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Travel Trailer Driving Tips: How to Back up an RV

In this video lesson RV driving expert Dave Solberg teaches you how to back up an RV travel trailer into a parking or campground spot. He demonstrates step by step the technique necessary to safely and smoothly reverse your travel trailer into any space big enough to fit it. Similar to parallel parking in a…

Driving RV Tips: Right-Hand Turn

In this video lesson RV maintenance expert Dave Solberg teaches you tips for driving RV, including how to take a right-hand turn when towing a trailer. Because tow trailers tend to track a little differently than your truck or SUV, you should practice taking left- and right-hand turns prior to hitting the road for the…

RV Driving Tips: Navigating Curves

Due to limited field of vision, navigating curves in an RV can be a bit tricky. Most new drivers tend to start turning too early, which causes them to either veer into oncoming traffic on a left-hand curve or slip off the shoulder on a right-hand curve. This is understandable. The art of navigating curves…

RV Training School: Driving Safely with Dave Solberg

Navigating safely in an RV demands full focus, requiring drivers to be constantly aware of their surrounding at all times. Do you know what’s 100 yards ahead? How about 20 feet? Is there a small vehicle in your blind spot? Someone tailing too close behind? When you’re completely tuned into traffic patterns, road conditions, and…

Driving RV Tips: Maneuvering a Right-Hand Turn

Taking a right-hand turn in an RV can be a daunting task for new drivers. Ditches, road signs and other impediments instill fear in every first-timer. But here’s a word of advice: relax. We’ve all been there, and after a few times of slow steering and nervous sweats, you’ll have it figured out and can…

The Never-Bored RVers’ Journal: Driving Into My Past

For many Americans taking a drive along Route 66 is a journey into the past, when traveling by car exposed the family to the kitschy souvenir stands and diners that flourished in the ‘40s and ‘50s – before super-highways streaked across the land. While I-40 has replaced Route 66 and most of its historical significance,…

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RV Driving Tips: Regularly Check Your Brakes and Tires

While driving, the tires, hubs and brakes of an RV can heat up. If these items get too hot, it can be a sign something is not right with your RV unit or the brake system. Experienced RV owners know one of the best RV driving tips someone can offer is to regularly stop, get…

How to Synchronize Trailer Brakes

What is the proper setting for the brake controller on a trailer? According to RV maintenance and repair expert Dave Solberg, the answer depends on the weight of your trailer, what’s needed to slow down under control and without skidding. You’re not trying to bring the trailer to a sudden stop, just slow it down…

Trailer Brakes: A Quick Overview

In this video lesson RV maintenance expert Dave Solberg gives an informative overview of electric trailer brakes. Follow along to find out how they work and what maintenance is required each year when you complete your total vehicle inspection. How Trailer Brakes Work Trailer brakes found on most modern trailer models are actually similar to…

Trailer Bearings Overview: Lubrication and Maintenance

In this video lesson on trailer bearings, RV repair expert Dave Solberg teaches you how to inspect, lubricate and maintain the bearings on your RV. Bearings ought to be inspected every 12 months or 20,000 miles, and lubricated when necessary. Dave teaches you about the various types of trailer bearings you might find, explains what…