Top 10 Must Have RVing Gadgets

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  • Today we are going to talk about our 10 favorite RVing and gadgets.
  • Awesome. Sometimes I wake up and I have no idea what's going on.
  • This is actually our first collaboration video.
  • And we're doing with Kali and Josh over at The Freedom Theory.
  • This is really exciting for us.
  • They're going to make a video about their favorite RVing gadgets.
  • We're going to talk about ours today.
  • And definitely check them out.
  • But here's a really quick video for you to get a better idea of The Freedom Theory.
  • And who they are.
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  • A Wi-Fi ranger for us is a must-have.
  • When we get into RV parks like this
  • we found that some of the best spots are along the perimeter of the park.
  • But that also means you're probably pretty far away from their Wi-Fi tower.
  • A lot of times you may not get signal or if you do, it's going to be very faint.
  • So the first part of the solution is the Wi-Fi ranger.
  • That's what we've got up on the window.
  • All we have to do when we arrive, is try to figure out where that Wi-Fi tower is
  • put this up on the window and then connect it to. This is a Wi-Fi repeater.
  • It takes the signal from the Ranger and a broadcast throughout our RV.
  • So that means we can connect our laptops our phones, tablets.
  • All the devices we have that are on a Wi-Fi signal connect to this.
  • Then this picks up the signal from the park.
  • The one we have is by Alpha Network.
  • We got it from TechnoRV, who has some excellent customer service.
  • The instructions on these are awesome.
  • They send you their own instructions and it's really easy to follow and set up.
  • I am going to do a longer view on these two products sometime in the future. So stay tuned for that.
  • These next two items might not be considered gadgets in the traditional sense.
  • But they are must haves for us.
  • The first thing is the Allstays Camp & RV app.
  • We love this app because we pull up the app, it will show your exact location.
  • All the campgrounds, gas stations, RV services around your area.
  • It even includes low hanging bridges
  • and other information that's really helpful to RVers and campers as well.
  • It's something that we reference almost every time we move.
  • And it's come in so handy, and not only that.
  • It's save us a lot of money because you can also find free places to camp
  • but also free places to dump.
  • We did write an extensive review about this app which you can find linked in the description below.
  • The next app that we absolutely love is Gas Buddy.
  • Gas Buddy helps us save money on gas.
  • When you pull it up you can tap to find the nearest gas stations in the area.
  • And it will show you almost real-time gas prices reported by users.
  • Now we're currently in Door County, but we're headed to Green Bay next.
  • We can decide if we want to get gas now or get gas we get the Green Bay depending on the gas price.
  • They have all gas stations listed from Costco to Sam's Club
  • to your traditional Shell and Chevron stations.
  • Based on the app I can tell the gas at Costco in Green Bay is $2.25
  • which is so much cheaper than the $2.45 at the Marathon down the street.
  • So if you don't have the Gas Buddy app, which is free, you've got to download it.
  • This is the Garmin 760 LMT.
  • It is an RV specific GPS and we found it invaluable when
  • trying to drive our RV through places we just don't know
  • The cool thing about this is, it allows us to input all the parameters of our RV.
  • The height, the width, the weight, the length.
  • What this does is it helps rerouted us around obstacles
  • or things that are going to be difficult or impossible for us to drive through an RV.
  • Such as a low bridge. There are a lot of weight restrictions that we have to be worried about.
  • If we're driving through the mountains, this will alert us as to a steep grade ahead.
  • It'll tell us what that grade is.
  • It'll also warned us about winding roads.
  • And different obstacles that we're coming up against.
  • In a car that usually isn't a concern but in an RV it is great information to have.
  • We wrote an extensive review that highlight a lot of the features
  • and some of the things we don't like about this GPS.
  • You can find the link in the description below
  • With the amount of rain that we've seen since we started traveling full time.
  • We are so glad to have a cover for our vent.
  • We have two Fan-tastic vents in the RV.
  • We purchase a Fan-tastic specific vent cover for the one in the kitchen.
  • On days like this when it's raining outside
  • we can leave the vent open and run the fan without worrying about the rain
  • getting in or triggering our rain sensor.
  • Another benefit we realized is you don't hear the rain as much.
  • Also you get a little extra protection from the sun with the vent cover.
  • Now some of you might not consider this a gadget.
  • It is absolutely cannot live without in the RV.
  • In the shower.
