Fishing Pole Storage
I store my fishing poles in a basement compartment, but they tended to get tangled up with other equipment. My solution was to purchase a cup hook and a tool holder from the hardware store and install them on a side wall of the storage compartment.
The poles no longer get tangled up with each other and the other equipment in the compartment, and they are easily accessible.
Danny Lindstrom, F310275, Salinas, California
I put two white plastic adhesive hangers on the far side of the shower, out of sight. They match the rubber gaskets and are out of the way. They are used to hang wet coats and towels, and can hold hangers to dry laundry.
Arlene Chiarolanzio, F181694, Florham Park, New Jersey
A few years ago I lost one of the connector pins used to secure the tow bar to the towed vehicle. Fortunately, in the next town there was a farm equipment store and I was able to purchase replacement pins. The replacement pins are for farm equipment, and they have large handles on one end. Now, when I get ready to tow, I place the breakaway cable hook through the pin handle and then through the eye of the base plate. This assures that the pin cannot become lost during travel.
Editor’s note: When purchasing a replacement pin, make sure it is the same diameter as the original pin that came with the tow bar.
Courtney C. Comeau, F295324, Norwood, Massachusetts
Editor’s note: This tip will work only on pantograph (dual arm) wipers.
Mike and Anne Cilio, F180655, FMCA Mail Forwarding
Steering Wheel Indicator
When towing another vehicle four wheels down behind the motorhome, it is nearly impossible to see via the rearview camera what the steering wheel of the towed vehicle is doing. To solve this problem, I wrap and tie a white cloth around the top of the steering wheel. The contrast of the “white” can be seen in the video monitor, allowing me to verify what the steering is doing.
Editor’s note: Make sure the cloth is secure to the steering wheel and cannot become entangled with the gear shifter or turn signal lever.
Jerry Hardacre, F278942, Anderson, Indiana