Towing your RV safely

My motivation to write this was because I couldn’t find anything out there that puts all these points together in one document. The purpose is to have a simple to understand document to be used as a reference for both RVers and anyone who pulls a trailer. In our travels around the country, we have been witness to the aftermath of many trailer sway accidents and have followed many trailers swaying to the point that we backed way off in fear of being involved in an accident. With some simple guidelines, I believe every one of these accidents could have …

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ProPride Bearing Water Intrusion Fix

We use the Propride P3 anti-sway hitch on our 30′ Airstream trailer to mitigate sway. The hitch is awesome at eliminating sway, but it does have one flaw that can cause the bearings to rust. Water can get into the bearings from the top dust caps, causing rust and corrosion. This video show how water can affect the P3 hitch and a simple solution I found to keep the water out. Discuss this in our forums at the link below:

Dexter Nev-R-Lube Hub Removal

Our Airstream has Dexter Nev-R-Lube axles, which require a break inspection every 12 months or 12,000 miles. Having never removed the Nev-R-Lube hubs, it took me several hours of research to figure out how to remove the reinstall the hubs. I put this video together to explain how to remove the hubs to inspect the brakes. If you are a do-it-yourselfer and you have these Dexter axles, then hopefully this video will save you some time! Discuss this in our forums at the link below:

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