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Carbon Monoxide: The Silent Killer

August 2, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Carbon Monoxide: The Silent Killer

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless gas—often dubbed the Silent Killer— that is toxic and the number one cause of accidental poisoning deaths in the United States. Carbon monoxide can kill quickly if inhaled in high concentrations and can be particularly dangerous in recreational vehicles. It is produced by the incomplete combustion of solid, liquid, and gaseous fuels. Appliances fueled with gas, oil, kerosene, or wood may produce CO. If such appliances are not installed, maintained, and used properly, carbon monoxide may accumulate to dangerous and even deadly levels in recreational vehicles, cars, homes, or poorly ventilated areas. The symptoms of poisoning are similar to flu or food poisoning and include headaches, nausea, and dizziness. Although not always experienced, the initial symptoms of carbon monoxide are similar to an upset stomach or the flu (but without the fever). The symptoms include: Dizziness Fatigue Headache Nausea Irregular breathing It is critical... [Read more...]

All NEW for Summer – the Good Sam Camping App on Android AND Apple!

July 18, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Planning ahead or plan as you go – get directions, discounts and information for RV parks across North America with the new Good Sam Camping app, available  for Android AND Apple iOS.  Check Google Play and the Apple App store for it’s release in August. The new Good Sam Camping app provides information, including the exclusive Good Sam 10/10*/10 Triple Rating for more than 13,500 RV parks and campgrounds listed in the comprehensive Good Sam RV Travel Guide & Campground Directory, North America’s top-selling campground directory printed annually.  Easy-to-use, the app is a perfect companion for your next RV trip. All RV parks and campgrounds listed in the Good Sam RV Travel Guide are included in the app, including 2,100+ Good Sam parks with 10% discount for Good Sam members.  Users can search by city and state or province and filter campground searches based on hookups, swimming pools, pet restrictions and seasonality. Good Sam RV park and campground listings are... [Read more...]

Frogg Toggs will make rainy days more enjoyable!

July 4, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Frogg Toggs will make rainy days more enjoyable!

Recently, as we were looking for a rain suit for my husband because he wanted to go fishing when it would rain to see how good it  would be, we stumbled on an interesting option for him.  I knew that if he would go with a plastic rain coat, it wouldn’t be a good fit for him.   He also wanted to have something for his legs – some sort of pant to protect him from the rain. While checking the various products offered at the Wal-Mart in Ogdensburg, I immediately saw something that I knew would be perfect for him.   A rain suit made out of material instead of plastic.  The item was a bit pricier than the other ones offered by another company but looked perfect for my husband who wouldn’t have been comfortable in a plastic kind of outfit. So I pointed out the rain suit from Frogg Toggs to him and immediately he said, “That’s interesting!”  He looked at it and decided immediately to try it out to see how comfortable he would be.    The XL was a fabulous fit for him.   ... [Read more...]

The Camco RhinoFlex Clear Swivel – review

June 26, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The Camco RhinoFlex Clear Swivel – review

Last year while we were in Syracuse, my husband saw something very interesting at Camping World.    He thought it was the greatest thing in the world and immediately wanted to have one.    So without hesitation, he put his find in the cart and we purchased it when we left the store. I probably picked your curiosity by now and you are wondering what I am talking about.   The item my husband fell in love with at the Camping World store was the RhinoFlex Clear Swivel fitting in a 90 degree angle from Camco. This fitting can be put directly on your black/grey pipe coming out of your RV so that you can observe whatever is coming out of there – yes everything.     It features a swivel lug and bayonet fittings so that you can be assured that you have a secure connection (because nobody would want it to open… if you see what I mean.).   The clear part of the elbow will allow you to see the discarded water go through which is fabulous apparently to determine if all the “garbage”... [Read more...]

Marchi Mobile eleMMent: World’s Most Expensive Motorhome for Sale

June 25, 2013 by · 8 Comments 

Marchi Mobile eleMMent: World’s Most Expensive Motorhome for Sale

Are you in the market for a futuristic and slightly bizarre luxury recreational vehicle? Marchi Mobile eleMMent Aren’t we all? Taking a rather futuristic leap is the Marchi Mobile eleMMent, which offers luxury and comfort, along with flexibilities of space rarely applied anywhere. Their purposely misspelt eleMMent line, playing up the company’s double-M namesake, is the latest high-end luxury coach to include amenities that no one really needs in a recreational vehicle but would probably love to have given an unlimited pocketbook. What has been dubbed the most expensive motorhome in the world has gone on sale in Dubai for a cool £2 million. That’s the equivalent of $3.1 million U.S. dollars. This state-of-the-art motorhome comes in a stunning gold but it is also available in white. The 45-foot, space-age eleMMent Palazzo comes complete with a colossal master bedroom and 40-inch TV. From the conference/dining table to the entire lounge, you have the option of spreading the chassis... [Read more...]

