Issue 879 • April 9, 2018
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RVing Tip of the Day
What’s to prevent this from happening? If hubby would buy a commercial tank cleaning system device, chances are the outfit would include a simple backflow preventer to be installed between your hose bib and the garden hose. If a sudden loss of pressure were to set up a “perfect storm” for a backflow, the device would step in and stop the backward flow of fluids, protecting your household drinking water. But, oddly, not everyone sees the value of a backflow preventer. Maybe they consider it a nuisance and simply ignore it.
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Have an extra water heater drain plug on hand – just in case
Water heater got a plastic drain plug? For some strange reason, plastic and heat don’t always get along. Keeping a spare drain plug in your parts kit may save you a lot of frustration.
With electricity expert, Mike Sokol
Don’t let the male end of your shore power cordset get beat up in storage. A damaged shore power connector can overheat, lose the ground, or even drop the neutral bus with dire consequences. In the pro-sound world, our cable ends can cost thousands of dollars, and a broken connector can cause an entire show to shut down. We call these special cable ends “pigtails” and use a “pigbag” to protect them during storage and transport. You can do the same thing for your own shore power cables with a pigbag from Whirlwind. Get your own pigbag here.
Better organization for a small RV refrigerator
Small RV refrigerator? Use a sharp kitchen knife to slice your “dozen egg box” lengthwise down the middle. Now you have two smaller “half dozen” boxes that fit into smaller areas of the reefer.
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Should RV parks offer “No campfire” zones?
Waterless trap for your RV plumbing system
Make foul smelling odors a thing of the past!
Already used by major RV manufacturers, the revolutionary HepvO waterless trap is a fantastic alternative to a conventional ‘P’ trap and it won’t fail due to evaporation, movement, freezing or leakage. Its unique membrane prevents foul air from the grey water tank entering your RV and its in-line design helps create extra storage space! Learn more.
WEBSITES OF THE DAY
We’ve mentioned it before, but we want to make sure you’ve joined our group and you’re [hopefully] joining us for our rally in May! Join our group and talk to us! Meet up with us! A social media site for RVers, we think it’s pretty cool.
NYPL Digital Collections
History buff? So are we. The New York Public Library offers 737,467 (and counting) digital items from its collections. Explore everything from old maps and photographs, to sheet music, to letters, to old posters.
I originally bought BarkBox for my dog’s birthday (OK, yes, she’s spoiled) and then stuck with it. Each month you and your pup will receive a box (they’ll send it right to your campsite!) filled with toys, treats and gadgets for Fido to enjoy. Can’t go wrong with making your pup happy, right?
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. Learn more or order.
Should you rotate your RV tires?
RV tire expert Roger Marble explains when you should rotate the tires on your RV. Some RVs require it more than others. Roger explains.
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MORE QUICK TIPS
Want to speed up the cooling process when you first turn on your RV refrigerator? If you have room in the sticks-and-bricks freezer, toss in two or three gallon milk jugs filled not quite to the top with water. When starting the RV fridge, stuff these “cold ones” in the warm refrigerator and it’ll cool faster. Put a rag underneath each to catch condensation.
Papers, receipts, business cards swimming around in your rig? Find yourself a manila envelope, put the little bits inside, then stand the envelope up on end at the end of a handy cabinet.
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On a rural road a state trooper pulled a farmer over and said, “Sir, did you know that your wife fell out of your truck several miles back?” “Thank God!” said the farmer. “I thought I had gone deaf.”
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, Deanna Tolliver, Mike Sokol, J.M. Montigel and Andrew Robinson. Advertising coordinator: Gail Meyring.
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