Issue 1012 • December 4, 2018
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A thing that does all things!
By Mike Sokol
My wife, Linda, wants to take credit for this one since she’s already bought six of them (one for us, and five for Christmas presents). This is a large silicon pad that can be used in your microwave under hot bowls to pick them up, or on top of a dish as a splatter guard, on your table as a hot plate, a drying rack, or even as a jar opener. When it gets messy just toss it in the sink for a wash, or even put it in the dishwasher. Just $10 on Amazon makes it a great deal. Talk about a great multi-tasking gadget for your RV (or home) kitchen.
Visiting Arizona? Here’s an RV do-it-yourselfer’s paradise
If you’re an RV “mod” sort of person, or are in need of repair parts, when in Arizona, here’s a “don’t miss” stop in Phoenix. Arizona RV Salvage takes in dead, dying, smashed and crashed RVs and “parts them out.” From Airstream to Xantrex (OK, we couldn’t find a manufacturer of RVs or parts that starts with “Z”), you’ll find it for your rig. Need a slide-out motor? They’ve got ’em. Windows? Doors? Furniture? Front cap? End cap? If it goes between those latter two (or includes them), this salvage outfit likely has what you need. They also have an extensive website listing some available parts with prices.
Something worth pondering:
“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.” —Benjamin Franklin
Today’s brain teaser: Samuel was out for a walk when it started to rain. He did not have an umbrella and he wasn’t wearing a hat. His clothes got soaked but not a single hair on his head got wet. How could this happen?
MORE QUICK TIPS
How much water do you use when boondocking?
Track your water usage with Post-it Note markings on the side of your fresh water tank – it is a handy way to gauge how much water you are using and estimate how many days your water will last so you can make adjustments as needed, or simply relax about it a bit more!
Awning hardware? Don’t get bent!
If you really do want to “get bent,” just leave your awning out in a rainstorm or a high wind. Bent roller tubes or bent awning arms can’t be straightened out again. That’s a tough price to pay for not keeping an eye on the weather.
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Everything for your pets
Amazon must have the biggest selection of products for pets, whether dogs, birds, fish or even reptiles. From food to leashes to birdcages to beds to heating lamps for your cold-blooded friends, there’s just about anything any pet would ever need. There’s even a department with featured deals where the bargains are super-sized. So what are you waiting for? Click on over right now.
WEBSITE OF THE DAY
This page on the National Park Service website is a good one to reference every few months. Did you know that 20,000 RV fires occur every year? Yup. Keep your RV up to date with frequent fire-safety checks and keep this site handy so you don’t forget.
Answer to today’s brain teaser: Samuel is bald.
The first episode of the cartoon series, “The Flintstones,” was broadcast on TV in 1960. It went on to become the longest running cartoon series until it was overtaken by “The Simpsons.” “The Simpsons” is now in its 30th season and has produced 646 episodes. Wow!
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RV Daily Tips Staff
Editor and Publisher: Chuck Woodbury. Managing editor: Diane McGovern. Staff writer: Emily Woodbury. Contributing writers: Russ De Maris, Bob Difley, Gary Bunzer, Roger Marble, Mike Sokol, Greg Illes, J.M. Montigel and Andrew Robinson. Advertising coordinator: Gail Meyring. Marketing director: Jessica Sarvis. IT wrangler: Kim Christiansen.
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