In this extra edition, I’ll post a few quick ideas for helping keep you and your Airstream doodling along. Now is the time to get some of this stuff, and if you see something you want, you can always point it out to your spouse or significant other.
First, a 3/4″ nut driving attachment connected to a cordless drill is a great way to save time and effort when cranking up and down those stabilizers.
Second, you can connect both ends of your fresh water hose together to keep water from leaking al over the storage compartment.
Third, an inexpensive in line water pressure regulator connected at the spigot will help keep your fresh water hose from swelling up like a bratwurst, and blowing apart at an inopportune moment, such as when your hair is full of shampoo.
Fourth, a pair of disposable latex gloves worn while dumping will help keep the contents of your holding tanks off your hands. You can toss the used gloves in the trash can usually provided at most dump stations. If there isn’t a trash can handy, you can always gift wrap them, and leave them on the doorstep of the people in the neighboring campsite that were partying until 4 am.
Fifth, a short bungee cord wrapped around your coax cable will help keep it from getting tangled, as well as not allowing it to take over your storage area like a very long, malnourished snake.
Sixth, you can store a loaf of bread in the microwave to keep it from getting smashed in transit. This will also work for hot dog and hamburger buns.
Seventh, a pair of tennis balls, one under each wiper arm, will elevate the wiper blades off the windshield, and help keep debris like leaves and dirt from gathering on the wiper blades, and promote longer life of those parts when your motor home is in storage. You can use them for your tow vehicle as well, just remember to remove them before switching them on. Many highways sometimes resemble tennis matches, especially during bad weather, but there’s no need to encourage this behavior.