Issue 941 • July 25, 2018
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Make daily tire pressure reading easier
With the daily variation in ambient temperature and the long-term slow loss of pressure all tires experience, it’s important to check your tire pressure every travel day. However, this isn’t a fun activity. Get dressed, find the gauge, go out and get down on your knees, it might be raining, etc. This can become a chore. You can save yourself this minor aggravation by simply turning on your Tire Pressure Monitoring System first thing. You can do this even while in your jammies. After you have your morning coffee, simply review the pressure for all your tires from the comfort of the RV. Many TPMS monitors have a “morning re-set” feature that displays 0 psi until each tire sensor has sent a new pressure reading, so as soon as you have a reading, you know that is your current pressure and not the reading from yesterday. —Tip from Tire Engineer Roger Marble, RVTireSafety.net
No more “runaway rolls”
If your paper towel holder is moored horizontally, you may find the roll unrolls itself as you motor down the highway. Here are a couple of suggestions: Wrap a bungee cord around the roll when you travel, or use a spring-loaded clothespin to pinch the roll end to the roll.
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Best-selling small-space organizers
It can be hard keeping everything organized in a small space like an RV, right? Here’s Amazon’s list of best small-space organizers so you can keep everything in check. You’ll find everything from under-the-sink kitchen organizers, to clothing and closet organizers, to tiny little bookcases. Explore these helpful items here.
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MORE QUICK TIPS
Garden kneeling pads – good in the RV
Garden kneeling pads, made out of foam, are great for kneeling in the garden. But pick up a pack of them and you’ll have uses for them around the RV. We keep one with a box of disposable gloves so our knees don’t get wet when dumping holding tanks, or putting down manual stabilizers. But here’s another one: After bouncing down the highway, you park, go inside, open a cabinet door and hey, presto! Stuff jumps out of the cabinet! These neat pads fit right across the opening of a cabinet door (tucked inside) and act as a barrier keeping items inside the cabinet. And if you hit the bleachers at your favorite athletic or sporting event, they make a great cush for your tush. Here’s a link to a set on Amazon.
Speed tip saves tires
“High speed on a really hot day severely stresses tires. Slow down to reduce the stress, especially if you are fully loaded.” —From Motorhomes Made Easy
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Save your teeth, get that corn off the cob!
Nobody likes eating corn on the cob with a group of people, only to find out later they’ve got half the cob still stuck in their teeth. Not to mention, for some of us it’s hard to hold the whole cob, and it hurts our teeth! This easy-to-use corn stripper takes all the corn off the cob in one easy gesture. Your hands and teeth will thank you! Easy to clean and dishwasher safe. Order here for a great price.
WEBSITES OF THE DAY
Visit the USA: Trip ideas
Consult this website before you plan any trip. Really, it’ll practically make all the hard decisions for you.
Read about RVing!
Grab yourself a new book and hit the road. Amazon’s list of RVing related books is 20 pages long so you’re sure to find something that interests you!
Lightweight, waterproof, foldable backpack perfect for RVers
Ultra-light, ultra-durable, and ultra-handy for RV trips, this backpack is perfect for small-space living. Pack folds into a tiny sandwich-sized pouch, perfect for storage or for use on airplane trips. Many pockets, including two water bottle slots, make this waterproof pack great for hiking, camping, or day-trips. Learn more and view all eight colors here.
LEAVE HERE WITH A LAUGH
A wife complains to her husband, “Just look at that couple down the road, how lovely they are. He keeps holding her hand, kissing her, holding the door for her. Why can’t you do the same?” The husband responds, “Are you mad? I barely know that woman!”
RV Daily Tips Staff
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