If you’re willing to reach beyond your comfort zone and work in a job you’ve never tried before, “workamping” is one of the best ways to offset your campsite expenses while full-time RVing. During our first year on the road my spouse Jim and I were introduced to the concept of workamping by two younger […]
Archives for June 2013
There’s a silent trend taking place on the PGA Tour. Though it doesn’t improve the game one bit, it does protect those playing the game. Over the last year or so, many professional golfers have started applying a sunscreen called Golfersskin, an SPF 30 product developed in New Zealand. Earlier this year, Matt Kuchar won […]
The only thing more satisfying than the smoky aroma of hamburgers, steak or fish cooking on the grill is eating it. No matter how you slice it, food always seems to taste better when cooked outdoors on the grill or over an open flame. So grab your tongs and spatula, fire up the grill, and get ready to enjoy the best in flame-flavored food.
Jayco, known for its travel trailers and Class C motorhomes, is entering the Class A gas motorhome market for the first time with the launch of a new product line called the Precept.
The Precept is built on the Ford F53 chassis with a 6.8L Triton V-10 gas engine with 362-horsepower.
John Ganyard, vice president and general manager of the Jayco Motorhome Group, said the Precept is a response to requests from consumers and dealers for a Jayco gasoline Class A motorhome. He said the Precept “raises the bar for on-road handling and customer appealing features.”
Travelers who feel queasy on the road, in the air or on water may find relief in Queaz-Away wristbands from Davis Instruments of Hayward, California. The wristbands exert gentle pressure on point on the wrists in an effort to ease discomfort from travel. The bands are made of washable materials, and one size fits all. […]
The Backyard Butler is a new product from Outdoors Unlimited that provides a place to set your bottle, can, cup or glass and keep it within easy reach while outdoors. The product comes in two versions: one with a spiked tip that can be driven into the ground and another with a round base for […]
Trash-Ease is a portable trash bag holder that can be attached to a picnic table or any similar flat surface to make it easy to collect and dispose of trash. The unit comes in two sizes, to handle 13-gallon or 33-gallon trash bags. It has a powder-coated and rubber exterior to protect against damage to […]
The RV Utility Hub is a device designed to simplify and speed the process of hooking up RV cables and hoses at parks and campgrounds. The unit stores cables and hoses for 30-amp power, water and cable TV in a container that can be mounted in, on or under an RV. The cables and hoses […]
New Coachmen trailers and fifth-wheels are now available at the recently opened Speedway RV Center next to Speedway Chevrolet in Monroe, Washington.
The RV center occupies two acres next to the automotive center and has a full range of used RVs, including motorhomes, campers, fifth-wheels and trailers. It also offers RV service and parts.
Speedway Chevrolet and RV Center are part of the family-owned Lee Johnson automotive group, which has been in business for 80 years. Speedway Chevrolet opened in 2000, and the RV center was added in May.
One of the most unnerving experiences that can happen for a new RVer—and even for old hands —is trailer sway. The trailer begins to fishtail back and forth and the tow vehicle responds in a similar way. If not controlled, trailer sway can cause an accident. How can you control or eliminate it?
The first step is understanding the causes of trailer sway. Weight distribution is a primary factor. You need at least 10 percent of your trailer’s total weight “on the hitch.” With a properly designed trailer, weight distribution is up to you. If you have a lot of personal stuff in your trailer, put the heavier stuff forward of the axles.
Hurrying to remove themselves from the megalopolis known as L.A., RVers race northward on U.S.101, seldom slowing down until they are more than 90 miles away in Santa Barbara or beyond. And when they return south, exhausted from their time on the road, they are once again motoring nonstop, anxious to get home.
Pity, because these road warriors are missing one of California’s true hidden joys. Campers seeking sun, fun and small town vacation pleasures should stop and take a look around Ventura. About 60 miles north of Los Angeles, and 35 miles south of Santa Barbara, Ventura is a classic RV hideaway.