Navigate Your Next RV Travel Adventure with the Good Sam GPS and Best of the Road®

June 20, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

With summer heating up and the search for the Best Small Towns in America around the corner, Rand McNally and Good Sam are helping travelers across the country plan and navigate their road trips. When you hit the road, you want to know that you are safe and have a comprehensive list of towns and points-of-interest to visit as you travel. That’s why Good Sam and Rand McNally teamed up to create the Good Sam GPS, complete with thousands of campgrounds, RV Parks, and Best of the Road towns and places to explore along the way. Fully loaded with over 2,200 Good Sam parks and thousands of additional campgrounds planning where to stay, knowing that each one has been inspected and rated with the exclusive Good Sam 10/10*/10 Rating System, helps you choose the right RV park or campground for you. Not to mention Lifetime Maps, a suite of RV Tools for customized set up, and Wi-Fi Connectivity so you can always be prepared with up to the minute weather information, all displayed on a 7″... [Read more...]

Tefal Actifry – a fabulous appliance to have

June 3, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

Tefal Actifry – a fabulous appliance to have

May 2013 – Linen Chest, a chain of store in Canada, is having a new contest.   Actually it is their first ever Pin It and Win It contest especially created to celebrate Mother’s Day.   The contest was simple.  All I had to do was to like their contest page, follow their Pinterest account, pin the items I really like from their Mother’s Day Contest, and voilà.    Since I had a Pinterest account, I pinned a few things in a board with my wish list of things I would like to have.   Once I was done I sort of forgot about it… Mother’s Day came and went by.   Fast forward to two weeks ago and I realized that I have a message in my junk folder.   As I check it out I realized that I won the prize for the contest – a 250$ gift card at Linen Chest.  All I had to do was to let them know which store was closest to me.   I emailed them and waited for their reply. Meanwhile, I wondered what we could purchase… New towels?  Costco has better prices on these.  New small... [Read more...]

Cooking Concepts plates review

May 27, 2013 by · 2 Comments 

Cooking Concepts plates review

On a beautiful spring day, my family and I decided to drive across the border for a little bit of shopping.   Living in Ottawa, ON we have the privilege to be about 40 minutes from the nearest border crossing in order to get into the USA.   So we packed the kids, brought our passports, and proceeded to go to Ogdensburg, NY that morning.   We occasionally do this trip in order to pick up some groceries and other little things.   Did you know that cheese is way less expensive in the US?   Have huge cheese lovers in the house make the trip itself necessary… So that day, we had a few stop to do apart from the Wal-Mart (which isn’t a Superstore by the way).   One of the stop was the Dollar Tree where my husband was hoping to find some neat things for the kitchen in the RV. We were in need of plates.  But we didn’t want to have ceramic plates because when you are driving well the shock might break them.  I know some people would put something between the plates and bowls but... [Read more...]

National Parks apps

May 6, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

National Parks apps

This past week-end, I was not feeling too good and battle with a very painful throat.   By Sunday I could barely talk.  So I decided to explore the app Store and discovered some interesting apps for rvers who want to explore the National Parks in the US. The first apps I stumbled upon were the ones created by Chimani.   Actually there are numerous apps for free on the Chimani website. Let’s look at the main app titled – Chimani National Park App . This app contains detailed information on 401 National Park Service units. Through it you can access daily national park news provided by National Park Traveler News (in-app purchase required), create a passport of when you’ve visited any one of the National Park Service units – including each one of the 59 National Parks, view a Photo Gallery which includes 401 photos of each of the units and much more! The interaction with the app is based on the universal national park symbols which makes it a very simple interface.  ... [Read more...]

Attention RV App Users: The New Good Sam Camping App is now available to download!

April 24, 2013 by · 21 Comments 

Attention RV App Users: The New Good Sam Camping App is now available to download!

You can now get more parks in the palm of your hand. The new Good Sam Camping app for iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices combines the Trailer Life Directory RV Park Finder and the Woodall’s RV and Camping Copilot into one indispensable tool for the RV traveler. The new Good Sam Camping app gives users access to more than 14,000 RV parks listed in the new 2013 Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory.  If you already have the Woodall’s RV & Camping Copilot or the Trailer Life RV Park Finder apps, simply launch your current app and follow the simple updating instructions. To get the new app for your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, you can visit the Apple App Store and download to your device. With an additional 2,000 campgrounds at your fingertips, the Good Sam Camping app gives you complete information on RV parks in the United States, Canada and Mexico, including the 2,100 Good Sam Parks that offer a 10% discount to Good Sam Club members. Users can also look up 100 Camping... [Read more...]

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