THANK YOU, NANCY who joined my group of "Followers" today. I really appreciate the time you would give to read my blog and I hope it will entertain you, if not inform you about our RV lifestyle.
Here on the Central Coast of California it has rained hard most of the day. We finally got some sunshine and a clear sky around 2 pm, but it is raining again. This will pass in a day or two. In the meantime, I thought I'd write this quick little post since we aren't doing much of anything right now.
We keep a simple little device inside the motorhome that comes in handy from time to time. I have to admit, we did not come up with the idea, we read about it somewhere along the line over the past few years. I read so many online articles, newsletters, or magazines dealing with RV life I can't keep them all straight. I thought I'd share this little idea with you because that is what is so great about the RV community....the sharing of ideas and experiences.
Nothing can be worse (well, some things 'can' be) than getting your RV all settled in it's assigned campsite, getting it leveled out and then you realize you've parked just a tad too close to something that blocks the slide. If we aren't completely sure that our slide will extend fully, I reach just inside our motorhome door and pull out a yardstick. On the yardstick I've made a mark in 2 places. One mark is on the 30 inch line with a "D" for driver side slide out. The other mark is on the 26 inch line with a "P" for passenger side slide out. That is the depth of our 2 slide outs.
As I'm showing here at our Pismo Coast Village campsite, when we back the RV into it's space, I just take the marked yardstick outside and hold it out from the retracted slide to see if it will clear any utility pole, tree trunk, or anything else that could be in the way.
This little device has saved us some headaches...and a lot of bad words!....in the past few years. Maybe it can work for you, too.
Until next time.....so long for now!
8 hours ago