May 27, 2019
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Fear not freezing your outside shower
If you’re a fan of winter RVing, you may be concerned about freezing up the plumbing. One sensitive area: The outside shower – just waiting for that frigid air to slip past that thin plastic door and zap the mixing valve. Sean Engle is a winter RV fan, and rarely uses his outside shower – so he fixed his so it would be a lot harder to “put it on ice.” Do it yourself by
removing the hose and mixer faucet handles. Cut a piece of insulated board from the hardware store to go over the top of the mixing faucet. Now stick the handles back on to hold the board in place. Cut another insul-board to cover the whole mixer faucet assembly, this time with an appropriate notch for the door hold-closed mechanism to work, and hey, Presto! You’ve kept Old Man Winter away. More details at Truck Camper Magazine.
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Having three sets of keys means not losing all
“I have three complete sets of RV keys. One is in my pocket, one is in a secret but accessible place on the outside of the coach, and one is with my son (or friend) in a Fed-X envelope filled out with my account number ready to address and send to me in an emergency.” —Thanks to Joe Brignolo.
The “long and short” of trailer backing
Is it easier to back a shorter trailer than a longer trailer? No. A shorter trailer reacts much quicker to steering movements than a longer trailer – because the trailer’s axles are the pivot point and on a shorter trailer the axles are closer to the hitch ball mount on the tow vehicle. Backing up a pop-up or short travel trailer will require slower reactions and movements in the steering wheel than a longer trailer will. Tip from Mark Polk, RV Education 101.
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Instead of buying a reflective jacket for you and the hubby, a reflective collar for the dog, some stickers for your bike and your shoes, just get some spray-on reflective spray and voila! You’ll save tons of money and most importantly, you’ll be seen! You can even spray some of this on your RV’s steps so they’re easy to see at night. It’s water resistant and sprays on clear. You can buy some of this neat stuff here.
If Fido is hot in the summer, give him a treat to cool him off! Here are 13 great frozen dog treat recipes Fido will love. Woof, woof! (That’s “thank you” in dog.)
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