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RV Daily Tips Newsletter Issue 906

Issue 906 • May 24, 2018
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Easy and fun window coverings for privacy
Hate the curtains on some of your windows – like the one in the bathroom or the “relite” in the entry door? Ditch the curtains and simply pick up a chunk of privacy screen contact paper window film. Cut the stuff to size, pull off the backing sheet, and carefully apply to a clean window. Or go wild and try the “stained glass” versions. Many Internet sites carry the window film, including

Tips on keeping your RV cool in the heat
Blake Williams sent in some tips for keeping your RV cool in summertime. He suggests that pointing the rig south to reduce heat absorption works – provided you put out your awning to get afternoon shade. Don’t want to roll out your shade? Then an east-west orientation will keep you cooler. Keep in mind the change of the sun’s path and adjust accordingly. He adds  that those without a “reverse” setting on their roof vent fan can simply crack a window on the coolest side of the rig, far from the fan, and turn on the fan. The vent fan will act like your sticks-and-bricks home’s attic fan. Thanks, Blake!

A simple reminder which just may save your RV roof
Don’t bang your [RV’s] head: Make an easy-to-read note and put it on your dashboard or sun visor showing your RV height in feet and inches – and in metric too, if you travel out of the country. It could save your TV antenna, air conditioner – even your roof. Thanks to George Bliss for the tip.

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Keep your ceiling light covers in place
RV fluorescent ceiling light covers often pop off on bumpy roads. Get out your tube of acrylic or silicone sealant and put a dot on each end and in the middle of both sides of the jumpy covers. Let the goop dry, then reinstall the shade. The dried goop should provide enough friction to keep things in place.

Pet microchip registry information
Remember to keep your address and other information up to date with the registry for your pets’ microchips. Otherwise, how will your lost pets be able to find their way back to you? Thank you to Bob and Brenda Rogers for this important reminder!

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Remove ticks easily
from people or pets
This Tick Twister Remover Set will remove ticks, large and small, without squeezing it, reducing the risk of infection. It does not leave the mouthparts of the tick in the skin. It’s the safest and easiest way to remove ticks and in just a few seconds. Helps prevent Lyme Disease. Keep one of these in your RV. It’s tick season! Learn more or order.

By Emily Woodbury

Bear Safety
Here’s a great page on the National Park Service website about staying safe around bears. We’d like to keep our readers safe!

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Penny Heist
4 years ago

Closing the window shades on the sunny side of the rig helps keep heat down, too.

4 years ago

With the increase in rv sales, it is time to do a survey on RvTravel subscribers and their age. 50% say they will not be buying another rv.

4 years ago

Thanks, Blake Williams, for expanding upon the tips for directional parking of the RV to keep it coolest in summer. I had read similar advice before, but your clarification was important for me. I’m currently driving a small RV with no awning, so pointing it east makes sense. When I get the Class C toyhauler I’m searching for, I’ll park it pointing south!

Becca Ray
4 years ago
Reply to  Sherry

If your awning is on the south side as mine is, we always park pointing/heading East so the smallest areas (front & back ends if RV) get the east/west rising/setting sun during hot times, and keeps our refrigerator on the coolest North side. We also use Reflectix in all sunny windows to block out some sun heat.

4 years ago
Reply to  Becca Ray

Good basic thinking.