Shin Savior

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by Chris Hemer
December 30, 2014

  It’s happened to just about all of us. You’re walking around your tow rig and bang! — your shin crashes into the ball mount. RVers employ a lot of home remedies to prevent this from happening, and Gator Guards recently came out with a simple product to help. The Hitch Guard is a full-coverage,... Read more »

Hang-Tight Shower Bar

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December 28, 2014

Lowe’s stocks 1- x 4-inch and 1- x 6-inch PVC lumber, which makes me a very happy camper. My first project was building a mount for a full-size grab bar in my trailer’s shower. I bolted the bar to the PVC board with 1/4- x 3/4-inch stainless-steel bolts, countersinking the back of the board 3/4-... Read more »

Cozy Cocoon

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December 28, 2014

  We bought two large matching sleeping bags and zipped them together to cover our RV’s king-size bed. We also sewed the bottom end of two double-size sheets together, which serves as a liner. This cozy sleeping arrangement keeps drafts out and keeps us warm without having to run the furnace at... Read more »

Holiday Helpers

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by Kevin Livingston
December 1, 2014

  ‘Tis the Season to Find the Right Gifts for RV Enthusiasts   Ah, yes, we’ve reached the end of yet another year, which means it’s time to celebrate the holiday season. That’s right, ’tis the season for Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah or whatever festive event lifts you into the... Read more »

Drier Air

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November 26, 2014

  Winter brings with it cool, damp air that can cause mold, mildew and corrosion inside your RV. The Air-Dryr from Davis Instruments uses natural convection to circulate air without any switches, fans or thermostats. Just place it on the floor and plug it into a 120-volt AC outlet. The air is heated... Read more »

Waste Master

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November 26, 2014

  There’s no denying that emptying the holding tanks can be a dirty job, but Lippert Components is trying to give this task a cleaner image with its new Waste Master waste-management system. Unlike traditional sewer-hose coils that trap debris, the tough, wireless Waste Master hose is designed... Read more »

Facts, Myth, and Common Sense

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by Bob Carpenter
October 31, 2014

  Oil is what keeps an engine alive and running strong. But how much do you really know about it? A lot of people refer to engine oil as “the lifeblood of an engine,” and that’s really not an exaggeration. Anyone who has let an engine run too low on precious oil has learned the hard way... Read more »

No Maps Needed

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October 29, 2014

Redesigned inside and out, the new Rand McNally RVND 7730 LM RV GPS device provides fresh hardware, a faster processor and two new graphical user interface options with improved map appearance. With robust navigation and new features such as Toll Cost estimates and Advanced Lane Guidance, the RVND ... Read more »

A Faster Screwdriver

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October 29, 2014

RVs are made up of a lot of screws. Now it’s easier to tighten or remove them with the new 4V Max lithium rechargeable pivot screwdriver by Black & Decker. An included micro USB wall charger supplies the screwdriver with a 400-milliamp charge rate, and the tool’s handle rotates 90 degrees to... Read more »

Brute Strength

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by Kevin Livingston
October 27, 2014

  Husky’s electric A-frame jack with remote control makes easy work out of hitching and leveling a travel trailer   Anyone who tows a trailer knows that setup, breakdown and leveling are not always fun for those who have to crank a manual A-frame jack. A staple of conventional trailers,... Read more »

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