Posts By: James

Meet the Campfire Defender – Portable Campfire Management and Safety

Meet the Campfire Defender – Portable Campfire Management and Safety

OK.  How many times have you started a campfire not realizing it was already 10:00 at night, and then later dreaded having to wait it out or put it out so you could go to bed?  If you’re like...
Our Review of the new Winnebago Era 170M!

Our Review of the new Winnebago Era 170M!

One of the things we really like about Winnebago’s Touring Coach division is that they are continually improving and tweaking their various models.  I’m sure this is exasperating to the...
Our Review of the 2017 Leisure Travel Vans Wonder!

Our Review of the 2017 Leisure Travel Vans Wonder!

We’ve reviewed several Ford Transit based RVs before, both Class C and Class B models.  But there was one Transit based Class C that we’ve been meaning to review for a while, and at the...
The Coachmen Crossfit – Our First Look

The Coachmen Crossfit – Our First Look

As far as I can tell, this review is the closest we have to a “scoop” from this year’s (2016) RVIA show in Louisville. Just days before the show, Coachmen announced that they would be debuting...
The Straight Poop on our Composting Toilet

The Straight Poop on our Composting Toilet

We’ve had a composting (dry) toilet in our Class B RV, Lance, for over a year now.  Folks have been asking us for a review on it since practically day one.  Finally.  FINALLY… we got...
Protecting the Second Alternator – A Skid Plate for the ProMaster

Protecting the Second Alternator – A Skid Plate for the ProMaster

If you read my post on our Generator Free RV, you know that one of the main components of that install is a second alternator.  You also know that said second alternator rides pretty low up front. ...
Induction Cooktop Installed – and Class B Manufacturer List Updated

Induction Cooktop Installed – and Class B Manufacturer List Updated

I had a really cool project I had hoped to get complete this weekend, but it didn’t happen.  I’m just going to say we’ve run into technical difficulties and leave it at that. ...
Survey Results – and How To Train RV Salespeople

Survey Results – and How To Train RV Salespeople

Well, we’re back from Oregon, and I’m calling our trip there a success.  First, I want to thank all of our readers who completed our survey last week.  We got over 700 responses, and we...
Help Us Help Dealers Help You…

Help Us Help Dealers Help You…

OK everyone, weird title, but here’s the deal: We’ve been invited to speak to a gathering of RV dealers and salespeople as part of a Class B Training curriculum.  Our goal is to be...
2017 (and a half) Winnebago Travato Updates Revealed!

2017 (and a half) Winnebago Travato Updates Revealed!

We like to hope that what we do with our blog matters in some small way.  And every once in a while, we get a little validation.  Sometimes, it’s someone who emails us and says they’ve...