What I Want Under the Tree: Globe Lights

globe-lightsWe asked some of folks at Westland what they’d like under the tree this season. Krystal is not only a proud mom, but an avid camper besides. Here’s what she had to say:

“Ever since the first time I saw these at a distributor show, I have loved the look of these lights.  They are so pretty, and the color choices are cool, but I would especially love to get the rainbow set.  I have since seen them at campgrounds, and I am struck with how cool they look in the dark.  They have a classy look, unlike some of the awning lights you can get, and they are very bright in the dark.  Please tell my family I want these…”

– Krystal

$104.97 set of 6 bulbs, $147.22 set of 10 bulbs. You can purchase these Globe Lights from our online store here.

What I Want Under the Tree: Explorer 2-Burner Stove

2-burner-camp-stoveWe asked some of folks at Westland what they’d like under the tree this season. Son of the owners Steve Rochette is not only a proud daddy, but an avid campground chef besides. Here’s what he had to say:

“I almost never cook inside my camper, so I love having outside stove options.  I have tried several kinds of camp stoves, and most of them suffer from being too small to fit two large pans at the same time, and still be able to use the windscreen.  Since I cook for anywhere between 3 to 11 people, a large cooking surface is an absolute requirement for me.

That’s why I really like the Explorer 2-Burner Store. It has 2 massive burners and hooks directly to an LP tank, so there aren’t any connectors or adapters to keep track of. And it puts out a lot of heat, so frying and boiling water are easy and quick.

I kind of hope my wife is reading this, because I would love to one of these under the tree this year.”


$156.19. You can purchase the Explorer 2-Burner Stove from our online store here.

What I Want Under the Tree: Pie Iron Storage Bag

pie-iron-storage-bagWe asked some of folks at Westland what they’d like under the tree this season. Son of the owners Kevin Rochette is not only a proud daddy, but an avid campground chef besides. Here’s what he had to say:

“We all love to use our Pie Irons to make pizza pockets, pies, and paninis.  The main problem I have, is that after they sit in the hot coals, and done cooking, I have no good way to keep them with the rest of my gear, because they are always sooty, dirty, and greasy.

These Pie Iron Storage bags are a great place to keep those dirty, messy pie irons without getting stuff all over my stuff.  And since I have a big family, I need a lot of pie irons of a variety of sizes. This bag holds up to four at a time.

If you love making pudgie pies – but don’t like the mess – then you absolutely have to have one of these.”


$24.84 each. You can purchase Pie Iron Storage bags from our online store here.

What I Want Under the Tree: Tipsy Stix

tipsy-sticks-2We asked some of folks at Westland what they’d like under the tree this season. Owner Irene Rochette is not only a proud grandmother, but an avid camper besides. Here’s what she had to say:

“I got one of these for my birthday in June, and I loved how stable they help my drinks. I’ve tried a variety of of drinks, bottles, cups, juice boxes, and they all stayed right where I wanted them.  And because I could move them more easily than the table on the side of my camp chair, I could share it with whoever was sitting next to me.

The fact that it has a bowl holder is great, because Dave loves his peanuts, and he has a good place to keep them, away from the ants.

Why would I want another one? Everybody wants to borrow the one I have!”

– Irene

$19.40. You can purchase Tipsy Stix from our online store here.

What I Want Under the Tree: X-Chocks

x-chockWe asked some of folks at Westland Camping what they’d like under the tree this season. Owner Dave Rochette is not only a proud grandpa, but an avid camper besides. Here’s what he had to say:

“If you’re used to the old plastic wheel chocks or bits of wood, the X-Chock looks like overkill. But with as much as I go in and out of these trailers, even on vacation, I am very aware of how much trailers can rock, even with all of the stabilizer jacks down. Even in my trailer, I was trying to find a way to make the trailer sit more stable.

We started using X-Chocks at the RV shows, and I am amazed at how much of a difference they make.  They are simple to use, and don’t take up as much room as my other wheel chocks.

If I woke up to get a set of these on Christmas, I would be very happy.  Way more practical than a tie.”

– Dave

$98.55 / pair. You can Purchase X-Chocks from our online store here.


Part Of The Week: Progressive Microwave Breakfast Sandwich Maker

Breakfast Sandwich Maker

Breakfast Sandwich Maker

Lets face it, breakfast sandwiches are totally awesome.  We all know that the only reason McDonald’s is still around has to do with breakfast sandwiches.  We have here a wonderful product that makes these delights fast, easy and awesome.  When on  the road, most trailers are equipped with microwaves, (some even have two now… ) and starting the day can be troublesome.  When kids are involved, cooking anything more complicated than cereal, while also getting packed up for a day on the road to the next campground or monument, is both time consuming and requires a lot of dishes to clean up.

