RV Travels with our pets’ comfort in mind

We have been asked how we can travel with our three cats and leave them in the RV while we shop or visit a restaurant when it’s 90+ degrees outside. Not to worry, our boys are treated as well as we treat ourselves. Attached is the sign we leave on the dashboard when we lock up the van. Inside the boys are zipped into a collapsible “condo” that covers half of our queen-size bed. We always ask for seating by a window where we can make sure the headlights are on assuring our engine and AC are running. We carry a small monitor for the van’s inside temp and then can control the AC with the van’s remote start.

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Niceties & Necessities – or How to make RV life easier, safer and more fun in a 19′ Roadtrek Simplicity SRT RV!

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When Niki and I downsized from a 32′ Fifth Wheel with three slide-outs to a 19′ van we knew there would have to be some adjustments made. What to pack, what not to take? What was a necessity for both safety and everyday life on the road and what would be nice to have if we could fit it in?

We did a lot of research to determine what we needed to add to an already pretty well outfitted camper. The Roadtrek is a totally self-contained vehicle and built to enable owners to go “off-the-grid” and set up camp whenever and wherever the road takes them.

Our Roadtrek has its own generator providing both 12 and 110V current for the fridge roof-top AC, TV/DVD/Surround-Sound and electrical outlets, propane for the range and tank-less hot water heater.  Gray, black and fresh water tanks and both a slinky and electrical macerator evacuator for discharge. It also contains a regular toilet and both an inside and outside shower.

Not much is missing but after eight years on the road we have learned that a few things added makes RV life safer, easier and a whole lot more fun.

We have added a page to our website listing the “Niceties and Necessities” we have researched, purchased and added items made to fit the Ram ProMaster and Roadtrek Simplicity. If you have a Roadtrek or possibly see one in your future perhaps our research may be of help to you.

Click the link, have a look and if you have any questions send us a note. – Jack and Niki

Gadgets & Gizmos for RVers and Campers – One RVer & Camper to Another!

Gadgets & Gizmos for RVers and Campers – One RVer/Camper to Another!
Updated: 3/28/17
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Our last three weekends are coming up at the Oldsmar Flea Market, then we close for the Summer.
We may have just the Gadgets and Gizmos to make your RV trip or your campsite a little more enjoyable and safer for this Summer.
Everything is new or gently used at ½ original price or less. If you see something on this short list you may want to send me a note and I’ll hold it for you for this coming Saturday morning.
We are at the Oldsmar Flea Market on Saturdays and Sundays through April 16th when we take a break for the Summer. Find us undercover in Building G West – Space #32. We are Jack and Niki and blog about our routes and travels on snowbirdrvtrails.com. Do stop by and say hello.
PARTIAL LISTING OF WHAT WE HAVE FOR YOU-
Small Blonde RV Coffee Table with Dropleaf Adjustable Top with Space for Games and Shelf for the Remotes $45
Coverite Aerotech Car Cover, Size F – Fits cars from 17′ ‘7 to 18’ 9 in length – $35
Outdoor Sport & Homesteading Books $5/ea
New – Gal EPDM Rubber Roof Coating $25 Time to re-seal your roof?
New – Gal BLAST Rust Remover $15 Takes the rust off anything!
Putty Tape $5 Very pliable.
Gel Coat Scratch Patch $5 Several colors.
Screws for RV Outside Walls & Trim – Assorted Pkgs $2-$5
Assorted Hose Connections
Assorted Sewer Slinky Connections $1-$2
Sewer Solution “Water Powered” Black Tank Macerater  $45
Maroon/Beige Early American Pattern Fringed Couch Throw $10
Maroon Octagonal RV Centerpiece Rug $10
Electrolux Stick Vac & Charger $50 Used in our RV and works fine.
10′ and 20′ TV Cable w/connections
Electric Mini-Cupcake Maker $10
Maps & RVing Mags 25 cents/ea
Lazy Days Umbrella $5
Coleman Twin-Mantle Gas Lantern w/hard plastic carry case $35
Scarce Coleman Flashlight/lantern (Hand-sized/battery op) $25
Early Coleman two-burner camp stove (Uses propane bottle) $25
Flame-less Insect Repellent Candles $5/ea
Eagle Kerosene Lamp w/globe $25
Brand New (boxed) Magic Chef Sandwich Toaster $15
Sony CFD-450 Portable AM/FM/CD Stereo w/detachable Speakers $45
Carpet Sweeper $15
Delonghi Radiator-Style Electric Heater  $17
Hand Bicycle Pump $4Radiator

Belkin N600 DB Wireless Dual-Band N+ Router$8

Aladdin Pump-A-Drink – 1 Gallon water jug / water cooler $12
Hiker’s Camo Hammock $5
Hot Melt Glue Gun  $4
Radio Shack Cordless Solder Gun  $5
Large Coleman Plastic Thermos Bottle Drink Holder in Zipper Pouch Tote Bag $10
Yellow RV Stabilizer Jack Pads set of 4 $5
Whiskey Flask w/leather case $5
Sewer Snake Clog Cable 1/4″ Portable Auger Plumbing Drain Cleaner $12
Day/Night Shade Repair Kit $5
Electric Propane Alarm $5
Small Pet Carrier $10
Walkman CD Player $25
Folding 2-wheel Cart w/bungees $12
Foxfire Homesteading Books $10/ea
Fish & Game Cookbooks $5/ea
Webbed Folding Lawn Chairs w/pads 2 @ $5/ea
Flea Market Address is 180 Racetrack Road, Oldsmar, NY and located between Tampa and Clearwater, Florida.
As always your best offers are invited for consideration.
We are  open to friendly haggling on prices.

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