly

Black Tank Valve Clog Repair Feature Photo

In this video, I disassemble my RV waste tank sewer plumbing and remove the black tank valve for inspection. For the last while, the black tank electric valve hasn’t been fully closing. Once I get the system apart, the problem is self-evident. I found a wad of toilet paper with what looked like sawdust jammed … Read more