Issue 916 • June 12, 2018
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Simple way to fill your coach battery cells
Are your coach batteries difficult to reach to fill the cells? Head off to the drug store and pick up a water bottle with an “enema” hose and fitting. Fill the water bottle with distilled water, hook up the hose with the shut off clip. Now lead the “business end” of the hose to each cell and use the shut off to open/close the fill up flow.
Unplug those power parasites!
With electricity expert Mike Sokol
Remember to unplug any power parasites when you’re not using them. That is, any phone charger, laptop computer charger, and virtually all wall-warts are always ON and drawing a little bit of power when they’re plugged in, even when nothing’s connected to them. It’s likely just a few watts of power each, but that adds up quickly if you have a bunch of these gadgets plugged into wall outlets while boondocking or otherwise running from your RV’s house batteries. So unplug the power parasites when you’re not using them and save your battery power for important things…
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A DEET-free mosquito and tick repellant that works!
Well, it’s that time again (unfortunately.) If you’re one of those people that mosquitos love (we all know at least one person like this) this product is for you. 700+ five star reviews? Yup. This awesome DEET-free inspect repellant works for mosquitos, ticks, and other biting insects. Keep this one handy, folks. As RVers, there’s a good chance you’re probably going to need it. Learn more or order here.
MORE QUICK TIPS
Mark Polk tech: Keep the pressure off your water lines
Always use a water pressure regulator when connecting to a water supply at the campground, and always connect the regulator directly to the campground water source, not at the city water connector on the RV. If you make the connection at the city water connection on the RV, high campground water pressure can build up where it connects to the regulator, causing the hose to swell and burst. [Editor’s note: Here’s one with a gauge for less than $20.00]
Invite potential buyers into your rig with enticing cookies!
Selling a rig? If you curbstone where there’s lots of drive-in or walk-in traffic, do an “open house,” staying with the rig, lights on, music on, and whip up a batch of ginger cookies first thing in the morning. They make great handouts, and they make your rig smell soooo good.
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Great coffee! No electricity required
This makes great coffee, and is perfect for boondocking and other times you don’t have shore power. Just heat water on your stove and pour it though the filter. The carafe is made of durable, heat-resistant borosilicate glass with color band detailing that is both functional and elegant. Makes eight cups. Learn more or order.
WEBSITES OF THE DAY
For those of you designing a website (or who have always wanted to!), this is the site for you. Learn to code online for free in an easy and fun way.
If coding isn’t your thing, perhaps learning piano is. Had to leave the grand piano at home? Don’t worry, Pianu will teach you how to play from your computer keyboard!
25 easy campfire recipes
Nope, not S’mores but, just, well, so much more!
Reading glasses galore
If your up-close eyesight isn’t what it used to be, reading glasses can save the day, doing away with eye strain and making reading a pleasure again. Amazon has a huge selection to choose from and at great prices. Two-day free delivery, too, if you’re an Amazon Prime member. Learn more or order.
LEAVE HERE WITH A LAUGH
How do crazy people go through the forest?
They take the psycho path.
RV Daily Tips Staff
Editor and Publisher: Chuck Woodbury. Staff writer: Emily Woodbury. Contributing writers: Russ De Maris, Deanna Tolliver, Bob Difley, Gary Bunzer, Roger Marble, Mike Sokol, J.M. Montigel and Andrew Robinson. Advertising coordinator: Gail Meyring.
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