RV Tips & More

We at Dixie Storage have gathered some RV tips that we hope might be of some value to you. We will continue to add to this page, so please check back with us periodically.  In fact, we would welcome any RV tips, recipes or general information you would like to share with us, so that we could add them to this page.  Please go to our Contact Us page and submit your RV tips there.  Happy motoring!

RV Tips:

To clean bugs from the front of your motor home, simply wipe with a wet dryer sheet.  Bugs come off easily.
Solar garden lights work great as night lights.  Charge by day in sun – bring in at night
Orange Glo works great for cleaning your RV, camper or boat.  Leaves a great shine also.  Just spray on and then wipe off with warm water.
If you crack open a back window of your recreational vehicle, the cool air from the dash will move back, rather than the hot air moving forward.  Thus keeping the driver and passenger cooler.
To keep bugs out of your motor home – put moth balls in zip lock plastic containers that have small holes in them.  Set the containers in the bays.
You can place trays of charcoal around your RV during the storage months, this will aid in the removal of unwanted odors or any from developing.  Be sure to open cabinets, closets or storage compartments.
Zip lock storage bags work great for storing all kinds of food stuffs.  No added weight and easy disposal.  Easy to see how much is remaining.
Small plastic bins (the kind sometime given to hospital patients) fit perfectly in RV sinks.  There is still room along the side of basin to pour liquids down the drain.  Helps protect the few dirty dishes left in sink while traveling.  Can be stored under the sink and hold sponge, dish soap, plastic bags, etc. when not is use.

Here are a few tried and true recipes – Enjoy….

Easy BBQ Pork Chops

8 boneless pork loin chops
1 envelope barbecue coating mix
1/2 cup dill relish (optional)
Preheat oven to 350°F. Dip pork chops into a bowl of cool water. Empty the coating mix into a plastic bag. Add pork chops, two at a time & shake to coat. Arrange the chops in a 9x13 baking pan lined with foil. If you have any remaining mixture, sprinkle over the top of the chops in the pan. Cover and bake about 25 minutes. Not necessary to turn.  Pan drippings can be spooned over before serving. Serve pork with relish, if so desired.

Crock Pot Kidney Beans
   2 large cans Kidney Beans (partially drained)
   1 large onion – cut into sixths
   4 TBL dark brown sugar
   1 C butter or margarine
   1 tsp yellow mustard
Put all ingredients into a crock pot and cook for six hours, stirring well occasionally.  Onions should be well cooked and beans reasonably thick.  You may have to take off lid and let juices cook off.

Sherried Mushroom Chicken
    8 oz sliced fresh mushrooms                       ¼ tsp thyme
    ¼ C butter                                                    2 C cooking Sherry
    4 large skinless chicken breasts                 ¼ C water
    1 tsp salt                                                       1 tbsp cornstarch
    1/8 tsp pepper                                               ¼ C sliced green onion
    ½ tsp paprika

Lightly brown mushrooms in 2 teaspoons butter.  Remove from pan & set aside.  Brown chicken in remaining butter.  Add sherry and spices.  Cover and simmer 30 minutes.  Blend water with cornstarch and stir into pan liquid.  Cook and stir until thickened.  Add mushrooms and onions.  Heat thoroughly.
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