Issue 1002 • November 8, 2018
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The “battery charge” level meter that most RV manufacturers provide on your RV’s control panel (alongside the water and holding tank level meters) is almost worthless and often leads to a false sense of security. Add a genuine panel voltmeter or use a digital voltmeter from your toolkit to learn the actual reading.
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Camp free at farms and wineries
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Today’s brain teaser (answer below): Which vehicle is spelled the same way forwards and backwards?
MORE QUICK TIPS
More on sewer hose stink
Paul Rider has another thought on smelly sewer hoses, responding to a suggestion that it should be stored in a storage box. “Rather than taking up a lot of room with a large container that gets stinky, I put end caps on my slinkys so they are sealed when not in use. My motorhome has a storage tube for one, and I carry two others in a cross-body storage area in rain gutter type supports. Keep the stinky in the slinky!” Thanks, Paul for clearing the air on this one!
Too tight in the galley?
If kitchen space is spare, double up! A blender can be used for a lot of different food processing operations. Baking cakes? You don’t have to use the pan specified by the recipe, increase or decrease baking time to fit the pan. Do you really need an “electric” skillet? Maybe a larger skillet on the stovetop will work just as well. We find a “stick” blender works great for most blender jobs and takes up much less space. We use ours to mix cakes, whip up smoothies, and chop veggies. This is the one we use.
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WEBSITE OF THE DAY:
RV Service Reviews
This site allows you to see reviews from people (like you!) who have recently taken their RVs to a certain shop for repairs across the country. Read reviews of people who have had great experiences somewhere, and those who have, well, not.
PRODUCT OF THE DAY: This is the perfect gift for red-wine drinkers. Ha!
Answer to today’s brain teaser: Racecar
LEAVE HERE WITH A LAUGH
Every year TV show host Jimmy Kimmel does a segment after Halloween called, “Hey Jimmy Kimmel, I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy” and it’s downright hilarious. Here’s the video from this year (click on the image to play) and here are the ones from prior years.
RV Daily Tips Staff
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