Reader questions: Making the tow vehicle safer

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Reader Mike Connolly writes in with this question: I have a question maybe you can help me with. I just bought a 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 crew cab, 5.7 liter hemi v-8 395 horsepower 8 spd tranny with a Class 4 receiver. It has a tow assist inside the cab, and I’m looking at... Read More

RV Electricity – Discussion of surge protector survey results

By Mike Sokol Last week RVtravel.com ran a survey asking which brand of surge protector you used, or if you used any surge protector at all. In a moment the results of that survey, but first I’ll write about a few comments you posted. (To read the survey click here.) First, Steve noted that even though he had a Surge... Read More

Do you have a proper emergency First Aid Kit in your RV?

  The Coleman Expedition First Aid Kit is the ultimate first aid kit for large groups, RV trips, or long treks. Be ready for any emergency with this 205-piece kit, which features an ample supply of the components most often needed in the field. All items are housed in a durable, semi-hard case that protects contents and is easily fit into your... Read More

Viair portable air compressor does the job!

Andy Pargh, the Gadget Guru, demonstrates the Viair 400P portable air compressor. The small compressor will fool you as it’s a fraction of the size of a typical air compressor but has enough power to inflate a full-size motorhome tire. RVtravel.com editor Chuck Woodbury travels with a similar model and loves it. In this 14-minute video, Andy thoroughly explains the unit... Read More

Electric RV heating system auto-adjusts to available power

RV Comfort Systems of Bothell, Wash., has debuted a new “Two Stage 30/50 Add-on Kit” for its new and existing all-electric RV furnace and hybrid systems. The kit will allow RVers to upgrade their system to operate automatically on either 30- or 50-amp shore power. With the kit installed, the heater will automatically know whether an RV is plugged into... Read More

Portable alarm can help in scary situation!

By Emily Woodbury STAFF WRITER BASU’s eAlarm  is incredibly handy for a keychain safety device. For RVers, we may find ourselves in situations where dangerous things “could happen.” Maybe we’re walking alone at night in a campground and a stranger follows us, perhaps we’re out on a hike and we encounter a bear, maybe after a long day in a... Read More

Kwik Bandit Tie provides alternative to bungee cords

EDMONTON, Alberta — Although consumers are accustomed to using bungee cords for both recreational and work settings, the risk of injury is ever-present. Kwik Bandit Tie provides a safe, reliable substitute as it does not have a sudden release of stored energy should it become undone. It is being used by a wide range of users: homeowners, construction companies, trucking... Read More