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The Old Soul, the Inspector and me – RV Hot Skin condition

“You’re the one that I want” by Olivia Newton-John

“I got chills they’re multiplying and I’m losing control cause the power you’re suppling it’s ELECTRIFYING.”

First, I must say “I have had enough of this foolishness”. Did you ever say that to one of your kids? One of the things I do every day while drinking my coffee is to check out Facebook groups that I am a member of. One of the groups I check out is a RV interior design group.

Three times this week someone has said something about attaching things to the wall of their RV and each time I have replied and explained about the “RV Hot Skin” condition. You know, when you put a hole in the wall of your RV using a nail or screw and hit a wire or metal and electrify your house. I say, “Don’t put holes in the walls”. ALWAYS use command strips, hangers or other adhesive hangers.

So here I am sitting outside waiting for the day to come alive, drinking my coffee and waiting for the sun to come up. By the way if you don’t know, this is the most amazing time of day. Watching the darkness and then it turns grey and then it will get cold and the sun will start to peek out.

Anyway, I’m scanning through Facebook posts and there it is again! Someone wants to know what to use to hang pictures with. So, I respond and explain the whole Hot Skin issue and I feel like I’m talking to my kids. I’m thinking “I have had enough”. Folks need to understand that a RV Hot Skin condition can Kill You.

So, let’s look at RVing. We are living in a Recreational vehicle and they are built to take you camping, to travel down the road, to give you something besides a tent to enjoy this country of ours. I have not found any magazines about RVing that include ‘RV Beautiful” or “RV Home & Gardens.” But there are several magazines about being on the road, traveling around, being at the beach or in the woods.

I use command strips and hangers to hang things on our motorhome walls. I buy them at Dollar Tree or Family Dollar as they are a little cheaper in price at these stores. And they do the job. My pictures have traveled through the mountains, down I-75 through Atlanta, on the rough roads in Michigan and they all stay right where I hung them.

The Facebook post that got to me today was when someone said, “don’t use command strips, they don’t work”. That’s why you are getting an earful today.

My RV will never be “Magazine Beautiful”. I don’t have all the cute “Camper “materials and Knick knacks. It is made to travel down the road and to see the country.

I have a standard kit and/or process. I use anti slip shelf liner on all my counter tops as they hold things in place and I have foam packing sleeves for the dishes. And I use command strips.

So please join me on my campaign to rid the RV world of “HOT SKIN” conditions before someone ends up being ELECTROFIED.

And thanks for listening to my rant.

As always on to our next adventure,