As you know, the RV lifestyle is rife with myths, from the belief that a caravan should always impose 10 per cent of it’s laden weight on the towball, to the right way to empty a cassette toilet (and no, you should never empty it into a septic tank or directly into a toilet). Let’s dispel three of the most common myths doing the rounds. I CAN USE A MODIFIED POWER LEAD TO CHARGE
1. TRANSMISSION FLUID COOLER Automatic transmissions are more common than manual and can heat up a lot more than usual when towing a heavy trailer. While many modern autos run a transmission cooler, it’s often not enough. Many times the factory cooler is incorporated into the radiator assembly, and was never designed to keep transmission temperatures down when towing in our hot climate. The most important upgrade for a tow vehicle is a seperate
Every caravanner is likely to experience it at some point: difficulty filling the water tanks. You know the scene. You are certain the tanks are empty; however, as you try to fill the tank – either by a jerry can full of water or by a hose connected to mains pressure – the water gushes back out, all over your clothes and onto the ground. Arguably, the most important part of any recreational vehicle
Kids. Rarely do they sit in the back seat and keep themselves quietly occupied while you drive hundreds of kilometres to the next destination, the van in tow. The question is, how do you keep them calm? Or, at the very least, how can you keep the moans, groans and fights to a minimum? I have three kids and none of them are particularly good passengers. Any drive longer than an hour elicits no
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