May 21, 2019
Welcome to another 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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With veteran RVer Mike Sokol
After one more frustrating dive to the bottom of my “battery drawer” looking for a few AAAs to power my latest gadget, I’ve finally decided to get organized. This holder should keep you stocked with enough batteries for an entire camping season, and even includes a nice tester to find the dead ones. Also, you all know not to just throw used (or new) 9-volt batteries in a drawer where they can make contact with metal objects and catch on fire, right? Here’s what I’m ordering for my drawer to keep it all under control.
“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”
MORE QUICK TIPS
Tie down that countertop container
Do you keep your spatulas and other kitchen tools in a cup on the counter? They’re handy until, of course, you hit the road and they hit the floor. Here’s a trick from Russell and Gretchen Berquam: “In the kitchen, we are able to keep the large cooking utensils on the counter, even when we are driving down the road. Since the utensil holder would never stay in place in motion down the highway, I fastened it to the countertop. I mounted a post in the countertop 3/4-inch high and 5/16-inch in diameter. I used a wood screw with a long nut for the post, but a short piece of tubing would also work. Next, I drilled a hole in the utensil holder the same size as the post on the countertop. I slide the holder down over the stud and fill with spatulas, spoons, scrapers, or whatever. The holder is easily removable for counter cleaning. Since the hole in the utensil holder is a snug fit on the stud, it stays in place even on the roughest roads.” —More from Truck Camper Magazine.
Catch fridge drips inside
When you store your camper and leave the door open, there may be some condensation and dripping from the freezer inside the fridge itself. We always leave paper towels or a dry dish towel in the bottom of the fridge to collect this excess moisture. —From 100 RV Tips and Tricks (Mack’s RV Handbook).
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WEBSITE OF THE DAY
Here’s a list of 28 unusual museums you shouldn’t pass up in the southern part of the Golden State. For example, the Velveteria Museum in L.A. houses over 3,000 paintings on velvet from around the world.
Make your phone photos look professional
This amazing 9-in-1 camera lens kit fits on all iPhone, Samsung and most Android phones. The kit comes in a handy carrying case with a wide-angle lens, macro lens, telephoto lens, fisheye lens, starburst lens, kaleidoscope lens and more! The lenses work on front and back cameras. Great price, too. Learn more or order here.
LEAVE HERE WITH A LAUGH
RVtravel.com staff writer and advertising director, Emily, has seen every episode of The Carbonaro Effect on TruTV. Magician Michael Carbonaro disguises himself in public places and performs magic tricks in front of strangers. His tricks will blow your mind, and the disbelief on people’s faces will make you laugh. Here’s a clip from one of his episodes (click on the image to play):
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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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