“Photo album” on refrigerator doorTo personalize our coach and add some color and character, we like having family photographs around, as well as photos that show sites we’ve visited, etc. Because the refrigerator does not have a magnetic front, we needed to use some creativity in attaching photos to it. We cut two pieces of clear acrylic plastic to match the size of the door panels. We also cut two pieces of poster board to size. We attached a collage of photos to the poster board. We then sandwiched the photos between the poster board and acrylic plastic and replaced the old door panels with the new “photo album.” The refrigerator door panels are secured with a few screws holding metal (or plastic) bars and are relatively easy to remove.
Steve & Gail Ault, F106024
Avoiding Upholstery Damage
We can learn from other RVers’ experiences and perhaps avoid making the same mistakes ourselves.
A neighbor of ours applied a monthly flea control product to her dog. As the dog curled up on the sofa, some of the product transferred from the dog to the sofa. Eventually, the neighbor had to pay $60 to have a 1-inch-by-2-inch piece of the sofa repaired where the flea control product had removed the color.
Another neighbor suggested that to avoid this problem she applies the flea control product to her pet just prior to bedtime. You also could apply it just before taking the dog on a long walk, making sure the product has dried before letting the dog back into the motorhome.
Sharon Whitaker, F338479
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Laundry basket strapped to luggage carrier to form laundry cartTo haul my laundry basket from my motorhome to the campground laundry room, I strap the basket onto a luggage carrier using a bungee cord. This helps to relieve the strain on my arms and back. When it’s time to head for the laundry room, I simply put the detergent and bleach on top of the basket.
Judith Jones, F215110
Battery Mission Possible
Taping and labeling battery cablesFor those of us who service our own battery electrical systems, here’s an idea that I use successfully. Our motorhome has a total of six batteries (four coach and two engine). Removing all of the battery terminals for cleaning and checking fluid can be rather confusing, especially if one encounters an unexpected interruption (such as a “honey do”). I not only tape and mark each cable, but I’ve made a color-coded battery diagram for a “double check.” I also have written any necessary notes on the diagram to help make this mission possible. If you’re an average “Jack of all trades and master of none” like I am, this helps keep your battery system straight and can save you money and frustration.
Richard Lease, F292839