This Old Campsite
This Old Campsite
Product Evaluations

There are hundreds of products that are offered to the camping community.  They are offered either by manufacturers directly or through camping supply stores.  How do you know if the product is any good before you buy.  Maybe it was recommended by a friend, or the advertisement was very inticing.  It would be nice to know what others think of the product before you buy.  Here we will present a review of a product and then have our readers leave a comment of their opinion.

Steady Fast®  is a product offered by Hanscom Enterprises LLC.  The product is designed to stabilize your trailer while parked.  Read the evaluation by Warren Petkovsek.
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SewerSolution - A way to empty your holding tanks without the mess of the old 3 inch flex hose.
Read the evaluation by Brad Fuller
PullRite SuperGlide 5th Wheel Hitches - This is a great hitch for towing 5th wheel trailers if you have a short bed truck.  The hitch is fully automatic and allows for making up to 90° turns without having to get out of the truck and throw a lever to move the hitch.  It costs more than a standard slider hitch, but it is worth the peace of mind knowing that you are less likely of blowing out the back window of your truck.  Check them out at PullRite.com .
MobileLock by DeWalt - This is an assisted GPS location device that enables you to be notified if your property is being tampered with and to be able to locate your property, such as a camper, if it is stolen.Read the evaluation by Brad Fuller

King Pin Lock - This is a connical style kingpin lock that covers the entire kingpin.  It would appear to be more difficult to remove than one of the pad lock versions of kinpin locks.  It is available from Universal Boot, Inc .  This company makes this same style of lock for large commerical trailers with kingpins.  I bought this for my trailer.

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Winegard Wingman - The Winegard Wingman is an add on to the Winegard Sensor over the air TV antenna.  It is designed to increase the signal strength of the TV signal at the antenna.  I bought one for my camper and it works as advertised.  The signal strength is very much improved and gives us a better digital signal.  The only problem I had is that I do not have a Winegard Sensor antenna.  I have a Signal Commander antenna but the Wingman will fit with a little modification.  See my Blog to see what I had to do to make it work.
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Bio_Green® boidegrader is a cleaner in a powder form that is put into the holding tank to break up the waste material.  It can be used in grey water tanks as well as black water tanks to clean them.  We have been using this product for quite a number of years.  It is easy to use and works great.  We tried several other waste tank chemicals but found this be be much better and very easy to use.  You just put one teaspoon of powder into the holding tank each time.
Weber® Q® 200 Weber   makes several models of small portable gas grills that are easy to carry with you in your RV.  We have the Q 200 which fits very nicely in the cargo area of our 5th wheel camper.  There is a stand that you can get to go with it but we elected not to get the stand and use a folding table that we carry.  We are very impressed with the quality of this grill and the way it cooks food.  We are seeing more and more of these grills in campgrounds as they become more popular.
360 Sihpon   The 360 Siphon is a vent cap for the waste tank vent pipes on your RV.  It is designed to prevent any airflow from going down the vent pipe on the roof and causing fumes from the waste tanks to enter the RV.  This vent cap is made of durable Poly Carbonate composites that will last for a very long time.  Other vent caps just cover the vent pipe but do not prevent the wind from flowing down into the waste tank, causing a high pressure in the tank and forcing the fumes into the RV.  The 360 Siphon solves the problem of foul odors in the RV.
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The WSKTS® is a great knife sharpening tool.  I received one as a Christmas present so I have been using it for the last 3 months.  It is the best knife sharpening system that I have ever used.  It will put a razor sharp edge on almost any knife...read more

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