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“Never did the world make a queen of a girl who hides in houses and dreams without traveling.” — Roman Payne
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Tip of the Day
Solar RVing in the shade
By Bob Difley
If you like to boondock away from the beaten track, summertime camping often means looking for a bit of shade to help keep cool. But if your power comes by way of solar panels, you’ll be in the world of trade-offs – shade means less solar power. Continue reading.
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RV Electricity – This week’s J.A.M. (Just Ask Mike) Session
Can I swap in a lithium battery?
The sales guy at the local RV shop tells me I can just drop in a lithium battery to replace my pair of old Trojan lead-acid batteries, but I’m suspicious. Is there anything else I should check to make sure this works? Can I replace two 6-volt batteries with a single 12-volt battery, and will it give me more power, as this guy suggests? —Derick
Nine easy steps to holding down fuel costs
In an article in the Financial Edge newsletter from Investopedia.com, Jean Folger points out these nine effective ways to increase your gas mileage by driving more efficiently. This can be even more timely and important as projections for fuel prices appear to be on the rise, and unexpected “outside” events and forces of nature can dramatically alter the fuel price landscape overnight. Learn more.
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Microwave cover collapses for easy storage
When heating your food you don’t want to spend 10 minutes later cleaning the splatters inside the microwave. Here’s the solution — perfect for RVers: It pops down flat for easy storage. Lid perforations allow steam to escape to keep food moist. Doubles as a strainer! Learn more or order.
Sanitize that faucet!
Before you connect your water hose to the RV park’s water faucet be sure to sanitize the faucet first. I use a spray bottle with a 50/50 mix of water and bleach. I run some water out it then spray it real well then run some more water. Then I connect my hose.
In the photo, you can see that our neighbor had their dog tied up to a tree within reach of our faucet and pedestal (and you know what that means!). Thanks for the tip, Howard Sc8
Website of the day
The Dyrt Magazine
The Dyrt is also a great resource for finding campgrounds, but their magazine (blog) has some helpful articles about everything camping related. You might learn a few things!
Stuck inside? We put together this COVID-19-friendly DIY list of projects to do while you’re quarantined. Check it out.
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It’s about time you cleaned those headlights…
When was the last time you gave those headlights a good scrub? It’s been a while, huh? Get yourself this 4-piece headlight restorer kit from Turtle Wax and have your headlights looking as good as new in less than 5 minutes. It can be used on all lenses, plexiglass and plastic surfaces, and will restore all dull, yellowed headlights. Learn more or order here.
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