Posts By: James

A Safer Shore Power Connection? Testing the SmartPlug

A Safer Shore Power Connection? Testing the SmartPlug

A few years ago while visiting our friends at Advanced-RV, we learned about a new type of shore power connection they were putting on their rigs, The SmartPlug.  (We like visiting Advanced-RV...
Our Experience as Pure3 /Lithium Travato Test Pilots

Our Experience as Pure3 /Lithium Travato Test Pilots

A few weeks ago at their dealer event in San Diego, Winnebago announced their Pure3 Energy Management System, which brings 48 volt lithium power to two new models, the Travato 59GL and 59KL.  Russ...
A Detailed Review of Winnebago’s Lithium-Powered Travato 59KL!

A Detailed Review of Winnebago’s Lithium-Powered Travato 59KL!

This is another really long RV review, but we are reviewing the whole coach as new.  And this is not just a review of Winnebago’s lithium Pure3 Energy Management System.  (Just to set your...
Winnebago’s Travato 59 GL – Lithium Powered!!

Winnebago’s Travato 59 GL – Lithium Powered!!

O.K.  Make yourself some popcorn before watching this video.  It’s gonna be a long one. Stef and I were asked by Winnebago to come speak at their dealer educational conference, “Winnebago...
It’s All Uphill From Here: Mallorca Ride Camp: Days 3-7

It’s All Uphill From Here: Mallorca Ride Camp: Days 3-7

Well, not to spoil the ending, but we’re back home from our Trek Travel ride camp.  The last few days of riding went by in a flash – just like my first 50 years.  Sigh…  ...
Mallorca Prologue: Getting There

Mallorca Prologue: Getting There

We’re on a Trek Travel trip right now – a bicycle training camp in Mallorca.  And as much as we love our RV, Lance, he’s not amphibious, so we had to take a plane to get here.  We had...
The Best Screen Door We’ve Ever Seen on a Camper Van

The Best Screen Door We’ve Ever Seen on a Camper Van

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then this video is worth 60,000 words per second.  So first, let’s get right to it:   We first encountered this screen door on a Pleasure-Way Lexor...
Join Us for Two Cycling Events!  (Live or Virtually)

Join Us for Two Cycling Events! (Live or Virtually)

(With instructions on what to get me for my birthday.) I’ve had cycling on the brain lately.  Actually, I’ve had cycling on the brain since at least August of 1983, if you can believe this...
Can You Use Flushable Wipes in the RV Black Tank?

Can You Use Flushable Wipes in the RV Black Tank?

(Or ANY septic system for that matter?) We didn’t expect to find such dramatic differences between brands, but the results from this experiment are really surprising. We used the same procedure...
Leisure Travel Vans Wonder FTB: Our Detailed Review

Leisure Travel Vans Wonder FTB: Our Detailed Review

Something we’re starting to see more and more of in small coaches are twin bed floor plans.  Leisure Travel Vans has made their second twin bed floor plan with their newest coach, the Wonder...