RT60 Five Things Every RVer Needs to Know!
Don't set out on another trip without listening to these tips from Mike's special guest Gary Bunzer, the RV Doctor.
In fact, this podcast is loaded with tips and suggestions, starting out with seven of Jennifer's Favorite RV Hacks, plus the Farmer's Almanac winter predictions, a great off the beaten path report, some great apps to take on the road with you and the RV Doctor's very practical advice.
Here's Jennier's Tips:
JENNIFER'S TIP OF THE WEEK This week I have a whole bunch of tips. I call them Life Hacks for the RVer…. little things that can make a big difference. I have seven of them, life hacks I’ve either learned myself or been taught by others. 1) Want to quickly freshen up the inside of your RV? Maybe theres a stale smell or it’s ben sitting idle for a while? Tape a dryer sheet over the AC and turn it on for a few minutes. 2) We all have trash cans in our RVs. We also use a plastic bag in those trash receptacles. Put old newspaper at the bottom of your trash can - inside the plastic bag - to absorb food juices that may spill. 3) When you are on the road, where do you keep your dirty laundry? Try keeping a bar of scented soap in the same compartment as your dirty laundry. It will help the clothes smell a lot cleaner than they are. 4) Here’s one we learned from some photo classes. When you are taking a photo of someone - or someone is taking a picture of you - your smile will look a lot more genuine if, instead of just smiling, you also squint your eyes. Try this. It really works! 5) Here’s one Mike learned. If you can’t find any ready kindling wood to start your campfire, use a handful of Doritos. Really. They burn just like kindling and can get a blaze going very fast. 6) Here’s a good tip about rewarming leftover pizza. To keep the crust from getting chewy when you warm it up in the microwave, put a small amount of water in a glass and put it right in there on the carousel with the pizza. 7) When you are on the road and you buy some bananas, you usually need to buy a bunch of for or five of them. Then they all get ripe in a day or so and you end up throwing them away. Next time, wrap the stems where they all connect with plastic wrap. This will keep them fresh for a week or more. Then you just cut the bananas off as needed.
A listener asks about getting a manual to her late model Roadtrek motorhome. Mike notes that all the manuals fro every Roadtrek model going back to 1987, can be found at http://roadtreking.com/manuals
In Episode 59 we talked about a gook that lists small town festivals to visit. A listener named Bob shares a fun book called the Geek Atlas, a m=bok listing 128 destinations of technology and science related exhibits and museums. Check it out at http://amzn.to/1k8nUbe
Mike shares three apps to find restaurants Apps to find restaurants and make reservations - http://pcmike.com/apps-to-find-a-restaurant-and-make-a-reservation/
Mike and Jennifer will be attending the Technology and Camping Rally sponsored by Roadtrek International in Kissimmee, FL Nov. 10-13, 2015 - Details at http://www.roadtrekchapter.org/news/90/141/Region-5-Technology-and-Camping-Rally
INTERVIEW WITH GARY BUNZER, THE RV DOCTOR
Five things every RVer Needs to Know
INTERVIEW: Gary Bunzer – The RV Doctor Five things every RVer Must Know! 1. How to check for propane leaks 2. What essential spare part you need to carry for your propane system 3. How to solve battery charging problems 4. How to find and fix water leaks – the number one cause of damage to an RV 5. Two crucial things you need to do before plugging in to shore power Resources Gary recommends for stopping leaks: http://www.rv-armor.com http://www.sealtechusa.com Equipment Gary says every RVer should have: A volt ohm meter - http://amzn.to/1PjI1P4 A Non Contact Proximity Voltage Tester - http://amzn.to/1kpw66s Complete showboats at http://roadtreking.com/60