Wednesday, October 16, 2019
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Tip of the Day
Easy way to keep cupboard contents in place
If you are new to RVing, you likely haven’t yet filled up all your overhead cupboards. If you are full-timing, it’s hard to limit yourself to what comes aboard in the early stages.
But until that time when you have to start eliminating stuff, your cupboards and other lockers — especially the overhead ones — can be the source of flying objects when you open the door after a long day of driving. You may forget to consider this, since it doesn’t happen at home — unless you live in earthquake country.
To protect your noggin, stuff your extra pillows, blankets, throws or cushions into your partially-full storage areas to keep everything in place while driving. Once they are quite full, screw in a hook on each side of the storage area and stretch a tight bungee cord between the hooks. This will keep contents in place, no matter how rough the road.
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An unusual “on the road” hobby for an RVer
When you pass by this RVer’s campsite, you’ll do a double-take. Watch the video.
Did you buy a lemon RV? Here’s more about RV lemons and lawyers who will represent you if you need help.
Don’t take a break on your brakes!
Every RVer needs one of these!
Wonder what it would be like to have your brakes go out while you’re going down a long, steep grade? You might find out if your brake fluid is moisture-contaminated. Water in brake fluid boils and can wipe out your braking ability! Buy yourself a brake-fluid tester for less than $10 that warns you if there’s too much water in your fluid. Simply dip the tester into your rig’s brake fluid and you’ll be able to see where you stand. Learn more or order.
“Leak season is upon us”
The rainy season is on the way for most of us. And we can’t say it enough, so we’ll say it again: Get up on your RV’s roof today and check for any potential cracks or small holes where water could seep into your rig. Water intrusion is one of the worst things that can happen to an RV, especially if the leak is not caught before it begins to rot the wooden frame or in extreme cases grow mold. Visit YouTube and type in “RV leak maintenance” and you will find many videos that show you how to identify and then repair leaks.
Random RV Thought
Don’t feed wild animals. When you feed a wild animal, it could become dependent on human food instead of looking for food as nature intended. When winter comes and the tourists are gone, the animal could starve to death.
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Website of the day
Photographic proof that fall is the best time to visit our National Parks
Why are so many National Parks busy in the summer? These photographs are proof that fall is the best time to visit our beautiful National Parks, not summer! Get your gawking glasses on and take a look through these stunning photos.
Popular articles you may have missed at RVtravel.com
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- Camco Plastic Water Pressure Regulator prevents damage to RV water hoses and pumps. Click.
The 3 Musketeers candy bar was originally split into three pieces with three different flavors: vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. When the other flavors became harder to come by during World War II, Mars decided to stick with all chocolate.
Leave here with a laugh
This video titled “Me giving directions to strangers” has us laughing pretty hard. It’s pretty darn accurate. Click here to play on Facebook.
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