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REVIEW: Chamberlain’s Leather Milk

April 15, 2014 by Loloho.com · Leave a Comment 

If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our E-mail Digest or RSS Feed. We will then send you the stories that are posted each day in an e-mail digest. We use a service called Feedburner for delivery of these emails. You will receive an e-mail from Feedburner after you subscribe and you must click on that email to activate your subscription. Thanks for visiting and enjoy all the information! RV.Net Blog AdminToday we’re taking a look at Chamberlain’s Leather Milk (http://goo.gl/2neqnh), 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... Read more



REVIEW: Comfort Sleep Mask

April 11, 2014 by Loloho.com · Leave a Comment 

One popular video on our YouTube Channel (http://goo.gl/8iyFmH) offers advice on sleeping in an RV (http://youtu.be/LUSCATWmR8Y). A quality sleep mask like the Lewis & Clark Comfort Eye Mask (http://goo.gl/HEiSdK) 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



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

April 9, 2014 by Loloho.com · Leave a Comment 

On our YouTube Channel (http://goo.gl/8iyFmH) we recently demonstrated how to program a spare keyless remote (http://goo.gl/BRQow4) 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 (http://goo.gl/8iyFmH) – over 3 million views and counting!  Read More →



“Zzz” Better with Memory Foam

April 8, 2014 by Loloho.com · Leave a Comment 

One of our all-time favorite RV upgrades is our memory foam mattress topper (http://goo.gl/6qy80E). 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 (http://goo.gl/eSWOC8). 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



GUMMI PFLEGE: Save Your Rubber Seals

March 19, 2014 by Loloho.com · Leave a Comment 

Another fantastic “secret” garage product is Gummi Pflege (http://goo.gl/zULDO0). This is a wonderful German rubber care product that is especially popular amongst “in the know” BMW owners. But the protective properties of Gummi Pflege are good for rubber seals on all-American RVs, too. This is "the good stuff" for all things RUBBER - especially door seals. (Click the pic for more info.) Gummi Pflege works wonders on rubber trim and seals. BMW guys love to use it on weather seals that line the doors, hood, and truck of their cars. It helps to reduce squeaks, rattles, and potential water leaks. Any rubber surface benefits from an occasional dose of Gummi Pflege, but it’s especially good with seals. I doubt you’ll ever see this product in a typical retail store. Perhaps one reason that not many people know about Gummi Pflege is the weird name. In truth, the name “Gummi Pflege Stift” sounds quite exotic – until you realize it’s simply German for “Rubber Maintenance Stick!” The product comes in a “shoe polish” style applicator stick. Simply open the cap, tilt the stick, and rub the foam applicator onto the rubber surface. There’s minimal waste; just be careful when opening the container. Gummi Pflege protects rubber from the damaging effects of excessive cold, heat, and UV rays. Gummi Pflege is especially good at preserving the elasticity of rubber. It helps prevent the dreaded drying and cracking... Read more



The SEWER SUPPORT You Always Wanted

November 1, 2013 by Loloho.com · Leave a Comment 

On our LongLongHoneymoon.com website, we often inform RV camping newcomers about products that service the RV lifestyle. Take the Camco Sidewinder Sewer Support (http://goo.gl/T7j1rg), for example. This is one of those products that pretty much every RV owner acquires, sooner or later. But when you buy your first RV, you may have no idea these things exist. No one grows up fantasizing about someday buying a really nice sewer hose support. In fact, many newbies might reasonably ask, “What the heck is a sewer hose support and why on earth do I want one?” With a sewer hose support, gravity works WITH you to drain your tanks. (Click the pic to get your own.) Here’s the deal. When you empty your RV water tanks, you really want ALL of their contents to flow freely through your sewer hose into the dump station abyss. The less time spent actually handling the sewer hose, the better. (That’s my own personal policy, anyway.) Yet sometimes if the hose is lying flat on the ground, its contents do not completely drain. The Sidewinder model even includes a carrying handle. (Click the pic to get your own.) A sewer support like the Sidewinder elevates the hose from the ground, allowing gravity to work with you instead of against you. When you open the drain valve on your RV, water rushes in a downward direction from your RV along the support before finally emptying into the ground. By the way, my policy is to always empty the black water first. Once the black water has completely... Read more



