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Regarding keys.... We have discovered that Jayco keys are unlike any other, and its difficult to get the door key copied as the locksmith or key-cutting shops dont have a suitable blank. You must have an original key to cut it from or you have no hope.
Therefore we would suggest that you put away an original set just in case, and/or have a couple of copies made.

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For all those things like water hose, power cable ,drainage hose and many other things we use Adjusta-Ties which are like an electricians cable tie but they are re-usable over and over they are made by Moss and come in a variety of sizes you can look them up on the web at www.mossproducts.com.au, we bought ours at bunnings but have seen them at some nurseries.
When the main awning support bracket on the van broke we were able to use them to hold the arm till we could get to repairs, very versatile and cheap


We used velcro strips to tie most things up. At spotlight & shops like that you can buy small rolls of the stuff then you just cut off the length you want and it sticks to itself. Also it's easily found on eBay for people that buy from there.

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Clark Rubber have the double side velcro in different sizes. I also use for all hoses and cables as well as some around the awning legs to help hold them together while travelling.

Buy by the meter and then use where required.

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beiffe wrote:

Clark Rubber have the double side velcro in different sizes. I also use for all hoses and cables as well as some around the awning legs to help hold them together while travelling.

Buy by the meter and then use where required.

Regards
Brian


 Wish I knew Clarke Rubber sold it when we were travelling as we couldn't always find a Spotlight & eBay shopping can be a pain for delivery when on the road

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Thanks for that 03troopy they are the ones I just dont know how to add picture to the post. If you want a longer length you can join two or more together and they work just as well.smile



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I just posted this info in the Pets thread and thought it might also be appropriate to post in here as it also applies to we humans as well.

 

 For tick removal, you cannot go past a Tick Twister for both human and pet.

 

http://www.ticktwister.com/



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One of the better less toxic insect repellants I have have used is a homemade mix of 100ml skin so soft bath oil (Avon) 20 drops pure tea tree oil and 20 drops pure citronella oil, I don't mesure exactly myself so if it's not strong enough adjust to your liking but it works well and smells great - you do not need to smear it on heavily either. I put it in a little vaporiser bottle but you can rub it on by hand too. enjoy the great outdoors

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My rubbish bin. 

I used to have it attached to a pole with my CT but now I have the other attachement that also comes with it permanently attached to the side of my van.

You can buy Croc Bins in most camping stores and possibly online as well.



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  •   so simple why did n't i think of that !


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Our rubbish bin is attached to the rear spare tyre of the van. Readily available such that sometimes we clean up the area where we have our smoko beside the road (holds a lot of stubbies/cans). http://www.infrontcampinggear.com.au/category37_1.htm
We line it with plastic garbage bags that are stored in a pocket on the bag.

In the van we have a small plastic flip lid container that that sits on the sink and is lined with the plastic bags you get when purchasing fruit and veg.



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In the van we have a small plastic flip lid container that that sits on the sink and is lined with the plastic bags you get when purchasing fruit and veg.


 We have one of those too, and its the ideal place to pack the electric kettle/jug when travelling.



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I had pictures to go with these tips but they would not copy

Hull strawberries easily using a straw.

Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture will disguise dings and scrapes.

Remove crayon masterpieces from your TV or computer screen with WD40.

Stop cut apples browning in your childrens lunch box by securing with a rubber band.

Overhaul your linen cupboard, store bed linen sets inside one of their own pillowcases and there will be no more hunting through piles for a match.

Pump up the volume by placing your iPhone & iPod in a bowl. The concave shape amplifies the music.

Re-use a wet-wipes container to store plastic bags.

Add this item to your beach bag. Baby powder gets sand off your skin easily, who knew?!

Attach a Velcro strip to the wall to store soft toys.

Use wire to make a space to store gift wrap rolls against the ceiling, rather than cluttering up the floor.

Find tiny lost items like earrings by putting a stocking over the vacuum hose.

Make an instant cupcake carrier by cutting crosses into a box lid.

Forever losing your bathroom essentials? Use magnetic strips to store bobby pins, tweezers and clippers, behind a vanity door

Store shoes inside shower caps to stop dirty soles rubbing on your clothes. And you can find them in just about every hotel.

A muffin pan becomes a craft caddy. Magnets hold the plastic cups down to make them tip-resistant.

Bread tags make the perfect cord labels.

Bake cupcakes directly in ice-cream cones, so much more fun and easier for kids to eat.

Freeze Aloe Vera in ice-cube trays for soothing sunburn relief.

