Awesome Microfiber Cleaning… GLOVES?!

January 16, 2014 by · Comments Off 

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 AdminIf you read our website ( on a regular basis then you are well aware of my husband’s love of gloves. I joke with him that it’s an addiction. He has a ridiculous number of gloves– for warm weather, cold weather, wet weather, hitching, sewer duty, camera duty… The list goes on. These microfiber cleaning gloves are awesome. Ladies, get your husbands a pair! (Click the pic for more info.) But yesterday he surprised me. He bought himself a pair of Clean Green High-Performance Microfiber Cleaning and Dusting Gloves ( Yes, you read that right. My husband bought a pair of gloves to CLEAN and DUST! Oh happy day! These little gems work wonders. They make cleaning super easy because they attract dust like a magnet. That means you don’t have to use any dusting sprays or chemicals, which cuts down on your cleaning supply costs and helps the environment! Just slip them on and get to wiping. And that’s just what he’s done! The microfibers act as a DUST MAGNET - no need for sprays or chemicals! (Click the... Read more


November 15, 2013 by Barry & Monique Zander · Comments Off 

By Barry Zander, Edited by Monique Zander, the Never-Bored RVers A warm evening in a wooded campground somewhere in North Dakota, I think.  We were invited by our neighbors, Dan and Terry, to join them around their campfire while we sipped on our BYOL cocktail.  Danny was feeling good … good enough to share a revelation he had the night before: “When I was in the Marines years ago,” Dan began, “I’d come home from a deployment and usually once or twice a week Terry would fix spaghetti and meatballs for dinner.  I never really liked that dish … I was sure I told her that early on.  But she still served it.” At that point Dan sat back in his canvas chair, took another swig and continued.  “I retired in ’87 and we’ve been happily married over all these years, but she still makes spaghetti and meatballs at least once a week. “Last time she put it in front of me, I mentioned that I really don’t like spaghetti and meatballs.  I looked up at her sitting across the table and saw the glare in her eyes.  That’s when she confessed, ‘All these years, and you never asked.  Every time I’m mad at you, I fix you spaghetti and meatballs because I know you don’t like it’.” That sounds like a healthy marriage to me. A note to future Alaskan and Canadian Maritimes travelers. I’ve finally gotten all the “experiential” blogs from our trips to these bucket-list lands up on my website:  Based on comments from readers, I’m sure... Read more


November 7, 2013 by Barry & Monique Zander · Comments Off 

By Barry Zander, Edited by Monique Zander, the Never-Bored RVers We were fortunate to have several highly experienced nurses among the travelers on our caravan trip to the Canadian Maritimes this summer, including Sarah from Seattle, who gave me good advice when I was having severe heartburn.  With that in mind, she forwarded this article, which I found very interesting.  Maybe if you read all the way through it, Sarah may save your life (and it’s not just for females).  At the end I have printed comments to previous blogs. Female Heart Attacks The Emergency Room nurse who wrote this, begins … I was aware that female heart attacks are different, but this is the best description I’ve ever read.  Women rarely have the same dramatic symptoms that men have … you know, the sudden stabbing pain in the chest, the cold sweat, grabbing the chest & dropping to the floor that we see in movies.  Here is the story of one woman’s experience with a heart attack. I had a heart attack at about 10:30 p.m. with NO prior exertion, NO prior emotional trauma that one would suspect might have brought it on.  I was sitting all snugly & warm on a cold evening, with my purring cat in my lap, reading an interesting story my friend had sent me, and actually thinking, “Aah, this is the life, all cozy and warm in my soft, cushy Lazy Boy with my feet propped up.” A moment later, I felt that awful sensation of indigestion, like when you’ve been in a hurry and grabbed a bite of sandwich... Read more

Does a bad boondocking trip kill the concept for new RVers?

March 17, 2012 by Bob Difley · 40 Comments 

By Bob Difley In last week’s post,  A boondocker’s bag of tricks, among the many responses was one that got me thinking about how RVers view boondocking–especially those that don’t.  ”Bobbie” wrote: I don’t know why everyone raves about how great boondocking is. We went to Quartzsite, AZ to boondock with some friends who have gone there the last 4 years in January. The RVs were almost bumper to bumper, or side to side, just as close or closer than many campgrounds I have stayed in. The nights were cold, and we had to use our propane heater. We used about two- one lb. propane tanks per day. We were told we could not run our generators after a certain hour at night or until a certain hour in the morning out of respect for our neighbors. We got no tv service, even with the antenna. We took full showers every other day, with wash ups on alternate days. I like my long hot showers and missed not being able to have one. My friends went into town daily to Mesa RV for the free lunch, which would be great if it was close by but, it was about 8 to 10 miles into town and the same back to the rv. I figure it was at least 1/2 to 1 gallon of gas per day into town not counting all the gas we spent in getting the rig and tow car down to AZ from our town in central CA. For the $1000 or more the trip cost us, to my way of thinking was not worth it at all. Give me full hook ups and long showers, and electricity, and WIFI, and cable tv any day. I will gladly... Read more

