Quick Tips: Keeping Electronics Cool

RV Fan

April 12, 2012

In our motorhome, we have a cabinet where we keep all of the electronics for our three TVs. Each shelf is filled with receivers, a DVD player and such. Keeping down the accumulation of heat is an issue, so we use a battery-operated refrigerator fan to help circulate the air while we are traveling. When... Read more »

SEMA Showcase 2012

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Gary Wescott
March 14, 2012

If there is one automotive event we never miss, it’s the annual SEMA Show, (Specialty Equipment Market Association), in Las Vegas. Whether you’re a real car nut, or just interested in the latest discoveries and inventions that make RVing and travel over our nation’s highways and byways more fun,... Read more »

Low-Power RV Lights From Davis

Davis Mega-Light

February 20, 2012

Because of limited battery capacity on RVs when dry camping, minimal power draw is a must. Mega-Lights from Davis Instruments draw a miniscule 0.11 amp of 12V power. Three Mega-Light models offer multiple functions; all feature a bulb that draws just 0.11 amp. Also included is a brighter bulb for reading... Read more »

Hands On: ZipVac Portable Vacuum Sealing

ZipVac

Bob Livingston
February 16, 2012

Years ago we purchased a vacuum sealer to keep food fresh and prevent freezer burn. The system uses plastic bags that are sealed after the food is loaded. Then the air is sucked out of the bag. While the system works great, it’s pretty bulky for use in a motorhome. Using the same concept, but employing... Read more »

Dish Tailgater Makes Satellite TV Portable

Dish Tailgater

Bill and Jenn Gehr
February 16, 2012

In this day and age, we are bombarded with myriad impressive technological advances that make our lives more comfortable on the road. Entertainment is high on most of our lists, with a strong desire to have a decent channel lineup available to watch the TV of our choice, regardless of where we are. Satellite... Read more »

Strongback Elite Camping Chair

Strongback Elite Camping Chair

July 29, 2011

Back support has never been a strong point of portable camping chairs — until now. The Strongback chair uses patent-pending frame-integrated lumbar support technology to conform to the healthy lumbar curve of a human spine, providing back support for long-lasting comfort without compromising the lightweight... Read more »

Better Homes & Gardens Mattress For Your Motorhome

Better Homes & Gardens matress

July 26, 2011

A good mattress is an important element in starting off a day on the right foot, especially when you’re on the road and could really use the energy gained from a good night’s sleep. Serta has introduced the new Better Homes & Gardens mattress collection specifically for RVs and available only... Read more »

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 »

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 »

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