Posts by RV Gadget Box

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...

SURECALL FUSION4HOME Cell Phone Signal Booster

I spend approximately half the year in my RV, and half at my home base in Livingston, Texas. I have marginal cell service at home, and often camp in fringe areas when RVing, so I began to look at cell boosters early last year. I wanted something I could use...

WAGGLE RV PET TEMPERATURE MONITOR

If you worry about your pet’s safety and comfort when you need to leave them alone in your RV, well, here’s a gadget that will help to calm your fears. The Waggle RV Pet Temperature Monitor works with an app on your cell phone. It monitors the temperature inside your...

TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEMS

We recently had the opportunity to test a couple of TireMinder’s tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS). I took the TireMinder i10 RV TPMS for a several-thousand-mile ride this summer, and Jim Koca, our Boot Camp director, tested the A1AS. For those of you unfamiliar with RV TPMS, it’s a device...

Curt BetterWeigh MOBILE TOWING SCALE

Sometimes I get a product that really amazes me. What would you think if I told you that you can weigh your vehicle and anything it tows by plugging a little widget into your vehicle’s diagnostic port? I know it’s hard to believe, but the Curt BetterWeigh Mobile Towing Scale...

Tire Minder DIGITAL TIRE GAUGE

As a weighmaster for the Escapees SmartWeigh program, I’ve had the opportunity to handle and evaluate a lot of tire pressure gauges over the last 10 years. The program owns several cali-brated air sources, and we test RVers’ gauges at rallies and events. More than half that we test are...

Wolverine TUFF SMART BOTTLES

If you’re RVing away from hookups, water is always in short supply. Wouldn’t it be great to have a bit of extra water onboard? Sure, but what do you do with the empty water container when you don’t need it? I’ve experimented with inexpensive collapsible water jugs in the past,...

BETTY CROCKER PIZZA MAKER

My RV, like many today, doesn’t have an oven. I usually don’t miss it, except when I want some pizza. It’s hard to make one, or even bake one of the store-bought pizzas, without something to bake it in. That’s why I was thrilled to discover the Betty Crocker Pizza...