July  2017  "Love Your RV" Newsletter
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Hello, and Welcome to the July Newsletter. Hope you're enjoying some RVing fun in the sun and keeping the shiny side up.

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

We've had a beautiful July on Vancouver Island this year with plenty of sunshine and warm weather.  Short pants and outdoor grilling have been the norm. It looks like more of the same is on the way. Woot!

Not all is perfect in paradise though. It's been a tough month for Anne. First a local legend on the estuary "Larry the Swan" passed away suddenly. It was a shock to many as he has been a fixture here in Campbell River for years and years. Check out these beautiful photos Anne took of him. RIP Larry.
Larry chasing off geese in the estuary -  See YouTube Video
Anne has also been having significant knee pain lately. So much so she hasn't been able to be out on her boat or even take a long walk for that matter. In the last week, she's visited a physiotherapist, and it looks like the cause is her knee cap not tracking properly due to a weak thigh muscle. Likely resulting from an old back injury. The good news is she should be able to solve it with some special exercises.

Two Fun Adventures

Before her knees went out, Angie and I had joined her for a boat trip over to Gorge Harbour on Cortes Island. It was a gorgeous day on the water capped off by a close-up encounter with a school of Pacific White Sided Dolphins. Be sure to view the video near the end for dolphin footage.
Another fun day was when Angie and I headed over to the nearby Strathcona Provincial Park for some hiking. We checked out three different water falls and enjoyed a picnic lunch. In the video, I take you along with footage from the road and a view of three campgrounds.

More Maintenance and Repairs

In between the fun stuff I continued with my summer repairs and rig maintenance. I pulled the Cougar fifth wheels front landing jacks adding fresh grease to the gears and spiffed up a tired looking screen door.

I also pulled out the RV power panel and had a look at what's back behind and did a thorough inspection. Happily, there were no overheated wires, loose connections, rodent droppings or signs of water leaks.
I treated myself to a new tool this month. (Milwaukee Oscillating Multi-Tool) I have a few friends that own a multi tool and rave about it. I'm hoping it helps me pare down the scads of tools I carry.

Weight is slowly becoming an issue as I've added more and more stuff to the trailer. We are approaching our Cougar's max GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating). I'm going to have to sacrifice some of my tools on this winter's snowbird journey to maintain a decent safety margin.
Well, that's it for now. I'm looking forward to more of the same in August sans Anne's knee pain hopefully. I have a few more day trip adventures planned, continuing rig maintenance and a new product review.

A company that makes exterior RV window shades is shipping me out a sample to try out on our large rear window. I'll see how it works versus the bubble foil we use to combat the late day sun pouring in and overheating us.
Stay tuned...

Recent Posts on "Love Your RV!"

Boating Day Trip to Cortes Island BC and DOLPHINS!

RV Power Center Removal and Maintenance

Fifth Wheel Power Landing Jack Leg Lubrication

Day Trip to Strathcona Provincial Park BC

Top 20 Must Have Tools for RVing Fulltime

10 Tips For A Successful RVing Blog

RV Screen Door Cleaning and Repairs
I've added a new page to the blog, listing affiliates I promote.
Your support is much appreciated - Ray
Image of the Month
View while hiking near Buttle Lake, Vancouver Island, BC

Ray's Pick - Helpful RVing Website of the Month
I stumbled across the website while looking for some information on batteries. Not only did I find an excellent article on deep cycle batteries but loads more as I delved deeper into the site. It's about boats but much of the info is transferable to RVs.
(Note: I'm not affiliated with this website in any way - Ray)

RVing Tip of the Month

Dry Out the RV Awning After Rain

I used to neglect the RVs awning when not using it for long periods of time I just left it rolled up. However, this led to a moldy mess on occasion. During heavy rains, water is able to seep in between the layers and sit there.
In the last year or so I've made a concerted effort to open the awning after each bout of rain and let it dry out. The result has been a lot less need to clean the awning and likely an increased lifespan.
RVing Funny of the Month

Angie looking "fierce" in her new Doggles

Thanks for tuning into my monthly newsletter. It's a pleasure to share this amazing lifestyle with y'all.

 Cheers Ray -


"If in doubt, just walk until your day becomes interesting" - Rolf Potts
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