Who’s Got Your Back?

The RV Gadget Box thrives on gadget submissions by readers, so when I received the following message from Janice Lasko, our editor, I was intrigued but a little skeptical. Over the years of RVing, we have had our fair share of chairs, and we feel we have found the last...

Dispenser Kit

I think a good RV gadget should be entertaining or reduce your workload or make an annoying task easier. This little gadget definitely fits the third criteria: It is a simple system to automatically add black-water tank treatment to your holding tank each time you flush. The Blue Streak Automatic...

Silicone bakeware products

Here are some RV gadgets for all you cooks out there. Many thanks to Joann Warnke #47251 who sent in the following information: “A SILPAT® is a flexible silicone liner for cooking scones, cookies, etc. It rolls into a tube shape (great for RV storage), it is nonstick, cleans easily and is an all-around standard piece of cooking equipment. It can be purchased online or in any kitchen store.” Just looking at the SilPat Website (www.silpat.com) got me thinking about all the neat ways to use a flexible, heat resistant, nonstick mat! Obviously, it’s great...

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...

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