Tuson Sway Control System Review
If you already own a camping or travel trailer then you already know this and if you’re looking at buying a trailer you’ll soon learn that trailer sway isn’t always a problem. But under various circumstances it can become a big problem and having the right sway control system is a good idea. Recently we learned about a sway control system manufactured by Tuson RV Brakes, LLC and decided it would be a great opportunity to put this system to the test. Jeff reached out to the company and had them send out one of their sway control systems. Even though an experienced person could install one of these systems, because it is an electronically controlled system, the company recommends having an RV dealer or an RV service center do the install, which we did. Once installed Jeff and the couple that own the trailer headed off for a fairly long ride along the Oregon coast. This particular route was perfect to test how the system worked. This route combined both two-lane and four-lane travel with quite a few hills and curves, which allowed for some great opportunities to test the system. Besides Jeff, Mike and Leslie Pranger , the couple that own the trailer and tow vehicle, took turns driving so we could get a good idea, based on different drivers, how each of them felt the system worked. The interesting thing (we didn’t know at first) is that Mike is also an engineering manager for Daimler trucks and is familiar with the sway control system used on their big trucks so he was a perfect person to analyze this Tuson Sway Control System. So what were the results of this test? How about a unanimous 'thumbs up' from everyone. Watch the full story right here on this week’s show.
Also, you can WIN one of these Tuson Sway Control systems for your trailer. Enter the Tuson Sway Control Contest here.
For more information on the Tuson Sway Control System visit: www.tusonrvbrakes.com
Traveling With Pets
With over half the RVers in the country traveling with pets we thought we would reach out to some experts about RVing with pets and who better than our resident RV experts Mark and Dawn Polk from RV Education 101 who by the way, don’t travel anywhere in their RV without their three dogs. This week, Mark and Dawn give us their tips and thoughts about “RVing wiith pets” and the things you should know and consider. You can keep up with Mark and Dawn at: www.rveducation101.com
Getting That Refrigerator Temp Down Quickly
When it’s time to hit the road and you haven’t used the refrigerator for a while, you know how long it takes to get that refer down to operating temperature. It could be hours. Well, Jeff comes to the rescue again with an old trick he has been using for years and once you see what it is, you’ll be saying, “why didn’t I think of that before”. The concept is simple, just like the old days of using an ice box.. (I think I’m dating myself), when you put the block of ice in the box, the temperature drops quickly. Well since we’re in modern times when using ice to keep our food cold is a little outdated why would Jeff use ice. He doesn’t. He uses cement bricks. No I’m not kidding. Click onto the story and see for yourself how nicely this idea works….
Avocado Chocolate Pudding
Who doesn’t like dessert. I’m sure if some one asked you to name a few desserts you would quickly come up with apple pie, chocolate cake and maybe even chocolate pudding. But what about chocolate pudding made with avocados? You heard right, avocado chocolate pudding. Of course who else but Evanne Schmarder would come up with such an idea. Well, of course this dessert is somewhat healthy and all that, but it’s also very delicious. I know first-hand. To find out how you can have a healthy heaping of Ava-Chocolate Pudding yourself, check out the story and see how it’s made. Or, have your significant other watch the segment and make it for you. Either way, I know you’ll really enjoy it. You’ll find the recipe located in the Food and Beverage section.