LOSE WEIGHT the Delicious Way

November 1, 2013 by Loloho.com · Leave a Comment 

When our bathroom scale started looking like the national debt counter, we began exploring more healthy ways to cook. Towards this goal, one of the best kitchen gadgets we’ve found is the Chef’n Sleekstor VeggiSteam Silicone Steamer (http://goo.gl/2IbB8n). Out with the Fry Daddy – in with the Steam Mama! This inexpensive little gadget helps you lose weight in the most delicious fashion imaginable. So easy, even I can use it! (Click the pic for more info.) The Sleekstor is a simple vegetable steamer that works like a charm. It’s great for an RV since it takes up very little storage space, and is easy to clean. Even though it’s microwave safe it also works with propane heat (which is how we typically use it on our Airstream stove). It’s nonstick, and if we had a dishwasher in our Airstream we’d wash it there without worry. The “secret” is in the silicone. The steamer is constructed of heat resistant silicone, another modern material that’s improving our lives. (I guess if we’re giving a Nobel Prize to the guy who invented microfleece, we should also give one to whoever concocted silicone). It withstands heat up to 650 degrees Fahrenheit. It won’t scratch nonstick surfaces, so it’s safe for all of your cooking pots. The Sleekstor is so easy to operate, even I can do it. You simply place a little water in a small pot, insert the steamer, and place your veggies on top. In about 5 minutes you can have perfectly steamed... Read more



Use THESE When Backing Up Your RV

September 16, 2013 by Loloho.com · Leave a Comment 

When we RV camp – especially when we are backing up our travel trailer – we need direct reliable communication. Smartphones don’t always cut it. That’s why we use “walkie-talkies” (two-way radios) like the Midland LTX600VP3 (http://goo.gl/vLRiJu). We carry a pair in our truck glovebox and use them daily. The Midland LTX600 "walkie-talkies" also include NOAA WEATHER ALERTS, so you get 2-in-1 functionality. (Click the pic for more info.) Walkie-talkies simply work better than smartphones in certain situations. There’s no dialing, no connecting, no signals dropping, no accidentally hanging up. You just mash a button and talk. Bingo! No delays, no fiddling with a Bluetooth or headset. Just talk and go. The Midland LTX600VP3 walkie-talkies are especially handy because they also include NOAA weather alert. So you are getting 2-in-1 functionality with these two-way radios. Our dedicated weather radio is a Midland unit. I would rather own the LTX600VP3 to cover both needs. >We keep our walkie-talkies handy and use 'em daily! (Click the pic for more info.) Walkie-talkies work in rural and urban areas and you can take ‘em places your cell services won’t go. For us, this means Canada – there are no roaming fees with walkie-talkies. In fact, there are no fees of any kind! Walkie-talkies – don’t go RV camping without ‘em. Click here to get your own Midland walkie-talkies.  Read More →



STOPPING CORROSION with Boeshield T-9 Drip Bottles

August 19, 2013 by Loloho.com · Leave a Comment 

I’ve previously sung the praises of Boeshield T-9 (http://goo.gl/GNwSie), the waterproof lubricant that offers such great protection against corrosion. I’ve been using the aerosol spray cans for years on our RV with excellent results. It has also worked wonders on our tools, bicycles, and other metal products that are vulnerable to corrosion. Boeshield is unique because it not only lubricates, it dries to a thin waxy finish – providing long term protective benefits. It was originally developed by the Boeing company for use with aircraft. Recently I was introduced to small one ounce and four ounce drip bottles of Boeshield T-9 – and they are fantastic. In fact, I find the drip application to be surprisingly useful around the RV. Now when I go to apply a dose of Boeshield T-9, I’m more likely to grab a small bottle. Here’s why. Size comparison. The four ounce drip bottles are the best deal. (Click the pic for more info.) Often I’m applying Boeshield to tiny metal parts like screws, bolts, and so forth. For these applications, it makes sense to use a drip bottle instead of an aerosol can. These drip bottles deliver the same outstanding product in a more precise and controlled fashion. There’s no overspray to worry about with these bottles, and thus no wasted product. No wasted product! (Click the pic for more info.) The drip bottles are quite small and thus convenient to carry. They easily fit in tiny storage spaces in my Ford F250 truck,... Read more



“One of the Greatest Free Things We Have Left in this Country”

August 1, 2013 by Loloho.com · Leave a Comment 

If you are located anywhere near a city with TV stations, you can get FREE over-the-air broadcasts of HD programming from the likes of ABC, CBS, NBS, FOX, & PBS – plus scores of other channels. Adding a Winegard “Wingman” RV booster antenna (http://goo.gl/frPFsY) to our 2003 Airstream’s existing setup greatly improved the number of free stations we could receive. I love HD programming, and “free” is my favorite kind. This is especially important for RV campers, since many campgrounds do not offer cable service. We don’t watch a lot of TV when we camp, but it sure is nice to have it when we want it. Just because we like to boondock and dry camp, that doesn’t mean I’ve given up my love of college football. When Alabama is playing, our antenna will be raised, and my eyes will be soaking up all the high-def goodness they can see. The RV Wing "Wingman" is a booster that connects to our existing TV antenna. We now get better HDTV signals in our RV. (Click the pic for more info.) There are no downsides to this freebie. The quality of free over-the-air HDTV signals is outstanding. The picture offers arguably better signal clarity than HD cable! One analyst called it “one of the greatest free things we have left in this country,” and I do not disagree. So what does the Winegard “Wingman” booster antenna bring to the table? Our Airstream is a 2003 unit. It included a basic Winegard “Sensar” TV antenna on the roof. The Sensar... Read more



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