Talking Safely on the Road

Parrot MINIKIT Smart

July 13, 2011

Talking on the phone while driving has become an institution on our highways, and doing so while trying to negotiate a high-profile motorhome presents a whole new set of safety issues. Many states have outlawed talking directly into a cellphone while driving, and for good reason: Most drivers can’t... Read more »

Hands On: Mobile Movie Server

Rocket Movie Server

June 17, 2011

Entertainment systems in motorhomes are becoming as common as kitchens. Lightweight, energy-efficient electronics make it possible to have audio and visual components that rival any stationary home. If you’re a movie buff, storing stacks of DVDs is as important as the daily staples. Fusion Research’s... Read more »

Protect All Multi-Surface Protector

Protect All Multi-Surface Protector

May 16, 2011

This RV-cleaning must-have has been around since the 1980s, but that doesn’t mean it should be overlooked amid the hundreds of such products that have since gathered dust on the shelves. Protect All Polish, Wax & Treatment is a tried-and-true formula for all types of surfaces found inside and outside... Read more »

Portable Vacuum

Turtle Wax’s Auto-Vac Bagless Vacuum

May 16, 2011

Most motorhome owners carry some kind of vacuum cleaner, but in many cases, the larger models are difficult to use in compartments and/or when cleaning the dinghy vehicle. There are a number of hand-held vacuums on the market, but for the most part these units are on the anemic side when it comes to... Read more »

OtterBox Defender Series Case for iPhone

OtterBox Defender Series

May 5, 2011

A few months ago I got my very first smartphone. Since I’m clumsy and have broken five cell phones in as many years, I opted for the bargain-priced iPhone 3GS. Right away I knew I’d need a serious protective case for the thin glass screen. Enter the iPhone 3G/3GS Defender Series Case from OtterBox.... Read more »

A No-Fret Solution to Taking Your Guitar on the Road

Folding Guitar

April 6, 2011

Guitars have always found a place alongside the campfire. No matter if strummed by a lonely cowboy to calm restless dogies during a cattle drive across the plains, or picked by a modern-day RVer leading a pack of two-legged young’uns in song under a crisp, starry sky. Yup, the guitar has earned a traditional... Read more »

Portable Solar Power

Solarland Solar Powered Products

April 3, 2011

Battery charging is part of the regular routine for motorhome owners, especially those who frequent areas without hookups. While running a generator will certainly get the job done, and more efficiently with a multistage charger onboard, many owners prefer a more green — and quiet — approach to charging... Read more »

Hands On Relief Mart Mattress

Relief Mart Mattress

February 1, 2011

Since we spend about a third of our lives in bed, it’s pretty important to make sure we’re sleeping on a good mattress. All too often the factory-installed mattress in our motorhome interferes with a good night’s sleep. Even though we covered our stock mattress with a foam topper, we still woke... Read more »

Hands-On: Simple Satellite Setup with a Delsand PDQ

Delsand PDQ

January 20, 2011

Setting up a satellite dish antenna that needs to be manually positioned can be challenging at best. The process becomes more complicated when adding an HD DVR to the system. Setup can be even more frustrating when dealing with uneven ground and, of course, that nemesis of the satellite user, trees.... Read more »

Hands-On: Ionic Clean

Ionic Clean

December 1, 2010

Washing your motorhome takes a lot of physical energy, especially if you have to contend with hard water. Unless you can find a place where the sun doesn’t dry the surface before you get a chance to wipe it down, spotting can be an endless battle. That’s why professional detailers bring their own... Read more »

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