Solar flashlight and multi-function safety tool from Renogy

By Bob Difley With the spate of emergencies that are plaguing communities this year from hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, it would pay to make sure we are prepared for our own emergencies, though trivial they may be compared to the living conditions suffered by residents of Puerto Rico, Houston, and other areas following their disasters. Putting together an emergency... Read More

Cart makes easy work of lugging your RV stuff

By Bob Difley One of the things I like about boondocking in undesignated campsites or in some forest service campgrounds is that the picnic-table-outside-recreation-hub isn’t placed just outside my entry door. I like it to be a distance away, maybe in the trees, in the sun, or on a view knoll – not under my neighbor’s window. The problem was... Read More

Move your Pod or fifth-wheeler with Parkit360 power dolly

  Trailerable RVs have never been more popular, especially the new pod campers. But many people have difficulty maneuvering them with a car or truck, especially when backing around corners and into tight spaces. With Parkit360’s Force 5K and Force 10K power dollies, moving a trailer has never been easier. Lightweight and small enough to fit into the back of... Read More

Is sway control necessary for a short travel trailer?

  Dear Gary, I am a newbie to RVing and I just purchased a used Prowler 22-foot travel trailer and I am towing it behind my F-250. My question is, do I need a sway bar? I am getting mixed messages mostly leaning towards not needing one. —Tami W. Dear Tami, I am a firm believer in both a weight... Read More

Boondockers: Think tote tanks – Don’t leave home without one

By Bob Difley With snowbird season just around the bend, RVers are starting to think about boondocking and tote tanks. Tote tanks? Not usually a popular topic discussed around a potluck campfire. But RVers will be RVers and tote tanks are an important addition to any serious boondocker’s arsenal of tools that will help extend his boondocking days and relieve stress.... Read More

An RVer’s guide to gearing up for astronomy

By Chris Fellows In my travels I have been amazed by two juxtaposed facts. One, people love looking at the stars/moon/planets with their own eyes, and two, people haven’t really tried it for themselves. Let’s take a moment to think about that second point more closely. The sky is over our heads our entire lives and yet very few people... Read More

Custom install now available on automated RV dumping system

Drain Master, of Hollister, California, is now offering custom installations of its state-of-the-art RV waste products – valves, hoses and storage. The new Drain Master Pro-Series waste valves are operated by a control module, either inside the RV or out (or from both locations), vastly improving reliability and performance. With two simple open/close switches (gray and black), dumping RV tanks... Read More

Cleaning product is impressive at fighting grease

By Gail Meyring Typically when I buy cleaning products I look for something that’s environmentally friendly such as Mrs. Meyers or Seventh Generation All-Purpose Natural Cleaners. These products say they’re tough on dirt and cut through grease and grime. Still, I typically need to do a lot of scrubbing and often need to reapply to actually get things clean.   At the recent Hershey... Read More