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January 19, 2018

We spent our Veterans Day Weekend at the Salem RV Resort (Salem, Oregon).  While only a short 45 minutes from home, it was nice to get away for the extended weekend.  

As you near the campground, we learned that you have to really keep a sharp eye out for the small (kind...

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!...

January 4, 2018

If you have an RV with the self leveling feature, you probably are using a LCI (Lippert Components Inc.) controller.  This controller acts as the brains of the leveling system, ensuring your RV is level, regardless of the ground conditions.

  

Now what happens if this controller goes bad.......

December 22, 2017

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 stand...

December 8, 2017

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...

November 30, 2017

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 o...

November 23, 2017

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 arrivi...

November 16, 2017

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 tim...

November 2, 2017

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...

October 26, 2017

River Bend County Park is within the Linn County Park system in Oregon.  Once you get off I-5, the drive is easy and relaxing as you get the chance to drive through some cute, small towns.

Our Bighorn is 37' long and includes slide-outs on both sides.  When we make reservations, we nee...

October 19, 2017

We were never big  fans of the stairs that came with our Bighorn as they tended to bounce and rock the trailer when entering the RV and going out. 

As part of the Pacific Region Heartland Rally that we attended in Sept, 2017, we entered a contest for a set of Torklift Glowstep Revolution stairs...

October 5, 2017

Melinda asked me during our last trip,  "Why do we always have to flip on 3 light switches in the bathroom?  Why can't it be just one switch"?    

After thinking about her questions for just a split second....I said, "You're right. Great Idea!"

Here is the new master swit...

September 28, 2017

This project has been on our "to do" list for a while.   Our Bighorn came from the factory with a nice faucet, but it was a bit too low and getting our hands under the the faucet was a bit difficult.  

We went to Lowes..... purchased a replacement faucet and it fit perfectly.  No speci...

September 21, 2017

When you own a Heartland RV, you instantly became part of the Heartland community. This  instant family is a fantastic way to make connections, form new friendships, share interests and experiences.... and best of all, create lifetime memories. 

This past weekend, we went to our f...

September 15, 2017

We camp in remote locations and most places do not have cell coverage.  Typically, we leave camp and drive to a location where we MIGHT get a good connection.  Sometimes, the drive can be more than 30 minutes away. 

I’ve tried several cell boosters over the years, and nothing really worked...

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