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...

Tool Kit for RVers

Like most gadget guys, I love tools. I especially love tools that come in sets, and the more compact and portable the set, the better. A couple of years ago, Neil LeKander #54622 first introduced me to the Craftsman Test Instrument Kit, available at Sears stores and at Sears.com. This...

Collapsible Stepladder

A ladder is a great thing to have along on your RV journey. The only problem is, most ladders are bulky, heavy and hard to transport. You can strap them to your roof access ladder on the rig, or cram them into a compartment somewhere, but why bother when you...

Tie Down that Tank

I recently received a gadget that generated one of those “why didn’t I think of that” moments. It is a well-thought-out tie-down strap for transporting portable propane tanks in a pickup truck. Called the TailGater, it is produced by Steve Woodford #111099, an RVer who saw a need and found a...

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...