Flexible Vacuum Hose
We sometimes need a flexible vacuum crevice tool to reach into tight spaces and around corners in our motorhome. We solved this by getting a short section of old water hose and cutting it diagonally so that it has a wide mouth. When it’s needed, we use duct tape to temporarily secure it to the end of our standard vacuum hose. It is great for removing debris from under our slideouts.
Jeffrey Martin & Maren Nelson, F429191
Dish Towel Clip
Tired of picking up dish towels that fell to the floor every time our motorhome stopped, my wife, Linda, came up with a solution: kids’ hair clips. The clips, which can be found at many stores, ensure that dish towels stay on our dishwasher handle or kitchen towel rod. The clips cost just pennies.
Jerry Vinson, F352101
College Station, Texas
Syringe For Adding Oil
My 2002 Rexhall Rexair 3955ET diesel pusher is built on a Spartan chassis. The front wheels have wet bath wheel bearings. While doing a pretrip inspection, I noticed one of the wheel bearings was low on oil. We were in the mountains, and it was cold. It’s common for the plastic viewing window to break when removing the rubber vent plug to level off the gear oil. I didn’t want to risk breaking the window. So, I went to a local farm supply store and bought an animal syringe, filled it with the recommended gear oil, and inserted the syringe through the vent hole in the rubber plug. After a couple of syringe fillings, we were good to go without mishap. As a bonus, the syringe forces you to add the thick oil slowly, as recommended, so as not to overfill.
Carl Stam, F426582
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Editor’s note: A drop in the oil level in a wet bath wheel bearing indicates a leak. The seals should be inspected at your next opportunity.