Campfire Chronicles

How To: Power a CPAP Device on the Road

Lisa & Dan Brown

9th May, 19


One of the more common topics discussed among RVers who enjoy boondocking is how to power a CPAP device in their RV with limited to no power source. CPAP machines, and other electric-powered medical devices, have become essential to the health and livelihoods of those who need them. For those who travel, using a CPAP machine has presented a challenge for RVers not hooked up to electricity - and this shouldn’t prevent anyone from enjoying the…

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Product Review: TST 507-RV-6-C Tire Monitoring System

Lisa & Dan Brown

1st May, 19


Recently, we collaborated with TechnoRV on a project to install and evaluate the Truck System Technologies (TST) 507-RV-6-C tire pressure and temperature monitoring system. We already had a different TST brand installed in our Landmark 365 that we weren't quite happy with, so we jumped at the opportunity to try out a new system.

Let’s Talk About the TST 507-RV-6-C

The Truck System Technologies (TST) 507-RV-6-C is the newest tire pressure and temperature…

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Product Review: Rand McNally OverDryve 7 RV GPS

Lisa & Dan Brown

9th Apr, 19


As RV owners, trip planning is more than just plotting our course on a road map, and as big-rig RV owners, we truly appreciate the importance of having the best tools to help us navigate our Nation's roadways safely. Those of us who pull large fifth-wheels or travel trailers need to be aware of low clearances, narrow, windy roads and road obstacles. Any one of those, or a combination of a few, could…

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Cyclone Toy Hauler Interior Modifications

Lisa & Dan Brown

21st Mar, 19


Back in 2014, we bought our brand-new Cyclone 'man-box-on-wheels' toy hauler. Though I loved its functionality as a toy hauler (because it hauled our two Harley Davidson motorcycles), I had serious reservations regarding the interior design and lack of storage in the kitchen.

Dare I say that this fifth-wheel toy hauler was perfectly designed with guys in mind - guys that didn't cook.…

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Anderson Valve System Replacement

Lisa & Dan Brown

28th Feb, 19


Recently, we were provided the opportunity to work with Anderson Brass Company by replacing the existing plastic Anderson Valve System in our fifth wheel's Utility Distribution Center (UDC), and test a better-engineered brass valve. Originally, our 2016 Heartland Landmark 365 came equipped with a plastic Anderson Valve - which is more susceptible to leaking.

How the Anderson Valve System Operates

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