I wanted to add to my collection of things that we do or products that we use might be of value or interest to our readers. In the not too distant future, I intend to put a 'Page' tab on the blog that shows a collection of things. I am not selling anything---just offering some ideas.
Last winter we camped in Virginia Beach beginning in December. We departed in April after the arrival of our awesome grandson. During those few months it got really cold and we learned to deal with ice and snow and temperatures down to 9 degrees.
One thing a friend had was a digital infrared thermometer. He used it a couple times to help me determine where the pipes were frozen on the outside spigot. I also thought it would be useful to do a quick check on the Roadrunner tires when we stop at Rest Stops on our traveling days.
Each time we stop I try to park on level ground. Sometimes it is a matter of slight adjustments like a foot or two on a dirt, grass or gravel campsite. Other times I don't have much options on asphalt or concrete spots.
Surprisingly these things go for as little as $7 and can get pretty pricey.
We have iPhones and iPads and battery chargers and who knows what else... We got tired of only being able to charge a couple of things at a time and opted for this 'charging station tower' which handles four cords.
Now more on the business end of things. Two things shown here:
- Camco Rhino flex system. I have two fifteen footers incase we are a little bit away. It works great except when you step on one of these babes. The accordion hose doesn't do well when it has been stepped on because it creates a weak spot and eventually springs a leak from the internal wire that bents and breaks.
Also - the collapsible support stand. Some places require that the sewer hose be off the ground. These go for about $30. The support stand came with the Roadrunner when we bought it 7 years ago.
That's a few more of products and things we use around the 'house'. If you have any ideas or questions, please get in contact. One of the most fun things we do with this blog is meet others 'out there'.
Thanks for joining us today on Chronicles.
Thanks for the tips Randy!ReplyDelete
It's always great to learn from experienced RVers who are willing to share their learned lessons over time.
Well we have almost all of the above. Except we have the big carpenters level. Got the infra red temp gauge a couple of years ago and Jim loves it.ReplyDelete
Great post ..very informative!!ReplyDelete
I love posts like this! We do the torpedo level thing too....ReplyDelete
Haven't bought the temp gauge tool yet, but I've had it on my wish list for a while now. I can see how handy a device it can be. :c)ReplyDelete
Great tips and looking forward to that "Page". So helpful and thanks.ReplyDelete
Did you know you can turn your cell phone into a level by installing a free app? It's not very fancy but we have used it as a quick double check when leveling.ReplyDelete
Great blog today..as always.