FMCA Tech and Travel Tips of June 2017 are in! Read more about air deflectors, fire starters, and tire inflation warning issues below.
In our motorhome’s bedroom, the air-conditioning vents are above the bed, and the louvers cannot be adjusted for direction. We didn’t like the cool air blowing right on us. So, I bought an air deflector and applied double-faced tape to the magnets on each of its ends. I then attached the deflector to the ceiling vents.
Alice Ricciardi, F257447
My son’s suggestion for creating a campfire starter: Place lint from a clothes dryer into a cardboard toilet paper tube. It works great. A related idea is to store matches and a striker pad in a prescription bottle to keep them dry and ready to use.
John Ricciardi, F257447
Tire Inflation Warning
If you discover that you have driven on a tire that is more than 20 percent below the minimum psi needed for the measured load — or worse, that you’ve driven on a tire with almost no air in it — do not attempt to reinflate the tire yourself. It may have suffered unseen internal structural damage and could rupture when reinflated. It is not safe to inflate high-pressure tires (above 60 psi) without special equipment and training. Call for road service and inform them that the tire lost most or all of its air, so they can plan accordingly. If a tire has lost a lot of air, something is wrong, such as a puncture or leaking valve, and repair or other mechanical assistance may be needed anyway.
Roger Marble, F399427