Document Storage On The Road
Document storage on the roadYou never know when you might need a copy of an important document (driver’s license, credit cards, insurance policies, prescriptions, etc.) while traveling. A convenient solution is to scan such documents into your laptop computer and copy them onto a CD before leaving home. You can take the computer, CD, or both with you, and all of your important documents will be in one place and easily accessible if needed.
Frank S. Winter, F114882, Manalapan, New Jersey
Securing Cabinet Doors
Child-proofing locks to secure cabinet doorsAs full-timers, my husband and I found that securing the cabinet doors while traveling was a problem. Then I discovered child-proofing locks at a large department store chain. These locks originally were designed to keep curious children out of the cabinets, but they work marvelously to keep the cabinet doors closed during travel. They are easy to lock and easy to remove when we stop. There are several different styles that all work well.
Mickey Watterworth, F326564, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Extra handle on motorhome screen doorI am slightly handicapped, and climbing the stairs into and out of my motorhome is a problem. Instead of grabbing the door frame for balance, I fastened a drawer pull to the screen door. Voila! It provides just the extra help I need, and it makes closing the door so much easier, especially when the door’s slide plate is closed. Also, when there’s a strong wind, I can grab the pull to keep the door from flying open or slamming shut.
Arlene Chiarolanzio, F181694, Florham Park, New Jersey
Mud Flap Hanger
Mud flap hangerOn occasion I have dumped the air out of my coach’s system and lowered the leveling jacks only to find that the rear mud flap had hit the ground when I dumped the air. At times it has become wedged under the motorhome. My initial solution was to check this before dumping the air. If it appeared it was going to hit the ground and become wedged, my copilot would hold the mud flap up at an angle until I dumped the air and lowered the jacks.
Needless to say, this did not go over well with her, so I devised a hanger to hold the mud flap up. I used a strong piece of stainless-steel wire I had in the workshop, but you can use a coat hanger instead. I bent the wire over the tow bar hitch, then bent the two ends up so they would hold the mud flap.
Jim Bathhurst, F309217, Morristown, Tennessee