Issue 1031 • January 10, 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.
If you shop at Amazon, would you use one of the links below to do your shopping? The link in the blue bar above also works. Thanks.
TV hanger for flat screen needs no studs
Mounting a flat screen TV in an RV can sometimes raise issues. A lot of mounts require they be screwed firmly into studs – and you can be hard-pressed to find them in some areas of your rig. Here’s the Hangman No Stud TV Hanger that claims it will hang any LED thin screen TV in less time than it takes to unpack it. It’s two interlocking aircraft-grade aluminum brackets: one attaches to the back of the TV, the other on the wall. Tiny picture hanging nails hold the wall bracket in place. Once installed, a 1-inch clearance from the wall provides easy access and space for cords and cables. The wall track has a foam backing to minimize wall damage. Once removed, all that is left behind are tiny pinholes that can be easily covered up. Users report it lives up to its claims. We would STRONGLY advise you take your TV down before travel, however! You can find it on Amazon; prices vary depending on the size.
Lean your ladder – without damaging your RV
Need to lean your ladder up against your RV siding but afraid of scratching or marring the finish? If you’re working with a ladder that has open rails at the top (like an extension ladder) then grab a pair of work gloves and put them over the top of each rail – make the ladder “wear” them. Still stands secure, but won’t scratch!
BONUS TIP: Keep those silica gel packs!
These handy little packs can be stored inside cookware (pots, pans, etc.) to prevent rust. It’s a good idea if you’re storing cookware outside overnight, or in lower RV storage.
Organize your vehicle with these items
- This trunk organizer (you’ll thank us later)
- If you’re traveling solo, you’ll want this for the passenger seat
- Get this for the car or RV with lots of paper maps
- This mini trash can (and this one for kids in the back)
MORE QUICK TIPS
Save water at the sink
Seann Fox sends this water-saving thought: “Been to a big box store lately and used the washroom? In many of them, you’ll notice that instead of a stream of water coming out there are little finger jets of water. I thought that would be a great idea for the bathroom sink in the RV, but finding those water heads was hard. I finally found some on Amazon: six of them for about $9. What a deal! It conserves a heck of a lot of water, so I put one in my RV bathroom and the rest can be sold to my buddies.” Thanks, Seann! Find them here.
Protect your glassware – Sock it to ’em!
“A suggestion was made about using glass cozies to protect glassware; however, we’ve found it cheaper to use inexpensive kids’ socks (from Costco) to slip over the glassware. They’ve had several thousand miles without breakage.” Thanks for the tip, Dave Burkebile!
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WEBSITE OF THE DAY
While many of these tips are a bit, well, “adventurous,” to say the least, many of them can be useful for the RV and outdoor lifestyle.
In a wind storm, have you ever worried your RV would blow over? Please click here to vote.
LEAVE HERE WITH A LAUGH
A man is driving down the road, speeding quite a bit. A cop notices how fast he is going and pulls him over. The cop says to the man, “Are you aware of how fast you were going?”
The man replies, “Yes I am. I’m trying to escape a robbery.”
The cop gives him a skeptical look and says, “Were you the one being robbed?”
The man casually replies, “No, I committed the robbery.”
The cop looks shocked that the man admitted this. “So you’re telling me you were speeding…AND committed a robbery?”
“Yes,” the man calmly says. “I have the loot in the back.”
The cop begins to get angry. “Sir, I’m afraid you have to come with me.” The cop reaches in the window to arrest the man.
“Don’t do that!” the man yells fearfully. “I’m scared you will find the gun in my glove compartment!” The cop pulls his hand out and calls for backup. Soon cops, cars, and helicopters are flooding the area. The man is cuffed quickly. However, before he gets into the police car, a cop walks up to him and says, while gesturing to the cop that pulled him over, “Sir, this officer informed us that you had committed a robbery, had stolen loot in the trunk of your car, and had a loaded gun in your glove compartment. However, we found none of these things in your car.”
The man replies, “Yeah, and I bet that liar said I was speeding too!”
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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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