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RV Daily Tips Newsletter 941


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,

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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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


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!

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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.

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4 years ago

Get a vertical paper towel holder.

4 years ago

As far as violent storms go, I’m usually long gone before they occur in the region I just vacated. I keep an eye on weather reports, and evacuate long before it is necessary. Why, because I’m on wheels and I love fair weather. A little thunderstorm, just reminds me of home (La.). Other than that I am looking for and following sunshine and light breezes. See ya down the road, where ever the sun is shining…..

Bob Weinfurt
4 years ago

I keep a small used car floor mat handy for when I have to get down on my knees.

Bob Weinfurt
4 years ago

You’re absolutely right. When I do use one I make sure I’m not in “the line of fire” should it snap, which has happened a few times.

4 years ago

So todays tip buy a TPMS…

RV Staff(@rvstaff)
4 years ago
Reply to  Snayte

Thanks, Snayte. Good idea. 😉 😀 —Diane at

Tommy Molnar
4 years ago

Kneeling pads. A gift from God! My knees are trashed from years of kneeling down in the snow and ice to chain up my truck when I was still working. I carry several of them in case I forget and leave one behind. CRS, you know.

4 years ago

For paper towels or toilet paper, just squish the roll slightly eccentric. Voila, it doesnt unroll until pulled.

For those putting their eye out(?). don’t remove cords with your teeth. 😉

Larry brett
4 years ago

To avoid “runaway rolls” I use a velcro strap around the paper towels.

4 years ago
Reply to  Larry brett

You can also use a push pin stuck into the roll to keep it from unrolling

Sharon Baron
4 years ago

Regarding bungee cords…..BEWARE!!!!
I am a nurse. I manage many medical cases that originated from only injuries. I have a patient who lost the sight of his eye….almost lost the entire globe if it was not for the fast reacting doctors at a specialized eye facility. This injury was not for a standard hospital ER. The injury was from a snap to the eye from a bungee cord. The injury destroyed his cornea and damaged his retina. So far 5 surgeries from accumulated damage.
I too have almost had a disaster from a snapping bungee cord to the eye. I was SO lucky.
My professional recommendation is to USE ONLY STRAPS. There are many wonderful adjustable straps you can get with various lengths. Harbor Freight has a good variety of sizes and colors.

4 years ago
Reply to  Sharon Baron

We just tuck the end of the toilet paper inside the roll itself. Easy prey. No rolling on our end.