Issue 912 • June 5, 2018
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Toilet paper tip
If you’re staying put for a long period of time in your RV without traveling, it may be wise to go easy on how much toilet paper you dump down the pot. The movement of your RV helps to break up TP, and without that motion, less paper is better.
Learn the color code!
With electricity expert Mike Sokol
Ever wonder what all those little flags are that you see poked in the ground around construction sites? They indicate underground hazards you need to avoid if you intend to dig or drive into the ground at a location. Did you know there’s a color chart of what’s buried below ground? While I was peripherally aware that there were a bunch of different colors, I hadn’t thought about it much until I picked up a Miss Utility color code card at a local lawn and garden show. Here, we can see that RED indicates buried electrical lines, BLUE shows water lines, and YELLOW is for gas lines. This is a reminder for you to call your local Miss Utility entity at least 48-hours before you do any digging that goes below the depth of garden plants. I’ve seen a few instances where a backhoe hit a high-pressure water line, and the geyser was incredible. But I also read about another backhoe operator hitting an underground electric cable and being electrocuted and killed when he stepped off his backhoe. And, of course, the last thing you want to do is be driving in a ground rod for your new sub-panel you’re installing in the garage for RV pedestal power. So call before you dig. Dig it?
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The largest, tiniest blanket for all your outdoor needs
Pack your beach bags and park picnics, it’s summer! Ok, well, almost. What’s one thing we always need for a relaxing day outdoors? A blanket! This tiny, super lightweight travel blanket is great for RVers, campers, hikers, concert-goers, and travelers. When folded up in its drawstring pouch, it fits in the palm of your hand. When unfolded, it’s a waterproof 55″x70″ two-person blanket. Be right back, we’re buying it here!
MORE QUICK TIPS
Too hot tranny!
“If your automatic transmission fluid ever reaches 300 degrees Fahrenheit, it must be changed as soon as possible to prevent further transmission damage.” From Trailers & Fifth Wheels Made Easy –
Battery safety comes first
When working with RV storage batteries, keep safety in the foremost place. Common flooded-acid batteries produce hydrogen gas when they charge. Unless that gas is thoroughly vented, a single spark can create a great explosion (think Hindenburg). When working with your batteries, always make sure the battery compartment is thoroughly vented BEFORE making a battery connection. For those who have an inverter, you’ll always (or near enough to call it always) get a spark when you reconnect the battery terminals.
RVing should be about freedom, not monthly payments. The income you earn by renting it out could cover the cost of ownership — up to $4,250 a month for a Class A motorhome or $1,780 a month for a popup trailer. Find out how to rent your RV safely on Campanda.com.
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WEBSITES OF THE DAY
RV Fun Times Guide
Another great RV site with informative articles and great tips for both beginners and veteran RVers.
30 no-bake pie recipes to make in under 30 mins!
Having last-minute guests and no time to make dessert? These delicious no-bake pie recipes will save the day!
Forest Service volunteer positions
We posted this website a couple of months ago too, but couldn’t resist posting it again. Lots of great positions open for this summer!
Keurig Mini coffeemaker perfect for RV
Once you use a Keurig coffee maker it’s hard to go back to making coffee any other way. This compact single service K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker will brew your perfect amount with a cup size between six and 10 ounces. Not only is it small to fit a limited counter space, but its platinum look is super attractive. Learn more or order
Available: 100% compostable pods. No plastic
LEAVE HERE WITH A LAUGH
A ventriloquist is performing with his dummy on his lap. He’s telling a dumb-blonde joke when a young platinum-haired beauty jumps to her feet. “What gives you the right to stereotype blondes that way?” she demands. “What does hair color have to do with my worth as a human being?” Flustered, the ventriloquist begins to stammer out an apology. “You keep out of this!” she yells. “I’m talking to that little jerk on your knee!”
RV Daily Tips Staff
Editor and Publisher: Chuck Woodbury. Associate editor: Deanna Tolliver. Staff writer: Emily Woodbury. Contributing writers: Russ De Maris, Bob Difley, Gary Bunzer, Roger Marble, Mike Sokol, J.M. Montigel and Andrew Robinson. Advertising coordinator: Gail Meyring.
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