Friday, April 28, 2017

How to Correct Trailer Sway with Simple, Affordable Trailer Repair

Owning a trailer gives you freedom to travel the country while enjoying the amenities of a home on the road. However, operating a large vehicle comes with a learning curve to ensure you and your family are safe on the road. One issue which many trailer operators face is sway. RV sway is an unpleasant side-to-side motion laden vehicles make when they are not balanced properly. It is a scary sensation and can even lead to an accident if severe enough. Fortunately, most sway is correctable with only minor trailer repair.

Improper Loading Can Cause Swaying on the Road

The causes of sway are many, but a few stand out as more common than the rest. The prime culprit is improper loading. Trailers are designed to carry loads evenly dispersed from side to side and front to back. When too little weight is in front of the axle, not enough downward pressure will be applied to the hitch. The sweet spot for tongue weight is between 10% and 15% of the total load weight. Rearranging your load can often solve the issue. Read more from this article: http://bit.ly/2r8zuKZ

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

RV Repair Specialists Offer a Helpful Pre-Departure Checklist

If you own an RV, perhaps you’re considering a local camping trip to one of Sacramento’s many great campsites. Of course, any adventure requires a bit of preparation to ensure a good and safe time. To help you prepare for your travels, here is a quick checklist you should run through before departing.

Chassis System

The first place you should check before departing is under the hood. Check that your oil, power steering, engine coolant, transmission, and brake fluids are all within operating range. Then make sure that your battery has clean connectors and that it’s sufficiently charged.

After this, check that your foot and parking brake are both operating properly. Lastly, double-check that all your gauges are working properly and that they deliver accurate readings.

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Safety Tips that All RV Owners Should Heed Before Hitting the Road

Just how popular have RV’s become? According to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), there are at least 8.9 million Americans who own recreational vehicles like.

Of course, RVs are still vehicles and, therefore, proper safety precautions must be observed to prevent mishaps on the road. To keep you and your family safe, RV owners should take heed of some simple tips.

Remember the 20 Percent Rule

If you’ve only driven cars before, you’re used to the feel of braking the vehicle. However, RVs use an air brake rather than a hydraulic one, which is why there is a slight delay when applying the brakes. You’ll notice that a fully loaded rig will halt slower than traditional cars. This is why veteran RV owners remind neophytes of the 20% rule—add 20% to everything you do on the road, from the distance you maintain between the next vehicle to how early you hit the brakes.

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