Issue 862 • March 8, 2018
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Fire Extinguishing Aerosol, Two-pack
The First Alert Tundra Fire Extinguishing Aerosol Spray is easier to use and discharges 4 times longer than traditional fire extinguishers. With an aerosol nozzle and portable size, it’s suited for the kitchen, car, garage, boat or RV. The formula wipes away with a damp cloth & is biodegradable. Available at 50% off the last we looked. Learn more or order.
Electrical circuit not working?
Got an electrical circuit in your RV that stubbornly refuses to work? You’ve checked the circuit breaker and it’s fine, but still “no juice”? Check in the bathroom and verify that the ground fault interrupter doesn’t need to be reset. (Don’t ask how we know about this one.)
With electricity expert, Mike Sokol
In many states, you’ll soon be required to update any of your RV (and home) smoke detectors that use replaceable 9-volt batteries with a new version that uses a non-replaceable lithium battery that lasts up to 10 years. But this is really a good thing since most fire-related deaths are due to non-operational smoke alarms due to dead batteries. While you’re at it, you should consider upgrading your smoke detectors to include a CO (carbon monoxide) alarm as well. Even if you already have a CO alarm (and all modern RVs will already have them), any extra warning can save precious seconds. You can find these at any big box store such or Lowe’s or Home Depot, or on Amazon here.
Worried about your RV being clobbered by a deer? Before you pump good money into “deer whistles,” do a little research. There’s little evidence that they work, and plenty of evidence that they just don’t work. Have you had experience one way or another with a deer whistle? Let us know by commenting below.
Manufacturers can make getting RV parts difficult.
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Protect your RV parts from rust and corrosion
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How to handle a tire blowout in your RV
Please, please, please watch this. If you blow a front tire, you could end up in a very bad way, even dead, if you react improperly. We post this video often to teach our readers the correct way to react. The knowledge could be a lifesaver for you or your family.
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MORE QUICK TIPS
Safely plugging into shore power
Just a reminder that when you’re plugging your RV into the power pedestal at an RV park (or anywhere), make sure the breaker switch is in the “off” position. Switch it on after you have plugged in.
Prepare for a breakdown or flat on the roadside – carry a set of warning triangles like commercial truckers use. Folding ones don’t take much space, but their reflectors help out at night. Be sure to place them well behind your rig to give traffic plenty of warning of your presence. Thanks to George Bliss for the tip! (Editor: Here are some at Amazon.com.)
Batteries last a long time!
Motion detection nightlights can last a year on a set of batteries
When you need a nightlight when without hookups, these are great: they light only when they sense motion, shutting off after 30 seconds of no movement. They use no wires & install in less than 5 minutes. Use outdoors, too. Lights come in a 3-pack. Can last up to a year! Watch the short video for a demonstration or learn more (or order at a great price) at Amazon.com.
LEAVE HERE WITH A LAUGH
A funeral service is held for a woman. As the pallbearers carry the casket out, they accidentally bump into a wall. They hear a faint moan. They open the casket and find that the woman is actually alive. She lives for 10 more years and then dies. They have another funeral for her. At the end of the service, the pallbearers carry out the casket. As they are walking the husband cries out, “Watch out for the wall!”
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RV Daily Tips Staff
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