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RV Daily Tips Newsletter Issue 922

Issue 922 • June 21, 2018

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How much propane do you have?
You can buy a special electronic gizmo that will help you figure it out. But there are less expensive ways. Check your tank early in the morning when dew hits the bottle. Where the dew line on the metal stops, that’s the level of LP left in your cylinder. Some RVers dump really hot water down the cylinder and look to see where condensation forms. If you have a scale, you can weigh the bottle, and deduct the weight (you’ll find that weight, it’s marked next to the letters “TW” on the carrying yoke) of the bottle. Propane weighs 4.24 pounds per gallon. 

On buying holding tank treatments 
When buying holding tank treatments, check how many treatments are in the bottle. Treatment doses range from two ounces to eight ounces. Don’t be fooled by big jugs that may have less treatments than you think. —From Motorhomes Made Easy 

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Can you “discover” extra space under the closet?
Need a little more storage space in your rig? If your hanging closet is over a wheel well, you’ll probably find the closet bottom covers the wheel well. There could easily be more space in the well. Carefully cutting away carpeting (as needed), boring a “thumb hole” in an appropriate spot, and carefully cutting away at the “floor” may give you access to that otherwise “dead” space. If you encounter heat ducting, wrap it with insulation to prevent unwanted heat damage to what you squirrel away in the space.

Don’t let your trailer roll away
“Chock wheels in both directions BEFORE uncoupling from tow vehicle.” From Trailers & Fifth Wheels Made Easy

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Even if you’re not necessarily going to be traveling near any icebergs any time soon, this is still a fun website to explore. 

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Rosemary Vaughan (@guest_27129)
5 years ago

We are full time RVers. Recently we went back to our home town of 60+ years. We had a “clean out” of our RV and took many things out and put them in our storage unit. Any gifts we purchased on the road, we gave to the intended recipient. They were pleased and grateful.. We will not be hanging onto these items until Christmas now that they have been distributed. Any Christmas presents will be shipped via some website that we may use, especially for the grandchildren.

Ron (@guest_26917)
5 years ago

The only holding tank treatment needed is a cup of liquid laundry detergent and about 5 gallons of water every time you travel. Holding tank treatments are a total waste (pun intended) of $$.

The Loneoutdoorsman (@guest_26819)
5 years ago

Cutting away the wheel-well floor is the dumbest “tip” yet of all the dumb stuff on this website.
Burn Diesel and use paper plates. The one with the biggest carbon footprint wins.

Dave (@guest_27432)
5 years ago

To Loneoutdoorsman—If you think this is a website full of “dumb stuff” you must be extremely dumb to be spending your time reading and commenting on it.

Why all the negativity?—it doesn’t help you or any of the other readers.

(Note: I have no affiliation with the creators of this wonderful website)

Eric Meslin (@guest_26816)
5 years ago

Good tip on propane tank level. Also loved the joke today.

Bob (@guest_26791)
5 years ago

I agree with Tommy. We are full-timers and “stuff control” is an on-going challenge.

Tommy Molnar (@guest_26787)
5 years ago

I don’t WANT to discover “extra space”. We’ve already got too much stuff in our trailer!

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