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Want toast? Stove-top toasters save the day

By Greg Illes If you camp mostly hooked-up, you probably have an electric toaster which meets your needs. But there are many camp situations where...

Need water? Get an extra bladder

By Russ and Tiña De Maris No, this isn't some kind of new prescription medication. RV water bladders are devices that allow you to fill...

Keep temps under control digitally

By Greg Illes When we first traveled in cool weather in our RV, we luxuriated in the coziness of the cabin heater. After decades of...

“Beam me up, Scotty.” Those handy walkie-talkies

By Greg Illes Everybody knows about walkie-talkies — we've seen them ever since Kirk and Spock showed us how they work. But in the last...

Use bicycle water bottle racks for rattle-free holders

By Greg Illes I've been using bike bottle racks for a variety of purposes for several years now. They're cheap, solid, rattle-free, easy to install,...

Take a really nice shower AND save water

By Greg Illes Before we even took a test drive in our first RV, we knew about "the shower rules" — basically, fast and furious,...

Park rangers give techno tips to get you out of trouble

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Rangers at Utah's Zion National Park say that technology has proven a godsend for some visitors who've gotten into...

Don’t let your GPS lead you astray

By Greg Illes My first GPS was the size of a brick and took ten minutes to get a fix — then it gave me...

Do you really want a fireplace in your RV?

By Jim Twamley Many RV manufacturers have been installing fake fireplaces in their RVs. These are really nice for atmosphere, and they do actually give...

Pick your next generator carefully

By Greg Illes Before you repair or rebuild that Onan built-in generator, and certainly before you purchase another portable generator, there are some relatively new...