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Old 01-14-2012, 11:43 PM   #43
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Very good Dunner, I am not only impressed but picked up a couple new things too. I will have to try Wayne M's suggestion.
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Thx, I've got about as many more that are not MH related and may post them too.
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Thx, I've got about as many more that are not MH related and may post them too.
Great, we can never know it all... Even if some people think they do.....
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Those that think they do, really bother the ones of use that actually do.
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take your awning rod and mark the length of the slideouts. make a black mark on the rod where the slideout comes out to. This way if you pull into a tight spot and think the slide out may hit something, you can hold the rod up to the side and see if the slideout will clear.
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Look UP! At an overnight stop we pulled into a CG after dark. When spotting the slides, I was carefully watching the obstacles to the sides. Never noticed the HUGE tree limb above that was about 4" clearance from the slide. It's a good thing my hubby likes me; I'm sort of a doof.
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take your awning rod and mark the length of the slideouts. make a black mark on the rod where the slideout comes out to. This way if you pull into a tight spot and think the slide out may hit something, you can hold the rod up to the side and see if the slideout will clear.
Good trick. We don't use an awning rod anymore , so we cut a length of rope and keep it handy for tight spots.
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As for the bleach mixture... is the stuff in my bottle impotent 24 hours after I mix it?

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According to our county health dept it is, that's why they say it must be mixed daily. I read about it in some RV magazine and they said the same thing and to use the peroxide in a spray bottle so that's what I do.
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Quote: "Peroxide is not a disinfectant".
I stand corrected. It will not work to clean all the sink and surfaces like you may desire.

I will use one of those 'store bought' sprays, so it will be safe, and not be out of balance, like mixing my own bleach formula might be.
No it's not a cleaner so it won't get dirty surfaces clean, but they will be as germ free as those you use fresh bleach/water on.
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If you use a product called "RV-DIGEST-IT" by a company named Unique, you can throw away your ice cubes, bleach, Dawn, and all the other stuff....oh yeah, all that cheap high priced RV TP too and use the good stuff!
Using the "good stuff" no matter what tank treatment you use is fine. If the TP is labeled "safe for septic tanks" it's fine for RV use.
But that only my observation since 1957 when I started RV'ing.
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No it's fine since it is in a bottle with a sprayer or lid sealing it from the air.
Nope, our Health Department says it still goes bad even in the spray bottle in 24 hours so that's why the requirement for restaurants.
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Tips that are not actually MH related, but can be applied to everyday use.

Non-working electric blankets make good moving blankets.
A small inside light wired to a normally closed switch can alert you when you leave the garage open.
Acquire DW's nail polish bottle to put spray graphite lube in. Use the brush and not get it everywhere but where you want it.
Refrigerator shelves and brackets work outside the refrigerator for shop shelves.
Wood band saws can be converted to metal cutting with a change of pulleys and blades.
Make a garage door opener work on your 12 volt car battery with a cheap voltage regulator and hide a push button switch under the dash. No more dead remote batteries.
Stainless steel scrubbers in a small metal container work good for cleaning a soldering iron tip.
Attach a drill chuck key to a heavy duty retractable key chain or a ladies flat coil spring belt.
Double side tape a flat magnet to the back of a TV remote to attach it to a metal filing cabinet or tool box in your shop.
Grocery store shelves are adjustable and stronger than store bought shelves.
I hang an old sheet from my bench top to the floor to keep the troll from stealing small objects when dropped.
Install a motion detection light inside the garage if you briefly go in/out.
Use the oil beside your nose for cleaning up smudges on photos and other things that need a quick lube.
Repair gaskets by "pinching" a small amount of gasket sealer on the gasket and let dry overnight.
Section off a pet food bin so it doesn't take as much to fill and also keep the pet food fresher.
Garage doors radiate a lot of heat. Insulate them with some Styrofoam or foil backed foam.
Use an 18" wide closet door and some screw on legs to make a long TV component table.
If you have AC or a swamp cooler on your garage, put a timer on it so it doesn't run all day.
You can adapt a digital caliper to be a DRO(Digital Read Out) for a drill press for exact depth holes.
Use an old pillow case for a sewing machine cover.
Pledge works great for taking out fine scratched in old eye or safety glasses.
If you have multiple chargers, put them on an AC power strip and turn them all off at once.
Unplug the power supply after your laptop is fully charged.
Instead of reading the small print, Magic mark the top of pill bottles with the drug, V = Vicoden, etc.
Tic-Tac containers make good pocket or purse pill holders.
If you have a garden, use a CD on a string to scare birds away.
If you need a 12V power supply, use one from a PC. Enough for test purposes.
Put bananas in the fridge. They will turn dark sooner, but the meat will remain firm longer.
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Still somewhat new to RVing and always enjoy hearing the favorite tips or tricks from the old timers. Interesting one the other day was to put unused ice cubes down the toilet before departing camp. Cubes will slosh around to help clean the tank as we drive! Pretty creative. Thought it might be fun and helpful to start a thread where folks post a few of their favorite Class A tips or tricks.
Looking forward to reading yours!
The "ice cube" thing work GREAT on well stained coffee pots. But for that ou also through in some salt. The combination of the "cold" and bit of abrasive from the salt does wonders!!! I wonder if this would be good in the Black/Gray Tank?
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DW always ties a white handkerchief to the top of the steering wheel of the toad. That way I can always tell if the steering wheel is properly aligned when we are towing.
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