Gearing up to go off-grid? We trust these tried-and-true products.
PREPARATION IS ONE THING for glamping. (See Page 43) But boondocking is a different animal, with gear that’s a breed apart. Tough, no-nonsense gear that you can trust makes a difference in the worst conditions. These all-terrain products keep you rolling, whatever the road looks like.
Stay Steady as an Ox
Blue Ox Tow Bars and TrackPro Weight Distributing Hitch Blue Ox tow bars have won gold in MotorHome Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards since 2013, with towing weights ranging from 5,000 to 20,000 pounds. The TrackPro hitch distributes weight evenly and uses sway-management technology to stop sway before it starts. $525 (TrackPro), BlueOx.com
Tighten Your Grip on the Road
Goodyear Unisteel G614 All-Terrain Tires With enhanced rib stability and shallow tread pattern, the Goodyear G614 tire reduces running temperatures while promoting even wear. These tires give you the precision handling you need to get to that perfect parking spot when maintaining traction makes the biggest difference. $399, Amazon.com
Romp, Rinse, and Reset
Geyser Shower System – Heated Romping around off-grid doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a hot shower—it actually means you need a hot shower. Weighing in at less than eight pounds, it saves space and requires less water (about three bottles). Heating up to 95 degrees quickly, you can rinse and reset for the next adventure. $325, GeyserSystems.com
Out-Weather the Storm
Midland WR120 NOAA Weather Alert Radio Flat out: Severe weather can be a matter of survival. The WR120 NOAA Weather Alert Radio gets information directly from the National Weather Service and recognizes 60 weather events to notify you almost instantly when you are in danger, giving you critical time to act. $30, Amazon.com