Issue 997 • October 31, 2018
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Screening out bright light
Pestered by brilliant light shining in their rig windows (including the windshield) but not wanting to go to a “blackout” situation, Phil came up with a hit: “I bought some solar screen material like you would use for south-facing windows, cut it to shape (slightly oversized) for the windshield and side windows, and my wife hemmed the edges, into which I inserted some flat, round, super-strong magnets. The magnets have no problem holding the screening on the metal body that surrounds the doors and windshield. Now, I can quickly cover all three windows and keep the intense heat buildup under control no matter which way the rig is facing.” Here are the magnets Phil used.
How to help avoid mold and mildew in your RV
When winter camping in a humid area, mold and mildew can creep in. Electric dehumidifiers are noisy and eat lots of power. Keeping the air moving in your rig can often chase off the mildew creatures, so try running a fan to keep the air circulating. And don’t let your furniture come up against an outside wall if you can help it.
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Avoid Waste Dumping Disasters
This Halloween, don’t get stuck in a scary situation! Plan ahead and equip your RV with a spare set of waste removal parts. Shop the complete Road & Home™ collection nationwide in the plumbing section of 1,700 Lowe’s stores and online here.
Today’s brain teaser (answer below): A father and son went in their car for a road trip. They got in a car crash. The father died, and the son was badly injured. He needed surgery, but in the hospital when the doctor comes in, the doctor says, “I can’t operate on this boy, he’s my son.” How is this possible?
MORE QUICK TIPS
Coiling stiff hoses
After Jim Schrankel bought some stiff RV water hoses, he found they were pretty hard to coil up. Jim says, “I solved that problem by purchasing a few of those figure-8-looking things that Coil N’ Wrap sells that aids in coiling your hoses effortlessly.” Here’s where you can get them.
No such thing as “light” water
Water weighs 8.3 pounds per gallon. If you’re going to take 40 gallons of fresh water, you just added more than 300 pounds of additional weight to the RV. Take just enough water to get to your destination. Tip from Mark Polk, RV Education 101.
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The EASY way to buy window shades
Carefree‘s Simply Shade Window Awning is the first cash and carry complete window awning system that can be bought off of dealer shelves and installed the same day! Simply Shade Awnings fit windows up to 36″ tall. Click here to learn more.
WEBSITES OF THE DAY
It’s (unfortunately) that time of year again. Use this link as a jumping off point to purchase a new rain jacket, rain boots, a rain cover for bags and gear, umbrellas, etc.
PRODUCT OF THE DAY: Well this is…unique! The kiddos will love this, your furniture will not!
Answer to today’s brain teaser: The doctor is the boy’s mother.
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LEAVE HERE WITH A LAUGH
So I went to the Chinese restaurant and this duck came up to me with a red rose and says, “Your eyes sparkle like diamonds.” I said, “Waiter, I asked for a-ROMATIC duck”.
RV Daily Tips Staff
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