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 »

SalVinCo’s Comet

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December 3, 2013

  A bright, beautiful downlight adds distinction to the interior of any RV. SalVinCo offers its Comet ceiling lights in both surface and recess-mounted versions, and they’re now equipped with energy-efficient LED bulbs that the company claims produce 20 percent more brightness at a greatly reduced... Read more »

Dual Backup Camera

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October 28, 2013

  Hitching up, and backing up while hitched are two of the biggest challenges facing RVers — but AmeriCam Automotive Cameras thinks it has the solution. The AmeriCam KT41BT kit includes two cameras that work interchangeably; one camera is installed at the back of the trailer, the other on the... Read more »

Box Tops: Products Designed to Keep Your Truck Looking Good and Protect the Cargo

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by Kristopher Bunker
October 24, 2013

  When getting ready to hit the road, RVing is all about space. How much can I bring along? Where will it fit? And where can I store things like an AC generator or firewood that I don’t necessarily want inside the trailer? The answer to that one is simple: the bed of the pickup when used as a... Read more »

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