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SAVE 50% on Waggle Pet Monitor -LIMITED TIME OFFER (ends 9/30/2021)

It can take less than 30 minutes for an RV or car to reach unbearable levels of heat on a hot day. Record temperatures have been felt across the U.S. and as pet owners, making sure our pets are safe whenever we are away from our RV is a priority.

There are many types of pet monitors

Pet monitoring systems aren’t new. There are many which provide video access to watch your pets or alert you when your pet barks. Some even allow you to toss a treat. But what if your pet walks out of view – what if it just looks like they are sleeping?  Your pets could be in distress, but those systems can’t convey that.

Monitoring your pet’s environment

Rolling blackouts, power surges and equipment failures could put your pet in a dangerous situation. Imagine your air conditioning shutting off during a heatwave….or running out of propane and your heater turning off during freezing weather. Wouldn’t you like to know about temperature spikes in the environment your pet is in so you could react BEFORE it became dangerous? The Waggle Pet Monitoring System can do just that.

The Waggle gives you peace of mind

The Waggle Pet Monitor isnโ€™t the traditional type of monitoring system. Itโ€™s better. Waggle gives you real time temperature and humidity level updates as well as the heat index. It syncs right to your phone (both android and iphone compatible) and will notify you at the levels you select. No wifi is needed as it operates off its own 4G wireless connection through a subscription supported through Verizon. 

Everything you need is included

Your Waggle arrives with the monitor, a wall mount and the charging cable. A very easy to follow guide to set your Waggle up is also included. We mounted our unit in our RV in a central area and while it is reported it gets 4 days on battery, it has been our experience to go several weeks on a charge. Charging time takes about 7-8 hours. 

Choose between two models

There is a choice between the 4G Lite  and the 4G GPS. The difference between the two is that the 4G GPS has an enhanced digital display on the unit and it allows for GPS tracking.

๐Ÿ•-Real-Time Temperature, Humidity & Heat Index Updates.

๐Ÿ•-Text/Email Alerts of RV Power Loss & Power Back.

๐Ÿ•-Text/Email Alerts when Temperature Is Too High/Low.

๐Ÿ•-Uses Verizon 4G Cellular Network. No Wi-Fi Needed.

๐Ÿ•-Rechargeable Battery Lasts Up to 4 Days!

๐Ÿ•-iOS and Android applications for remote monitoring.

Save 50% now using code ROAM50

The 4G Lite has a regular price of $199 and the 4G GPS $299. We bought our 4G Lite unit a few months ago using a discount code and we have asked the folks over at Waggle if we could offer our readers a discount as well.

Use the code ROAM50 on checkout of either unit to save 40%

Setting up your subscription

 You will need to sign up for their subscription plan so the monitor can send the messages to your phone ( it can send messages up to 5 phones). This fee is in addition to your monitor. When you register online, a guide will walk you through the subscription service; you get a choice of an annual, half year or quarterly subscription with prices starting from $12.50/month.

Risk free and a 1 year warranty

Waggle comes with a one year warranty. If for some reason you change your mind and the Waggle is not what you thought – they do have a 21 day refund policy. No worries about the subscription plan – if you return your item, you will get a refund for that as well, minus the cost for the days the service was used. 

Don’t just take our word for it

Here are three of our favorite, informational and review videos we have found on the Waggle.

This article has been sponsored by Waggle

Portable sink & toilet combo review

-Kerry Balbirona

A short time ago we were sent a Tidobit portable sink and toilet combo-kit from Tido Home. At the time, we were considering converting our van to be more of a campervan and thought it might be a good option if we didn’t want to deal with the complexities of plumbing and cutting holes in the van for tanks. We’ll be reviewing our experience with the company, the product, and the different types of environments for which we think it would be suitable.

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About the company

The upgraded portable camping sink and toilet combo set is from Tido Home, a new e-commerce company which started in February 2020. At this time, their main inventory is centered around portable wash stations, toilets and water tanks which can be bought individually or in bulk (at discounted rates).

Our experience communicating with them was very positive. Emails were responded to quickly and we were provided tracking information on our shipment.

Toilet Sink Combo

Sink (portable hand washing station)

  • Assembled dimensions: Length: 19.7″, Width: 13″, Height 40.1″
  • 5 gal water tank
  • Foot pump
  • 3 Liter hand sanitizer/soap tank capacity
  • Faucet
  • Toilet paper holder/arm
This is what your sink will look like just out of the box. No tools are needed for assembly.

Toilet

  • Assembled dimensions: Length: 16.3″; Width 14.4″; Height 16.5″
  • T-type 3-way flushing (yes, it flushes with water!); piston pump flushes the bowl with fresh water
  • Toilet water tank: 2.5 gal
  • Toilet recovery tank” 5 gal
  • Empty/Full notification

Portable toilet comes in two parts. No tools required to assemble.

Easy snap closures to assemble
Green when empty/Red when full

Total empty weight: 8.8 lbs

Performance

We have used the unit numerous times with no negative issues. The product is made out of a high-density engineered polyethylene and is sturdy (especially when the tanks are full with water). Make sure to use a RV toilet treament (like this one from Camco) to break down waste and control odor.

The toilet can be used independent of the sink. We liked that you can flush with water (an additional spray attachment is also included to help clean the bowl) and we never noticed any odors. Assembly took only a few moments at each campsite.

Many uses

  • Tent Camping – Before many campgrounds started restricting the use of restrooms, I never liked the prospect of walking across the campground in the dark or early morning hours to use the facilities. This unit provides you the ability to have water to clean up, brush your teeth and have a bathroom right at your campsite. Put it in your tent, or set up a pop up privacy tent.
  • RV Camping – Some RVs/travel trailers don’t have integrated bathrooms. This unit would be a great addition to complete your set up and again, not make you reliant on campground facilities. In addition, this is great option for campers (like ours) with small bathrooms. Set up a privacy/shower tent outside of your rig and have an extra bathroom. This not only gives you more space, but we have found it was a great way to extend our time out camping since we have small tanks in our camper.
  • Van Conversions – Search #vanlife on any social media platform and you will find an endless amount of content. More and more people are buying and converting vans into campervans. The TidoHome portable sink and toilet combo would be an easy way to add a bathroom into a DIY conversion.
  • Cabins – remote cabins, ice fishing & hunting enclosures
  • COVID quarantine room – a great option for a home where someone has tested positive and needs to quarantine and there is only one bathroom in the house.

In the news

Man installs portable sinks to help homeless from Covid-19 A non-profit, Love Beyond Walls has made news with their Love Sinks In campaign using TidoHome’s sinks. Standing behind the principle “everyone deserves to stay healthy” they bring the portable sinks/handwashing stations to high-traffic homeless areas throughout the country.

Videos

Here are videos of the sink and toilet operating independently. The combo kit includes both and you just take the tube for the sink wastewater and hook it up to the toilet fresh water fill.

How to save 15%

Tido Home has generously offered 15% off any purchase with anyone using the code TheRoadsWeRoam15 upon checkout.