Performance Improvers

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by Bob Carpenter
September 2, 2014

  An aftermarket intake, exhaust or tuner adds horsepower and torque to most diesel and gas engines   Performance equipment isn’t just for hot rods anymore. Adding aftermarket performance parts to a tow rig might be just the thing you need to get over that hill at a comfortable 55 mph,... Read more »

Calming Fido

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July 28, 2014

    The ThunderShirt provides a gentle hugging sensation to alleviate anxiety in dogs and cats that become panicked by loud noises   Thunder and other loud noises can make a dog fidgety, scared or nervous enough to jump into your lap, looking for comfort. Small dogs are particularly... Read more »

Easy Air

The 2wayair kit for six tires comes standard with two small sections of protective polyethylene tubing, 40 feet of black 3/8-inch polyurethane manifold tubing, 15 feet of 1/4-inch black polyurethane tubing, 24 feet of yellow polyurethane “whip” tubing plus UV-rated mountable and standard nylon ties, and an assortment of push-to-connect and quick-disconnect fittings and patent-pending mountable Schrader valves.

article and photos by Chris Hemer
June 24, 2014

  The 2wayair system by Rock Smasher Engineering allows inflation or deflation of all tires simultaneously   If there’s one thing that all RVers can agree upon, it’s that checking and adjusting tire pressure on the tow vehicle and trailer is a pain in one’s backside. Without a doubt,... Read more »

TurboKooling

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June 6, 2014

If you have a small trailer that doesn’t justify the cost or added weight of a roof air-conditioning unit, TurboKool offers an evaporative cooling system (commonly called a swamp cooler) that runs on 12-volt DC power. According to the company, the TurboKool draws as little as 4.6 amps on the high setting,... Read more »

A Bright Idea

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June 6, 2014

  Cabin Bright has introduced a line of LED lighting products designed to replace existing 12-volt DC fluorescent tubes without harming the fixture wiring. In addition to brighter light, LEDs have a lower current draw, and the company says the installation takes roughly five to 10 minutes using... Read more »

Cool Places

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by Steve Statham
May 2, 2014

  Whether you take the party inside or out, here are a few tips and products designed to keep you cooler when the summer sun is at its hottest   Given the two-fisted cruelty of this past winter in many parts of North  America, it’s hard to imagine we might ever need to struggle with “staying... Read more »

Power Up – ANYwhere

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by Chris Hemer
May 2, 2014

    A Portable Generator Extends Energy Options When Hookups are not Available   Part of the appeal of the motorhome lifestyle is having all the comforts of home wherever you go — and that includes electrical appliances such as air conditioning, TV, stereo and other conveniences. When... Read more »

Making the LED Swap

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by Kristopher Bunker
April 3, 2014

  Replacing Traditional Bulbs with New Technology Leads to Improved Efficiency and Longer Light Life   In recent years, the “green” movement has come on strong in the RVing industry. It only makes sense that a lifestyle that promotes communing with nature should advocate preserving the... Read more »

An Energy Odyssey

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March 31, 2014

  EnerSys has expanded its ODYSSEY Performance Series product offerings to include the Group 65 battery designed specifically for consumer applications. The ODYSSEY Perform­ance Series 65-760 battery features 762 cold cranking amps (CCA), 129 reserve capacity (RC) minutes and deep cycle capability... Read more »

Top-Rated RV Parks

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March 28, 2014

  The Good Sam RV Travel Guide & Campground Directory has compiled its list of top-rated RV parks to visit in 2014. These parks have been awarded perfect 10/10*/10 ratings for overall best-possible guest experience. The 10/10*/10 Good Sam Rating system that assesses Amenities/Restrooms* (asterisk... Read more »

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