This breakfast sandwich maker makes short work of breakfast, and includes the 4 basic food groups, bacon, eggs, cheese, and muffins.  Check out this Youtube video about the sandwich maker:

This week we are offering 10% off Progressive Microwave Breakfast Sandwich Maker.  Bring in this coupon or mention you liked us on face book to receive your discount.  Can’t make it to the store this week?  Order online at:


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Part Of The Week: The Collapsible Salad Spinner by Progressive

Collapsible Salad Spinner

Collapsible Salad Spinner

Last week we talked about the Progressive Collapsible Measuring Cups, this week we thought we would follow it up with another great space-saving product, the Progressive Collapsible Salad Spinner.  As I mentioned before, My home kitchen is fairly small, and has limited storage, so I have been switching things over to these products for the last two years.  The Salad Spinner is great, since I just don’t have a ton on room to store these handy kitchen gadgets.  RV galleys tend to be small, and storage is key, and Progressive wants to make sure you have enough room for all the things you will need for a complete RV kitchen.

We are also always excited when these products have Youtube Videos, since there is nothing better than to watch the products in action before we buy them.  No cute kitties in this video, sorry.

This week we are offering 10% off Progressive Collapsible Salad Spinner.  Bring in this coupon or mention you liked us on face book to receive your discount.  Can’t make it to the store this week?  Order online at:


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Westland Camping Holiday Gift Ideas For 2013

Westland Camping Gift Ideas

Westland Camping Gift Ideas

Here is a list of some things that we RV’ers would love to see under the tree this year:

Camp Fire Items

1)      Pie Iron Storage Bag

2)      Pie Iron Recipes

3)      Double Pie Iron

4)      Dog’n Brat Cooker

5)      Pie Iron

6)      Campfire Fork Set

7)      Hot Dog Fork Support

8) Campfire Tongs

9) 12” Cast Iron Skillet

10) Campfire Grill Original

11) Campfire Grill Pioneer

12) Campfire Grill Rebel

13) Tri-Pod Grill

14) Rainbow Flame Stick


Trailer Gadgets

15) 7-Way RV Socket Circuit Tester

16) Universal Trailer Coupler Lock

17) Camperlight Adapter

18) Battery Master Switch

19) Lynx Levelers

20) X-Chock

21) Flip Automatic Jack Foot

22) Trailer Aid

Campsite Games

23) Top Toss

24) Westland Camping Frisbee

25) Dominoes

26) Bag Ball

27) Bulls-Eye Washers

Awning Accessories

28) Awning Lights

29) Fish Wind Chime

30) Awning Light Clips

31) Awning Mat

Other Gift Ideas

32) Collapsible Cooler

33) E-Z Foldz Folding Step Stool

34) Insta Hanger

35) Laundry Staytion

36) Garbage Bag Holder

37) Drink-N-Plate

38) Therma Cell Lantern

39) Table Cloth Weights

40) Fishing Tackle

41) LED Lantern

42) LED Flash Light

43) Fishing Poles

44) Roll Top Table

Kayak Accessories

45) Sea Light

46) Visi Pole

47) HydroStar Multi Strobe

48) HydroStar SUB 4 Function Light

49) Water Bottle Leash

50) Deck Bag

51) Camelbak Pack

52) Deluxe Safety Kit

53) Water Proof Stowaway

54) Paddle Leash

Progressive Kitchen Items

55) Collapsible Salad Spinner

56) Breakfast Sandwich Maker

57) Microwave S’mores Maker

58) Flexible Ice Trays

59) Drip-Less Tongs

60) Collapsible Measuring Cups

Part of the Week: Camco Water Pump Conversion Kit

Camco Pump Converter Kit

Camco Pump Converter Kit

This week we are offering 10% off Camco Pump Converter Winterizing Kit.  This kit saves you time and trouble while winterizing your RV.  No more will you have to waste anti-freeze pouring it into the fresh water tank, or disconnecting and disconnecting the connection at your water pump.  A must –have for anyone looking to save effort and labor, and money.

Bring in this coupon or mention you liked us on face book to receive your discount.  Can’t make it to the store this week?  Order online here.

For more information, click here.

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The Part of the Week: Camco’s Quick Turn Permanent Bypass Kit

Camco By-Pass Kit

Camco By-Pass Kit At Westland Camping Center

This week we are offering 10% off Camco Quick Turn RV Permanent By-Pass Kit.  Bring in this coupon or mention you liked us on face book to receive your discount.  Can’t make it to the store this week?  Click here to order online!


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For more about this product, and how it can change your life, click here!



Product Of The Week: Camco TastePure Spring Fresh

TastePure Spring Fresh

TastePure Spring Fresh

This week we are offering 10% off Camco TastePure Spring Fresh.  Bring in this coupon or mention you liked us on face book to receive your discount.  Can’t make it to the store this week?  Order online at:


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Winter Cover For Your RV



One of the most common questions we get asked by customers this time of year has to do with whether or not to cover their trailer during winter or long term storage (a few months or more).  The answer is yes, you should.  Also, what kind of cover would be the best?  Well, I’ll give you some pointers of what to look for in a cover as well. Continue reading

Video: Pie Iron Recipe: Ham Breakfast Sandwich

We at Westland Camping Center love our Pie Irons.  That is why Pie Irons are our first official Accessory of the week.  The are as easy as you want it to be, or can be as extravagant as you like, and it all tastes better over a fire.  Check these guys out, and see for yourself how easy a hot lunch can be.

