REVIEW: One Sexy RV Extension Cord

April 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

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VIDEO: RV Boondocking & Water

April 16, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Here’s another episode of “The Loloho Show,” our ongoing chat series that broadcasts to our YouTube Channel ( In this episode, we talk about boondocking and water management. Anyone who RV camps eventually does some boondocking. And why not? Camping without hookups is arguably the most rewarding aspect of RV ownership. Sure, we all enjoy taking a long hot shower in a full hookup campground. But some of our fondest camping memories have been made off the beaten path. In the video we mention several products that have helped us stretch out our water supply. These include: RV WATER FILTER ( The 2-pack is by far the best deal. JERRYCAN FOR WATER ( DRY SHAMPOO ( OXYGENICS SHOWER HEAD ( BRITTA BELLA WATER PITCHER ( THE NEXT EXIT – INTERSTATE HIGHWAY EXIT DIRECTORY ( And don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel for more fun free videos.  Read More →

REVIEW: Chamberlain’s Leather Milk

April 15, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Today we’re taking a look at Chamberlain’s Leather Milk (, a unique leather cleaning and conditioning product that’s a perennial bestseller. If you have leather seats or other leather products in your RV, it’s worth a look. This Chamberlain’s product is touted as “Leather Care Liniment No. 1.” It’s interesting that the company is labeling this product a liniment, since that sounds like something with medicinal value. Is this a magic leather elixir? Indeed, Chamberlain’s Leather Milk promises to do it all. It’s a combination of natural conditioners plus a gentle cleaner. So unlike Lexol, which offers separate cleaning and conditioning products, with Chamberlain’s you can let one product do the work. The gentle nature of the cleaning means the “milk” may be used as often as desired to clean and refresh leather items. It also means that for extra heavy cleaning jobs, you’ll likely want a more robust cleaner. My personal interest is in keeping our tow vehicle SEEMORE’s leather seats well conditioned and looking their best. But Chamberlain’s claims to be effective on all sorts of leather products, including bags, luggage, purses, shoes, boots, saddle/tack, and leather apparel. Just don’t use it on soft leather and suede and you should be fine. Chamberlain’s includes a special applicator pad to ensure you get the best results from the conditioner. The first thing you may notice... Read more

REVIEW: “Cut Resistant” Kevlar Gloves

April 14, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

I keep lots of gloves in our RV – so many that my wife thinks I have a glove hoarding problem and/or fetish. But each pair really does serve a unique purpose. An example is these G&F Kevlar Cut Resistant Gloves ( which are designed to protect hands from cuts and abrasions. These gloves are made of cut resistant Kevlar. (Click the pic for more info.) At first glance, these gloves looks like ordinary cotton gardening gloves. But closer inspection reveals that they are made of cut resistant Kevlar. Note that they are cut resistant, not cut proof. If you really wanted to cut these gloves with a sharp knife, you could probably do so. But it would take some effort. Kevlar offers protection from the sort of small cuts that may happen when handling tools like knives and other blades. Some people use these gloves while working with wood. Others like to wear these gloves in the kitchen when using dangerous tools like a Japanese mandolin. If you want your Kevlar gloves to last, use them for cutting tasks ONLY. Use different gloves for work. (Click the pic for more info.) The goal here is to protect one’s hands from sharp edges of metals, ceramics, glass, and other materials. These particular gloves are studded with PVC dots on both sides that provide excellent grip. Note that over time the PVC dots can get damaged as you handle heavy objects. I have worn these Kevlar gloves while working with a chainsaw and handling wood. I have no illusions that these... Read more

REVIEW: Comfort Sleep Mask

April 11, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

One popular video on our YouTube Channel ( offers advice on sleeping in an RV ( A quality sleep mask like the Lewis & Clark Comfort Eye Mask ( really helps one get a good night of sleep. Advice on sleeping? It sounds crazy, at least until the first time you go camping in your RV. It takes a little time and experience for your sleep in a “home on wheels” to be just as satisfying as sleep in a brick-and-mortar home. With any RV comes a few issues with regard to ambient light and sound. We’ve found that keeping a few key items in the RV like sleep masks makes a big difference when we’re on the road. Most RVs have some “light leakage” issues, and a quality sleep mask solves them all. The "comfort sleep mask" is large (that's a good thing as it blocks out light), and the material is nice and soft. (Click the pic for more info.) It’s also true that sleep involves conditioning. If you regularly wear a sleep mask, you become conditioned to it. In other words, the simple act of putting on the mask can put your mind in a more relaxed state, encouraging sleep. The Lewis & Clark sleep mask is a well regarded bestseller. It’s certainly a cut above the average masks you might find in your local department store. The mask consists of a pad of cushioned material that blocks out light. The material is thick and soft. (If you are sleeping in a very warm climate, it... Read more

SPRAYWAY: The World’s BEST Glass Cleaner

April 10, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

What is the world’s best glass cleaner? This is a question that has plagued philosophers for centuries. For my money, it’s Sprayway ( (Nevermind Plato and his naïve support of Windex Recently we’ve been reviewing many of our favorite garage products. We’ve talked about leather cleaners and conditioners, plastic cleaners, and lubricants. Sprayway certainly makes the cut. We always keep a bottle nearby. What makes Sprayway so great? Sprayway must be the world's best glass cleaner! It says so right on the can. (Click the pic for more info.) First of all, it works. Sprayway is a dedicated glass cleaner, excellent for use on windshields, mirrors, windows, and other glass surfaces. Shake it, spray it, and wipe it. Voila! You’ve got clean glass. For best results, polish with a clean lint free cotton cloth. Sprayway is more streakless than the average college campus! (Which really isn’t saying much, is it?) Truly, Sprayway leaves behind no streaks. Heaven forbid we have any streaking. Unlike other competing brands, Sprayway contains no ammonia. So that means no nasty ammonia smell, either. For such a quality cleaning product, Sprayway is refreshingly inexpensive. “Inexpensive” is the intellectual’s way of saying CHEAP. So I’ll go ahead and say it: it’s cheap. I recommend you buy in bulk for the best deal. (An entire SIX-PACK costs less than 20 dollars!) If only all garage... Read more

