Issue 989 • October 17, 2018
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Easy windshield cleaning
Keep a can or bottle of good-quality window cleaner within easy reach when you stop to fuel up. Before starting to pump fuel, spray your windshield liberally with the window cleaner. Let it sit while fueling and then use the “usually” available squeegee to easily remove the bug guts. The cleaner virtually dissolves and also releases the bug guts from the glass and it saves a whole lot of scrubbing. –Our thanks to George Bliss!
Check the drip tube in the back of your fridge
It’s a good idea to occasionally take a peek in the back of your RV refrigerator. They have a drip tube that channels off water from evaporation. Sometimes this tube leads to a drip container (often near the chimney) that evaporates off this water; others may “port” the water out of the rig harmlessly. In any event, if the tube gets loose and starts dripping water onto your RV framework, it can lead to damaging rot.
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Today’s brain teaser (answer below): Man walks over, and man swims under. In times of war, it can be burned asunder. What is it?
MORE QUICK TIPS
Why you shouldn’t level your awning
Always leave one end of the extended awning lower than the other. If both ends are the same height, rainwater will collect, causing the canvas to sag. When the collected water gets heavy enough it will destroy the fabric, or the metal frame, or both. From “Motorhomes Made Easy”
How much do used RVs sell for?
Another way to get an idea of what RVs are selling for is to check out eBay. Be sure to look at the “Completed listings” to see what RVs actually sold for. Sometimes the starting bid or the reserve price is way out of line and the RV will not sell. To view the “Completed listings” and see the actual price RVs sold for, log into your eBay account and then in the top right corner of your screen, in small print (just to the right of the big blue “Search” box), you will see the word, “Advanced”. Click on this link and then enter the keyword “motorhome”. Scroll down and click on the “Completed listings” box. Below that, enter a price range or at least enter a minimum price. If you don’t enter a minimum price, you will see 20,000 items including mirrors, clocks, headlights and everything that has the word “motorhome” in the listing. Then click on the blue “Search” box. This will take you to the list of completed auctions. The prices shown in green are the ones that sold. The prices shown in red are the ones that didn’t sell because their reserve price was higher than the highest bid or else they didn’t get a bid because their starting bid was too high. From “Secrets of RVing on Social Security: How to Enjoy the Motorhome and RV Lifestyle While Living on Your Social Security Income“
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WEBSITES OF THE DAY
The best coffee shops in America
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PRODUCT OF THE DAY: Speaking of coffee, this one is the world’s strongest.
Answer to today’s brain teaser: A bridge
LEAVE HERE WITH A LAUGH
An Amish husband, wife and son travel to the city on vacation. They visit a shopping mall and while the mother is shopping, the father and son are standing in awe in front of an elevator (having no idea what it is). As they watch, an elderly lady walks into the strange silver doors and the doors close. The father and son watch as the numbers go up, and then back down. When the doors open, a beautiful young woman walks out. The father leans over and whispers to the son, “Son, go get your mother!”
RV Daily Tips Staff
Editor and Publisher: Chuck Woodbury. Managing editor: Diane McGovern. Staff writer: Emily Woodbury. Contributing writers: Russ De Maris, Bob Difley, Gary Bunzer, Roger Marble, Mike Sokol, Greg Illes, J.M. Montigel and Andrew Robinson. Advertising coordinator: Gail Meyring. Marketing director: Jessica Sarvis.
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