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        Tips on Surviving The Blazing Summer Heat While RVing

        Tips on Surviving The Blazing Summer Heat While RVing

         


        When reminiscing about summer, many RVers think of long days spent exploring new places, camping at bucket list destinations, and warm nights spent sitting around the campfire. However, it’s hard to look forward to the good times without also dreading how stuffy and uncomfortable RV trips can be in the summer months. 


        In this blog, we’ll go over some of the most effective ways to not only survive, but thrive, as an RVer during the summer. 



        1. Bring Refreshing Food

        The infamous saying “You are what you eat” applies even more so in the summer. Stay away from heavy and greasy foods and instead, bring refreshing and light dishes that will help you combat the heat. Large portions of heavy meals will be harder for your body to digest, putting your body under more work than it needs. Some ideas of light dishes you can bring along are:


        • Pasta Salad
        • Sushi 
        • Fresh veggies and fruit
        • Sandwiches/Wraps
        • Greek Salad



         

        2. Keep Windows Closed 

        Keeping windows closed when it’s hot may seem counterintuitive, but it actually helps keep the heat out of your RV. If you want to take it a step further, also close the curtains or blinds. It is especially important that you remember to do this when you are away from your RV during the day, so that when you’re back, you’re not coming home to a sauna. 



        3. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate! 

        This may sound like a given, but keeping hydrated is a key component to surviving the heat. If you have a hard time drinking enough water, try adding in some flavor drops


        TIP: Purchase an insulated water bottle to bring along on your trip that will keep your liquids cold. This water bottle keeps cold for up to 48 hrs!

         

         

        4. Reflective Insulation 

        Another recommendation we have is to bring a roll of reflective insulation to put on your windshield while you’re away from your RV. If your windows don’t have blinds or curtains, this is a great alternative to use to block the heat.


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        5. Go Where the Shade Is 

        Perhaps the most effective way to combat the heat is to simply seek out shade as much as you can. When choosing a parking spot, try to pick out shaded spot. If you find a good shaded spot but it is on unlevel ground, do not fret! Lynx Levelers to the rescue! 

         

         

        6. Snap Shades

        We’ve given a few suggestions already on how to prevent heat from coming into your RV that involve keeping windows covered. These are only viable solutions when you are away from your RV since the view would be blocked. 


        If you are looking for something to block the heat while you are in your RV, we suggest purchasing some EZ RV Snap Shades. These shades are described as “thermo-weave™ mesh [that] block up to 90% of the sun’s heat & damaging UV rays, without blocking your view”. Although the EZ Snap Shades have a hefty price tag, they are a good investment for those who travel in their RV often during the summer. 

         

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        7. Cooling Towels

        Cooling towels are very handy to keep around during the hot summer days. They are extremely effective at keeping you cool while being light-weight and easy to use.

         

         

        8. Awning

        If your RV already comes with an awning, make sure to make good use of it during the summer. If your RV does not have an awning, it might be a good idea to invest in one. Awnings are not only a good way to create shade, but it’s also useful if you want to sit outside when it’s raining.

         

         

        9. Cooling Car Seat

        Everyone is familiar with heating car seats, but have you ever heard of cooling car seats? This cooling cushion is convenient and easy to set up, making it the perfect way to combat the heat this summer!



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        10. Pet Cooling Mat

        We couldn't make this blog without mentioning our beloved pets because, as much as we suffer in the heat, our fur friends tend to suffer even more. If you are traveling with your pets this summer, consider purchasing a pet cooling mat that you can put inside your RV. This should alleviate some of your pet’s discomfort. 



         

        We hope that these tips will help you combat the heat this summer so that you can enjoy your RV trip even more. If you have any more tips, tricks, or advice, please share it in the comments!

        The Lynx Boat Trailer Pack: Everything You Need to Drain, Store and Stabilize Your Boat & Trailer!

        Lynx Boat Trailer Pack with Image of a boat being leveled by Lynx Levelers

         

        Days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer. You know what that means… Summer is just around the corner! 


        For many of you, this also means that it's finally time to take out your boat. There are many important steps that you should take in order to properly care for your boat. As a current or soon-to-be boat owner, you’re likely aware that a boat should be drained after every use. Not only that, it should also be safely stored and stabilized. Below, we’ve explained how the Lynx Boat Trailer Pack will help you complete these steps quickly, easily, and most importantly– safely. 

         

         Lynx Boat Trailer Pack

         

         

        1. Securing Your Tongue Jack

        It is important that you properly store your boat after every use, for both short-term or long-term storage. The Lynx Boat Trailer pack makes securing your boat hassle-free, and it is also safer than using unreliable wood or rocks that may crack under pressure. 


        To safely secure your tongue jack, simply place the wheel or post inside the well of the Chock ‘R Dock. For added height, you can interlock up to 4 Lynx Levelers under the chock. 

         

        Lynx Boat Trailer Pack

         

         

        2. Draining Your Boat

        There are numerous reasons why it’s important to drain your boat after every use, the main ones being: 


        • It helps prevent mold from growing
        • It rids your boat of any aquatic invasive species that could be spread to other bodies of water
        • It prevents damage that could be caused by the water expanding when it freezes in the winter

         

        To drain your boat, you will actually need to unlevel it. Ironically, our levelers can help with that! The Lynx Boat Trailer Pack makes this a quick and simple process. Use one of your chocks to secure at least one wheel while draining. If unleveling front to back, place your other chock underneath your wheel or post. If unleveling side to side, place your Lynx Levelers and Lynx Cap underneath the wheels, on the opposite side of the drain.

        PRO TIP: You may want to place a bucket underneath the spout to catch any unwanted debris. 


        Front of a boat being secured by the Lynx Chock 'R Dock


        3. Securing Your Wheels

        Another step to ensure that your boat trailer is properly stored is securing the wheels. If the front of your boat trailer is level or tilting downhill, position the Lynx Chock 'R Dock under the front of the wheel. If the front of your boat trailer is tilting uphill, position the Lynx Chock 'R Dock under the back of the wheel.



        Lynx Plug Holder

        Additionally, the Lynx Boat Trailer pack comes with the Lynx Stay Put Plug Holder-- a user-friendly, heavy duty plug that keeps connections clean and off the ground. To use it, simply place the plug holder where you want to install it, mark the holes for position, use a drill to create a pilot hole, and screw the plug holder into place. 


        Lynx Stay Put Plug Holder

         

        Easy to Clean 

        Another perk of using Lynx Products is that their porous interior makes them easy to clean and won’t retain any moisture or dirt, unlike wood or rocks.  



        If you are looking for a way to safely and efficiently drain, store and secure your boat, you’ve come to the right place! The Lynx Boat Trailer pack is everything you need to care for your boat trailer conveniently bundled into one package.

        Tips & Tricks for Bringing Pets Along on Your RVing Adventures

        Tips & Tricks for Bringing Pets Along on Your RVing Adventures

        Bringing your fur friends on your RVing trips sounds like a great idea, but before setting off on the road, you must first ensure that you create an optimal pet environment on your rig. In this blog, we will go over twelve tips and tricks for devising a pet-friendly space in your RV. 

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