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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 isn’t the traditional type of monitoring system. It’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.

🐕-Real-Time Temperature, Humidity & Heat Index Updates.

🐕-Text/Email Alerts of RV Power Loss & Power Back.

🐕-Text/Email Alerts when Temperature Is Too High/Low.

🐕-Uses Verizon 4G Cellular Network. No Wi-Fi Needed.

🐕-Rechargeable Battery Lasts Up to 4 Days!

🐕-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

How to avoid a black tank mess

Dumping the black tank can be a source of extreme anxiety for new RVers. I know it was for us, so much so that even though we were full-time RVers, I forbade anyone from using the black tank except in the most dire of situations. That was until we learned a simple and easy way to avoid a black tank mess.

Black Tank Fears

Blog posts, YouTube videos and that scene from “RV” (the hilarious Robin Williams movie) fed and legitimized this fear.  

Iconic scene from the movie ‘RV’ with Robin Williams

After awhile, I learned that the fear and anxiety I felt about having a catastrophic black tank disaster was mostly unwarranted. Mostly…I would be lying to you if I told you I never had an issue dumping my black tank. However, the issues I experienced while dumping RV tanks were relatively minor and never, ever at the level Robin Williams experienced in “RV”. 

Escapees events are a wealth of information

Escapees is an RV club that supports, educates and entertains RVers. While attending an Escapees rally a few years back, Kerry and I attended an RV Tanks How To class and in it, I learned the one tip that cured me of my black tank phobia.  

Typical causes of a black tank mess

First, I need to explain how a black tank mess usually happens. Many RV tank dumping disasters occur because of the lack of a good seal at the points where the sewer hose connects to your RV tanks or where it connects to the dump station. 

This actually happened to me because I wasn’t aware that the o-ring/gasket inside the sewer hose at the point where the hose connector marries up with your tanks and or dump station port had fallen out.

The other incident occurred when my sewer donut (odor proof sewer hose seal) was not seated and therefore I had no seal. 

To dump tanks, the RVer typically has their sewer hose connected to the rig as well as the dump site and then empties the black tank then the gray tank to help rinse any remaining black tank deposits. We are going to add one small variation to our normal RV tank dumping process. 

Quickly release the gray for 2 seconds

Before releasing the contents of the black tank and hoping for the best, try releasing a small amount (2 seconds or so) from the gray tank first. This will reveal any leak points with water that was used for bathing, dishes and hand washing instead of revealing it with human waste.  

Once you have confirmed there are no leaks, continue with the normal process of dumping your tanks. The entire process as I’ve described is as follows: 

  1. Release a small amount from the gray tank (2 seconds should work) 
    – If no leaks continue with the normal process 
  2. Release contents of the black tank (don’t forget to close this valve after) 
  3. Rinse with the contents of the gray tank 
  4. Rinse your sewer hose with a dedicated tank rinsing water hose (separate from your drinking water hose).  
Avoid black tank spills with this simple tip

I hope this simple but effective tip helps you as much as it has helped us. Watch our video for more info and feel free to leave a comment below if you have any other questions.