New SmartPlug RV cordset more flexible and easily coiled

Most RV power cords stiffen as the temperature drops, making them difficult to lay out and retrieve. SmartPlug Systems’ new SUPERFLEX50 50A 125/250V cordset is different. Even in freezing conditions down to -58° F, it remains incredibly flexible and easy to coil. And because it boasts the revolutionary SmartPlug, it’s the safest and simplest to use RV cord available. Delivering... Read More

How to defeat RV burglars

By Bob Difley RVers, and especially boondockers, take safety seriously. We tend to camp out in the hinterlands, often far from any possible response from law enforcement and well beyond the possibility of a thief being caught in the act. Safety can be broken down into two issues: personal safety and protection from burglary. Here I will offer some ways... Read More

ASA Electronics introduces new Voyager rear mount camera

  ASA’s top-of-the-line Voyager rear mount observation camera is completely protected from the elements. With IP69K-rated waterproofing and ASTM-B117-tested corrosion resistance, the VCMS17B is designed to withstand any environment or weather condition. The 12-volt DC-powered CMOS technology ensures high noise resistance and low static power consumption. Combined with high-performance color optics and 12 LED lights, the VCMS17B will give you... Read More

Dimmable windows coming soon to an RV near you

  Following the launch of its new Smart Lite division last September devoted to the development of dimmable solutions, Vision Systems exhibited its electronically dimmable windows in the Lippert booth at Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf in late August. Vision Systems’ dimmable solutions, which is integrated into the glazing, allow passengers to adjust the tint of their window from clear to... Read More

Stay safer with Towpower’s HAZARD LED roadside warning device

  Information obtained from press release. SOLON, Ohio, (August 11, 2017) – REESE® Towpower has designed the innovative POD HAZARD LED roadside warning and work light device. It’s not only an ideal LED warning solution for motorists who stop their vehicle near passing motorists during a roadside emergency, it’s also a convenient work light for any possible situation. The bright... Read More

King adding new powerful Wi-Fi extender for RVs

  King, a Minnesota-based designer and manufacturer of satellites and antennas, will begin marketing a powerful Wi-Fi antenna this fall. The King Falcon will be out this October (2017) and is geared for RV, camper, and mobile home owners. The device is part omni-directional antenna, which gathers signals from all around it, and part directional antenna, which points to a... Read More

Stuff this backpack/duffel for day trips and weekend escapes

  By Bob Difley I like containers of all sorts. Big ones, small ones. Plastic bins and large duffels. Hard-sided, and soft. But I especially like soft containers that have divisions or pockets to organize stuff. So when Solo New York asked me to review the Weekender Backpack Duffel I couldn’t resist. This duffel is the perfect size and configuration... Read More

How to minimize and manage waste when boondocking

  Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking, and Part 2 of the answer.  Hi Bob, In the past you have probably reflected on various boondocking techniques. If so, some reruns would be appreciated. For a neophyte boondocker interested in staying in the woods like maybe for 2–3 weeks: How to maximize energy usage? Routine for use of... Read More

Are you a flasher? LumiSign makes it easy

  By Bob Difley LumiSign – The custom color license plate frame that lights up automatically / Installs in seconds / No wires / One frame, endless possibilities with interchangeable inserts. Do you remember when changeable signs that could flash messages to other drivers were popular a few decades ago? LumiSign has come up with the 2017 version: a light-up... Read More