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RV Daily Tips Newsletter 925

Issue 925 • June 27, 2018

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Motorhome entry door rattle
At the end of the day are you finding yourself dingy from the rattling of your entry door? One RVer reported his near-case of insanity after a cross-country tour. Since the adjustment screws on his aging RV were rusty, and he feared stripping them, he stopped at a Camping World store for advice. Their solution was a roll of weather stripping – and only $69, install-it-yourself! A nearby Lowe’s yielded a roll for under $6. Put the sticky side of the weather stripping to the metal on the door, with the spongy side coming into contact with the already-existing rubber strip. A little more “oomph” is required to close the door, but the rattle will be history.

A “spicy” way to “water” your batteries
“I’ve been using an empty mustard container (French’s) to add distilled water to my batteries for years. Works like a charm.” –Thanks to Tommy Molnar.

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Are all your trailer brakes working?
“You can feel trailer brakes take hold when you manually activate them, but you cannot be sure that all wheels are activating. While parked, have an outside observer listen at each wheel while you apply trailer brakes. He/she should be able to hear the magnets on each wheel activate.” From Trailers & Fifth Wheels Made Easy

Sewer hose hold-down rock star!
From Russ, responding to a suggestion from Jerry W. to hold down sewer hose with ziplock-type bags of water: “It’s better to hold down a sewer hose with small stones than with bags of water. I double or triple ziplock-type bags and fill halfway with small stones. They last year after year with no leaks and are heavier than water.” Thanks, Russ!

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Editor and Publisher: Chuck Woodbury. Managing editor: Diane McGovern. 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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John Koenig
4 years ago

I’ve taken several RV factory tours and have always found them interesting, enjoyable and educational. If at all possible, someone interested in buying a new RV should arrange to tour that factory so they can see for themselves just how well (or poorly) their new RV is likely to be built.

4 years ago

I just use the type of sewer hose that screws into the parks sewer inlet. Not only is it secure, it’s also leak proof….which really cuts down on the odor seepage.

Phil Atterbery
4 years ago

I’ve created another method for servicing my flooded deep cycle batteries. I’ve modified a spray bottle pump to squirt the distilled water into the cell. The intake tube was lengthened to draw the water from a gallon jug. I added about 18″ of tube to the discharge nozzle which I hold over the cell opening. After pumping about 10 squirts I check the level with a flashlight and mirror. If anyone is interested in this, I’m on FB Messenger and I’ll send them a photo.

4 years ago

carrying bags of rocks or stones instead of water seems like a” weighty” problem. I’ll use water instead.

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