Boss Pet - Prestige 30ft Beast/Dome Stake Combo

Boss Pet - Prestige 30ft Beast/Dome Stake Combo

We talked in our last post about the rio sports sand anchor and it reminded us of the Boss Pet – Prestige 30ft Beast/Dome Stake Combo.

We use the Boss Pet – Prestige 30ft Beast/Dome Stake Combo to quickly and easily keep our dog Guinness tied up and safe. She has a bark to wake the dead and scare the living our of their socks and having something that inspires confidence in the park owners is important. There are several sizes available for different sized dogs. Guinness is about 75lbs and this one works great. We keep the leash that comes with it “refreshed” because the sun and wear and tear can make it brittle within a year or so.

To get the stake into the ground is the easy part. You just hammer it in. To get it back out is a bit harder. You have to wiggle it back and forth for a bit and then pull it up. Do not bother to twist it since it has a nice big blade to prevent that. You have to get it pretty far into the ground so that your pooch can enjoy the swivel with out any binding. Anyway, for the price the Boss Pet – Prestige 30ft Beast/Dome Stake Combo is a great deal and a simple device.

Rio Sports Sand Anchor

Rio Sports Sand Anchor

Where ever you are at the beach getting your umbrella to stand up without falling over is a tough task. We take our RV to the beach several times a year. This year we were at Daytona and just last weekend Ocean Beach, CA. We needed the Rio Sports Sand Anchor in both places. In Daytona the beach was so tough you could drive your RV on it and we did. In California the beach is much softer and requires a bit more work, the Rio Sports Sand Anchor makes it really easy.

Just screw it into the ground and stick your umbrella into it and you are set. The Rio Sports Sand Anchor reminds me of the dog leash we use for our dog Guinness, but for tents.

Novatel MiFi 2200 Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot Modem (Verizon Wireless)

Novatel MiFi 2200 Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot Modem (Verizon Wireless)

The Novatel MiFi 2200 Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot Modem (Verizon Wireless)
is just an awesome product – if you can swing the cost. Already on Verizon then you get a discount!

Carol and I really like that many RV campgrounds offer free wifi, but we have a lot of experience with these free wifi hotspots either costing too much or just not working reliably. In either case these hotspots do not work while you are on the road. The Novatel MiFi 2200 Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot Modem (Verizon Wireless)
works while you are driving, while you are parked at Wal-Mart or even at a park that has no wifi. As long as you are in the Verizon network you have coverage. Up to 5 computers can connect at a time, so you can share this with your smart phones or even the neighbors. It does require some power and network, but a great solution if you need to be connected to the Internet.


Now that you have a good method to flush your tanks, and a nice decline for your hose, perhaps it is time for a new hose? I use the Camco 39683 RV RhinoFLEX Sewer Hose Kit with 15′ Hose and Fitting. I like the fact that it has its own fittings, but this can cause a problem with some storage methods. Even in my system these can tend to get in the way, so keep your eye out for a system with or without them. This works well with the other camco systems we have featured in the past few days, so they should all work together.

Let us know what you think in the comments or if you have another system that works for you!


Sticking with the theme of sewer and dark colors of water, we are looking at the Camco 43041 RV 15′ Sidewinder Plastic Sewer Hose Support. This is one of many products that keeps a steady decline to your hose. I think that is is actually serving a more important role of helping to prevent “S”s in the hose. Your water wants to leave the tank and take a straight road to the sewer. Making it come and go, back and forth and so on just means less flow which leads to build up and overall grossness. By providing a support to your 30′ or even 15′ hose along it’s path you can prevent the “S”s – along with the nice decline.

This particular model works best for me since it is easy to store. A nice strap holds it all together when not in use. We have mentioned before that this is our least favorite place to be while enjoying our RV, so we might as well make it as easy as we can.


No one likes to have to empty the holding tanks in their RV. Even worse is when they are clogged or just haven’t been properly cleaned in a while. We all know to empty the black water first, then the gray water, but that only helps keep the hose clean. Enter the Camco Holding Tank Rinser. This thing allows you to empty your tanks as usually, then hook up a hose (do not use your fresh water hose) and back flush the tanks with clean water. This helps keep them cleaner for storage as well as flushing any remnants out which may have been missed.

I just leave it hooked up to my RV all the time, but it depends on the location of your hose hookup.