Slideout Protection Reminder
Many motorhome owners use brightly colored foam swimming tubes, also known as noodles, on the exterior corners of their open slideouts to lessen the impact in case a person collides with them. But if the slideout is retracted with the noodle still in place, it could cause mechanical damage. As a reminder, cut a pair of 1-inch slices from the noodle and put one on the steering wheel and the other on the slideout control panel to prompt you to remove the corner protectors before retracting the slideout.
Bill Hendrix, F761s
We have great-looking tire covers that match our motorhome, and they have a nice long strip with Velcro to secure the cover at the bottom of the tire. The problem is that it’s hard for my husband to reach under the motorhome and pull the strip behind the tire so that it can be attached. So, I took a small piece of Velcro and hot-glued it to the awning hook arm just below the hook. With this adaptation, he can pull the strap behind the tire far enough that it can be reached easily to attach to the tire cover. This solution has worked great, and my husband thanks me all the time for making it so much easier for him to secure the tire covers.
Jerry and Christine Vite, F196468
Statesville, North Carolina
When we bought our motorhome, we found that we didn’t have enough towel rods in the bathroom. The only packages we could find included 30-inch-long rods, which were too long for the bathroom walls. So we mounted them on the ceiling in the bedroom, in front of the windows on each side. The rods are high enough to clear our heads, and the towels hanging from them helps cut down on the light and heat that comes through the windows. At laundry time, the towel rods can be used as drying rods for clothes on hangers.
C.J. Vermeulen, F409652
Editor’s note: Take care not to drill holes into an area on the ceiling where wires might be concealed.