A term you as an RVer need to be familiar with is GO Bag! What is a GO Bag!? It’s a bag, suitcase, briefcase or container that contains your most important documents and valuables. In case of an emergency such as a FIRE in your RV, or having to evacuate your RV due to dangerous weather, a GO bag is meant to be grabbed easily and quickly as you exit the rig.
As RVers we’re constantly looking for ways to do things easier. I prefer to store bird seed that I keep onboard for our bird feeders in resealable plastic jugs rather than in the original bags. It helps keep the contents from finding its way out of the bag, which makes a mess and attracts unwanted guests (rodents) inside the rig. It also makes filling the bird feeders easier, pouring from a bottle rather than the bag.
We don’t stay in one spot for long with our motorhome. As of today, we’re at about 7,500 miles for the year, and we’re not quite done yet. In addition, once or twice each year we hop on an airplane and leave our motorhome behind.
Back in our ‘sticks and bricks’ days, leaving the house for a week or two was relatively easy. We made sure everything was locked up tight, turned the heat down low or the AC up high, and asked the neighbors to collect our mail and keep an eye on things. But with a house on wheels, there’s more to take into consideration. It requires finding an RV park that doesn’t have rules against leaving your rig unattended, as well as extra RV security precautions, because … it’s a house on wheels.
This time of year as autumn provides us with vivid colors, seasonal winds pick up and remind us that winter is coming. For many of us RVers this is the time of year we begin the journey to our ‘wintering grounds’ and that means we could find ourselves dealing with these seasonal breezes.
A gentle breeze is a wonderful thing while sitting around your RV; it helps to keep you cool and the bugs away. But when it’s more than a breeze, wind is something you need to be keenly aware of, whether your RV is parked or you’re driving it down the road.
For some time I have been using a solar spot light to illuminate the area around the entry door, using a bungee loop to secure it to the passenger side rear view mirror. Although this worked well, it didn’t provide light in the right areas when the door was open. At times the motor home was facing a direction that didn’t allow the solar panel enough exposure to the sun.
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