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 »

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 »

First-Aid for Shades

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February 27, 2014

  Window shades make a significant contribution to the privacy and overall comfort of our rigs, but they get dirty. Give them the love and attention they deserve with United Shade’s Spray ‘n Brush RV shade cleaner. The product uses an advanced surfactant formula that works to break the chemical... Read more »

Texas Two-Step

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February 26, 2014

  I have a Dodge 2500 four-wheel-drive truck with oversize tires and had to add a 3-inch lift on my fifth-wheel to tow level and have proper clearance over the bed. This created another problem, as my family is vertically, as well as physically, challenged.To correct this, I simply went to Tractor... Read more »

Awning Repair Time

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by Chris Hemer
January 1, 2014

  Dometic Replacement Parts and a Couple of Hours of Labor Will Put the Fun Back into Patio Time   When it comes to life outdoors, a patio awning is a necessity. Whether it’s to keep you comfortable in the hot summer sun, or dry during an autumn rain, a patio awning is an exterior feature... Read more »

Your Third Eye

Camera works best on tailgate of truck when hitching travel trailers, but can be mounted on any metal surface that attracts a magnet. Camera housing is protected from the elements, including water.

by Kevin Livingston
January 1, 2014

  The iBall Wireless Trailer Hitch Camera Takes the Stress out of Hooking Up a Trailer Unassisted   A plethora of products have been developed over the years created for the sole purpose of taking the frustration out of hitching up unassisted. Many have used alignment systems, some elaborate... Read more »

Path to HDTV

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by Chris Hemer
January 1, 2014

  Winegard has collaborated with DISH Network to develop and introduce the Winegard Pathway X2 Portable Satellite HDTV antenna, designed exclusively for receiving DISH HDTV programming. According to the company, the system automatically points to DISH satellites, allowing users to set up and watch... Read more »

Up and Away

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by Chris Hemer
January 1, 2014

  Safety chains that drag are not only annoying, they can become weakened over time and can catch on rocks, roots, etc., when driving off pavement. The Chain-Up from Fastway Towing Products is a simple solution that keeps the chains out of harm’s way. Simply slip the Chain-Up over the hitch ball,... Read more »

RV Comfort Systems Electric Element Can Lower Heating Costs

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by Bill and Jenn Gehr
December 8, 2013

  Running a typical forced-air furnace on LP-gas is becoming a more expensive proposition, obviously because propane has skyrocketed in price. Many owners who camp with hookups will use portable electric heaters (or heat pumps, if so equipped) to offset some of these costs, as long as the outside... Read more »

Vampliers!

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December 3, 2013

  RVs are often short on storage space, so it makes sense to purchase tools with multiple uses, like Vampliers from Vampire Professional Tools International. Sure, they look like ordinary pliers, but Vampliers incorporate a unique, patented design that makes them capable of extracting the toughest... Read more »

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