Testimonial: Awning Cleaner

Best Awning Cleaner from Westland Camping Center

Best Awning Cleaner from Westland Camping Center

I just got this email from some customers regarding Best Awning Cleaner.  They had bought a used 5th wheel, and were cleaning it up before taking it out on the road:


“Steve, Linda and I used the awning cleaner this morning just before it went back on the 5th wheel. Our old awning looks like new. This stuff cut through the dirt and mold fast. We used paper towel and went for fresh towels as the old ones got saturated with the green and brown slime. We did not have to scrub the same spots over and over, the best awning cleaner worked great.

Thanks, John and Linda”


If you have any thoughts about a product you found at Westland Camping, send me an email at steve@westlandcamping.com, and give the product some love!

Westland Camping Product Review: Microwave S’mores Maker

Microwave S'mores Maker

Might look odd, but it is tasty, and easy.

The first time I saw this, I was drawn to the look of it.  Really weird.  My second thought was why would you make s’mores in the microwave?  But the truth is, more and more campers are made with microwaves, sometimes more than one, counting the trend towards outside kitchens.  But when thinking practically about the steps involved in making s’mores over the campfire, I thought maybe this could very well be an easy way to get the gooey s’mores I wanted, in an easy to use, home and camper friendly fashion.  So I decided to give it a try.

I first tried this product in our home microwave as a treat for family movie night.    I filled the back with water, placed the gram crackers, chocolate, and marshmallow under the arms and popped it into the microwave.  30 seconds later I had a warm gooey S’more (minus the burnt exterior I get from the fire pit).  My daughter and I watched the S’more heat and it was amusing to watch her eyes grow with the marshmallow as it heated up.  The thing grows like crazy, easily tripling in size during the cooking process.

Some tips for use; use a thin chocolate bar if you wan the chocolate to melt through.  Stale marshmallows don’t expand as much as fresh ones so the melting process is not as even.  There are all sorts of different flavored chocolates and marshmallows it might be fun to experiment.  While nothing beats that over the fire S’more, I would recommend this product.  No sticks required.

10 Things Every RV Camper Needs

Below is a list of items we take with us on every camping trip. We recommend them to friends and customers, we trust them with our families, and we’re sure you will trust them too. Everything here is available at our store, or you can order online and get it delivered right to your home.

1. Chempace drop-in toilet chemicals
Toilet chemicals are the most important element to your black water (sewer) system on your camper. Make sure you have the ease of use that drop-ins provide. They are less expensive than pre-mixed liquids, and easier to store, because they don’t freeze during the winter. Stock up on these – you’re going to need them.

2. Aquasoft toilet tissue by Thetford
Only toilet paper designed for RV black water systems should be used in your trailer. Prevent clogs, and avoids the hassle of time consuming tank clean-outs when the kids are cranky from the heat and the wife is complaining about the clean-out station smells.

3. Valterra EZ-Coupler Sewer Hose set
Don’t get caught without a good quality sewer hose. The EZ Coupler set has built in fittings, and the sewer fitting, and easily converts from a 10’ to a 20’ hose, depending on what you need. Made with heavy duty 18 mil vinyl for long lasting protection from leaks and pin holes.

4. Valterra water pressure regulator
All RV manufacturers recommend using a water pressure regulator to protect your RV’s plumbing fittings. It keeps the water running between 40-55 psi. and stops water surges from campgrounds (they don’t use fancy plumbing) from damaging any of the water lines in your trailer. One leak inside your trailer and this will pay for itself.

5. Iosso water repellant
Camping is fun, but getting wet is not. This works on any fabric that is exposed to the elements. Use it on tent campers, tents, boat covers, luggage bags, trailer covers, anything you want protected.

6. Lap sealant (roof caulking) by Dicor
The most expensive repair bill you’ll ever get on your camper will be if the roof leaks and you don’t do anything about it. This is the only caulking you should be using on your rubber roof on your RV. It is designed to level itself, and fill gaps in your application, making a good seal. Trailer manufacturers recommend checking your roof every three months.

7. Black Streak Remover from Best
Remove those ugly black streaks from your camper easily, keeping your RV looking showroom clean for years to come. Especially useful when the family in the next lot pulls up in a $500,000 motorhome.

8. Replacement Anode Rod by Camco
For use primarily with Suburban water heaters, this is one of the most sought after repair parts. When you drain your water out of the water heater, make sure you inspect the anode rod, and replace it if necessary. Protect your water heater from corrosion, and avoid costly repairs down the line.

9. Mud Dauber Insect Screens by JCJ Enterprises
Insects will gravitate to any area that smells like Propane. This means that your furnace exhaust, water heater vent, and refrigerator vents are all likely places for mud dauber wasps and other insects to nest. Protect yourself from accidental fire, as well as exhaust vent problems with these easy to install screens.

10. 7-4 wire adapter by Hopkins
Once you’ve got a good hitch, everyone in your family will know it and they will want you to tow something for them. When you need to tow any smaller or older trailers, this adapter converts the round 7-way plug on most new vehicles, to a 4-wire flat plug, common among smaller campers, and utility trailers. Make sure you have one in your