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August 4, 2019

We have added some nice additions to our RV for long road trips.  Better closet storage, desk area, solar panels ...just to name a few.   One of the "game changers" we've done so far......is adding a washer and dryer.   In the past, we have taken time to find a local laundry mat.  This option worked...

July 28, 2019

We already had a Furrion "Observation" camera on our Bighorn, which allowed us to not only see while backing into a site, but it also allowed us to view traffic as we drove.  Very helpful to see traffic behind us.

Now we upgraded to a new model from Furrion which includes 4 separate cameras and a 7"...

July 21, 2019

Camping in the Pacific Northwest is some of the best camping we know of...magnificent waterfalls, deep weather-carved gorges, lush forests, beautiful snow-capped mountains, and rushing rivers!

However, with this great camping, you can be surrounded by trees.... BIG trees!  And, BIG tre...

June 20, 2019

It was VERY obvious that when we replaced our RV’s external stairs that we would need to do something about the big gap where the stairs were originally stored.  The new stairs fold into the RV…see that video by clicking here

We installed the Lippert SolidStep® Storage Box int this opening, as it i...

June 5, 2019

We hated...yes...HATED having to walk into the RV, open the cabinet doors to turn on the lights. Same for going to bed.  It just didn't make sense.  It was a struggle to negotiate the individual switches.  (on...on...on.....off....off....off)  Why couldn't we just add a switch to control a combinati...

December 22, 2018

So what is a CH751 lock / Key?


It's a key that's perfect for RV dealers..... as they only need to carry one key to access 100's of RV's on their lot...great for them...... but not great for owners.

The CH751 key/lock is used on most class A, B and C recreational vehicles, including Motorhomes, 5...

November 19, 2018

A little over a year ago, we installed Torklift Glowsteps to replace the factory steps that came with our Bighorn and found that they were far superior.  Easy to set up, put away....and definitely stronger than the narrow, bouncy factory steps.  

Then, something happened!  We...

October 28, 2018

Shopping for a new RV is fun.  However, finding the perfect fit can take time.  When we were shopping for our last RV, an absolute must item on our priority list was auto-leveling.   We had many frustrating moments with our prior RV.... when leveling proved to be difficult.  Many times, we had to st...

August 21, 2018

After 15+ years of buying Trojan "Flooded" batteries for our RV's, we made the move to Lithium.    Why did I wait so long...???

I know these have been available for a while and I've always thought they were nice, but never really considered making the move nor the  investment.   Last s...

July 22, 2018

We recently wrote about adding Rear Lights to our Bighorn.  We added this feature as we typically arrive at our campsite in the dark during winter camping trips.  

The rear lights did an amazing job of providing light at the back of the RV, yet we still had some blind spots o...

May 31, 2018

Jim?!!?  What's that popping sound?

This is what Melinda kept asking me, after owning our Bighorn for a little over a year.  So, I did some research and found the solution was simple....if you know the trick. 

Adding a quart of Cat Hydraulic Oil Additive (model # 1U-9891) stops sticky or noisy hy...

May 24, 2018

Both of us agreed the mattress that came with our Bighorn Trailer just wasn't allowing us to get comfortable and get a good nights sleep.  It seemed thin...and didn't have the support that we individually needed.  We woke up most mornings with a sore shoulder or sore hips. 

Not a great...

May 3, 2018

We've all been there!  You're outside and remember that you need to grab something from the storage compartment.  And..... it's locked.   You have to get the keys from inside your RV.   It's not the biggest problem however, it gets repetitive.  

The soluti...

February 22, 2018

You think about it during storms...you hope it doesn't happen...but sometimes it does.   

...POWER OUTAGE...

Now what?  First, you make sure everyone is safe, then you start to think about how to manage through it.   Forget those headaches! The Storm 700 by Schumacher will power critical items du...

January 11, 2018

We didn't think about the quality of our water while camping because we installed what most RV campers do.... a Camco water filter.  Yet, when we dug a bit deeper into this issue, we discovered that it wasn't doing the job as much as we thought.  Our sense of security with our water was washed away!...

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