Torklift’s Stable Load Offers Simple Stability

F) In this application, it was necessary to trim the pad by three-eighths of an inch.

Bill and Jenn Gehr
March 21, 2012

A) Before the new rubber pads were installed a baseline measurement of rear height was established. B) WD-40 is sprayed on the factory contact pads prior to removal. C) A pry bar is used to remove the factory contact pads. D) Stable Load pads are installed in the frame bracket with the anti-rotational... Read more »

HoMedics Massager: Relaxation far from Home


March 20, 2012

After a long day navigating the road or assisting with directions, your back will inevitably be sore.  HoMedics provides a way to get a massage on the road while still getting to your destination in a timely manner. The Massaging Lumbar Support Rest includes an adjustable massaging pillow – perfect... Read more »

The LED Revolution: Shedding Light on the New Bulbs

True LED turn-signal, brake and running lights like these by Grote are packed with light-emitting diodes behind a specially engineered lens.

Gary Wescott
March 19, 2012

RVers put plenty of energy into their lifestyle, from planning the trip to readying their rig. What most RVers aren’t aware of, however, is the amount of energy used by their fifth-wheel or travel trailer in just the flick of a light switch.  That’s why we put some light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to... Read more »

Hands On: Hopkins nVision Tire Pressure Monitoring


Dave Riggs
March 13, 2012

One of the most important topics for RV safety relates directly to our tires. Without good tires, we’re likely to experience failures on the road that not only keep us waiting for roadside assistance but also possibly causing expensive collateral damage in the process. Hopkins created the nVision Tire... Read more »

SEMA Offers Up Scores of New Trailer Travel Gear

SEMA 2011 Crowd

Gary Wescott
February 24, 2012

Waiting for the annual SEMA Show, (Specialty Equipment Market Association), in Las Vegas has been sort of like waiting for Christmas. We never know what surprises we’ll find under the tree, or in this case, spread out over the roughly 1,000,000 square feet of the Las Vegas Convention Center. As the... Read more »

Bone Creeper Mechanic’s Dolly

Bone Creeper Mechanic's Dolly helps get to the bottom of things.

February 2, 2012

Always looking for a way to get to the bottom of things — like the underside of our truck — The Bone Creeper is the best answer we’ve seen. It was designed with low-clearance in mind — hovering about an inch off the ground, the Bone Creeper provides that vital last inch that often... Read more »

Suspension Upgrades

Suspension upgrades for towing

December 1, 2011

You’ve finally hitched up the new trailer, loaded family and gear aboard and breathed a sigh of relief. But as you pull out of the driveway on your shakedown trip, the undercarriage scrapes loudly as it digs into the pavement. Going down the road, the suspension wallows precariously, headlights... Read more »

Rigs at the Good Sam Rally 2011

September 14, 2011

The almost perfect summer weather in the heart of Central Oregon can’t claim credit for the high-flying spirits that ran through this year’s RV rally. Nor can the beautiful backdrop of the snowcapped Cascade Mountains be held responsible for the show’s success. Rather, it was the thousands of attendees... Read more »

Take it Outside with an Outdoor Kitchen


August 18, 2011

RVers who want to enjoy the pleasure of alfresco dining these days no longer have to dig out the grill or traipse inside to clean up afterward. Among the most prevalent of the new trends from towable RV manufacturers is outdoor kitchens. Some are simple in concept while others are equipped with features... Read more »

Gourmet Camp Chow Cookbook

gourmet camp chow

July 29, 2011

If you think the words “gourmet” and “camp chow” don’t belong in the same sentence, let alone as the title of a cookbook, think again. “Gourmet Camp Chow, Volume 1” by Maria Olshin and Tim Knecht is the result of two RVers with over 50 years of cooking and camping experience who felt that... Read more »

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