New system uses smartphone to level RV

This article is based on a news release. RVtravel.com has not tested this product. (May 1, 2018) —Venture RV recently teamed up with LogicBlue Technology on an exclusive program promoting the LevelMatePRO wireless leveling system. “It’s the easiest and most user-friendly way to use smartphone technology to level travel trailers, and Venture RV has exclusive rights to this feature,” announced…

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RV SnapPad announces new RV leveling product

This article is based on a news release. (April 17, 2018) — Origen RV Accessories, parent company to RV SnapPad, announced earlier this year the development of its new EQ product. Origen has now confirmed that its permanent leveling pads for Equalizer systems, SnapPad EQ Round and Octagon, are now shipping to the public and dealerships. SnapPad EQ works with…

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No automatic levelers? No problem with LevelMatePRO

In this age of technology advances, everything is getting smarter. Now it’s easier and more efficient to level trailers (and even drivable RVs when no automatic levelers are installed) with the LevelMatePRO, a wireless vehicle leveling system that utilizes Bluetooth® 4.0 to connect with your smartphone or tablet. The system allows you to know how much height is required to reach a…

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RV Stabilizer Jack Pads help prevent jacks from sinking

You likely won’t always camp on a stable concrete pad. It could be on grass, dirt or asphalt that has softened in the hot summer sun.  To prevent your jacks from digging into soft asphalt or soft ground, Camco suggests using special pads under the jacks. Camco’s Stabilizer Jack Pads are specifically designed for use with stack jacks, fifth wheel…

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Protect your RV from improper campground hookup

In the course of your RVing life you will encounter many ranges of electrical systems, well-maintained and regularly checked and – not so much. But the not-so-much system may be where you have to connect your RV to the campground or RV resort’s electrical system. Don’t assume that all these systems will be up to snuff.  The Camco 30M/30F AMP…

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Echolocation technology enables safer backing up

Rear View Safety, a distributor of vehicle safety solutions, is looking toward 2018 with the release of the RVS-112-W Waterproof Backup Sensor Reversing System. An upgraded version of the flagship RVS-112 Backup Sensor Reversing System, all components of the RVS-112-W are waterproof, allowing the operator to install the control module outside the vehicle. This innovative feature gives the user flexibility…

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RV Electricity – Quick Tips #01 – Sparks

Quick Tips #01 – Turn breakers off before plugging or unplugging Contrary to what you might think, the bright yellow and green sparks you see when unplugging an extension cord or the shore power plug are not electrons zipping around, but rather tiny bits of super-heated copper burning in the air. Where does that burning metal come from? Well, it…

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How to avoid damaging slides when leveling an RV

By Russ and Tiña De Maris So what’s the correct way to level your rig without damaging the slides — before or after they are extended? The safest (and most warranty-wise) answer: “Do what your rig’s manual tells you.” Here’s a lift from a Keystone manual: “The recreational vehicle must be level to avoid binding the slide-rooms. Remember, stabilizing jacks…

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Why filter perfectly good water?

  By Greg Illes Why filter perfectly good water? The answer to that question is another question: How good is “perfectly good”? Many RVers use the water that the RV park supplies, straight from the tap. After all, that water comes from treated sources and should have no problems. Right? Well — maybe. Yes, it’s reasonable to assume that a…

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