Posts by RV Gadget Box

Compact AC Adapters

Every RVer should have a selection of electrical adapters onboard. This will allow you to hook up your RV to the various electrical outlets you’ll find as you move around the country to various locations. These adapters are commonly referred to as “dog bones,” and they are essentially a plug and a receptacle attached to a short...

Battery Maintainer

It seems like RVers always need to store a vehicle or two. It may be your motorhome going into seasonal or long-term storage, a car that won’t be driven while you are away from your home base or a motorcycle that’s no fun to ride in the winter. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to...

High-Flow Water Pressure Regulator

RV water pressure regulators fall into the “necessary evil” category for me. I need one to protect my RV plumbing systems from high city water pressure, but I have never liked them. Aside from my propensity to leave them behind when I depart a campsite, I have never been happy...

Home Armor Flexible Sealer

It seems like we RVers are constantly dealing with leaks of some sort as we travel around the country. In the past, I have shared a couple of my favorite leak repair products: WoundSeal and EternaBond. Well, I have just discovered another sealer worthy of gadget status: Home Armor Flexible...

Extra Freezer Space

Does anyone have a freezer in their RV that’s too big?  I didn’t think so. Mine is about the size of a shoebox, and there are times when a little extra room sure would be nice. Enter the AC/DC portable fridge/freezer. These small units run on either 12VDC or 120VAC and...

Coleman® Fold N Go™ Portable Grill

I have owned a number of portable grills over the years, and most of them have been adequate but not really ideal for my tastes (pun intended). I recently bought, on a whim, this small Fold N Go grill by Coleman, and I’m impressed by it. First off, it is...

Compact Saw

I’m always on the lookout for small tools that make RVing easier, and I’m really pleased with this little saw. Made by Black & Decker, it is a very small cordless jig saw. It accepts a wide variety of blades, so you can cut metal, plastic or wood. Need to trim...

INSTANT-OFF

Here’s a neat little gadget to help you conserve water in your RV: The INSTANT-OFF Water Saver. This inexpensive device replaces the aerator on any faucet and automatically shuts off the water when it’s not needed. To start the flow of water, you simply move the little lever, and water...

Thermacell Mosquito Repellent

When I began my RV travels, I quickly learned some hard lessons about man-eating insects. I learned that, if mosquitoes find you tasty (and I’m apparently classified as mosquito “candy”), they may become your number-one form of entertainment in the evening. I found that while several gallons of OFF! deep...

Protect Your Fridge

RV refrigerators are expensive, so anything we can do to extend their life is worthwhile. One culprit that will contribute to the demise of your fridge is off-level operation. An RV refrigerator operates on gravity. The ammonia absorption system has no pumps or compressors to move the refrigerant (a mixture...