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Old 04-25-2012, 01:36 PM   #1
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What works for you?

After posting a thread about DIY; I thought why not start a thread of RV'r tips......what works for you and why, etc. ALL of us learn something new everyday about this life passion we call RV'ing

....such as..........Raid Ant & Roach Spray; we have used it since day one with our TT. I spray all ground contact points every two months; and have NEVER had a bug problem in our TT. It works, costs about $4.00 a can and does exactly what it says it will do.

These types of things will be really good info for the newbies in our crowd; in addition some of us old dogs can still learn some new tricks.
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Use liquid spray silicon for any outside lube jobs in place of WD-40. Silicon doesn't collect dust. Works great on leveling jacks.

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For short people like me, a 99 cent bamboo back scratcher that I bought at Walgreens makes a great tool for opening and closing the overcab windows in a Class C without having to climb.

Picture in this link, but cheaper locally

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That's what I like; everyone has a little tip to share
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:48 AM   #6
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After loosing two engine oil fill caps, which are sometimes hard to find, I made a lanyard out of a metal fishing line leader and attached it to the overhead in the engine compartment. While in Alaska, I had a garage change the oil for me and the tech cracked up when he saw the lanyard...apparently, he had seen more than a few caps missing. Bob
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Geez, thought this thread would have gone a little further than it has. As many members as there are here, there's got to be a lot more tips that folks could share that would make RVing a little more pleasant/easier.

There's one we use: Like to extend the dreaded defrosting operation of your refrigerator's cooling fins? Try adding some water(I use distilled to cut down on the deposits) to the condensation cup, to submerge the end of the unit's drain line...this helps to keep warm/hot air from moving up the drain line and onto the fins. It seems to allow us to turn the # setting one or two notches warmer and still maintain lower temps inside the fridge.

Also, when buying frozen items, we put them in the opposite side from the freezer's holding plate(4 door). When the new items come down to temp., we transfer them into the holding plate side if we need the room for additional items on the other side. This helps keep the frost down on the holding plate by keeping warmer items away from it. We've gone over five and a half months (and could have gone longer) of 24/7 operation before needing a defrosting.

We also use a small battery operated circulating fan(fridge side) to move the cold air around to keep temps even. Bob
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Geez, thought this thread would have gone a little further than it has.

You are so right; I know there's still a gazillion tips out there from all of the RV'ers on this forum..............
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Specific tip for a camper I saw this March on Lake Livingston, TX... the high end of your sewer hose support goes closest to the trailer - in other words, S*** flows downhill! I have pictures to prove his setup!
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Specific tip for a camper I saw this March on Lake Livingston, TX... the high end of your sewer hose support goes closest to the trailer - in other words, S*** flows downhill! I have pictures to prove his setup!

Now, that's a useful tip now isn't it??????........uphill .....downhill.........I don't care as long as it is away!
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