Issue 930 • July 5, 2018
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RV water heaters 101
If you’re new to using electronic ignition water heaters, it’s easy. With the switch ON, the light may blink, possibly turn on. When the light turns off, the heater is lit. Now the thermostat is in control, and the heater will light whenever there’s a demand for the flame to heat the water. If the light stays on, or comes back on for longer than a few seconds, the heater did not light. Flip the switch off and try again. If it repeatedly fails to light, check to make sure your gas valve is open at the propane cylinder. Still not working? Leave the switch off and visit with an RV technician.
Super easy, multi-purpose potatoes
Rose Kanoldt says she scrubs potatoes, tosses them in her slow cooker and cooks them for about four hours. What does she get in return? Hot baked potatoes, with extras for potato salad, to chop up for hash browns, add to soup or mash ’em for patties. No need to heat up your RV for all this goodness. She adds that sweet potatoes are really juicy when prepared this way. Thanks, Rose!
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MORE QUICK TIPS
More water-saving tips for boondockers
“At night we turn the water pump off and flush the toilet normally – just no water. In the morning a quick flush with a bit of water and all is sparkling clean! BTW – because we both only appreciate double-ply toilet paper, it goes into a small trash bag that gets removed every day, it doesn’t go into the tank.” Keeping your flow to a trickle, thanks to Marilyn R.
Trailer tow ball height
If your tow vehicle is too low or too high, the trailer weight isn’t distributed evenly on the axles, which can lead to damage. Adjust the height of your tow ball so that the trailer is level when hitched to the tow vehicle and on level ground. Your trailer axles will love it, and so will you – much easier walking about in a level rig.
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