• 9:55

    Towing RV Tips: Verifying Tow Charge

    In this free video lesson, RVIA Certified Master Technician Steve Albright teaches you how to verify tow charge when coupling your towing RV to a truck or van. He begins by walking you step by step through the process of testing your tow vehicle for functionality. This includes checking that the taillights are fully operational…

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  • 8:00

    Troubleshooting Trailer Brakes: Symptoms, Causes and Remedies

    In this quick video lesson, RV repair expert Dave Solberg walks you through the process of troubleshooting trailer brakes to determine why they might not be functioning properly. As a general rule of thumb, RVs should be thoroughly inspected at least once per year, depending upon frequency of use and miles traveled. A comprehensive inspection…

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  • 2:27

    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…

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  • 4:25

    Identifying Trailer Hitch Components

    In this quick video lesson, RV repair and maintenance expert Dave Solberg teaches you about each of the hitch components you’ll find on your trailer’s hitch setup. We’ve received lots of messages from members who’d like help making sure their hitch is properly secured, so we figured we would walk you through a rundown on…

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  • 1:48

    Properly Attaching Trailer Hitch Safety Chains

    In this free video lesson RV maintenance expert Dave Solberg shows you how to properly and safely attach trailer hitch safety chains to avoid sagging and binding. You want to ensure that the chains have enough clearance from the distribution bar, but not so much that they sag to the ground and not so little…

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  • 5:07

    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…

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  • 3:24

    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…

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  • 6:59

    How to Connect a Trailer Weight Distribution Hitch

    Proper weight distribution of your trailer hitch is essential for safe towing. When you know that all of your trailer’s hitching components are correctly attached, you can have peace of mind as you make your way down the road. In this video lesson RV maintenance expert Dave Solberg teaches you how to connect a trailer…

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  • 2:57

    Blue Ox BRX4370 Ascent: Towing Made Easy

    With the lightweight and self-aligning Blue Ox BRX4370 Ascent tow bar, you can pull anything on all fours that weighs up to 7,500 lbs. Featuring 3 pivot points, the Ascent tracks perfectly and is guaranteed not to bind. And you don’t have to worry about finding a place to stow it, as the Ascent folds…

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