Just some RV tips to help you if you are a RV newbie or have been a RVer for awhile.
- Place a carpet sample at the base and one at the top of your entry steps, which will help keep dirt and moisture out of your rig.
- Have a list to remind yourself of what you need to do for setting up and leaving.
- Have disposable rubber gloves to use during sewer hookups and dumping.
- Use a portable space heater at night instead of using all that propane.
- Travel in the morning or late afternoon when hot – it is easier on your RV.
- Use biodegradable toilet paper.
- Always check your headlights, turn signals and brake light before starting out.
- Place a spring-loaded shower bar inside your shower to hang wet towels.
- Re-package boxed foods in zip lock bags to save space on your pantry shelves.
- Put a pizza stone (inexpensive kind) under rack of propane oven to help distribute heat more evenly.
- Use an insurance company that deals with RV’s, not houses.
- Install an under-cabinet coffee maker to give you more counter space.
- How about an under-the-counter spice rack? Get one with adjustable shelves to hold different sizes of spices.
- Try mothballs for ants, spiders and other insects.
- Use surge protectors for power spikes.
- Check carbon monoxide detectors regularly.
- Remember to lower your TV antenna or satellite dish before taking off.
- Save money by buying things out of season, like antifreeze.
- Use something between dishes to prevent chipping or breaking. Try plastic foam sleeves, rubber matting or bubble wrap.
- Use bottled water on the road. You don’t know what the water is like where you stay.
- Check vents for cracking.
- Check brakes and tires regularly.
- Do a basic safely check of your LP system regularly.
- For drain cleaner try: ½-cup baking soda to ½-cup white vinegar. After a few minutes put a kettle of hot water down drain.
- For general surfaces and glass cleaner try: ¼-cup vinegar, ½ cup rubbing alcohol and 2 cups distilled water. Put in spray bottle.