Issue 1021 • December 19, 2018
Welcome to another fabulous edition of RV Travel’s Daily Tips newsletter. Here, you’ll find helpful RV-related, and small-space living, tips from the pros, travel advice, road trip stops, a handy website of the day, our favorite RVing-related products and, of course, a good laugh. Thanks for joining us. We appreciate your readership.
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Acrylic mounting tape may be your mounting issue answer
RVers are like folks with stix-and-brix homes – they want to hang stuff on the wall. Trouble is, RV walls aren’t exactly designed for having screws or nails driven into them. Enter acrylic mounting tape. Here’s Ashley Mann from rvinspiration.com’s take on the stuff: “It’s a clear, double-sided tape that is extremely sturdy yet can be removed easily with no damage to the surface it was attached to and without leaving behind any residue.” Ashley has used this sticky stuff to hang everything from pictures to ceramics on her rig’s walls, and used to it temporarily mount acrylic storm windows. Check out her site for a whole trove of uses and get some on Amazon here.
Keep the reefer cool on hot days
RVing in hot, sunny weather and the refrigerator isn’t keeping its cool? If the fridge is on the awning side of the rig, keep your awning out to keep the “back side” of the refrigerator shaded. If not, add your own “fridge awning” with a piece of shade cloth.
Road trip stop:
The Sea Lion Caves in Florence, Oregon, along the rugged coastline, is a wildlife preserve and bird sanctuary. The caves are the largest sea lion caves in the country and can be accessed year-round. Hundreds of these adorable sea creatures can be seen inside the caves in the winter months, and outside on the rocks in the spring and summer. This is a site (and smell…ahem) you won’t want to miss. Visit the website here to plan your visit.
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MORE QUICK TIPS
DIY hinged leveling blocks
Need a good set of leveling blocks for your trailer? Dave Jones whipped up a batch and posted his results to social media. “My camper leveling blocks are 4″ x 6″ cut to 24″. It takes one 12′ and one 10′ board to make five: one for each jack and one for the tongue. Simple hinge and a utility handle. Gonna put a hook-and-eye latch system to keep them together. A rubber band would work too.” Thanks to Dave!
Regular RV cleaning schedule
Clean the entire interior of your RV thoroughly at least three to four times a year. Clean the AC, furnace, drawers, floors, walls, and compartments. It helps to keep out bugs and just makes your RV a nice place to live in.
–From RV Living Full Time: 100+ Amazing Tips, Secrets, Hacks & Resources to Motorhome Living
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WEBSITE OF THE DAY
This beautiful gallery showcases America’s top 50 wonders in 50 states. Not only will you want to visit this page if you have wanderlust, but also just to admire these photographs. Wow!
Lap desk puts your back to rest!
If you find yourself using your computer on your lap, reading your Kindle on the couch, or having a hard time holding that heavy hardback, you need this lap desk! Staff writer Emily uses this when she works and highly recommends it. The desk has eight adjustable levels and even has a stopper to hold objects upright. Great for those who have lower back pain or terrible posture (ahem, Emily). Learn more or order.
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A: Love is blind and marriage is an eye-opener!
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