April 3, 2019
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Cleaning shower door tracks
It’s one of those oft-neglected areas of RVing cleaning – the tracks around the shower door. Given time they can build up a layer of hard-water deposits and even (gasp!) mold and mildew. Here’s a two-fisted approach to de-grunging those nasty little slots.
First, if your tracks have drain holes, put a little duct tape over them to form a solid “trough.” Pour in enough vinegar to fill the slot – white or cider, either one. Let the vinegar stand for a half hour, then sop up the stuff with a paper towel. Now hit the tracks with a toothbrush to scrub the daylights out of it. Vertical tracks? Stuff paper towels in the tracks and dump vinegar on the towels and do as above.
Next, if crud still remains, make a paste of baking soda and water. Apply to nasty areas and let sit for a half-hour. Try the toothbrush. Not good enough? Use a paint scraper (be gentle!) to knock off klingons. You might need to repeat the whole process again to get the stubborn fellows. Now rinse off the surfaces well and get yourself a well-deserved beverage of your choice. More suggestions at the My Real Life at Home blog.
Did you know?
The word Sasquatch is believed to come from the Native American Salish (Halkomelem) word Sasq’ets, meaning “wild man” or “hairy man.” The Sts’ailes people claim a close bond with Sas’qets, and believe it has the ability to move between the physical and spiritual realm. Sasquatch has also been commonly known as Bigfoot in the Pacific Northwest.
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Taming a light too bright
Many RVs come equipped with light fixtures tacked under cabinets, often one or two tucked right above the dinette. They can be handy. They can be annoying – you need some light, but at times, it’s just too intense for comfort. One RVer puzzled over this conundrum and hit on a quick, cheap and easy solution. He bought a small vinyl shade roller and fitted it to the front of the cabinet. Need bright light? Shade up. Need to dim it a bit? Roll the shade down. See more suggestions here.
Ward off expensive awning damage
Never leave your RV awning out for any period of time when you are away from the campsite. A quick windstorm or thunderstorm can result in expensive repair costs to the awning and the RV. If your awning is out and it begins to rain, lower one end to allow the water to run off. Water can quickly pool up in the center of the awning fabric and the weight can damage the awning. If the wind begins to pick up at the campground, put your awning in its stored position. Better safe than sorry. Tip from Mark Polk, RV Education 101.
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