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About Melinda and Jim......

We met at Oregon State University. Jim currently works in the high technology industry while Melinda works in Education.

We have 2 boys and enjoy camping as a family and being in the outdoors.

Jim grew up in Oregon and Melinda, having moved from Virginia, has come to love the Pacific Northwest's vast outdoor/camping opportunities.
Jim & Melinda Tanner

Product Review: HooToo TripMate Titan Portable Router and Media Server

Product Review: HooToo TripMate Titan Portable Router and Media Server
Wouldn't it be nice to have something that can take all the headaches out of getting all your devices online? Look no further...the Hootoo "TripMate Titan" can do it all...and a bit more! We've had this device for about a year and can't believe what it offers for around under $40.It packs a bundle of features into a very small package:1 - Router (A...
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Jim & Melinda Tanner

Product Review: ClearSource RV Water Filter System

Product Review: ClearSource RV Water Filter System
Unlike other canister systems on the market, ClearSource is engineered specifically for RV use. The stand-alone chassis is the only one of its kind on the market. It allows the system to be placed outside, on the ground.........between the hose connection at the RV park and the hose connection on your rig. The system delivers excellent water flow. ...
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Jim & Melinda Tanner

Replacing LCI Auto Level Controller

Replacing LCI Auto Level Controller
If you have an RV with the self leveling feature, you probably are using a LCI (Lippert Components Inc.) controller. This controller acts as the brains of the leveling system, ensuring your RV is level, regardless of the ground conditions.Now what happens if this controller goes bad? Well, you have to replace it of course. In the video below, we wa...
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Jim & Melinda Tanner

Product Review: Schumacher Magnetic LED Flashlights

Product Review: Schumacher Magnetic LED Flashlights
Flashlights come and go, but sometimes along comes advancements in battery technology and design enhancements combined with a simple, yet unique feature that leaves all other flashlights in the dark.Listed below are is the full feature set of SL137R Flashlight. But the feature that stand out and above all others is the addition of a STRONG mag...
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Jim & Melinda Tanner

Product Review: Schumacher Instant Portable Power

Product Review: Schumacher Instant Portable Power
While we love "boondocking" (RVing with no hook-ups).... we still have a few items we need to keep charged in order play music or our GPS that we use riding our dirt bikes.We've used a Schumacher XP2260 1200 Peak Amp Instant Portable Power Source and Jump Starter unit for about 6 years. I can't count how many times we've used it over the years...
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Jim & Melinda Tanner

15 Practical Gift Ideas for RV Enthusiasts

15 Practical Gift Ideas for RV Enthusiasts
It's the season of giving....and everyone is on the hunt for the perfect gift. Gifts for the RV can sometimes be tricky. To help out, we selected 15 items with our Heartland Bighorn in hopes that you also find them useful in your RV life.This list includes suggestions from "stocking suffers" to "OMG...Best Gift Ever!!"....and several in-b...
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Jim & Melinda Tanner

RV Mod: New Lights for Backing Up and Security

RV Mod: New Lights for Backing Up and Security
Camping during the winter is possible in Oregon as we typically don't have severe weather conditions that require an RV to be "winterized" with RV Antifreeze. This means we can leave after work on Friday and come home Sunday afternoon!However, camping in the winter months usually means we are arriving to campsites in the dark. Arriving to the camps...
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Jim & Melinda Tanner

Product Review: Lippert Flow Max Water Pump

Product Review: Lippert Flow Max Water Pump
It will happen... most likely, when you least expect it! The water pump in your RV will....just....stop.....working.Nooooooooo!!!This can happen for any number of reasons. Perhaps you've gotten many camping seasons of reliable service from your RV's water pump and it just wears out. Or perhaps, after a long winter with freezing temperatur...
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Jim & Melinda Tanner

Campground Review: River Bend County Park, Oregon

Campground Review: River Bend County Park, Oregon
River Bend County Park is within the Linn County Park system in Oregon. Once you get off I-5, the drive is easy and relaxing as you get the chance to drive through some cute, small towns.Our Heartland Bighorn is approximately 37' long and includes slide-outs on both sides. When we make reservations, we need to be very aware of the dimensions o...
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Jim & Melinda Tanner

RV With The Tanners Upgrade Their Bighorn Bedroom

RV With The Tanners Upgrade Their Bighorn Bedroom
Both of us agreed the mattress that came with our Bighorn 5th wheel trailer just wasn't allowing us to get as comfortable as we do in our bed at home. and get a good nights sleep.We woke up some mornings feeling a bit sore - not a great way to start the day!! We felt we needed a mattress that provides more support. Additionally, we n...
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