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Old 08-28-2014, 07:31 PM   #267
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We collect pins from the places we stay. Our Airstream trailer had the perfect place, but the AI was a bit harder to locate a spot. So here's what we did:



A small dry marker board, half covered in cork (for fins). Two small hinges and two small velcro buttons. The marker for messages. The magnets for urgent reminders. We keep our travel book and various papers in the cubbyhole.


Great idea! We collect magnets and I plan to do something similar with a magnetic board. Might even include a narrow cabinet on the same hinges since we use that cubby to store extra bath items. I could make it like a bathroom medicine cabinet.


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Great idea. When space is tight, there's a way to make it right.
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Old 08-29-2014, 06:18 AM   #269
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Very clever, and a great idea!

The hinged cover for that area is a perfect solution for two needs.

I also collect magnets, and found a black magnetic board, similar to what you have, that we attached with double-stick tape to the brushed aluminum of the bathroom door.

Works beautifully, displays the magnets and the black coordinates nicely with the interior.

Probably, for folks who collect pins and really get around, something with cork affixed could be put most anywhere inside where you wanted to put your pins.

I hsve found the erasable markers difficult to use in the Interstate, as humidity makes a mess of notes made with these on wipe-off surfaces.

I have one of those small, weighted post-it dispensers for pop-up notes, that rides very nicely in the galley area.


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Old 08-29-2014, 08:04 AM   #270
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I hsve found the erasable markers difficult to use in the Interstate, as humidity makes a mess of notes made with these on wipe-off surfaces.
For those that have problems with dry-erase markers, why not take a step back into the past, and use their precursor— grease pencils? Also known as "china markers." They write on nearly anything (including metal, glass, glazed pottery, plastics, formica) and wipe clean with a damp cloth. I keep a few grease pencils in different colors in my Interstate's tool bag, right next to the tire-marking crayons.

Now that I think of it, I could probably use a grease pencil to write notes to myself right on the cabinet doors, and eliminate the need for a dry-erase marker board.
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Old 08-29-2014, 08:23 AM   #271
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Good idea.

A board would look nicer, Protag, less bachelor-esque.


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Old 08-29-2014, 08:37 AM   #272
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Good idea.

A board would look nicer, Protag, less bachelor-esque.
Actually, I already have a very nice marker board stuck to the tip-out bathroom extension panel. It has a clear marking surface, and a slot so that I can insert an 8˝×11 picture behind the marking surface.

But I can also see where it would be handy to write on the cabinet doors. For example, if I have occasion to travel with other people, I'll definitely mark "First Aid Kit" directly on the cabinet door that has the first aid kit in it, so no one has to waste time looking for it in an emergency.
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I use a Dymo Label Writer. The labels are available in paper, plastic. or fabric depending on the surface you are attaching them to and come in a variety of colors and widths. They will stick on a variety of surfaces. The plastic and fabric labels are generally easy to remove, but the paper ones are sometimes more difficult. The one I have is handheld and runs on AA batteries.

Probably not the best solution for extended notes, but great for identifying labels on cabinet doors, etc. For extended notes or reminders, I rely on my iPhone or iPad.
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The first trip with AI and decided to use the back of the cupboard door for stickers collected along the way. Also those last minute reminders like "unplug from shore power". Don't ask why I've included that.
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The first trip with AI and decided to use the back of the cupboard door for stickers collected along the way. Also those last minute reminders like "unplug from shore power". Don't ask why I've included that.
Probably for the same reason my checklist includes, "IS AWNING RETRACTED? "
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Two recent purchases that have proven themselves worthy:

Slime Tire Top Off with LED light. Under $10 at WalMart, plugs into the 12volt on the dash with plenty of cord to get out the door. Inflates the tires, and very compact.

NorPro Mini Panini Press makes a great grilled sandwich, is also deep enough to handle eggs, chicken, meat, fish, etc. Pre-seasoned cast iron. About $20 on Amazon.


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Two recent purchases that have proven themselves worthy:

Slime Tire Top Off with LED light. Under $10 at WalMart, plugs into the 12volt on the dash with plenty of cord to get out the door. Inflates the tires, and very compact.

NorPro Mini Panini Press makes a great grilled sandwich, is also deep enough to handle eggs, chicken, meat, fish, etc. Pre-seasoned cast iron. About $20 on Amazon.


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How long does it take to add 5 pounds to a low tire?
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I do not know, as have only used it on the bicycle tires, which takes just a matter of seconds to top them off.

It has a little gauge on it, but I haven't paid much attention to it, just inflated til the tires are more firm.

It is supposed to inflate a low tire to driving pressure in 15 minutes, as I recall.

It may not be the most efficient thing out there, but it is effective, and takes up very little space.


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Thank you, I have slighly bigger 12 volt pump. It also is slow but does the job.
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