Category: Gear Reviews

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. […]

Arvika Bike Rack Review

Arvika Bike Rack Review

I searched for about a year for a way to easily bring our bikes along while camping. I finally settled on the Arvika 7000 series bike rack. After using the Arvika bike rack on a 1,600 mile round trip to Fort Wilderness, here is a review. After reading this review, be sure to check out […]

Eureka 2XT Tent Review

Eureka 2XT Tent Review

As a Boy Scout leader, I have been doing some short backpack camping trips. I needed a small tent just for me and my gear. After much research talking to other campers and shopping on Amazon, REI, and similar sites, I decided on the Eureka Apex 2XT. After using the tent a few times, here is […]

Three Foot Envy Revisited

Three Foot Envy Revisited

About that three foot envy article I wrote a few months ago, just wanted to share an update. So, the idea was to go small, go now. And that is still pretty much the plan. But, we did not go with the smallest possible camper and tow vehicle. I really wanted to like the 23 […]