Issue 963 • September 3, 2018
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Dishware cabinet mod
Want to keep your dinnerware safe and in place in your cabinet? One enterprising RVer used a hole saw (and presumably a jigsaw, too) to cut the appropriate holes in 1/4″ plywood. On the base of the plywood, he used 1/2″ dimensional lumber to give the right “lift” off the cabinet floor. Found on Facebook, posted by John Swinford.
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MORE QUICK TIPS
Easy knee protection
Got some “knee work” to do when RVing? An earlier reader suggested the use of a carpet piece for patella protection. Tim Slack has another idea: “I seem to accumulate gloves in our coach: full leather, leather/denim, heavy cloth, all kinds. Sometimes I don’t even know where they came from … maybe they breed in warm conditions. Anyway, I always seem to have one or two pairs handy when I need to do something in or around one of the bays. I just put a pair or two down on the ground where needed and enjoy gravel-free kneeling.” Thanks, Tim!
Simplify your RV meals
Try cooking one-dish meals with an easy to make side. Most RV kitchen spaces aren’t meant for gourmet cooking. Try pairing one dish with a simple salad or another side you can easily put together. From “RV Living Full Time: 100+ Amazing Tips, Secrets, Hacks & Resources to Motorhome Living.” Available here.
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Put a Cap on Waste Removal Without Worry!
Do not run the risk of driving with a broken waste cap. Replace your faulty cap as soon as possible to eliminate odors, allow easier cleaning and preserve the hygiene of your immediate environment. We recommend always having an extra on hand. Shop all your waste removal needs here.
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Top hiking trails in our National Parks
Thank you, AARP! This list will guide you on some of the most beautiful hikes in our country. Click here to stock up on some new hiking gear and get yourself out on the trails.
An umbrella that fits in your pocket? Yup!
You heard it here first! This lightweight umbrella folds down inside a waterproof case to fit inside your purse or pocket. Nearly the same size as your sunglasses case, this umbrella is perfect for day trips and travel. This little umbrella is only 6″ long and weighs a mere 6 oz.; you’ll never get tired of carrying this around! Learn more or order here.
LEAVE HERE WITH A LAUGH
Two hikers making their way through bear country come around a corner to spot their worst fear: a grizzly. Without pausing a fraction of a second, one of the hikers takes off running, prompting the bear to charge. Forced into action, the second hiker turns and sprints after the first. “What are you thinking?” he shouts ahead. “You’re not supposed to run in a situation like this. You can’t outrun a bear!” “I don’t have to outrun the bear,” his friend shouts back over his shoulder. “I just have to outrun you!”
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