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Tip of the Day
Understanding your propane regulator
By Russ and Tiña De Maris
Unless your RV is a motorhome, chances are good it has an automatic changeover regulator. We say that, as motorhomes come equipped with a single propane tank and all others commonly have two removable LP cylinders. We’ll use the terms “LP” and “propane” interchangeably.
Having two removable containers is really a blessing. If one goes “dry,” it’s a quick and easy step to take the empty out for a refill, leaving the other container with the rig, keeping stuff like the refrigerator operating. No need to move the RV to refuel the propane. What makes this setup work so well is an automatic changeover regulator. Continue reading.
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RV Electricity – This week’s J.A.M. (Just Ask Mike) Session:
How to meter a fuse. A reader asks Mike how to tell if a fuse is good or bad by measuring it with a meter.
Dealing with ticks — an expert’s advice
If your travels take you to tick country, be on the lookout for these biting and often disease-carrying insects. Here are the latest “tick tips” from Amanda Roome, an expert in ticks with Binghamton University. Learn more.
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Keep mice out of your RV
The positive reviews on this product from Earthkind make it the best bet for keeping your RV mouse-free. It’s the only plant-based rodent repellent registered for inside use by the EPA. It effectively repels rodents up to 90 days with a “woodsy” scent that’s pleasant to humans but offensive to rodents. It’s safe around kids and pets, too. 98% biodegradable. Learn more or order.
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Safely store aerosol cans
“After the cap came off one of my spray cans and emptied its contents into a storage bay, I decided to see if I could find a better way to store them. I found that the popular plastic bicycle water bottle cage works for most of my cans. Just mount the cage(s) to any appropriate surface, then stuff the otherwise-runaway aerosol cans in the cage.” Our thanks to Jim A. for the “canny” idea.
Random RV Thought
When was the last time you practiced taking your fire extinguishers out of their mounting brackets? There’s a good chance you never have. You and your family/household members should each practice taking the fire extinguisher out. If there’s ever a fire, you’ll be glad you did this.
Website of the day
The best hike in every state
We’ve probably featured a website like this before, but we spent a good 10 minutes here just looking at the photos. Anyone want to join us for a hike?
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Pez candy was invented in Vienna, Austria, in 1927 by Eduard Haas III as an alternative to smoking. Originally, the small candy was only made in mint flavors. Haas came up with the name Pez by taking the German word for peppermint, “pfefferminz,” and dissecting it. He took the “p” from the first syllable, the “e” from the middle syllable, and the “z” from the last syllable to form the word “Pez.”
Leave here with a laugh
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