Issue 965 • September 5, 2018
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Warning about LP appliances in slide-out
A reader, who asked to remain anonymous, passed this along: “Do you have any propane appliances in a slide-out? If so, most likely there’s a rubber propane hose that flexes every time you put your slide out or bring it in. Over time the rubber can dry out and can start to leak. The hose can also become kinked, preventing propane from flowing to the appliance(s). You should periodically check for problems before it becomes serious.” We’ll let you draw your own conclusions as to the anonymity request! Thanks, Anon E. Mouse!
Temporary fix for blown skylight
Here’s a “hope it never happens to you, but . . .” suggestion. An RVer had the misfortune of meeting up with a particularly difficult hailstorm, which broke out a skylight. With no available RV repair tech available, what to do? The RVer got an umbrella, pushed it from inside the RV up to roof level, then hit the “deploy” button, then pulled it back down tight and secured the handle. Might not be too great if a lot of wind shows up, but hey, for a short spell it may be a solution.
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MORE QUICK TIPS
Help your RV reefer cool down quicker
Assist your fridge with ice bottles: You can fill it with ice water bottles (three or four in the freezer and in the fridge section) to cool it down. A bottle of frozen water lasts three times as long as any blue frozen pak, and when it does thaw you have drinking water. From “100 RV Tips and Tricks (Mack’s RV Handbook.” Available here.
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WEBSITES OF THE DAY
Where to camp near the Hershey RV Show
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Inflatable foot rest is comfortable for couch and passenger seat
Now that’s cool! Missing your favorite recliner? Miss it no more! This inflatable foot rest is perfect for lounging on the couch, in the chair by the campfire, or in the passenger seat for long drives. Take it on a plane ride, or take it to the grandkids’ soccer game (we know those can get long). It weighs less than 1 lb. and folds down small for travel. Learn more about this comfy foot rest here.
LEAVE HERE WITH A LAUGH
A dad coming back to his campsite for sunscreen while the rest of his family plays at the lake notices a van pulling up into a neighboring empty site. As soon as the engine dies, the doors fly open and four children of varying ages burst out and fly into a frenzy of activity. Their parents follow quickly behind them, with the mom and dad unloading gear as the kids rake the area, set up the tent, and arrange the fire pit. Amazed at their efficiency, the dad with the sunscreen walks over and watches for a moment more before commenting to the other father, “I’ve never seen a family work so well together—or so fast. I’m amazed!” “Yeah,” the other dad says while unrolling a sleeping bag. “We live a few hours away and our policy is that nobody gets to go to the bathroom after the drive until the camp is set up.”
RV Daily Tips Staff
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