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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 8, 2019

We had already experienced 2 filter water filtration units from Clearsource....  we understand the value of fresh, clean water.   When Clearsource developed the new "Ultra" brand with 3 filters, we knew it was time to upgrade!

Link to Clearsource Ultra on Amazo...

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...

April 29, 2019

Click..Click..Click   Click..Click..Click  Click..Click..Click

That's the sound nobody wants to hear from their vehicle, when you attempt to start it.  Most of us have been in this situation and trying to find someone to help jump start your vehicle isn't always easy or safe....

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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