From the editors of RVtravel.com, “The RVers’ Voice of Reason.”
Wednesday, August 28, 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, tips on our favorite RVing-related products and, of course, a good laugh. Thanks for joining us. We appreciate you.
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Tip of the Day
Finding more storage space in the RV
Most RVers have faced the problem of better utilizing the space aboard their “cramped” RVs. While there are many ways to do it, here are a few ideas that you might put to use … or perhaps they’ll jog an idea!
There are never enough outside compartments, right? Why not hang some items from the top and sides of the compartment? There are any number of brackets available to hang items from different areas. A product called the Quick Fist is a handy rubber clamp system to use for attaching items in this fashion.
Slide trays made for motorhomes and fifth wheels are excellent for keeping stored items accessible. Plastic containers, like those by Rubbermaid, are superb for storing items in basements and on slides. They’re also good for storage under beds in RVs that have them. Small containers work well in cabinets where they do double-duty keeping pests out.
Closet Maid storage systems may be useful in RVs. The shelves can be slanted backward toward the closet wall or cabinet to keep items from sliding off. The options are endless.
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Random RV Thought
When you sleep in a hotel bed, you never know who slept there before you. In your RV, you always know.
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There is one phenomenon common to all vehicles that most drivers don’t think about; when you turn the steering wheel sharply to the RIGHT, the portion of the vehicle behind the rear tires “swings” LEFT (and vice-versa). In a car, you will seldom be close enough to anything to cause a problem, but remember that a motorhome has a lot more sticking out behind the rear wheels. You must not be too close to a vehicle or obstacle when you turn away from it, because the “swing” is much more pronounced.
Protect yourself and others from sharp edges of RV slideouts!
Cut your head just once on the edge of a sharp RV slideout and you’ll race out to buy these so it never happens again! Camco’s Slide-Out Corner Guards offer a simple solution to the danger posed by a slideout’s sharp corners. Simply place them on corners of the slide to provide a cushion zone. Easy to install, no tools required. Learn more or order.
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Depending on breed, management and environment, the modern domestic horse has a life expectancy of 25 to 30 years. Uncommonly, a few animals live into their 40s and, occasionally, beyond. The oldest verifiable horse was “Old Billy,” who in the 1800s lived to 62. In modern times, Sugar Puff, who had been listed in Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest living pony, died in 2007 at age 56. Horses, by the way, can sleep both lying down and standing up.
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Editor and Publisher: Chuck Woodbury. Managing editor: Diane McGovern. Advertising director: Emily Woodbury. Marketing director: Jessica Sarvis. Financial affairs director: Gail Meyring. IT wrangler: Kim Christiansen.
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