Campground Check-In Card
Here’s a fast and simple way we found to check in at campgrounds. We printed campground registration cards, and instead of filling out the registration by hand, we simply staple one of these cards to the campground’s registration form. These cards are so easy to use, and the campground attendants seem to appreciate the time saved.
Gayle Merritts, F158754
Loose Directional Vents
The louvers on my coach’s roof air-conditioning vents would not stay open. After trying clothespins, tape, and several other ideas that failed to fix the problem, I came up with this remedy. First, take the cover off the unit (it’s probably time to clean the filters anyway) and carefully remove one end of the vent. Slip a tiny “O” ring on the pin, then put it back in the hole of the cover. My air-conditioning unit is a Coleman TSR. I used NAPA air conditioner 5/16-inch “O” rings, part number 20-7006. The 1/4-inch rings — part number 20-7004 — also work. The little rubber rings for eyeglasses might even do the trick.
Donna Cook, F224030
Here’s a simple project that will help you keep your kitchen knives sharp. Cut a piece of wood to measure 6 inches long by 1 inch high by 5/8-inch wide. (You may have to make the length different depending on the width of the drawer you intend to install this in or the number of knives you want to store.) Starting 1 inch from the end, make 5/8-inch saw cuts every 1/2-inch. Glue or screw the wood to the bottom of your drawer at least 5 inches from the front to allow enough room for the knife handles. Slide your knives into the slots blade-side down and you’ll keep them from becoming dull prematurely.
Dan & Suzi Kohler, F18069
Grants Pass, Oregon
While our motorhome was in storage, the water in our porcelain toilet bowl would evaporate and the rubber seal would dry out and subsequently leak (not hold water in the bowl). To solve this problem, my wife now puts RV antifreeze (not automotive antifreeze, which can damage the seal) in the bowl when the motorhome is in storage, and this has prevented the water from evaporating. We’ve done this for a year and haven’t had a problem with the seal leaking or the antifreeze staining the bowl.
Ray and Martha Hrabcak, F183084