July 2, 2019
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What’s better than a carabiner? Well, an S-Biner, of course!
By veteran RVer Mike Sokol
I had just about given up on carabiners altogether to clip my ever-increasing bunch of keys to my belt loop. The cheap aluminum ones just fall apart, and the carabiner loop can disconnect itself from the keys, and what good is that? So, wandering around in the key section of Lowe’s the other day I found a new style of carabiner key hanger that’s not a carabiner at all.
Called an S-Biner, it has two separate S-sections that can be individually locked to hang the keys on your belt loop or backpack or wherever. Made out of stainless steel, it feels tough as nails. Best part is, it’s only $3.99 at your big box store or on Amazon.
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MORE QUICK TIPS
Have the kids, but keep summer dirt out
Taking the kids or grandkids to the beach? An RV park with a swimming pool? You know what comes with them when they run inside to dry off – dirt, dirt, dirt! Here’s a trick to eliminate at least some of the track-off. Assign an outside towel hook so the towels stay off the ground, and the kids don’t need to come in for every splash. Suction cup hooks stick to the side of many slick-sided RVs (think about temporarily mounting them near the outside shower). Here are some on Amazon. —Idea and photo from decoretoo.com.
Careful with that fresh water hose
Keep your hoses and your health safe. Never allow anything other than potable water in your fresh water tank. NEVER EVER use the hose at the dump station to refill your water tank – borrowing from the song, “Nobody knows the trouble it’s seen,” or the bacteria count it carries. Keep your own fresh water hose carefully isolated from anything that could contaminate it. We keep ours wrapped up carefully in plastic, separated from sewer hoses. And if purchasing a fresh water hose, make sure it’s made for drinking water. Get ’em at your nearby big box store or RV supplier.
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We love any tip that helps us stay organized at the campsite – life is so easy when things are in place! Here’s a good way to keep your utensils or cooking supplies organized: Keep them in an old 6-pack beer carrier. You can find more tips like this one right here. (Oh, and click on the image to make it bigger.)
WEBSITE OF THE DAY
Boy, talk about wanderlust! If these 50 parks don’t make you want to book a campsite and get travelin’, something is wrong!
LEAVE HERE WITH A LAUGH
What’s the difference between a well-dressed man on a bike and a poorly-dressed man on a unicycle?
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