Emergency Information Card
In the event we were ever in an accident while sightseeing away from our motorhome, no one would know the name of the campground where it was parked. So I created an information card that we carry in our wallet whenever we are traveling. With this info card, our next of kin can be notified as well as the campground where our coach is parked.
James H. and Norma J. Scism, F198425, Kingston, New York
I found that mounting my GPS unit on the dashboard leaves it a little too far away from the windshield for it to get good reception all the time. To make sure that it receives a good signal, I purchased a 5-inch-by-7-inch plastic picture frame at Walmart. I found that it worked very well, as the frame’s foot keeps it from moving when I lock it in place on my dash.
Richard Batten, F256389, Bronson, Michigan
After I shampooed the carpet in our motorhome, the dampness it created under the carpet overlap on the living room slideout proved to be difficult to dry effectively. I solved my little dilemma by placing some plastic paper-plate holders (the ones with holes in them) under the carpet overlap to allow air to circulate. They worked great!
Mickey Watterman, F326564, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Cleaning Up After Pets
We’ve found a product that makes cleaning up after our pet while we’re on the road much easier: Sassy Diaper Sacks. These are small, blue, baby-powder-scented plastic bags with tie-close handles that are intended for the disposal of baby diapers. However, we’ve found that they are wonderful for picking up after our pet, especially when we’re unable to dispose of the bag immediately. The baby powder scent is clean, fresh, and will last for hours.
To use, put a clean bag over your hand; pick up what your pet left behind; turn the bag inside out; tie up the handles; and dispose of the bag.
We have found these in the baby diaper section at mass merchandise stores such as Kmart and Walmart, as well as stores that carry baby products. We purchased a 50-bag package that cost $2.49. Larger quantities are available at www.sassybaby.com, but shipping costs make it an impractical purchase.
Ken and Judy Masters, F405884, Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
My motorhome’s windshield is high and wide, making it difficult to open and close the drapes. I went to a discount store and purchased replacement mini-blind wands and sewed them to the tops of the drapes. Now when I want to open or close the drapes, I just pull the wand; no more stretching to reach the top.
Arlene Jeknavorian, F193524, Orlando, Florida