Issue 954 • August 16, 2018
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Safety during a storm
When you arrive at a campground ask at the check-in desk about an emergency plan in case of a bad storm, i.e., tornado or high winds. If they don’t have a plan, make your own. Locate a structure that is safer than your RV, like a bathhouse or the campground office. Brief everybody with you on your plan. RVs are not safe in damaging storms! From Mark Polk, RV Education 101.
RV roof support your weight?
Responding to earlier cautions about moving about on your rig’s roof, our reader Wolfe says: “When I asked my local dealer, his response was that ‘All RV roofs should be walkable, with or without an attached ladder, because someone will need to do maintenance up there eventually.’ This would be the same dealer who said a [Chevrolet] K1500 can tow a 10-12,000 pound trailer – so weigh their expertise accordingly. Considering most REAL construction ladders bounce and weave under my… er…less than svelte frame, and peeking inside my roof looks like it’s made of toothpicks and saran wrap, I wouldn’t attempt roof work without thick plywood, spread out on my belly, moving very carefully.” Thanks Wolfe!
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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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MORE QUICK TIPS
Give your RV a name
Naming your RV and making it part of the family will change your attitude towards your rig. That’s important because your RV will be part of your life. It will take care of you and you will have to take care of it. Just like your dog, your RV will need annual checkups, an occasional bath, a lot of feeding (gas), and from time to time there will be trips to the vet (I mean the RV shop). Don’t think of your RV as the enemy or the cause of all of your troubles. (Yes, it will break down or need maintenance at the most inconvenient times. And it will need expensive work done sometimes when it doesn’t fit your budget or your schedule. Your kids probably needed braces at a time when it didn’t fit into your budget too).
From “RVing: Less Hassle—More Joy: Secrets of Having More Fun with Your RV—Even on a Limited Budget.” Available here.
Are you on the blink?
A study by the Society of Automotive Engineers says nationwide drivers miss using turn signals two billion times a day. By their account, the missed signals account for an estimated two million crashes per year. In comparison, distracted driving accounts for 950,000 accidents each year. Think – then Blink!
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Make popcorn in minutes with this collapsible popcorn maker!
Virtually fat-free, no cholesterol, full of fiber and vitamins; popcorn is the best snack! Pop it in minutes in your RV with this handy collapsible popcorn maker. Simply pour the kernels in the bowl, add your favorite seasonings, microwave for a couple of minutes and the perfect bowl of popcorn will emerge! Pretty hard to resist if you ask me… Learn more or order here.
WEBSITES OF THE DAY
Brown Eyed Baker
Staff writer, Emily, says this is one of her favorite websites for easy weeknight recipes. Not only does the Brown Eyed Baker feature her own dishes, but she compiles recipes from other websites too, so it’s all at your fingertips.
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LEAVE HERE WITH A LAUGH
Are you familiar with Murphy’s Law? It states that whatever can go wrong, will go wrong. Are you familiar with Cole’s Law? It’s thinly chopped cabbage.
RV Daily Tips Staff
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