Posts by RV Gadget Box

Omnia Stovetop Oven

It seems like conventional ovens have pretty much disappeared from RVs. Yes, you can have a convection microwave, or a counter-top oven, but they all require electricity to operate and take up a lot of space. Years ago, I removed my old RV oven and converted the space into a...

Trik-L-Start

Here is a great little gadget for you motorhome owners: It’s called the Trik-L-Start. Simply put, it maintains your engine starting battery by borrowing power from your RV house battery bank. Many motorhome owners assume that their battery charging system also maintains their engine (or chassis) battery or batteries. In...

Latch-It Step Covers

My RV steps were looking pretty sad: splotchy paint and worn non-skid material. It’s a big job to strip and repaint, maybe some step covers would be easier. The only problem is that most of the step covers I’ve seen on RVs were hard to keep clean and some don’t...

Portable Generator Umbrella

This gadget is a do-it-yourself solution to keep the rain off your portable generator. A portable generator is a great option for RVers, as it lets you produce your own electricity at a reasonable cost. It’s great for trailers, as it doesn’t require expensive generator prep or the addition of...

HENGSHAN AiLi Battery Monitor

I’ve always wanted to be able to monitor my RV’s house batteries and know their state of charge (SoC). While you can estimate SoC by reading the battery voltage, it’s not accurate. There have been battery monitoring devices available for years, but the high cost, usually several hundred dollars, has...

Garmin RV 890 GPS

I recently needed to buy a new GPS because my old one simply wore out and died. I looked at several brands and decided to give the Garmin 890 RV a try. The design and build quality are excellent! The GPS is built on an Android tablet, and that gives...

weBoost Destination RV Cell Amplifier

Wilson Electronics recently launched a new cell booster system designed for RVers who sit tight for long periods of time. Called the “weBoost Destination RV,” the system combines the mobility of an RV cell signal booster kit with the power of a residential cell signal booster. Utilizing the weBoost Home...

GoTreads Vehicle Recovery Device

I often find myself venturing off the pavement in search of boondocking. My RV is definitely not an all-terrain vehicle, and after experiencing a pretty good “stuck” on a beach in Baja, I started looking at vehicle recovery devices. These are essentially high-strength plastic traction boards designed to help get...

LED Road Flares

Flat tire? Out of fuel? Accident? No one likes to think about being stuck on the side of the road in the RV, but it happens. When it happens to you, anything you can do to improve your visibility to other drivers will enhance your safety. That’s why I carry...

Dynamic Wheel Balancers

Does your RV vibrate and shudder going down the road? Do your tires show uneven wear patterns? If so, you might have tires that are out of balance. That usually means you’ll be taking the RV to a tire store to have the wheels balanced. Since tires tend to change...