June  2017  "Love Your RV" Newsletter
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Hello, and Welcome to the June Newsletter. WooHoo, summer time. :)

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

Wow, a third of our 4 1/2 month stay here in Campbell River is already over. I can't believe it; the time is racing by. Maybe it's the effects of old age, or maybe it's this full-time RV lifestyle I love where days tend to flow together.

My typical day starts out around 6:30 AM. A morning pet for Angie, a cup of tea, an hour or two of computer time. My brain seems to work best early. I enjoy the peacefulness, and you can't beat the view from my desk.
I can't get too sucked into cyberspace though because once 8 o'clock hits a little brown, white and tan person is at my side pleading her case for a morning walkie. She refuses to be ignored so off we go.

Our morning trek usually sees us hugging the ocean shore enjoying the sights and sounds of the waterfront. There are often dog pals to meet and greet and always interesting smells to be explored.
After a 4-mile roundtrip walk to the Discover Pier and back, we are ready for breakfast. Around this time my lovely night owl wife Anne begins to stir from her slumber. Breakfast is served, and if the weather is nice, we head outside to watch the wildlife goings on in the estuary while sipping a hot beverage.
The meat of my day is spent on a variety of tasks. There are always chores like laundry, groceries, dishes, cleaning, etc. Then there are my RV projects to attend to, whether that be rig repairs, mods, upgrades or product reviews. Before I know it it's happy hour! Time to crack a cold one and maybe fire up the grill for a steak or local fresh seafood.

Once dinner is digested most nights include a pleasant stroll out the Tyee Spit. Followed by a sunset viewing before retiring to the RV for a movie or a TV show before bed.
Last month I told you I had some minor repairs that needing doing to our 6-year-old Cougar fifth wheel. I'm happy to report I had a productive month and complete 4 of them. Leaky slide seal, cracked storage bay shelf, fender repairs and unplugged our black tank rinse system.

For all the info check out the recent posts below. There are several more mods and repairs on the horizon next month so stay tuned.

Recent Posts on "Love Your RV!"

Favorite RV Waste Holding Tank Treatments

Leaky RV Slide Out Room Repair and Reseal

Winegard ConnecT RV WiFi Extender Review

RV Storage Bay Shelf Repair and Modifications

Flexible RV Waste Tank Cleaning Wand Demo

Cracked Fifth Wheel Trailer Plastic Fender Repair

Oh Crap the RV Poop Tank Flusher is Broken
I've added a new page on the blog listing all the RV Products I use
Image of the Month 
Anne waves at a float plane zipping by the campsite

Ray's Pick - Helpful RVing Website of the Month

I was clued into this website by a commenter on the Love Your RV Youtube channel. The website is a terrific resource for folks trying to locate replacement fenders for their trailers. They sell many other plastic-type items for around the RV like holding tanks, AC covers, skylights, etc.
(Note: I'm not affiliated with this website in any way - Ray)

RVing Tip of the Month


Fifth Wheel Pin Box Flag Pole

Blog Post -

For several years now I had a flag pole attached to my fifth wheels rear ladder. Flying different flags while camping has been a fun thing to do and helped me and friends locate our RV in a crowd. My yellow happy face flag gets lots of smiles and comments. :)

This summer with the celebration of Canada's 150th birthday on the horizon I decided to add a second flag pole to the front of the rig. It would also function to keep myself and anyone else from walking into the trailers heavy metal pin box. I can tell you from experience that can be a major ouch and leave a mark!

Rather than a standard upright pole, I elected to go with a front porch type angled pole. The pole is roughly 6 feet long and has a spinning section to it. The spinning flag mount keeps the flag from wrapping around the pole so it is always draped downward.

The pole came with an adjustable mounting bracket with four screws. It's meant to be mounted to a porch railing or the side of a house. However, I wanted to have it on my fifth wheel trailers pin box. At first, I thought of drilling holes for the screws into the metal, however, I came up with what I feel is a better option.

I used a 2x10 wood plank and screwed the flag pole mount onto that, then with ratchet straps attached the plank to the pin box. The mount turned out to be extremely strong and can be used in other locations like say a picnic table. To improve the looks I spray painted the wood plank black like the pin box.

The pole can be used for more than flags. We have a large fish wind sock that looks pretty cool on it. The only downside to the pole I purchased is it's a little lightweight. Being made of thin aluminum I feel it may not handle an extreme wind load. Luckily it's super easy to remove with a few turns of the thumb screw if a storm is bearing down on us.

RVing Funny of the Month

Super intense beagle stare. "Get off the computer, time for a walk"


Thanks for tuning into my newsletter this month. Hope you have the best summer of RVing ever!

 Cheers Ray -


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