Holding Tanks Chart
Even if you use your motorhome often, it is hard to remember the status of your fresh water tank and gray and black water tanks. So I made this simple chart and keep it taped inside a galley cabinet door for easy access. At a glance we know just how old the water in the fresh tank is, how recently chemical was added to the black water tank, and whether the tanks were winterized.
June Whyte, F297161, Naperville, Illinois
I am sure many of you have seen the small USB drives that can hold a large volume of information. They can be carried in your purse or pocket, making them a handy device for storing your medical information.
You can scan your medical history, prescriptions, medical records, and all other pertinent information for you and your significant other; save it into your computer; and copy it onto the USB drive. These devices are inexpensive “” I have seen a 1-gigabyte drive for $5 at office supply stores. Then, if you have a medical emergency, you can hand the device to a medical professional. Most medical facilities can access Microsoft Word and PDF files. By inserting the drive into their computer, medical personnel immediately can extract the health and medical information they may need during your visit.
Gary Bogart, F175139, Bradenton, Florida
When plugging electrical appliances into the AC receptacles in your motorhome, the wide blade on the plug typically goes into the left slot of the wall outlet. The plug simply will not go in the other way. This safety feature requires that you look at the width of the two blades to determine which side is wider. Once you are done with the appliance and store it, you have to look at the blades again the next time you use it.
I have simplified this step by applying a mark to the edge of the plug that has the wider blade. Light-colored cords get a black stripe with a felt-tip pen, and dark cords are labeled with white correction fluid. This labeling is not so much a time-saver as a convenience item.
Frank Woythal, F291956, Andover, New York
Editor’s note: If the outlet is controlled by a wall switch, it may be installed upside down, requiring the wide blade to be on the right.