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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...

July 1, 2019

Let our adventures begin...

The first stop of our seven week adventure began in site 17 at Pioneer Ford campground.  This beautiful space is located on the Metolius River near Sister, Oregon.  It is further than other campgrounds along the Metolius River....yet the beauty of the location is that it o...

December 31, 2018

Every now and then you get a product that does EXACTLY what it is supposed to do and does it very ..... very  well.  The Schumacher DH139 is that product.

This handy generator runs off the internal 750Wh Lithium battery which creates 110v power  (up to 500w) for your electrical needs.   Gre...

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!...

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...

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...

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 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...

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 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...

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...

September 8, 2017

While camping at Wickiup Reservoir last year, a hummingbird visited the painted red sections on the outside of our trailer.   He would buzz by, stop....hover near the trailer.....zip to the other side....and then would take off!  This would happen several times a day.  We were surprised by the visit...

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