April 18, 2019
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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.
Courtesy suggestions from the folks at alwaysonliberty.com.
NOW YOU KNOW
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MORE QUICK TIPS
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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WEBSITE OF THE DAY
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!
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.
LEAVE HERE WITH A LAUGH
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