Issue 1030 • January 9, 2019
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, 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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Quiet that noisy water pump
Troubled by an annoying pump and rough water flow, RV.net member Mike fixed his right up: “I slightly relocated the pump and remounted it on a foam and plywood sandwich. This cuts down on transmitted noise. I also added a two gallon accumulator tank and flexible tubing which smooths out the flow, reduces how often the pump runs and quiets the system.” Here’s his post.
Towel hanger for outdoors
Need a place to hang towels (or other wet stuff) outside your rig? Here’s an idea from a user called ADK Camper. He took a couple of oversize suction cups from Harbor Freight, stuck them on the side of his rig, then fed an appropriate length of PVC pipe through them. Easily moved! See more on rv.net and for suction cups, check here.
Too much time on your hands? You could build something like this…
Alaskan Bill Guernsey has a solution to boredom. Invest 4,000 hours of your time in building an RV that will definitely stand out from the crowd. Growing up in the Cold War era, Bill based his design on that theme, complete with atomic symbols. Check out more pictures here.
MORE QUICK TIPS
On blown tires
Ted Jias wrote us with a thought from “them that’s been-there, done-that.” Here’s his advice: “The first thing I do before we leave our driveway is check the air pressure in our tires. Over the years we have had several blowouts, which I am sure most have had! Several of those were because of under-inflated tires.” Thanks, Ted, for the cautionary advice. And, might we add, a tale that endorses a tire pressure monitoring system!
Buy an Extend-A-Shower
In the majority of RV’s shower space is almost laughable. If you’ve got a curtain in your shower, then an extender will give you a good amount more room. I’m not a tiny man so this one was a must-have for my RV. (You can find one here.)
—From RV Living Full Time: 100+ Amazing Tips, Secrets, Hacks & Resources to Motorhome Living
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WEBSITE OF THE DAY
If you want to reserve a good fishing spot, start now at one of these campgrounds and RV parks. What’s better than catching a fish right next to the rig? Not a whole lot.
How comfortable are you being alone for a few days in a row? Tell us here.
Excited about this? Sewer we.
The Sidewinder RV Sewer Hose Support is the ultimate protection and support for your hose between the RV and dump station. Not only does it keep your hose off the ground, away from any sharp objects that may puncture or damage it, but it also keeps your hose at an angle, so there is increased, faster drainage. Easy to use and very lightweight, you’ll want to order one here.
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