RV Lifestyle eZine

Oct 2017  Issue #357

In This Issue

Top 10 Locations
Help with Navigation
The Power Egg Drone

Pull-Start Fire Maker

World Trivia

RV Lifestyle Books

by Margo Armstrong


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Turning of the Leaves Ritual


10 Top Locations


Here are the top 10 places to be for the "turning of the leaves," a popular ritual celebrated by RVers everywhere.




  • Feather River Scenic Byway, California
  • Grand Mesa Scenic Byway, Colorado
  • Litchfield, Connecticut
  • Jacob's Ladder Scenic Byway, Massachusetts
  • The Upper Peninsula, Michigan
  • Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
  • Allegany State Park and Allegheny National Forest, New York and Pennsylvania
  • Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway, New Mexico
  • Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway, South Dakota
  • Route 100 and the Green Mountains, Vermont


Help With Navigation


OverDryve 7


To guide you to your “turning of the leaves” destination and keep you tuned into the rest of the world too, Rand-McNally created the OverDryve™ 7 RV.


The OverDryve™ 7 RV uses award-winning RV navigation, a full Android tablet, and connected, voice-enabled features.


  • Use the hands-free voice assistant to access your phone or send text
  • Stream music, news, podcasts, and more, through the RV’s speakers or through an enhanced speaker found on the mount
  • Manage and plan trips with the pre-installed TripMaker app and digital Road Atlas
  • Record traffic incidents, along with the view, with the built-in dash cam
  • Download your favorite apps, stream movies, and more
  • To make it portable, easily snap the device on and off the powered, magnetic mount
  • View all these amazing features on a 7-inch, high-resolution screen


The PowerEgg Drone


The desire to take spectular fall foliage photos during this journey gives you an excuse to try out the PowerEgg Drone.


With its design and high-tech engineering, PowerEgg is a powerful personal camera drone, and as you can see, also conveys distinctive elegance and style.



Built to enhance your lifestyle, PowerEgg is easy to fly for experts and beginners alike - right out of the box.


The controller, Maestro, interprets your arm movements in real time, allowing you to command the drone’s location.


Coupled with the Apple iOS or Android flight app, PowerEgg delivers powerful autonomous flight modes that help you capture those special moments as seem from above.


View all the specs here...


Pull-start Fire Starter


When you find the perfect spot to spend the autumn afternoon among the falling leaves, break out the bratwurst to roast over an open fire. Um, yum!


To keep the frustration level down while starting that fire, a new product, Pull-Start Fire, is perfect for the average outdoor-loving traveler.


In the past, we have seen fire-starting products like Ready Fuel and Insta-Fire. But Pull-Start Fire lets you start a fire as if you were firing up a lawnmower. Well...just hold that image.



It looks like a brick with an attitude. Set it up in the middle of a pile of logs, pull the string, and there you go, a blazing fire.


If you use relatively small, dry logs, you don't need tinder or kindling.


The Pull Start pack burns for up to 30 minutes and get the logs flaming on their own. A three-pack costs just under $15.


Don’t Forget the Cooler


The high-tech option to the insulated cooler that requires ice to keep food fresh, take a look at Dometic’s latest option, the CFX-100W.


Each product in the CFX line has the ability to utilize 12V, 24V, or 110V power and the power cords are included.



The units also feature a smart memory design, which maintains preset temperature even after power has been turned off.





Think twice about ice: Although it looks like a standard cooler, the CFX is an extremely powerful refrigerator/freezer.


Freeze or Refrigerate: Change the temperature setting to freeze (down to -7 degrees F) or  refrigerate your food.


While cooling or freezing the 23.2 gallons of space, it gives you remote control with built-in Wi-Fi (app included).


It also has an interior LED light and USB charging port, how cool it that.


World Trivia

1. Which explorer first reached the South Pole?

            a. Robert Peary

            b. Ernest Shackleton

            c. Roald Amundsen

Hint: This Arctic explorer was born in Borge, Norway


2. I conquered the world in less than 80 days. Who am I?

            a. Phileas Fogg

            b. Nellie Bly

            c. Harriet Quimby

Hint: This adventurer was a woman.


3. Since my death, my home welcomes more than 600,000 visitors a year, making it the second most visited private residence behind the White House. Who am I?

            a. Elvis Presley

            b. Thomas Jefferson

            c. Michael Jackson

Hint: Graceland was purchased in 1957 for $100,000.


4. In my native Brazil, I am a national hero, and in the larger world, I am considered by many to be the greatest soccer player of all time. Who am I?

            a. David Beckham

            b. Diego Maradona

            c. Pelé

Hint: This standout athlete played on four Brazilian World Cup teams.


5. On May 29, 1953, I became the first person to summit Mt. Everest. Who am I?

            a. Edmund Hillary

            b. Steven Everest

            c. James Whittaker

Hint: This mountain climber was born in New Zealand.


6. During an attempt to fly around the world, my plane disappeared somewhere between New Guinea and Howland Island. Who am I?

            a. Beryl Markham

            b. Harriet Quimby

            c. Amelia Earhart

Hint: She was the first woman to cross the Atlantic by airplane in 1928.

7. I was one half of a famous duo who explored and mapped the new territory added to the U.S. by the Louisiana Purchase. Who am I?

            a. Louis Armstrong

            b. Meriwether Lewis

            c. Francis Drake

Hint: The Shoshone guide Sacajawea helped to navigate the expedition.



1. Roald Amundsen. After failing to beat Robert Peary to the North Pole, Roald Amundsen set his sights on the South Pole, arriving on December 14, 1911.

2. Nellie Bly.  Phileas Fogg was an imaginary character from a Jules Verne novel; Nellie Bly was an American journalist who circled the world in 1889 in 72 days.

3. Elvis Presley. Although more than 30 years have passed since his death on August 16, 1977, Elvis Presley’s popularity shows no signs of fading.

4. Pelé. Pelé was named Athlete of the Century by the world's combined National Olympic Committees in 1999, though he never played in the Olympics himself.

5. Edmund Hillary. Edmund Hillary, a beekeeper, and Tenzing Norgay, an acclaimed Sherpa climber, were the first to successfully climb to “roof of the world.”

6. Amelia Earhart. Earhart’s fate remains a mystery.

7. Meriwether Lewis. Although Lewis and Clark’s expedition was not the first transcontinental crossing in the north, it opened vast new territories to the United States.