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RV Daily Tips Newsletter Issue 1087

April 18, 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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Campground etiquette: Hold down the sound

Not everyone is going to like your favorite genre of music, yapping dogs, screaming kids or loud drunks, etc. A good etiquette solution is to stand near your neighbor’s RV site while your travel companion tests your music volume and speaking voices. If you can hear it near their RV, you’re too loud. Speaking of barking dogs, this goes for them inside too.

When you leave your RV, make certain your pup is happy and not going to bark his poor little fuzzy head off because he misses you. Close the shades, put some music on to drown out the outside noise so he can’t hear it and don’t be too long where he’s going to start making noise because he just misses you.

Oh, and another thing: Just because they are called ‘slam latches’ doesn’t mean you should let them slam. Close them as quietly as possible.

Lastly, please refrain from using your vehicle key fob button that honks the horn.
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Wall-hung shoes

The folks at Road Trek Life blog had a bit of an issue storing shoes. Here’s their answer. “The shower wall facing the cab is the perfect and convenient place to store our shoes. If shoes are placed vertically against the wall it would only take very little space and should not be in your way getting in and out the RV. The shoe storage rack is fabricated from 1/4 inch thick acrylic plastic sheet and tarp bungee cords to hold the shoes in place. The posts that holds the bungee cords are made from 1/2-inch-thick acrylic plastic. The shoe rack was painted black to match the appliances’ trim colors. I use 3M VHB tape to attach the shoe rack on the wall. Make sure the shoe rack is resting against the floor when using double-sided tape as a fastener to prevent unnecessary vertical shear tension on the wall plastic veneer finish.” You’ll find that sticky 3M tape here.

Hanging out your dirty laundry

Sometimes where to put those worn clothes waiting for wash day is the pits. Many hide a basket in the shower stall, but here’s another approach: Hang that dirty laundry out – not for everyone to see, but on the back of a closet door. Zippers on this one make it easy to open when it’s time to disgorge the dirties, and the company includes a couple of different hooks to help you hang it. You can find it on Amazon for less than $15.

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The best times to visit the National Parks (according to your wallet)

Sure, the parks look beautiful in the winter snow or the spring wildflowers, but when is the best time to visit them, according to your wallet? Here’s a list from Travel Pulse that tells you when hotel rates are the cheapest (in case you need a break from your RV).

And mark your calendar: Admission to America’s National Parks is free on Saturday!

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Hanging out with mops and brooms
Most RVs aren’t equipped with broom closets. Got a basement storage compartment long or wide enough to stick those long-handled tools? Stick ’em up to the ceiling by attaching spring-loaded broom clips to the lid of the compartment. Here’s the ever-RV-popular Command Strips version.

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Editor and Publisher: Chuck Woodbury. Managing editor: Diane McGovern. Contributing writers: Russ De Maris, Bob Difley, Gary Bunzer, Roger Marble, Mike Sokol, Greg Illes, J.M. Montigel and Andrew Robinson. Advertising director: Emily Woodbury. Marketing director: Jessica Sarvis. Financial affairs director: Gail Meyring. IT wrangler: Kim Christiansen.

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4 years ago

Boondocking almost always eliminates the problem. We just returned from 10 days in West Texas. Every night peace and quiet with the exception of a deer rubbing against our slideout. No noise, no generators, no door slamming, just peace and quiet along with the sounds of nature. Nothing like the wind blowing across the Texas landscape or Northern Mexico.

4 years ago

Years ago at a campground not that very far away, we parked near another trailer and we are not sure where the parents were, but these girls were super loud. We didn’t say anything but we got out of bed and went to the ranger station and stated our complaints. We came back to our camper and waited. The ranger pulled up a few minutes later and banged on their door. The girls screamed because it was so unexpected. That is when we came to find out that they were minors unaccompanied in an RV after hours. Needless to say the parents were not happy either. We heard it all morning long as we packed up grinning getting ready to go home.

Tom Gutzke
4 years ago

Many years ago while camping with friends the camper next to our friends had a daughter with very LOUD music. The wife/friend we were with said very loudly to her daughter probably 30 feet away, “Shelly; turn that music down so you don’t bother the neighbors!” Worked like a charm. No problem the rest of the Memorial Day weekend. [Later she softly said to her daughter, “I hope you know that I knew you didn’t have the music up” and the daughter said “I knew what you were doing, Mom.”]

4 years ago

I like to launch 4″ mortars at sunrise to celebrate the new day… i can’t even TELL you how many times the neighbors’ loud snoring has jangled my nerves JUST as I’m about to light the fuse… i mean really, have some consideration for those pyrotechnicians that just want to try out their new Frankenboom before there’s too much light to see it…

4 years ago
Reply to  Wolfe

I pretty much agree with all comments here in this discussion., although nobody mentioned door slammers, (cars trucks motorhomes vans rest room door, crapper lid EVERYTHING!!!!! )- and that’s about everyone. Why people think they need to close a door like Gramps had to on the Model T, I will never figure out..

4 years ago
Reply to  Wolfe

Ah, yes! The morning salute to start the generator chorus: the red-breasted thumper, the smoky-crested popper, the black-throated belcher,

Marilyn M
4 years ago

For Campground etiquette: Hold down the sound
Agree with all except the vehicle fob. Husband locked the truck but only clicked it once not twice which makes it honk. Turns out that if you don’t your vehicle alarm isn’t set. He found that out the hard way.

Dan Kooienga
4 years ago

Common courtesy is not always common. How about our camping neighbor who stands behind his rig and smokes a cigar. The breeze pushed it right into our windows. Arrg
And yes, the barking dogs. Oh my.

Tony King
4 years ago

Camping next to noisy neighbors is just a “ hit & miss” thing that there is no cure for. Luckily when we travel in our Class B we normally only stay 1 night and are off in the morning. Some people don’t even know how to show a little courtesy when staying a night at Walmart. So if you drive in at 11:00 pm and park next to me and bang/clang every device you have, hollering at your dog while he craps on the skinny island of grass, etc….you can rest assured you will know when I leave early in the morning. That’s pretty rare but it has happened. Nothing is going to change those types of people.

When you own a Class B you become a expert in finding all kinds of different space using/saving ways !

Randy Coleman
4 years ago
Reply to  Tony King

AND, turn off all your outside lights at night, including those blinding lights on your flagpoles! People don’t get it when you want to sleep in peace and not have light pollution that’s blinding your windows. If you need the porch light on to walk your pet, turn on to walk, off when done-THANK YOU!
Pets need to crap on your space, not mine. That’s why I don’t have pets. Most parks have a dog walk or potty area.
Have some respect for others..,,.

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