Issue 904 • May 22, 2018
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Fresher-smelling dirty laundry
Dirty laundry smell running you out of the rig between washings? Stick a laundry softener sheet in the pile to counter the odor. You can use the dryer sheet in the dryer when it comes time to dry the newly cleaned clothes.
Have hot water handy all day, while conserving LP
RVer Bill Hall conserves LP, but still keeps hot water available. He found a large coffee urn (45 cups or so) at a yard sale. He keeps it on his galley counter when hitched to shore power. Bill says it’s plenty to keep the dishes clean and for the occasional cup of tea or noodles. He plugs it in first thing in the morning, keeps it topped off throughout the day, and shuts it down at night. Thanks, Bill!
Travel with all RV windows closed on road trips
On road trips, make sure you travel with all RV windows closed. This will help keep fumes outside and prevent dust from entering the living area. In addition, any open rear windows may suck unwanted fumes and odors into the RV. Thanks to Ron Jones, AboutRVing.com.
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MORE QUICK TIPS
Problems “seeing” when hitching up your travel trailer? Get two telescoping magnetic part retrievers at a dollar store, and stick/stand one on your ball and the other on the trailer hitch. Just back up keeping the sticks aligned, and when the one on the ball is pushed over, you’re lined up perfectly over the ball. Thanks to Wolfe Rose.
What Canadians might do about nonexistent ZIP code at gas pump in U.S.
Attention, Canadians traveling to the U.S. with credit cards. George Bliss offers the following information: “A reminder for Canadians traveling to the U.S. For security reasons, a lot of gas/diesel pumps in the U.S. require you to enter your billing address Zip Code when using a credit card. In Canada we don’t have Zip Codes but use letters and numbers for our postal codes. So if your postal code is R4S 6L5 you need to enter just the numbers followed by two zeros, as in 46500. This won’t work at all pumps but will 80% of the time.” Thanks to George Bliss for this tip, and to Steve Delany, who added this tip to our Reader Comments section.
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WEBSITES OF THE DAY
Well, it’s an app, but hear us out. Waze is the best app for GPS navigation. Almost like a social network, Waze takes data from real-time users to make your drive as easy as possible. Cops ahead with a radar gun? Waze will tell you! Is there something blocking the left lane ahead? Waze will tell you! If there’s an accident, it will even tell you the speed limit of traffic near the accident. Trust us, you’ll want Waze on your phone.
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Save your knees when working under your RV
Do you ever need to reach under your RV to grab something, adjust something, add air to a tire, or remove a leveling block? If you’re parked on dirt, gravel, hot pavement or other uncomfortable surfaces, your knees can take a beating! This kneeler pad, for about $9, will save the day. The RVtravel.com staff uses its pad all the time. Learn more or order.
LEAVE HERE WITH A LAUGH
A pirate with a peg leg, a hook and an eye patch walked into a bar. “Why the peg leg?” asked the bartender. The pirate said, “I was swept overboard and a shark bit off my leg.” “Wow!” said the bartender. “How did you get your hook?” The pirate replied, “We were raiding a ship and a sailor cut off my hand with his sword.” “Amazing!” said the bartender. “So how did you get the eye patch?” “Got seagull poop in my eye,” answered the pirate. “You lost your eye to that?” asked the bartender. “Well,” said the pirate, “it was my first day with the hook.”
RV Daily Tips Staff
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