Posts by RV Gadget Box

Route1 POI database

Whacking your forehead on a low-hanging opening or cabinet can be extremely painful. Whacking your RV’s forehead on a low clearance bridge can be equally painful and a lot more expensive! The goal of this column is to help prevent RV low-clearance accidents (you’ll have to watch out for your...

Let Your Light Shine

RVers must be natural problem solvers, because so many have contacted me to share their fa-vorite gadgets. Thanks to Guy Gipson #84383, who sent me the following information. Guy also compiles the “Day’s End” column. “No RVer should be without one or more LED headlamps. When I’m boon-docking and want...

Weather Direct Gateway

I found a nifty gadget, but it’s not really an RV gadget per se. It’s more of a consumer electronics gadget that just happens to be a great RV problem solver. And, like many gadgets, it may actually solve a problem you didn’t know you had! Introducing the Weather Direct...

Great Gadgets for Pet Owners

Most of my favorite gadgets are problem-solving devices, so when I experience a new problem, I immediately start looking for a new gadget to solve it. Well, I’ve discovered a couple of real dandies for you folks who travel with pets. In fact, these gadgets saved me from being overwhelmed...

Digital Battery Voltage Monitor

Last time, I showed you some neat but pricey electronic gadgets. This time, I’ll go frugal with a simple electronic gadget that most every RVer needs: a digital battery voltage monitor. Sure, a few top-of-the-line coaches come with good-quality, battery-voltage monitoring built in, but the average RVer is stuck with a few LEDs on the...

INFRARED THERMOMETERS

Welcome to the first edition of the new column, “The RV Gadget Box,” in Escapees magazine. In each column, I will review a neat and helpful RV gadget, one that I have personally used and tested. Gadgets are something every RVer needs, because they make our RV lifestyle easier and...