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Category Archives: DIY & Gadgets

Total off-grid solar powered RV

I came across this interesting You Tube video from a guy who calls himself “Master Luke.” It shows a 24 foot cargo trailer that he made into a totally solar-powered…

Apps to stay in touch with family members

One of the biggest challenges for couples and families these days is staying connected…and keeping busy and often confusing schedules coordinated. When you throw in an RV and lots of…

Weather Apps for RVers

No matter what kind of RV we have, one thing that we are all interested in is the weather. Nothing affects traveling more. Across North America, the cold weather is…

Unplugged: How much power am I using?

Blaaaaaaaaaaah!  We woke up to the shriek of the propane detector at 5 am in a parking lot outside a completely full campground on Natchez Trace.  We had arrived exhausted…

RV Accessory: Dash Stick Pad

Here’s a cool idea: The Dash Stick Pad. It’s a very cool little pad that affixes itself to your dashboard with no glue, no tape, no residue but can then…

Driving my RV GoPro video

I use a lot of cameras while we travel North America in our Roadtrek RV. One of my favorites is the GoPro Hero, a very tiny high def camera that…

Phoneless in Colorado

Remember that new Samsung Galaxy 4S that I wrote about two weeks ago. Well, that smartphone did a dumb thing: It up and died on me. It won’t charge, won’t…

RVing and my new smartphone

I’ve switched smartphones and it’s all because of RVing. I now use the Samsung Galaxy S 4. I traded my iPhone 5 in at my local Verizon store and now…