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

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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

RV Travel Newsletter Issue 816

Learn about RV camping, RV travel, RV news and much more. This newsletter, now in its 17th year of continuous publication, is funded primarily through advertising and voluntary subscription contributions from our readers. Thank you! Issue 816 • Week of October 21–27, 2017 SHOP AT AMAZON and help support this newsletter! If you shop at Amazon.com, would you please visit there... Read More

My letter to an RV industry association leader

By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR I emailed this Tuesday to James Ashurst, the Senior Vice President of Marketing Communications of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). RVIA represents 98 percent of the RV manufacturers in America, watching out for their interests. Mr. Ashurst responded on Friday. Read his comments here. I wrote: Dear James, Is RVIA aware of the crowded conditions... Read More

Do you use an EMS/Smart surge protector on your RV?

Many RVers use a basic surge protector when they hook up their RV to shore power. The more advanced surge protectors are sometimes called an EMS, which means Electrical Management System. Some of these “Smart” EMS surge protectors are built right into an RV, while others like those shown below plug into a power pedestal, and then the RV’s electrical... Read More