VIDEO: How to TURN OFF the Ford F250 “Autolock” Feature

April 9, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

On our YouTube Channel ( we recently demonstrated how to program a spare keyless remote ( in a Ford F250. This got me thinking about our F250’s autolock feature. CLICK THE PIC TO WATCH THE VIDEO! On paper, autolock is a nice feature – the doors automatically lock once the truck moves faster than 5 MPH. It makes sense in theory. There’s only one problem with autolock: it often succeeds in locking me out of the vehicle. Doh! To be more accurate, autolock succeeds in locking both doors – driver side and passenger side. I can’t count how many times I’ve stopped the truck, gotten outside, and approached the passenger door only to find it locked. Our F250 has no keypad entry on the passenger side; it’s only on the driver side. So if I’m locked out on the passenger side, I must make the long long trek back to the driver side. I know it’s a First World Problem, but it’s a problem nevertheless. The upshot? I’d remove an annoyance from my life if the autolock was disabled. Well guess what? If I’d taken the time to RTFM (”read the Ford manual“) I would’ve found that it’s surprisingly easy to activate and deactivate the autolock feature. So we made a video demonstrating just that. Click the pic to watch the video on YouTube. Also, be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel ( – over 3 million views and counting!  Read More →

“Zzz” Better with Memory Foam

April 8, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

One of our all-time favorite RV upgrades is our memory foam mattress topper ( It transformed our lousy RV mattress into a comfy place to sleep. But if we were shopping today, we might replace the entire mattress with a memory foam RV mattress ( For a little more than a mere topper, now you can outfit your rig with a complete mattress. With the RV camping season upon us, this may be the best upgrade you can make. Memory foam is the key to sleep in an RV! (Click the pic for more info.) We spend about one-third of our lives asleep. It’s tough to enjoy a day if you didn’t get quality sleep the night before. Yet most RVs are equipped with thin mattresses that provide minimal back support. In fact, the average RV mattress is scarcely more supportive than a pile of dead leaves. Our Airstream mattress, which is simply an average off-the-rack RV mattress, rests on a hard slab of plywood. It’s kind of like sleeping on a lumpy piece of wood. What do you get when you place a thin lousy mattress on top of a hard surface? You get a backache, that’s what you get. You also get grumpy. You get into arguments. Eventually, you get a divorce. Don’t get a divorce. Get memory foam. Lay a mattress topper on top of an ordinary RV mattress for a vast improvement in sleep! (Click the pic for more info.) What is memory foam? It’s another modern material that’s improving our lives. It’s soft yet firm, offering both... Read more

GET A WEATHER RADIO! (Sorry for Shouting)

April 7, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s that time of year again. Flowers are blooming, birds are singing, and tornadoes are violently spinning past (and sometimes through) campgrounds. That’s why we carry a Midland WR300 weather radio ( Every year severe weather claims the lives of innocent people. What can you do about it? GET A WEATHER RADIO! (Sorry for shouting.) A weather radio won’t stop the tornado, but with a timely alert at least you’ll have a fighting chance to find shelter. The Midland WR300 weather radio offers a lot of nice features in a small RV-sized package. (Click the pic to GET A WEATHER RADIO!) And no, my friends, an RV doesn’t really cut the mustard as storm shelter. Even the sturdiest RV may get smashed like a tin can by the weakest tornado. We’ve owned our Midland WR300 weather radio for several years and have been pleased with its performance. My general advice regarding weather radios is simply to get one. (Please note that I’ve lowered my voice.) Any weather radio is better than no radio at all. We chose the Midland WR300 because it’s a little nicer than average in terms of features. This weather radio offers many features that combine a traditional radio experience (AM/FM tuning, so you can catch National Propaganda Radio or the big ballgame) with modern weather functionality. It accepts S.A.M.E. Codes, which means that weather alerts are specific to your local county (assuming you mastered collegiate level engineering... Read more

REVIEW: “Sea Foam” Motor Treatment

April 3, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Last year our 3000W Yamaha generator was struggling to power our RV’s A/C unit. It would run the A/C for a while, then overload. Then we got all hot and steamy, and not in an enjoyable way. So we’re now using “Sea Foam” ( with the generator. The goal is to clean out whatever carbon & ethanol gunk might have been clogging the carburetor. So far, the Sea Foam seems to be working. This begs the question: what the hell is Sea Foam? Sea Foam has been been around since 1942. Many people swear by it. It’s a 100% pure petroleum product for use in all gasoline and diesel engines, including 2 and 4-cycle jobs like lawnmowers and generators and motorcycles. Like many fuel additives, it’s easy to use. It’s like wine: you just pour it in. Click the pic for more info on SEA FOAM. Sea Foam claims to clean dirty engine parts internally by removing harmful gums and carbon build-up. It also removes moisture from oil crankcases and fuel tanks, stabilizing and conditioning fuel to prevent it becoming stale. Many people use Sea Foam for engine storage. Sound familiar? Yes, these benefits are similar to those offered by Sta-bil, which we add to our equipment before putting it in storage. However, these products are similar but different. The focus of Sea Foam is upon the cleaning benefits, whereas Sta-bil is more about stabilizing the fuel. I think it makes sense to use both. I’m particularly interested in cleaning our generator, which... Read more

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