On-the-go charging with Phoenix Briefcase Generator

  By Bob Difley The Phoenix Briefcase Generator, an all-in-one portable solar power system, was specifically designed for mobile, off-grid and emergency applications. This compact, lightweight backup system combines two highly efficient Renogy 10W Monocrystalline Solar Panels and is capable of expanding up to 120 watts. The Phoenix’s 16Ah Li-ion(NMC) battery is replaceable, offering the capability of limitless power for on-the-go... Read More

Fix your own RV? Here are some tips

  By Bob Difley If you find RV repair facilities expensive, you are not alone. And maybe you feel that you don’t have the skills to perform certain repairs yourself, which would save considerably on both parts and labor. Before you take your rig to the shop the next time, consider these steps to determine whether you might be able... Read More

Seven-in-one Instant Pot provides easy meals

  By Bob Difley The best-selling Instant Pot DUO60 (rated 4.7 out of 5 stars on Amazon, with almost 17,000 customer reviews) is a smart electric multi-functional cooker created for fast-paced, health-oriented and green-conscious lifestyles with the objectives of being safe, convenient and dependable. Instant Pot is a kitchen partner that is easy to use and clean and has extensive... Read More

Handy Gate tailgate lifts loads to and from pickup bed

  By Bob Difley Ultra-Fab Products’ new Handy Gate takes the strain out of moving heavy items, such as handicap mobility scooters, ATVs, golf carts plus many other heavy items from home to your favorite recreation area without the strain of physical lifting.  Handy Gate is a tailgate lift that easily elevates loads of up to 1,000 pounds from the... Read More

Where to get water when boondocking across USA?

  Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hello Bob, My boyfriend and I are about to leave south Florida for a trip to California, stopping at as many National Parks as possible. We love to boondock, and are looking forward to staying at state and national campgrounds along the way. My question is this: Where do you... Read More

Versatile strainer collapses, folds flat for storage

  By Bob Difley If you are an RVer you likely look for stuff that folds, comes apart, deflates, or collapses to fit into your already constrained storage spaces. New materials and processes are now making more and more utility items into reduced versions for efficient storage. The Collapsible Kitchen Colander by Comfify is the ideal workhorse for cooking and... Read More

Your pooch travels in comfort with Doggy Backseat Platform

  By Bob Difley I don’t travel with nor currently possess a pet (dog, cat, or bird) but I have had all of them at one time in my life and realize their importance to many RVers as companions on their road-wandering travels. But I also know that your canine friends would rather be outside running than cooped up in... Read More

When, how and why to use a dehumidifier

  Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Dear Bob, (Edited for brevity.) I am a fairly new RVer (and) have been reading up on dehumidifiers. Is it recommended to have one? How often do you use it? Should I keep one on while it is parked in the driveway? And when do I use it when traveling?... Read More