September 2018  "Love Your RV" Newsletter
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Hello, and Welcome to the September Newsletter. Smell that, that's fall in the air. Another RVing summer is in the books. Hope you had a good one.

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September started off beautiful as it often does on Vancouver Island. It's always been my favorite month here. The mornings are a little crisp, but the sun still warms up the day. The weather pattern changes, and we see more of a westerly flow bringing clean Pacific ocean air. With the clearer air and the lower sun angle, everything looks that much more beautiful.

However, this year, about a quarter way in it turned unseasonably cooler with many wet days. Fall arrived early it seemed. Thankfully it's warmed up lately, the sun has come back to finish up the month.
With the arrival of cooler temps, it was time to think about the rigs heating system. In the spring I had bought a new True North space heater from a company called Caframo. I like that it has multiple wattages 600, 900 and 1500 plus dual fan speeds.

However, once we started using it, we found its manually adjustable thermostat didn't work that well, especially on the lower wattages. To solve the problem I picked up a wireless thermostat. Now we can place the thermostat where we are sleeping and can adjust the temperature without getting out of bed. So far it's worked out well.
Another rainy day mod I made was to install a foam filter on the RV's gas furnace cold air return. Hopefully, it will trap a certain little furry person's hair and keep it from blowing around the rig.
The big job this month was replacing my trailer's brakes and wheel bearings and repacking them with grease. Usually, I've farmed this task out to our Keystone dealer, but I figured it was about time for me to learn how to do it myself. It gave me something to do during the cloudy, gray days.

I learned a ton about the axle hub and electric brake mechanics and saved a few bucks. I also feel confident now I may be able to repair a failure on the road or at least diagnose what's gone wrong.
Anne and I enjoyed two spectacular day trips away from the RV this month. One aboard her boat Snoopy where we were lucky enough to view a pod of Orcas and one massive sea lion. The other trip saw us drive down and explored the coastline south of Campbell River including beautiful Miracle Beach.

Truck Update

Big Blue Two has been doing a lot of traveling by rail this month. I've been getting text updates on my phone with reported locations along the way. He has visited Kansas, Indiana, Ontario, Saskatchewan and the latest was Winterburn, Alberta. Getting real close now. By the next newsletter, we should have it! :)

Recent Posts on "Love Your RV!"

Installing New Trailer Bearings and Brakes

Our Visit to Gorgeous Miracle Beach

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RV Heating Upgrades – Furnace Filter & Thermostat

Temp Repair Patch to Our Disintegrating RV Awning

Afternoon Boat Cruise – Orca Sightings!


Recent Videos

Checking my Keystone Trailer Brakes and Wheel Bearings

Replacing Trailer Bearings and Brakes - Part 1

Replacing Trailer Bearings and Brakes - Part 2 

Exploring Beautiful Miracle Beach on Vancouver Island, BC

Orcas in Discovery Passage near Campbell River BC

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RV Heating Upgrades

Worn & Damaged RV Awning Fabric - Temp Repair

Afternoon Boat Cruise - Orca Sightings!
Image of the Month
Flashbulb of a sunny break during a stormy day on the estuary
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I've found this website useful over the years for ordering auto parts online. They have a great selection, decent pricing and no hassle shipping to Canada.

Handy for sourcing parts you usually don't find in your typical local big box auto store. I recently ordered my Timken brand bearings, races, and seals through them.
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RVing Tip of the Month

Quick little safety mod. I added some white reflective strips to the RVs entrance steps for better visibility at night.

With darkness coming earlier and earlier now I thought I'd do a small mod to the RV entrance steps. Our steps are black with brown anti-skid pads on them. Therefore they are difficult to see in the darkness, especially if parked on black parking lot pavement.

While examining the stairs, I saw the middle of each step has an indentation. I took a strip of white reflective tape and using a utility knife, and a metal ruler cut thin strips off, just wide enough to mount into the gap.

It worked out well. Now the steps are easier to see in the dark, and the strips glow when any light hits them.
RVing Funny of the Month

Thanks for taking time out of your day to read my ramblings and watch the videos. Happy RVing.

Cheers Ray -

“Some beautiful paths can't be discovered without getting lost.”
- Erol Ozan

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