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...

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...

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...

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...

Overhead Collision ALERT SYSTEM

The Giraffe G4 is a product from the commercial trucking industry that can benefit RVers. Simply put, it measures the height of any solid overhead object. The transducer can be mounted on your RV or tow vehicle, and a digital display goes on your dash. With a couple of simple...

Replacement Compartment Locks

Did you know that most RV manufacturers use the same key pattern for storage compartment locks on every RV they build? Look at your RV keychain. If your storage compartment key is stamped CH-751, then almost every RVer has a key to your RV! This is probably okay if all...