Category: Camping/RV’ing

Best Solar Generator, Panel

What’s the best solar generator for camping, RV’ing or emergency power? A solar-ready generator is a great way to charge small electronics (phones, tablets, laptops, etc). Bigger units can also power a CPAP or other small appliances.

FYI: Solar-ready generators are often sold WITHOUT solar panels. This article looks at the best solar generators AND their companion panels. After all, if you want a solar generator, you probably want the solar panels necessary to charge it! After extensively researching 14 different generators—comparing performance, quality and capacity—here are the ones we’d recommend.

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for families and parents since 1994. We don’t take money or freebies from the brands we review. Our work is 100% reader-supported!

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Best Mini Fridge

What’s the best mini fridge? We poured over lab test research to see which mini fridges were most reliable and durable. We narrowed down our picks with additional research to see which ones are quiet enough for a bedroom. And which mini fridges are best for skin care products.

Here are the ones we’d recommend!

FYI: We’ve been reviewing products for the home and families since 1994! To keep it real, we don’t take money or freebies from the brands we review. Our work is 100% reader-supported . . . so we thank you for reading this article!

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Best RV Sewer Hose

No, it isn’t the most glamorous part of RV life, but a good RV sewer hose is one of those mission critical parts of your RV vacation. We asked the RV enthusiasts among our parent readers for their favorites. Then we interviewed three RV experts who’ve spent years in the business for their advice. We ended up with 7 RV sewer hoses that were top recommended and did five more hours research, comparing quality and features. Here are the ones we recommend.

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for the home and families since 1994. To keep things independent, we don’t take money or freebies from brands we review! Our work is 100% reader-supported!

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Best Mini Fridge with Freezer

What’s the best mini fridge with freezer? To find out, we first asked the readers of our parenting books (2.1 million copies in print!) for their favorites.

We took these suggestions and then did another six hours of research—we poured over lab test results to find the ones that were most accurate in temperature control and overall quality. After all that research, here are the ones we’d recommend.

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for the home since 1994. We don’t take money or freebies from the brands we review—that keeps our work independent! Our reviews are 100% reader-supported . . . so we thank you for reading this article.

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Best RV Water Filter

What’s the water filter for your RV? To find out, we asked the experts—that is, the RV enthusiasts among our parent readers. That’s one thing we learned about RV gear: folks who own RV’s love to share their tips and advice! We then interviewed three RV experts with years of experience in the industry for additional insights. We compared filters based on performance and price. Here are the ones we’d recommend.

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for the home and families since 1994. To keep things independent, we don’t take money or freebies from brands we review! Our work is 100% reader-supported!

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Best Inverter Generator

Need a generator for a RV trip? Camping? Backup power during outages? Inverter generators are the answer—but shopping for one can be confusing.

Yes, inverter generators are better than old-style generators for two reasons. First, an inverter generator throttles up or down depending on demand . . . that makes them more efficient (and saves on fuel).

Second, they are quieter and produce lower emissions. Bonus: inverter generators are portable—most are designed to be moved around easily on wheels. To find the best inverter generator, we asked camping enthusiasts among our parent readers for their favorites. Then we did another 11 hours of researching, pouring over lab test results to find the most quiet, best performing inverter generators. Here are the winners.

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for the home and families since 1994. We don’t take money or freebies from the brands we review. Our work is 100% reader-supported!

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Best RV Toilet Paper

Ready to get back out there and travel the backroads in your RV? Gotta bring your own TP, though. And nope, you can’t use regular toilet paper in an RV or boat toilet! Instead, RV makers require fast-dissolving toilet paper to prevent clogs. We asked RV enthusiasts among the readers of our parenting books for their recommendations. Here are the best bets.

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products since 1994. We don’t take money or freebies from the brands we review. Our work is 100% reader-supported! So we thank you for reading this article.

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Best Portable Generator

Going on a road trip and need to charge phones, tablets, laptops or small electronics? A portable generator is great for road tripping and also camping/RV’ing or as backup power in an outage.

We asked the camping/RV enthusiasts among our parent readers for their favorite portable generator brands, to find what worked well in the real world. Then we did 8 hours of additional research, pouring over lab tests on durability and performance. After all that work, we narrowed down the best bets to these choices.

FYI: We’ve been rating and reviewing products for families since 1994. We don’t take money or freebies from the brands we review. Our work is 100% reader-supported.

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Best Camping Tarp

What’s the best camping tarp? We tried out several tarps to find out. Then we surveyed the camping enthusiasts among our parent readers to find their favorites. What worked best as a tent footprint? As shelter against the weather? Here are the ones we’d recommend.

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for families, parents and kids since 1994. We don’t take money or freebies from brands we review—that keeps our work independent! Our reviews are 100% reader-supported!

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Best Quiet Generator

What’s the best quiet generator? If you are camping, RV’ing or just looking for backup power for your home, a quiet generator is a must. And your neighbors will thank you as well. We poured over field test data of 15 brands of generators, looking at decibel levels at 20 and 50 feet. Then we interviewed contractors to find the most reliable brands. Finally, we asked the readers of our parenting books who are camping enthusiasts for their favorites. Here are the ones we’d recommend.

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for the home and families since 1994. To keep things independent, we don’t take money or freebies from brands we review! Our work is 100% reader-supported!

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Best Dual Fuel Generator

Why buy a dual fuel generator—one that can work on gasoline or propane? If you live in hurricane country and the electricity is out in your entire community, sourcing gasoline may be a challenge. Propane cylinders are easier to get when the power knocks out gas station pumps.

So what’s the best dual fuel generator? We consulted the experts: families that have been through hurricanes and other natural disasters. We asked what generators worked the best and were most reliable. Then we did a dozen hours of additional research, comparing durability, noise and performance lab tests.

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for the home and families since 1994. We don’t take money or freebies from the brands we review—that keeps it real! Our work is 100% reader-supported.

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Best Plastic Sheeting

What’s the best plastic sheeting? We asked our parent readers for their favorites . . . for building a homemade slip and slide, covering plants or home renovations. Here are the ones that came out on top.

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for families since 1994. We don’t take money or freebies from brands we review—that keeps our work independent! Our reviews are 100% reader-supported!

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