Being that most campgrounds and RV parks disallow us to wash our RV at our site, we became enamored with this product called Waterless Wash Wax ALL. We’ve used it on both of our former fifth wheels. However, since downsizing significantly to our 25′ motorhome, we ran into a humongous dilemma! We had very little space to store the gallon jug of the Wash WaxALL solution. But, we found a better more-storage-friendly solution!
In 2014, we purchased our Heartland Cyclone 4100 fifth wheel toy hauler and Ram 3500 truck. However, we still had one more piece of the puzzle that would allow us to pull our load safely; a fifth wheel hitch. We read reviews and researched every fifth wheel hitch out there. Our focus kept pointing to Curt Manufacturing because of their commitment to safety. So few years later, when we were approached to be featured in Curt Manufacturing’s Tested. Proven. Safe. safety campaign commercial, we said YES!
One of the nastiest chores an RV owner must do is empty the sewage tanks. And in doing that, a variety of supplies and of course, a place to store them is an order. But, where do you store the stinky slinky. Well, we found a great storage carrier for the sewer hose that is an easy-to-install RV modification!
Never in a million years did we think we’d being doing this thing called boondocking when we bought even our first RV. However, look at us now five years later. But it didn’t come without learning what to have and not have when we’re out there living off the grid in our fifth wheel. So before cold-starting your first boondocking experience, we’ve put together our recommended RV boondocking gear buying guide.
Rarely do we watch television to begin with except for on rainy days or when we want to watch a game or race. However, it seemed that our over-the-air (OTA) television reception was just not hacking it for us on the days we wanted to take in a game or some program. Being that we aren’t satellite dish users, we had to do something.
There’s nothing worse than driving or pulling your RV down the road only to experience a tire blowout. Oftentimes, tire blowouts or flats happen in the most inopportune times and places. Also, they can be quite unnerving and scary if you don’t know how to handle your RV or vehicle. However, what if I told you there was a product out there that alerted you of tire issues BEFORE that blowout or flat? We found one! Its the Truck System Technologies TST 507-RV-6-C tire pressure and temperature monitoring system.
For RV owners, trip planning is more than just plotting our course on a road map. As big rig RV owners, we truly appreciate the importance of having the best tools to help us navigate our Nation’s roadways safely. Those of us who pull large fifth wheels or drive high-profile motorhomes need to be aware of low clearances, narrow and windy roads, and road obstacles. Any one of those or combination of could spell disaster if we’re not prepared for them. This is precisely why we recently tested the Rand McNally OverDryve 7 RV GPS.
I can’t believe it’s already been over three years since we took delivery of our Heartland Landmark 365. One of the features that sold us on the Landmark was the beautiful, large, fully-functional RV kitchen. The island creates a more ample food prep surface. Oh, and that big single farmer’s sink allows for cleaning large pots and pans. However, one little issue just grated on me that needed to be updated; our kitchen faucet.
Recently, we were provided the opportunity to work with Anderson Brass Company by testing their improved RV water service panel. We replaced the existing plastic Anderson 200RV water service panel in our fifth wheel’s utility distribution center (UDC) with a better-engineered retrofit panel. Unlike the old plastic valve system, the improve version is manufactured with brass fittings. The old valve was susceptible to leaking and unreliable.
Winter seems to be knocking down the door early this year! RVers all across the country are feeling it and some, because they’re unprepared, are literally left out in the cold! Because RVs are not built to the extent of a sticks and bricks home, cold weather can really become an issue if you’re not prepared or really don’t know how to keep the cold out.