Create a window-box veggie patch using guttering.

Use egg cartons to separate and store your Christmas decoration







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I have 2 clothes lines under my awning, one I run from the D piece one end to a cleat the other.  This D is also used as an anchor point for the awning.

The second I run from a small stainless steel eye further down the awning arm to a second cleat the opposite end. 

Both lines are made from a marine cord and all items are marine grade including the snap fasteners.

The lines are extremely easy to use with the cleats....just thread the line through and pull, and it locks into place. 

Equally easy to release.....no offort on my part.



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Hi NeilandRaine,

I like your list of ideas, some good ones there I have noted. I should have read this earlier as I have only just finished 10 mins ago labeling 8 cables with sticky tape stuck to itself one end with cable name then wrapped around cable, if I get a chance I will change to bread tags, I have plenty of those, who would have thunk, you did though, good one.



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Thank you so much for these images Boroma, I have been thinking about what to do with our unit....this is excellent and a much better and smarter idea than I was thinking about doing.
cheers Sharon 
Boroma577 wrote:

I have 2 clothes lines under my awning, one I run from the D piece one end to a cleat the other.  This D is also used as an anchor point for the awning.




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I have two of these baskets fitted to the walls in my shower combo. 

This one above the basin and the second down towards the floor beside the toilet.



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Those baskets, or variations of them are great on the backs of cupboard doors for things like medications, also the under-sink paraphenalia.

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Not sure if this works but worth a try I guess. Got it in an email.



Tick removal
Ticks will soon be showing their heads.
Here is a good way to get them off you, your children, or your pets
Apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tick with the soap-soaked Cotton ball and swab it for a few seconds (15-20), the tick will come out on its own and be stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away.
This technique has worked every time I've used it (and that was frequently),
And it's much less traumatic for the patient and easier for me. Unless someone is allergic to soap, I can't see that this would be damaging in any way.


Please pass on. Everyone needs this helpful hint.


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What a great idea Val. Will keep that in mind for the future.
It should work on dogs too.

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Not sure if this works but worth a try I guess. Got it in an email.



Tick removal
Ticks will soon be showing their heads.
Here is a good way to get them off you, your children, or your pets
Apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tick with the soap-soaked Cotton ball and swab it for a few seconds (15-20), the tick will come out on its own and be stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away.
This technique has worked every time I've used it (and that was frequently),
And it's much less traumatic for the patient and easier for me. Unless someone is allergic to soap, I can't see that this would be damaging in any way.


Please pass on. Everyone needs this helpful hint.


 This is an old wives tale, a hoax as such.....see this link for details:

http://www.snopes.com/oldwives/tick.asp



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Thanks anyway Val!
I used to pull them out with a pair of narrow-pointed tweezers, and gritted teeth. Hated it. Have heard of several of these "the tick gets out by itself" theories, (kerosene, eucaluptus oil, lighted cigarette) not sure if any of them really work unfortunately.
At least with your dog he can wear a flea/tick collar, cant put those on kids, or ourselves, mores the pity.

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Hoax it might be but if it works just once for you, what's the harm



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Hoax it might be but if it works just once for you, what's the harm


 There is nothing to prove that it does work Ma and my concern would be someone relying on it and it not working....where does that leave them then??

I believe that it is a much better idea to have correct information, especially when there is your health or your pet's health at stake.

And PLEASE, anyone who finds that any info I post is incorrect, I implore you to please let me know so I can correct it.




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Point taken



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Point taken


 Thanks Ma....I'd hate to think that anyone took such a risk.



-- Edited by Boroma577 on Monday 9th of January 2012 03:22:49 PM

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Oh dear,  I didn't check it's validity. Thought it may be an easy way to get a tick out.




-- Edited by valnrob on Monday 9th of January 2012 08:55:03 PM

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It may have helped Val so it was worth posting mate. smile

One good thing to come of this one though, anyone who thought it did work now know it doesn't so it was great info either way. wink



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Yesterday I bought a small desk fan in Target Geelong. $9.00 This one plugs into a USB port. It says to plug into a pc, but I think I will be plugging it into my JumpStart thingee which has USB ports.. Fantastic buy.

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Sounds good to me Marj. Hope you are enjoying Geelong.

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Happywanderer wrote:

Yesterday I bought a small desk fan in Target Geelong. $9.00 This one plugs into a USB port. It says to plug into a pc, but I think I will be plugging it into my JumpStart thingee which has USB ports.. Fantastic buy.


 sounds good HW cheap too.



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