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 »

All Who Wander Are Not Lost

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by Kristopher Bunker
September 29, 2014

  Stay on track with one of these RV- friendly GPS units as your copilot   We all know the old adage “Getting there is half the fun.” That may in fact be the case, but it’s never any fun getting lost. Tempers flare, blood pressures rise, and the good times cease to roll when you’re... Read more »

Big Wig

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September 26, 2014

    Hauling a big fifth-wheel or truck camper? Hellwig Products’ Big Wig rear air suspension for the 2014 Ram 2500 truck with rear coil springs provides 5,600 pounds of level load capability, according to the company. The “largest in class” air bags support the same weight as most other... Read more »

Devilish on Dirt

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September 26, 2014

    RV enthusiasts now have an easier way to improve air quality and keep their rigs cleaner. The Dirt Devil CV1500 by H-P Products runs quieter and offers 26 percent more cleaning power than handhelds and other RV central vac systems on the market, according to the company. The remotely located... Read more »

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 »

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