First we talk about our new Shark Rocket vacuum and how well it works in our rig. After the mail, we discuss a website I just came upon called Campground Views. It has videos and pictures of campsites in over 1800 campgrounds. Check it out at www.campgroundviews.com
Then we talk about a video by Mike Sokol, who I feel is the “Guru” of RV electrical systems. This video is all about “Hot skin” and how to detect it. Check it out here:
John talks about RV air conditioner Fan motor replacement and why it may not be necessary. We give hints on how to clear up “Icing” of the evaporator coil.
Today’s feature is all about Long time Escapee contributer “Phred” Tinseth and his wonderful Phreds Poop Sheets We discuss all 14 of them and how to find them in the RV Tips section of our website www.livingthervdream.com
We talk about the necessity of balancing trailer wheels and tires. We also spend a little time discussing rV Park WiFi and why a dedicated cellular Hot Spot can save you much frustration.
We answered some great mail questions this week including questions about the Thor A.C.E. motorhome, our location at the Tampa RV show, storing wheeled chairs for travel, and about Phred,s Poop Sheets. We also read a wonderful testimony for Coach-Net and Passport America during a listener’s time of need.
Fred Tinseth aka “phred” was Escapee number 394 and wrote extensively in the Escapees Magazine from 1980 about RVing subjects from boondocking to inverters to solar electricity and many more. Fred died in 2010, but his excellent “Phred’s Poop Sheets” remain as a great legacy to a man dedicated to full-time RVing. Check them out on our website. http://www.livingthervdream.com/Phreds-Poop-Sheets.html Some of these are dated as they were last revised in 2002, but most of the information still holds true.
We discuss the Escapees RV Club “Good Neighbor Policy” which has turned into an RV industry sanctioned Code of Conduct while overnighting on private business’ parking lots.
Kathy discusses the responsibilities of being a good co-pilot from another Escapees magazine article. We both talk about the wonderful Instant-Off RV water saver gadget available from http://www.instant-off.com
Our last discussion is about hiding your valuables in plain sight with “can safes.” These are identical to a real can but with a screw off top. You can hide cash and small jewelry in your refrigerator that look exactly like the real thing. Available on Amazon.com