August  2020  "Love Your RV" Newsletter
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Hello, and welcome to the August Newsletter.

Thanks, everyone for subscribing to and reading my monthly newsletters. If you're new or missed any editions, you can always catch up by visiting the Archive Page.

What's New With Us

Well, another summer month is in the books and not a whole lot to report. With this virus thing still around, we have stuck pretty close to the RV Park and limited our contacts. With Anne's compromised immune system, it seems the prudent thing to do.
Practiced my cooking skills this month with a little freshly picked Blackberry Pie
Anyway, luckily, besides picking Blackberries & baking pies, I've had a ton to keep me busy. Beyond my regular RV repairs, mods, and maintenance, I've been working through the various RV products that Lippert Components sent out this summer. I've pretty well installed most of the items, and I'm now starting to put out updates on how they have worked out for us.
Many people have been asking me if we will be heading, or can we even head south, as usual, this fall. And the short answer is no. So far, the border remains closed to non-essential travelers, and with Anne's condition, it would take a drastic turn around in the way things currently are for us to consider it.

So we have booked an RV site here on Vancouver Island, BC, and will spend the fall and winter at least and reevaluated things come 2021. That means I get to learn all about cold weather west coast camping. :)

I already have ordered myself a quality dehumidifier, and I'm researching skirting for the rig, heated hoses, etc. So, stay tuned for more about that as we get into the fall months.
At least we will have a pretty view for storm watching!
We are, of course, sad to not be back in the desert this winter and will be missing all our fellow snowbirds and American pals. :(  But, it will be interesting to see what the estuary and Campbell River area is like in the opposite season.

I'm sure we will get out and visit the surrounding forests, parks, and lakes, or do some boondocking Vancouver Island style, especially once the summer camping throngs subside a bit. This has been an extremely busy camping season in these parts.

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Image of the Month

Calm August Evening on the Estuary

Ray's Pick - Helpful RVing Website/App

USGS The National Map - Elevation Tool

In the past, when looking at elevation changes along a route, I have used a website called The Flattest Route. However, it appears not to be working. Another alternative is Google Maps in bicycle mode, but it doesn't show roads that bikes can't use like Interstate Highways.

Recently I've tried the USGS website called the National Map. You can mark out a set of points along your proposed route, and on the right side, it displays the elevation changes. You can see the example below where I marked out a course up HWY 395 in California. The significant elevation change on the graph is a steep highway grade just north of Bishop, CA.
To figure out how to use the elevation tool, here is a link to the help page.

RVing Tip of the Month


RV Power/Tow Cable Tip – Fix Pulled Away Cord Covering

Here is a quick little tip for repairing a power or tow cable where the outside jacket is slowly pulling away from the plug.

A fellow full-time RVer named Greg clued me into this repair. First, you heat the cord either by leaving it in the sun or with a heat gun. Next, add some brown Gorilla Glue or another similar adhesive (I used G/Flex Epoxy) to the end near the connector.

Then slowly pull on the cord, working the cover toward the plug end. Eventually, enough cord material will shift forward and back into the plug. The glue or epoxy will seal it in place, preventing the problem from happening again.

Funny of the Month

haha, Spotted on the WoodChucksWoodCraft Etsy Store
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Thanks so much for checking out my August LYRV newsletter. Hope y'all are doing well and keeping safe.

Cheers Ray -
In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” - Robert Frost

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