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September 29, 2018

We did something really fun!!  We signed up for an “E-Bike” tour in Eugene, Oregon.  The cost was $25 each, which included the bike rental, helmets, and a small snack during the ride.   Not bad!   When we arrived at our meeting spot, we were glad to learn we were the only two on the 2.5-hour tour!...

September 18, 2018

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 Press...

September 3, 2018

Sometimes you can’t see something until you are looking for it.   How true! 

For years, Jim and I have driven past the tiny town of Westfir, including a sign along Hwy 58 pointing towards Casey’s Riverside RV Park.....never paying much attention to it. 

Boy, have we been missing out o...

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...

July 4, 2018

We enjoyed our trip River Bend this past October yet due to the wet weather, we were unable to get out and explore.  Recently, we went back to River Bend and had the chance to get out!

The weather was perfect for walks around the camp, along the trails and exploring locations near...

June 7, 2018

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....

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 17, 2018

We can connect to our 5th wheel hitch and the King Ping with ease.  

Easy....breezy.  

However, attaching that DARN emergency brake cable from the King Pin to our truck/hitch...NOT FUN.   It's the one step that I don't look forward to.  You have be 7 feet tall to reach over the wheel we...

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...

April 26, 2018

Champoeg State Park, 30 minutes outside of Portland, Oregon, is a great spot to take the family for a long weekend away.  This family friendly location offers easy walking and bike trails within the park which follow along the Willamette River.  Our favorite area to camp is in "B Loop".  This loop o...

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...

February 1, 2018

Sometimes you come across a product and you just know you have to have it.  These LED Road  Flares from Schumacher Electric are just that... a MUST HAVE item.

We have been driving around with typical flares in our car/truck in case of emergency.  However, these LED Flares are a huge step forward...

January 25, 2018

Wouldn't it be nice to have something that can take all the headaches out of getting all your devices online?   Look no further...the Hootoo "TripMate Titan" can do it all...and a bit more!  We've had this device for about a year and can't believe what it offers for around under $40.
 

It packs...

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