Issue 1011 • December 3, 2018
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Taking the chill off bedroom walls
Tom Phipps writes about a problem … and a fix: “In our motorhome, we were always rolling against the cold walls in the bedroom. I went to one of the big box stores, bought some very thin carpeting and double-sided taped it to the wall. Problem solved, no cold wall.” Thanks Tom!
RV repair “truths”
Three out of every 10 RVs will have a major breakdown by their second year on the road. This jumps to eight out of 10 by their fifth year, and nearly every RV by their eighth year in-service! Claims statistics show the average cost of RV repair is $300 per hour between parts and labor. Are you banking ahead for your next bill? You should be!
Popular in last Saturday’s RV Travel Newsletter:
•What’s the definition of a full-time RVer? (editor’s essay).
•Will RV parks nix fixed prices and charge based on demand?
Today’s brain teaser: How can you add eight 8’s to get the number 1,000? (only use addition). Answer below.
MORE QUICK TIPS
Office “mod” for your RV
Need an office spot in your rig but not sure where to put it? Fernando FJ Fernandez on Facebook’s RV Tips forum did this: “Wife and I both work from home and needed a better work area. Took out the dinette and replaced it with a desk we found on OfferUp. Not a perfect match color wise but close enough.” For a bigger picture, check out the post here.
De-fog your RV headlights
Here’s a tip from Curtis Mcree when dealing with “fogged” headlight covers: “Use WD40 to spray on headlight cover. Wipe off with clean cloth, then spray the other. Works great. Mine were really bad. I sprayed them and now they’re clear. This will last about a month, then spray them again.”
Do you have a tip? Send it to Russ (at) rvtravel.com
WEBSITE OF THE DAY
In the Christmas spirit yet? If not, decorating your RV will get you there! Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, decorating your RV with winter-themed decorations can be just as cozy.
Have you decorated your RV? Send a picture to emily(at)rvtravel.com and we may share it. We want to see!
Heading to the Southwest this winter?
Check out these great books to bring along:
–Fodor’s Arizona & The Grand Canyon
–EZ 66 Guide For Travelers
–Ghost Towns of Route 66
–RoadTrip America Arizona & New Mexico: Scenic Side Trips
–Detour New Mexico: Historic Destinations & Natural Wonders
–National Geographic: The American Southwest
–50 Best Short Hikes: Utah’s National Parks
Answer to today’s brain teaser: 888 + 88 + 8 + 8 + 8 = 1,000
LEAVE HERE WITH A LAUGH
A man and his wife were sitting in the living room and he said to her, “Honey, just so you know, I never want to live in a vegetative state, dependent on some machine and fluids from a bottle. If that ever happens, just please pull the plug.” His wife got up, unplugged the TV and threw away his beer.
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