September  2017  "Love Your RV" Newsletter
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Hello, and Welcome to the September Newsletter. There is a chill in the air and snowbirds are prepping for the migration.

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

Our 4 1/2 month stay at the Thunderbird RV park in Campbell River BC is winding down. It's been another fabulous summer here on Vancouver Island. One of the warmest. Most of it spent in short pants.
September was a relaxing month for me. Most of it spent hanging around the RV visiting with friends, family, and fellow RVers plus puttering on several little projects. I removed and inspected the RVs gas furnace, then modded the access panel making it much easier to open. Then added a shut-off valve for my Big Buddy portable propane heater.
Another fun project was making a simple DIY manometer to test out the rigs LP gas system for leaks. I was surprised to find a small one inside my outdoor grill.
When not hanging at the campsite I headed out to explore the area around Campbell River. Nearby trips included the new suspension bridge at Elk Falls and the Quinsam Salmon Hatchery where I saw a bear!
In October Anne is jetting off to Scotland for three weeks touring the countryside doing photo shoots. I'll be driveway surfing at my sister's prepping the rig for our snowbird journeys. We hit the road and point Big Blue and the Cougar fifth wheel south around the first week of November.

I'm looking forward to another winter in the desert exploring areas old and new plus meeting up with other nomadic buddies. I also have a special little side trip planned to Catalina Island sans RV of course. Anne has a special birthday number coming up, but I'm smart enough not to broadcast it. ;)

*New* Love Your RV Amazon Page

I'm pleased to have recently been accepted into a new program for Amazon Associates. I'm provided my very own page on Amazon. On it, I have added all the RV products I recommend and use myself. Hopefully, it's handy for you to have them all in one place. I get a small commission when you buy at no extra cost to you.
Here is the link to bookmark
PS. Unfortunately, it's not available on Amazon Canada's website yet. I hope that changes in the future.

Recent Posts on "Love Your RV!"

EZ Snap Exterior RV Window Shade Review and Demo

RV Water Heater Temperature Monitor Tip for Dry Camping

Love Your RV! Product Showcase Page on Amazon

Suburban RV Furnace Removal Inspection and Cleaning

Easy Access RV Furnace Panel Modification Plus Gas Valve

Exploring Near Campbell River BC Falls River Fish Bear

Building a Simple RV Propane Leak Tester
Image of the Month
Late summer sunset ablaze in our rigs back window

Ray's Pick - Helpful RVing Website of the Month

This little web application is limited in features but easy to use. I use it as an aid when planning my travels through mountainous terrain. Just input point A and B, and it displays the elevation changes along the way. Hover over the graphs to see altitude at selected points. Click and drag the routing line to change it.

For instance here is an example of Phoenix to Flagstaff, Arizona
(Note: I'm not affiliated with this website in any way - Ray)
"RV Boondocking In Arizona - A Frugal Shunpiker's Guide"
 - great guides for finding boondocking in the southwest - Ray

(Disclaimer: Love Your RV! is an affiliate for this product)

RVing Tip of the Month

Reminder to have the RVs LP gas system recertified. Look up your local laws and regulations.

In our home province of British Columbia RVs should be recertified every time they're sold. They also recommended an inspection and recertification every two years. If you are buying a used RV look for the inspection sticker.

"Most recreation vehicles (i.e. motorhomes, trailers and van conversions) contain one or more propane (LPG) appliance, piping system, and storage tank. These gas systems, as they are called, require periodic maintenance and safety checks. The recommended practice is to conduct these maintenance procedures and safety checks at least once every two years, and every time the RV’s ownership is transferred to a new end-user." -
RVing Funny of the Month

Another fantastic month of full-time RVing in the books. Thank you for following along.

Cheers Ray -


“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”Ibn Battuta

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