Category: Gear Reviews

Easy Camping Grill Setup

Easy Camping Grill Setup

You are arriving to your campsite later in the day and it will be getting dark soon. You could keep dinner simple, maybe some cheese and crackers. But you really want a nice burger or some tasty grilled chicken. You need an easy camping grill setup. I have a more deluxe camp kitchen that I […]

Kijaro Camping Chair Review

Kijaro Camping Chair Review

Most of us have folding chair in a bag camping chairs. The Kijaro camping chair is better than a regular camping chair in a bag. Here’s our review. Kijaro Camping Chair Features We have several bag-style foldable camping chairs. They are light and easy to travel. We keep them in our camper’s front storage compartment. […]

RV Drinking Water Safe Hose Connections

RV Drinking Water Safe Hose Connections

Getting a new camper with a universal docking station led to an attempt to find the best RV drinking water safe hose connections for a fast camp setup. RV Drinking Water Connection Issue With the RV universal docking station, water and cable lines come through a port in the floor of the storage compartment. One […]

Berry Smoothie Sunday with Ninja Master Prep QB900B Review

Berry Smoothie Sunday with Ninja Master Prep QB900B Review

One of our fun and healthy food traditions is Smoothie Sunday. We tested our favorite berry smoothie recipe our new RV blender, a Ninja Master Prep QB900B. Berry Smoothie Sunday Recipe It’s a nice change of pace to have fruit smoothies for breakfast on Sundays. We wanted to bring the Sunday Smoothie tradition to our […]

RV Sewer Hose Setup For Two Connections

RV Sewer Hose Setup For Two Connections

You just bought a new camper and it is one of those great layouts with a rear bath or rear kitchen. And then you discover that there are separate gray tanks for the bathroom and kitchen and each tank has a separate dump connection. You’ve just gone from needing one RV sewer hose to needing […]

Arvika Camper Bike Rack Review Update

Arvika Camper Bike Rack Review Update

We have had our Arvika 7000 series bike rack since 2011.  Here’s an update of how this camper bike rack has performed after over eight years. When we first purchased the Arvika bike rack, there weren’t many options available for bringing along all of our bikes camping. With the Arvika, we could bring along four […]

RV Sewer Hose Storage Carrier Project

RV Sewer Hose Storage Carrier Project

Our new camper had an issue. It needed three sewer hoses and there was no place to store them. To solve that, I added sewer hose carriers to provide additional RV sewer hose storage. Here is an outline of the project in case you need to do something similar. Why Install Camper Sewer Hose Storage […]

Seven RV Shopping Warning Signs

Seven RV Shopping Warning Signs

We recently purchased a new camper. We really liked our first camper, a Jayco, and the dealer we worked with. Unfortunately, when we started shopping for our next camper, our dealer had limited stock available. While it hadn’t been announced yet, they were being acquired. So, we started shopping around for alternatives. Over the course […]

LEHR 2.5 Outboard Review

LEHR 2.5 Outboard Review

It was time for a new motor for the sailboat and I decided to try a LEHR 2.5 outboard. I was looking for something that would have sufficient power, be easy to maintain and be easier to transport in the van we use as a tow vehicle. I have been using a Honda 2 HP […]

Outfitting a Camper

Outfitting a Camper

It has been over a year since we bought our Jayco 26BH. When I started shopping for a camper, I really had no idea what it would take to get properly outfitted and ready for our adventures. I did a lot of research; talking to experienced campers and asking questions on the Trailer Life forums. […]