If you've ever wanted a powerful, yet VERY portable work light, look no further. The Schumacher SL175RU is the perfect match between a BRIGHT LED light and the convenience of a cordless device. We had already installed reverse lights on our Bighorn. We know the benefits of using bright lights to help in the dark! With that said, I think using 2 of these work lights would do a fantastic job of lighting up a dark campground site. Put one on each side of the start of the RV
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 start over and connect the truck back to the trailer...Yuck! We have had our RV with auto leveling for the past three years and it has been ..... wonderful. Yet about 3 months ago,
We've all come across things we already own that could be 1 to 2 versions older than the new models. For the most part, I ignore the urge to update to newer models. Yet...in this particular circumstance.... upgrading my TPMS was WELL worth the change. Our 3 year old Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) from TST was working well. I had recommended the system to several people and those who purchased the TPMS were very pleased with it. Enter the new TST 507....with a col
One would expect to have strong WiFi signal and speed when camping at an RV resort. They are certainly fancy when compared to our boon docking locations! However, we've been disappointed time and time again with lack of WiFi signal in resorts that claim to have strong WiFi. Enter WiFi Ranger!! With their 4 solutions, there is the perfect match for you! Prices range from the Entry Level Micro LTE Pack at $299.00 to their High End EliteAC Pack FM at $749.99. I installed t
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 hydraulics and for us...it removed the popping noise. Score!! Just remember to take out a quart, before you add this quart in, or you might have a big mess on your hands. How to purc
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 way to start the day!! We needed something different. After a bit of research and reading multiple reviews, we decided to try the RV Supreme Euro Top by Denver Mattress®. This mattress grabbe
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 solution is easy....the Keyless Baggage Handle System from RVLOCKS. With this installed, we can now simply walk up to the storage door, enter our code and grab what we need without having to find those darn keys. Efficient and e
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!! Sure, sediments over 100-microns were being filtered out with the Camco filter....but it wasn't removing the harmful contaminants such as Silt, Bacteria and Giardia. ICK!! We
Flashlights come and go, but sometimes along comes advancements in battery technology and design enhancements combined with a simple, yet unique feature that leaves all other flashlights in the dark. Listed below are is the full feature set of SL137R Flashlight. But the feature that stands out and above all others is the addition of a STRONG magnet at the base. Combine that with the 360° swivel and tilt ball joint, and this flashlight can hold itself in countless positions.
It's the season of giving....and everyone is on the hunt for the perfect gift. Gifts for the RV can sometimes be tricky. To help out, we selected 15 items from our RV in hopes that you also find them useful in your RV life. This list includes suggestions from"stocking suffers" to "OMG...Best Gift Ever!!"....and several in-between items. Most are practical, some are fun yet some can really help out in difficult situations. Enjoy the video below! And, Happy Holidays! Link
While we love "boondocking" (camp with no hook-ups).... we still have a few items we need to keep charged in order play music or our GPS that we use riding our dirt bikes. We've used a Schumacher "Instant Portable Power" unit for about 6 years. I can't count how many times we've used it over the years. It is a solid "work horse" and has never failed to perform. It's an impressive tool! We've used it for big jobs such as jump starting cars and filling tires to the proper
Camping during the winter is possible in Oregon as we typically don't have severe weather conditions that require an RV to "winterized" with RV Antifreeze. This means we can leave after work on Friday and come home Sunday afternoon! However, camping in the winter months usually means we are arriving to campsites in the dark. Arriving to the campsite in the dark is not so bad....it's the parking that provides its own set of challenges and struggles. We determined that usin
We love our replacement lock RVLOCK for our Bighorn. With this replacement lock, we are able to lock/unlock our Bighorn, without having to use a key...how cool is that! The one thing that bugged us before we made this change was ......why do we have to enter our code every time we wanted to lock the door rather than just push the lock button? It seemed unnecessary. So we called RVLOCK and to our surprise, they had a an option for less than $20 that would allow us to ju
It will happen... most likely, when you least expect it! The water pump in your RV will....just....stop.....working. (Nooooooooo!!!) Or perhaps, after a long winter with freezing temperatures, there was a bit of residual water in the pump.....which led to cracking within the internal parts the pump. (Boooooo!) For whatever reason, your water pump needs to be replaced. It may seem like a daunting task...but it's really quite easy! We have been researching water pumps.