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Old 09-07-2015, 02:20 AM   #1
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KISS - SIMPLE SOLUTIONS - All time favorites

I've been on this forum forever and quite often newer members start a thread not realizing the topic has been thoroughly discussed one or more times in the past. (Go to SEARCH and under it "GOOGLE SEARCH" for easiest way to find too much info, then refine your search and take another stab or 20)

I personally find that some solutions are complex and expensive - and then someone posts a "D'oh" response that just blows away everyone.

One example that I'm kinda too lazy to go back and find the original thread on

- How do you keep the TOILET PAPER FROM UNWINDING when underway?

There must have been 20 responses including many special roll covers, etc. before one person posted.
squash the roll flat.
re-squash in the opposite direction when you arrive.
See what I mean?
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Old 09-07-2015, 02:22 AM   #2
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Thanks to SteveH in Common Sense, TX

Here's another one:

Our trailer's drawers have the factory plastic lock, but even these are not sufficient on the drawers in the rear of the trailer on some of the bumpy highways we have today.

In these cases, I put a 1" square of self sticking Velcro between the drawer face and the cabinet on one side only, and that does the trick. Holds the drawer closed but there's noting to remove or unlock when you do need to open the drawer.
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Old 09-07-2015, 02:29 AM   #3
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and then there was Minno...

who found a simple way to fix sticky windows while wearing PJ's

We bought Window poppers this spring and installed them in the trailer.
Window Poppers

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Old 09-07-2015, 05:01 AM   #4
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A simple way to keep track of your awning rod, and keep it clean at the same time: Clip it inside the vinyl strap that holds the accordion divider door closed.
I seem to remember that's one of your suggestions, Paula.
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Old 09-07-2015, 07:20 AM   #5
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Paper towel hanger, bungee cord hooked behind oven vent. Low cost, effective and out of the way when counter space is at a premium.
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Simple Solutions

Sometimes solutions are just suddenly presented, or become clearer as the fog of the frustration or event happening cools down of clears out!

Paula was correct on this one.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f313...ml#post1556310

We are in Eastern Canada on an extended Road Tour and life is once again worth the effort!

Thanks Paula

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Fridge bars

After our first trip, arriving home and unpacking, I opened the fridge. Out came a carton of milk, canned soft drinks and a dozen eggs. The eggs were a mess.

I wish I had known about these bars available at Walmart or Camping World. I found the single bars in the housewares section for curtain rods, slightly cheaper. The double bars can be separated from that flat piece of plastic if needed.
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Yesterday we were leaving our campground and at the dump station.

The water source hose to rinse the black tank had no fitting for us to connect our hose.

We didn't know what to do. (So to solve the problem at hand we detoured to another CG where we had been before and did a rinse there.)

Forum search after we got home: Fill a bucket or trash can with that water from the hose. Walk into the trailer bathroom. Flush it. Do a few more times. Go outside and drain the tank.

Easy and no cost, and no additional equipment to buy.

I like it.
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After our first trip, arriving home and unpacking, I opened the fridge. Out came a carton of milk, canned soft drinks and a dozen eggs. The eggs were a mess.

I wish I had known about these bars available at Walmart or Camping World. I found the single bars in the housewares section for curtain rods, slightly cheaper. The double bars can be separated from that flat piece of plastic if needed.
Most of the newer fridges come equipped with something similar. A hold-back bar that can be rotated up, and keep stuff from sliding out. Many people don't realize what those little wire things are that are attached to the outboard end of the shelves.
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