RV Tips is the focus on this week’s show. We cover quite a few including some safety tire tips.
We kick off this session of RV Tips with a short history of Camping. This is a collection of interesting facts and dates for items such as Campgrounds, Tents, Lanterns, Stoves, Cooler Chests, Air Mattress, and Sleeping Bags. Funny how the military had such a hand in equipment development.
Kathy discusses some items that should be in a campground store. This came from a discussion on the Living the RV Dream Facebook group.
Next we talk tire safety and especially as pertains to steel sidewall tires. These can explode when they have been damaged by being under inflated by as little as 20% below normal pressure. There is some really good advice here.
We also discuss how to handle your rig when a tire blows. Yes, you eventually want to stop, but first you accelerate to regain forward momentum and control. Then slow down and pull over.
Kathy discusses parking at Walmart and other big box stores over night. She also brings up the Escapees overnight parking RVer’s Good Neighbor Policy.
Next we again discuss personal safety during heavy weather conditions including tornado warnings.