Packing listHere is a sample of a chart that we use to help us remember which items we need to put into the motorhome when we travel and which ones come out when we get home. For each item listed, we mark a single slanted line in the box when we put it into the motorhome and then complete the “X” when the item is taken out. It sure helps us remember everything we must have.
Emery, South Dakota
Screen Door Stabilizer
Screen door stabilizerWe purchased a new motorhome that had a screen door. The door was great, but it rattled when we were going down the road. We stopped the rattle by stuffing towels between the screen door and the main door, but this fix was not attractive. So my husband, Jerry, came up with a great idea. He cut a piece of tubular foam pipe insulation to fit over the top of the screen door, which provided a cushion between the doors and eliminated the noise. It looks great, and the color matches the door.
Terrie Crawford, F345558
Locking In The Satellite Dish
We bought a new motorhome with an auto-tracking satellite dish. During a rainstorm the dish would start moving to find a signal. The remedy, we found, is to turn off the dish after the signal is acquired. This way, even if the signal is lost during bad weather, it still will be locked in after the storm passes.
Editor’s Note: This will work on some, but not all, satellite dishes.
Harold & Mildred Foote, F308177
PVC fencepost as ladder holderMy 7-foot folding ladder folds up neatly into a 4-inch-diameter space. To secure it in the pass-through storage bay under my motorhome, I bought a 5-inch-square PVC fencepost at a home improvement store. I attached the fencepost to the wall of the compartment using metal screws and flat washers, made a metal cap for one end, and fashioned a bungee cord to secure the ladder in the post. I also added a couple of PVC pipes below for our flagpole and flagpole stake.
John Mattie, F282849