Issue 925 • June 27, 2018
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Motorhome entry door rattle
At the end of the day are you finding yourself dingy from the rattling of your entry door? One RVer reported his near-case of insanity after a cross-country tour. Since the adjustment screws on his aging RV were rusty, and he feared stripping them, he stopped at a Camping World store for advice. Their solution was a roll of weather stripping – and only $69, install-it-yourself! A nearby Lowe’s yielded a roll for under $6. Put the sticky side of the weather stripping to the metal on the door, with the spongy side coming into contact with the already-existing rubber strip. A little more “oomph” is required to close the door, but the rattle will be history.
A “spicy” way to “water” your batteries
“I’ve been using an empty mustard container (French’s) to add distilled water to my batteries for years. Works like a charm.” –Thanks to Tommy Molnar.
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MORE QUICK TIPS
Are all your trailer brakes working?
“You can feel trailer brakes take hold when you manually activate them, but you cannot be sure that all wheels are activating. While parked, have an outside observer listen at each wheel while you apply trailer brakes. He/she should be able to hear the magnets on each wheel activate.” From Trailers & Fifth Wheels Made Easy
Sewer hose hold-down rock star!
From Russ, responding to a suggestion from Jerry W. to hold down sewer hose with ziplock-type bags of water: “It’s better to hold down a sewer hose with small stones than with bags of water. I double or triple ziplock-type bags and fill halfway with small stones. They last year after year with no leaks and are heavier than water.” Thanks, Russ!
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New & interesting finds at Amazon.com
See what really cool stuff Amazon is featuring today. It’s a whole lot of fun just browsing through all these great items. The selection changes every day, so check back often. You never know what you will find, which is part of the fun of visiting here. Check it out.
Answer to today’s email alert brain teaser:
An hourglass, which has thousands of grains of sand.
WEBSITES OF THE DAY
Best beaches in National Parks
It’s beach time, folks! Dig up that swimsuit and hit the water. Here’s a list of the 10 best beaches in National Parks.
63 easy summer recipes
Delish.com has, once again, fulfilled our recipe needs. Here’s a list of easy summer recipes good for any weeknight or to impress guests on the weekend.
Tell the world you’re on a road trip!
Not everybody gets to be on the road, traveling from place to place like we RVers! So go ahead and brag, and drive those unfortunate folks stuck in one place crazy with envy! Many different road trip designs on the tee-shirts, which are available in men’s and women’s sizes, even kid sizes. Learn more or order.
LEAVE HERE WITH A LAUGH
“My psychiatrist told me I was crazy. I said I want a second opinion. He said okay, you’re ugly too.” —Rodney Dangerfield
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, J.M. Montigel and Andrew Robinson. Advertising coordinator: Gail Meyring.
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