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…

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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…

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Forest River recalls some Coachmen Express travel trailers

Forest River is recalling 594 model year 2013-2014 Coachmen Freedom Express RVs. The frames on the trailers may not have had reinforcement stiffeners welded onto the exterior I-Beam in the axle area, allowing the axles to be misaligned. The frame supplier, Lippert Components, Inc., indicated that based on manufacturing records it did not install the chassis stiffener from February 1,…

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Mexico bound? Be prepared for (possible) permit requirements

By Russ and Tiña De Maris RVers planning to travel into Baja, Mexico, may – or may not – run into a bit of unexpected permit hassles on their entry. According to a story that appeared on sandiegoreader.com, some travelers have recently been hit by border officials with the need to purchase Travel Import Permits (TIP) and pay refundable deposits…

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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…

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Carry more stuff with a Vault Cargo Hitch Carrier

By Bob Difley Sometimes there just isn’t enough cargo space in your lockers, especially for bulky items like a cooler, generator or BBQ. But luckily, Vault offers a 60″ x 24″ Cargo Hitch Carrier built with a rugged steel frame to withstand the outdoor elements it encounters. Features: Fits into a 2″ hitch receiver on your SUV, truck, car or…

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Warm your toes this winter with the Mr. Heater Portable Buddy

  Warm the space you’re in without having to run your propane-gobbling forced air furnace with the Mr. Heater Portable Buddy Heater. This patented radiant 4,000-9,000 BTU liquid propane heater connects directly to a 1-lb. cylinder and is the perfect solution for heating enclosed spaces like large tents and RV rooms up to 225 sq. ft. The expertly engineered size-to-BTU…

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Apples, arts and autumn leaves – the beauty of Appalachia

  Fall is an extraordinary time to explore Appalachia’s Tennessee River Valley. When the hardwoods of the mountains produce the classic hues of autumn, and the skies take on a cerulean blue, the people of Appalachia know it is time to celebrate the harvest and the traditions of their agrarian heritage. Harvest traditions include picking apples and making cider. Apple trees…

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