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Portable Generator Umbrella

This gadget is a do-it-yourself solution to keep the rain off your portable generator. A portable generator is a great option for RVers, as it lets you produce your own electricity at a reasonable cost. It’s great for trailers, as it doesn’t require expensive generator prep or the addition of

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HENGSHAN AiLi Battery Monitor

I’ve always wanted to be able to monitor my RV’s house batteries and know their state of charge (SoC). While you can estimate SoC by reading the battery voltage, it’s not accurate. There have been battery monitoring devices available for years, but the high cost, usually several hundred dollars, has

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Garmin RV 890 GPS

I recently needed to buy a new GPS because my old one simply wore out and died. I looked at several brands and decided to give the Garmin 890 RV a try. The design and build quality are excellent! The GPS is built on an Android tablet, and that gives

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weBoost Destination RV Cell Amplifier

Wilson Electronics recently launched a new cell booster system designed for RVers who sit tight for long periods of time. Called the “weBoost Destination RV,” the system combines the mobility of an RV cell signal booster kit with the power of a residential cell signal booster. Utilizing the weBoost Home

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GoTreads Vehicle Recovery Device

I often find myself venturing off the pavement in search of boondocking. My RV is definitely not an all-terrain vehicle, and after experiencing a pretty good “stuck” on a beach in Baja, I started looking at vehicle recovery devices. These are essentially high-strength plastic traction boards designed to help get

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LED Road Flares

Flat tire? Out of fuel? Accident? No one likes to think about being stuck on the side of the road in the RV, but it happens. When it happens to you, anything you can do to improve your visibility to other drivers will enhance your safety. That’s why I carry

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Dynamic Wheel Balancers

Does your RV vibrate and shudder going down the road? Do your tires show uneven wear patterns? If so, you might have tires that are out of balance. That usually means you’ll be taking the RV to a tire store to have the wheels balanced. Since tires tend to change

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SURECALL FUSION4HOME Cell Phone Signal Booster

I spend approximately half the year in my RV, and half at my home base in Livingston, Texas. I have marginal cell service at home, and often camp in fringe areas when RVing, so I began to look at cell boosters early last year. I wanted something I could use

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WAGGLE RV PET TEMPERATURE MONITOR

If you worry about your pet’s safety and comfort when you need to leave them alone in your RV, well, here’s a gadget that will help to calm your fears. The Waggle RV Pet Temperature Monitor works with an app on your cell phone. It monitors the temperature inside your

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TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEMS

We recently had the opportunity to test a couple of TireMinder’s tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS). I took the TireMinder i10 RV TPMS for a several-thousand-mile ride this summer, and Jim Koca, our Boot Camp director, tested the A1AS. For those of you unfamiliar with RV TPMS, it’s a device

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