So, Here is the next bunch of “10 Tips For a Better RV Experience”
#1 – Toilet Paper Rolls – I have never had this happen because I don’t have my toilet paper on a holder but I sure there have been many an RV’er who have arrived at their destination and suffered the frustration of finding a whole roll of paper on the floor in a heap.
The other suggestion was to take the roll and squash it. It becomes oblong shaped and bottom heavy and won’t unroll when you’re rolling, (no pun intended), down the highway.
Take pictures as well. Both of these will be invaluable if you have to make an insurance claim. Make lists for each compartment, laminate them and place them in the appropriate compartment. Keep a copy at home and a copy in the trailer as well, for quick reference.
But, if you find that too expensive and choose to go another route, try this. Find some heavy duty aluminum foil. Fold a 1″, double thickness around the edge. Put some pieces of Velcro around the edge. Place the other component of the Velcro at the same places around the opening you wish to cover and stick the foil to the opening, shiny side up and that should help a lot.
#4 – Shelf Liner – This is the rubber coated material that is supposed to keep things from sliding around in your cupboards while traveling. Many use it but still find things laying on their sides when they need one.
It was suggested that you could use aluminum rails like the ones used in the construction of drop ceilings. Cut them to the right lengths and screw them into the bottom of the cupboard the exact distance of your plates, cups and ?. This is just an example but combined with the shelf liner, they should keep things in place.
Another way to solve this issue is to purchase appropriately sized, plastic storage containers, that will fit inside your cupboards. Place your dishes inside. When you need something, you just pull out the container, get what you need and put it back.
The solution here was to install a stiff curtain rod: sturdy, round and about 1/2″ or more in diameter, at a height that will clear the toes of the shoes from the floor, at the foot of the bed. Drop your shoes in and you’re good to go. They’re all organized and not in the way of anybody.
#8 – Paper Towel Tubes – These tubes can also be used for protecting the sharp edges of the knives in your cutlery drawer. Simply flatten the tube and tape one end closed, slide in the sharp knife and you are protected as well.
To solve this issue it was suggested that, if you wanted to keep them, purchase a Plexiglas panel about as wide as the license plate and twice as high. Bolt it to the top and bottom of the license plate bracket and you can put them all over that instead. Plus, it will be easy to transfer from one trailer/RV to the next.
Now, If you are a handy person, you could construct your own out of 1/4″ or 3/8 ” plywood and make it fancy if you want. I made a simple one that is about 4″ wide X 2″ deep X 12 ” in height. I cut a half moon hole in the top and bottom and attach it somewhere handy. I stuff the bags in the top and pull them out through the bottom when I need one.
That’s it for the third installment of “How To Create a Better Camping Experience. Stay tuned for my fourth installment in about a week and thanks for visiting my website. Hope these tips are helpful and as always, Happy Camping and Stay Safe.