Wednesday, November 13, 2019
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“Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings and emotions.” —Will Smith
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is World Kindness Day.
Tip of the Day
Get more airflow from your ducts?
“We have a 2016 Jayco JayFlight and our best friend has a 2015 Jayco North Point, both with ducted A/C. In the course of helping my friend troubleshoot poor air flow and cooling we found the round ceiling vents have 2″-long collars on them that were protruding halfway to the top of the duct, blocking most of the air flow into the room.
Measuring from the face of the ceiling to the inside edge of the duct work on most of them we found 1 1/4” to 1 1/2” made them even with the interior edge of the duct. We cut them down with one of us holding a Dremel tool with a disc cutter while the other rotated the vent to easily trim it. Just make sure you don’t cut it short and blow air between the ceiling and the duct work. What a difference! Greatly improved airflow that we estimate is up to 50% increase!” —Thanks to Gene Cheatham
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Confessions of a newbie full-time RVer
Read this interesting and informative article by RV Travel reader Mike Sherman, who had been full-time RVing for five months (when he wrote this) after RVing part-time for 30 years. This is an overview of his experience and lessons learned. Read more.
Did you miss last Sunday’s newsletter with our story about Elon Musk’s new electric pickup truck with a 300,000 pound towing capacity? You read that right! Read the story.
Refrigerator bars ensure nothing moves while driving
It’s happened to most RVers – you open the fridge (even slowly) after a day of driving and a heavy jar falls on your toe – “Ouch!” Never have that happen again with these easy-to-install spring-loaded refrigerator bars. They’re also useful in cupboards and closets. Order for a good price.
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Wow! RVing has changed lot since 1937
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The funniest sign to hang on your camper. Click here.
The cutest dog or cat food bowl we’ve ever seen. Click here.
Beware of foreign objects
Keep the toilet lid closed to prevent foreign objects from falling into the toilet. It is a major job to retrieve anything from the holding tank. —From Motorhomes Made Easy
Random RV Thought
Bring along bicycles on your RV trips. They are excellent for short excursions, and the only fuel they burn is calories, which is a good thing for most people’s waistlines.
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Website of the day
National Geographic Live
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Does buying a can of turkey flavored cat food count as special?
“Get more airflow from your ducts”
Interesting, but having difficulty envisioning the cause and the ‘fix’.
Have 2011 Crossroads Rushmore, my issue is with lack of heat blowing from floor vents. If I recall correctly, it was ok when newer and has gotten worse over time.
Only “kinda” on the special food on Thanksgiving for pets. Normal food with a few bits of turkey to honor the holiday.
“Confessions of a newbie full-time RVer” is a good article. Nice to hear more real life stories. We had a fifth wheel and truck and opted for a C Class towing a Jeep instead, for the same reason as one of the other posters. 30′ of trailer and 15′ of truck was difficult to get into a lot of campgrounds, especially those of National Parks that had narrow single lane roadways and trees and posts around the site. Now we just disconnect the Jeep and can easily back 32′ of motorhome into just about any spot. In Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada, we ended up parked between 4 trees. Never would have got the 5v’er in there. Thanks for posting.