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January 20, 2019

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 li...

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...

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...

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 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...

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!...

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...

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