Helpful RVing Tips and Tricks

Helpful RVing Tips and Tricks

My fifth wheel trailer has manual crank rear stabilizer jacks. By using my cordless drill with a Socket sized for the jack, deploying and retracting the jacks is a breeze. No more being stooped over and cranking like crazy with the manual wrench.

Use Drill For Rear Jacks

PLACE STEP LADDER BY THE FIRE ESCAPE WINDOW

Our RV comes equipped with a special fire escape window in the bedroom. If for some reason we are unable to escape a fire through the regular door we would have to shimmy our way out the window. It is designed to open up fully but then we would be faced with about an 8 foot drop to the ground. Because of this I always place a small step ladder under the window to aid us if we ever need to evacuate the rig.

Ladder under escape window

USE CLEAR STORAGE BINS

We full time in our fifth wheel and need to carry a lot of stuff with us so our storage areas and cupboards are pretty packed. I’ve found the best way to organized things is in plastic totes and bins. The best ones to buy are the clear, see though variety. This way at a glance you can see what’s inside the bin.

Use Clear Storage Bins

GET A NON-CONTACT VOLTAGE TESTER

This simple to use little device is I feel a must for any RVer who hooks up to a power pedestal. It is very easy to use. With it you can safely check the campground power outlet for any possible faulty wiring that could damage your RV electrical systems or cause an unsafe condition. It is one of the only ways you can check for a condition called “Hot Skin” where the RV metal frame becomes electrified and very dangerous.

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