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Wednesday, October 7, 2020
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DID YOU MISS reading this morning’s RV Daily Tips Newsletter? Good stuff there.
I have a business that I’d like to take on the road, but I wonder about working space in my RV.
A lot of RVers operate a business from a motorhome or other RV, and seem to ﬁnd the space to do it. Some large RVs come equipped with computer desks, which are helpful. But most RVers do quite well using their dinettes as ofﬁce desks. It’s relatively easy these days for many people to work from the road. Cell phones, laptop computers and easy access to the Internet enables many RVers to work from wherever they are.
Do I need special vehicle insurance if I’m operating a business from my RV?
You may. Check with your insurance agent. Even monetizing videos you post to YouTube may be viewed by an insurance company as a business. Be very careful about getting this right if you plan to work from your RV on the road.
Cold weather camping tip
With Mark Polk
RV EDUCATION 101®
The first thing I do before a cold weather RV trip is, make sure the LP gas cylinders or LP gas tank is full, and the battery(s) is/are serviced and fully charged. The RV furnace will consume more LP gas and deplete the battery quicker than other appliances, so these simple preventive maintenance checks are essential.
ONLINE TRAINING COURSES BY MARK POLK
• RV Care & Maintenance E-book Course
Quick, disconnect the water
Remember to use a “quick disconnect” for your potable water hose connections at the coach to make this task easier to perform. It’s worth investing in a good quality brass fixture. Thanks to Ron Jones, AboutRVing.com.
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SECRET PHRASE: Georgia is the birthplace of miniature golf.
If you could tell someone new to RVing just one thing, what would it be?
From the editors: We asked our readers this question recently. Here is one response:
“Rent before buying.” —Michael Starks
Random RV Thought
When you do something really stupid with your RV, like banging it into a tree branch and making a dent or even a hole, don’t fret. Such misfortunes happen to all RVers sooner or later. Just get the damage repaired and get on with your life. Stuff happens.
Motion-sensor light ideal for drawers, closets and bedside tables
These small, motion-sensor portable LED lights are perfect to stick in your RV’s drawers, cabinets, bedside tables or closets. The rechargeable light automatically turns on when a drawer, cabinet or door is opened, lighting up the space you need to get into. They’re incredibly handy in an RV, where small places can be dim. Learn more or order this 2-pack.
“What’s the best modification you’ve made to your RV?”
From the editors: We asked our readers this question. Here is one response:
“Taking a nice warm shower was one of my best mods, but while boondocking you want to save water, so you shut off the showerhead while you soap up! Now turn the showerhead back on (OMG) the water is cold & you have to wait till it warms up again, so now you’ve wasted a lot of water.
“So I installed an Aqua View Showermiser. It’s awesome as it recirculates the warm water while you soap up (no wasted water). I did make a modification by adding a temperature gauge to it. This addition completely eliminates any water loss as it recirculates till you see the temperature you want – around 100 degrees!” —Dave Telenko
Editor: Here’s a link to Aqua View’s website.
• If you buy a defective RV and are unable to get it fixed or its warranty honored, here is where to turn for help.
• If you need an RV Lemon Law Lawyer, Ron Burdge is your man.
Read previous issues of Beginner’s Guide to RVing newsletters here.
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Publisher: Chuck Woodbury. Editors: Emily Woodbury, Diane McGovern.
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