Sealy Posturepedic Mattresses Now Available for RVs

September 22, 2011 by Rex Vogel · 24 Comments 

Sealy Posturepedic mattresses are going on the road, thanks to an exclusive partnership with Dometic Corp. that will offer Posturepedic recreational vehicle mattresses for the first time, according to a recent news release. “With more than 60 years of designing and building Posturepedic mattresses with support in mind, we’ve realized that a good night sleep extends past the bedroom,” said Jodi Allen, chief marketing officer at Sealy. “Our new partnership with Dometic will bring quality mattresses to RVers no matter what their travel plans and type of RV while they enjoy the open road.” “This is a significant addition to our OEM product line. Sealy has the highest mattress brand awareness in the nation,” said Brad Sargent, vice president of marketing at Dometic. “There’s a lot of choice in the market for RV shoppers out there right now, so a Sealy Posturepedic mattress could easily be the deciding factor in making a purchase.” Founded in 1881, Sealy has been the top mattress brand since 1972 and was in the top ten recognized home product brands in a recent study alongside big names such as Rubbermaid, Tupperware, and La-Z-Boy. Sealy also has the highest customer loyalty and re-purchase rate, with the fastest growing specialty brands for the past three years. “Widespread poor RV mattress quality has long been a black eye on the industry, and RVers know it and talk about it. Too often you hear about people having to add mattress toppers or... Read more

It’s the little things that make a boondocking lifestyle – Part 2

August 5, 2011 by Bob Difley · 26 Comments 

By Bob Difley Last week’s post (of the same name) triggered the unlikely discussions of electric blankets and the CPAP (sleep apnea) problem for boondockers. But it was more than that, it was a discussion of what is important for our personal enjoyment. So let’s dig some more into how to cope with our individual quirks and idiosyncrasies (Qs & Is) when boondocking and exploring those destinations way off the beaten path. I’ll start with my wife’s Qs & Is (since I don’t have any). As a health and fitness nut enthusiast, a most important requirement for her is access to fresh fruits and vegetables (FFV). Let me emphasize fresh here. It was never a question of whether we would orr would not continue to eat FFV when boondocking, but how would we accomplish it off in the depths of the primeval forest way out in the desert where we liked to camp–miles from the nearest organic food or farmers market. Supermarkets were few and far between in most of the places we explored and they usually left her dissatisfied and the local stores were usually deficient in the FFV category–especially the fresh part–if they had any fruits and veggies at all.  The longest we could eke out the FFV supply before they withered into the inedible class was five days. As a result we had to build into our schedule and finances long trips to the nearest urban center for restocking. So off we would go, driving sometimes as far as 50 miles one way, and... Read more


February 9, 2011 by Barry & Monique Zander · 13 Comments 

 By Monique Zander, the Never-Bored RVer  It’s Monique’s turn to comment on yesterday’s blog.  “Since there have been so many responses stating that the blog is not boring, I must clarify the statement in the previous blog. “Barry’s blogs are not boring.  On the contrary, I find them well written, entertaining and educational.  I appreciate his talent as so many readers do.  I am a creative person, but I’m not at all into computers.  Technology is not my thing.  I don’t even know how to type! “So proofreading Barry’s writing (I proofread every posting) about the process of formatting the e-Postcard, I found the technical how-to boring –  for me.  “Barry knew I would. “Barry writes in his wonderful intimate way, and I am his Number 1 fan.  We are a team when it comes to ideas.  “When I came up with the concept of the e-Postcard and how the finished product should look, Barry embraced it wholeheartedly.  I had no doubt that he could figure out how to do it, and, of course, he did. “Barry always welcomes my suggestions, additions or subtractions.  He asks me to proofread every article (he jokingly calls me ‘his cruel editor’).  By my own choosing, I don’t want to be involved with computers, and it’s okay with Barry.  He’d rather I spend my time cooking gourmet meals anyway. “Just as Barry and I are never bored, I do not find Barry’s blogs boring.” Monique In our next posting, we will address a few questions... Read more


November 27, 2010 by Larry Cad · 44 Comments 

Linda and I are getting the motorhome ready for our annual trip to Kentucky to attend the RVIA show in Louisville to gather information on the general state of the RV industry, and to view new products at the show.  We will be reporting on events as they occur, here on blog. Read more  Read More →

RV Cooking Show – Aunt Lucy’s Thanksgiving Stuffing & 3 Hidden Gem National Parks/Monuments

November 18, 2010 by Evanne Schmarder · 14 Comments 

Happy Thanksgiving readers!! Growing up, this stuffing permeated my holidays. It’s the one we enjoyed when spending time with Aunt Lucy and her brood and, if we couldn’t be together that year, enjoyed at our house. It’s a staple at my Thanksgiving table all these years and miles later and one I’m not willing to compromise on. But that doesn’t mean you can’t. In fact, if it were up to my chile-lovin’ husband, we’d add roasted green chiles to this year’s batch (but not going to happen). Check out my “Additional Tips” on this episode’s webpage for ways to customize this dish or enjoy it like Aunt Lucy makes it. Either way, it’s delicious! While the stuffing is cooking I’ll take you on a quick tour of something I’m mighty thankful for – three of my favorite lesser known National Parks/Monuments  – and I’ll offer my .02 on what’s not to be missed when visiting the parks. Check it out: Make our Crockpot Turkey Breast – see the video here. And don’t forget Mom’s Famous Thanksgiving Cranberry Sauce…yum! FOR the ADVENTUROUS (or simply curious): Gourmet Trash Can Turkey From all of us at the RV Cooking Show, we wish you and those you care about a memorable Thanksgiving holiday. Evanne RV Cooking Show PS – What do you call the Thanksgiving turkey stuffing? Stuffing or ??? Leave a comment…we’d all like to know :>  Read More →

RV Cooking Show – White Bean Pesto Dip and Central Massachusetts

September 2, 2010 by Evanne Schmarder · 5 Comments 

  We’ve been dedicated tenters, pop-up lovers, travel trailer testers, and 5th wheel dwellers…and made lots of terrific friends along the way. One set of friends recently hit a milestone in their business – Pine Acres Family Camping Resort in Oakham, MA celebrated their 50th year as a family owned/operated park – three generations strong! Randy and Denise invited us out to celebrate (and helped us add “cabin campers” to the list) and graciously agreed to film this episode of the RV Cooking Show.  Read more  Read More →

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