Category Archives: 2018-08-segments

Spring RV Checks

With Spring finally here (for some), Mark Polk of RV Education 101 fills us in on some important Spring checks you should perform on your RV before heading out this season. Checking the batteries is first on Mark's list. Next is the RV water system. If it was winterized you need to de-winterize it and…
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New RV Toilet Product from Thetford

Controlling holding tank odor is something everyone should care about and this week, Jeff shows us a new item Thetford has just launched that now makes the job a whole lot easier. The Thetford Aqua-Kem® Shotz are packets that are dropped into the toilet and down into the black tank.

These packets contain the same proven reliable chemical as we are used to using in the liquid product which has been the #1 RV holding tank product for 50 years! Each packet is about 2” square. Drop one in and it dissolves and releases the chemical into your tank. There are 24 packets in the fragrance of your choice in each 1 lb container. The square container fits nicely in any RV storage compartment. Each packet is good for up to 40 gallons of waste tank capacity.

Check out the new Aqua-Kem® Shotz at your favorite camping store.

EarthCruiser to Escape the Blacktop!

RV TV Show, EarthCruiserWith the Overland Expo West coming up shortly in Flagstaff, AZ, we decided to take another look at the world of Extreme off-road RVing. This week we join Jeff Johnston as he pays a visit to the company that builds those wild EarthCruisers.

Many RVer’s love ‘boon-docking’ for a week or more but where you go boon-docking is dependent on your RV and its capabilities. By the way, for non-RVers, boon-docking is a term used for getting off the road and camping away from civilization and enjoying mother nature. Of course most RVs will let you get off the road a bit in some places but, if you are really looking at getting way off the road and doing some adventure RVing you’ll need a vehicle built specifically for that.

The EarthCruiser is an RV designed exclusively for Extreme RVing. Originally designed and built in Australia, Gillies moved his operation to Bend, Oregon a few years ago in order to service the fast growing U.S. market. Needless to say, that market demand continues to grow and the Overland Expo West is sure to be an exciting event! With three models to choose from including a truck camper model, Earth Cruiser is poised to help set the pace in Extreme RVing.

Jeff got to tour the facility and chat with Lance Gillies, founder and CEO of the company. He learns all about the EarthCruiser and sees just what goes into building these rugged off-road adventure vehicles. Jeff also got a chance to take one out for an honest to goodness test run in and around the surrounding countryside. Just think how cool it would be to pull up to your local grocery store or convenience store in one of these….