Issue 914 • June 7, 2018
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Keeping bugs out of your RV
While RVing, our RV got inundated with large black ants. Upon inspecting just HOW they were getting in, I found I was the culprit! I made it easy for them by creating “highways” to the RV. The water hose, TV cable, and power cable all became expressways to the RV by allowing these crawly guys a direct path to us. I got some dry chemical, Triazicide, and buried the hose and cables in it. I also got some Ortho Home Defense spray for the cables. This kills them on contact. Great for ant nests. So, FYI, do not help them get in. Be prepared! —Thanks to Mike Palmer!
[Editor’s note: Ortho Home Defense spray and Triazicide are available at Amazon.com.]
If you’re temporarily hooked up to an electrical supply with a lightweight, low-current-capacity extension cord, you surely don’t want to overload it. Here’s a tip from Wolfe Rose to keep you safe: Switch off the breakers to high-current consumers like the air conditioning or electric water heater elements.
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Waterless trap for your RV plumbing system
Make foul smelling odors a thing of the past!
Already used by major RV manufacturers, the revolutionary HepvO waterless trap is a fantastic alternative to a conventional ‘P’ trap and it won’t fail due to evaporation, movement, freezing or leakage. Its unique membrane prevents foul air from the grey water tank entering your RV and its in-line design helps create extra storage space! Learn more.
MORE QUICK TIPS
Safe-following-distance driving tip
Reader Myron Bird comments on a reader suggestion about gauging safe following distance by using a vehicle length for every 10 miles-per-hour of speed. Like some readers, Myron finds it hard to gauge a vehicle length, “Tractor trailer or Smart car?” He uses a landmark the vehicle ahead is passing, then counting the seconds until he reaches the same spot. “The usual count is four seconds,” writes Myron. “When I drive my motorhome, I increase that time to six or seven seconds because of the extra weight I’m carrying and the distance I want between me and the next guy.” Thanks, Myron!
Cure for “runaway” towels
Towels fall off towel bars in transit? Get some sticky-back Velcro tape and stick the prickly side up on the towel bar. Towels don’t run away
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Propane running low? This will tell you!
With this Dometic LPGC10 LP Gas Checker you can instantly monitor your LP tank’s level. It uses ultrasonic technology to tell you in just a few seconds how full – or empty – a propane tank is. It’s about the size of a writing pen and weighs less than an ounce, so it’s easy to store. For use on steel and aluminum liquid propane tanks. Learn more or order
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RV Daily Tips Staff
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