  • One of our favorite gadgets is this on and off valve for the shower.
  • This allows us to turn the water on, get it to the temperature that we want.
  • Put the valve to the off switch.
  • Lather up. Turn it back on. We can rinse off.
  • Not only that, we get to adjust how much water comes out of the shower head.
  • This is great for us because we do quite a bit of boondocking.
  • And one minute showers are not unheard of.
  • And having this valve let's us save a tremendous amount of water.
  • Now the biggest gadget that we have and we love
  • is our Roadmaster spare tire carrier.
  • We haven't blown a tire, yet. If we ever do we don't want to be caught without one of these.
  • Sure there are a lot of roadside companies that can come out and change a tire for you.
  • But that doesn't mean they're going to have the tire you need.
  • You might be stuck waiting a day or two to get the tire.
  • Or have to pay two to three times what the tires actually worth.
  • Anywhere we go we love to have a spare tire. Either on our motorhome or Jeep.
  • So for us, this is a must have.
  • The best part about it is, it's really easy to take off.
  • There is a lock you can drop the wheel to either side. Unbolt it and roll it right over.
  • I did an extensive review on this tire carrier. will link to that in the description below.
  • Another gadget outside that I really love is the Valterra gate valve.
  • What this does. It's an additional valve at the end of our sewer and grey tank pipes.
  • And what I found in the past was. Before we got this.
  • If we were driving for any length of time, you might get some water that leaks into the pipe.
  • When you take the cover off that all ends up on your hands, your arms, in the bay.
  • Has to be washed out.
  • This gate valve allows you to hook up your sewer hose,
  • open the valve, and any drippings that are left in there just go straight into the hose.
  • It makes for a very clean situation and I love it.
  • We'll link to the specific gate valve in the description below.
  • We also have an Amazon store on our website that will link to too.
  • One of my favorite outdoor gadgets are these motorcoach Hoss Pad that we have.
  • They come in all different sizes. They're made from recycled rubber.
  • They're great for putting under your jack but also for leveling.
  • Instead of putting your jacks on directly on the dirt or gravel.
  • You can just put one of these down.
  • If we happen to be parked on a very uneven spot.
  • Before I put our plastic leveling blocks down I'll put one of these underneath to protect the block from breaking.
  • We've had two sets of leveling blocks go bad on us because we put it directly on gravel
  • and the weight of the coach would split it and break it.
  • Now that we have the Hoss Pads it protects those leveling blocks from breaking.
  • Right now we happen to be in a pretty muddy site because of the rain.
  • Since we have these under our jacks, our jacks aren't sinking into the mud.
  • Because they're sitting on top of the Hoss Pads.
  • First thing we do when we get to a campsite or anyplace where there's electrical hook-up.
  • We plug in our Progressive Industries EMS.
  • This is rated for 30 amps which is what our coaches. They also have 50 amp unit.
  • What this does is it protects us from power surges. But more importantly, power drops.
  • So we've been a few places where everyone goes and turns on their electricity at the same time.
  • Let's say it's hot and everyone gets home turns on their AC.
  • A lot of times the voltage in the park will drop to unsafe levels.
  • What ends up happening is this will cut you from that power.
  • Now, low voltage will damage a lot of sensitive electronics and other things in your be especially the AC unit
  • This helps protect you from that among numerous other things.
  • But for us it is a must have.
  • We never plug into electricity without putting this between us and the electrical source.
  • We also have a post on this where we discuss many more points and more details about it.
  • Again we'll link to that in the description below.
  • We hope you enjoyed our top 10 favorite are RVing gadgets.
  • We'd love to hear what some of your favorite gadgets are for RVing.
  • Leave us a comment below.
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This is a video of our top 10 Must Have RVing gadgets that every RV'er should own.

Check out The Freedom Theory's video for a list of their favorite RVing gadgets here: /watch?v=GorFusQBi7c
Their Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/kbrightlife
Their Website: http://thefreedomtheory.com/

List of Must Have RVing Gadgets:

EMS + Surge Protector: http://amzn.to/2oB6c6Q

RV GPS: https://amzn.to/2DzACMf

Fan-Tastic Vent Cover: http://amzn.to/2nkLkLF

Wifi Booster & Repeater: https://amzn.to/2UTb3LH

AllStays: http://bit.ly/AllStaysCamp

Shower Valve: http://amzn.to/2nkAl4K

Roadmaster Spare Tire Carrier: http://amzn.to/2nASPzQ

Valterra Gate Valve: http://amzn.to/2nF2bfu

Hosspad Motorcoach Pads: http://amzn.to/2nARoBl

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