RV Daily Tips Newsletter 1006

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Issue 1006 • November 15, 2018

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QUICK TIPS

Properly orient your LP regulator
LP gas regulators have a vent. If the regulator is mounted with the vent side up (yeah, it’s been known to happen), moisture is far more likely to make its way inside. Positioned with the vent down means you’re less likely to have regulator problems.

Another “Don’t forget to put down the antenna” fix
John Connaughton adds his two-bits to the idea of hanging your ignition key on the TV crank handle, to prevent “accidents” with an upright antenna while driving. “Hanging anything there is a hassle and gets in the way. Besides, we need our keys for other things. I found an almost-foolproof safeguard. I bought one of those Red TV Antenna Warning signs from Camping World. But instead of hanging it from the handle, my speedometer is in a great position, right above the steering wheel, to fit it in there and it blocks the entire MPH part of the instrument cluster. Don’t see how I could drive off with that there.” Thanks John!


Did you miss the latest RV Travel Newsletter? If so, read it here.


Camp free at farms and wineries
HURRY. JOIN NOW: A new annual membership is going up Jan. 1 from $49 to $79. As a Harvest Hosts member you can stay overnight free at more than 600 wineries, farms, breweries and other attractions! Beautiful locations. Learn more here.


Today’s brain teaser (answer below): A special offer allows you to get a free Popsicle if you exchange two Popsicle sticks for one Popsicle. Peter has 20 sticks. How many times can Peter get a free Popsicle?


MORE QUICK TIPS

Annual clean out
The more “stuff” you carry in your RV, the more fuel your motorhome or tow vehicle needs to haul it. Once a year, go through your drawers and cupboards and remove things you haven’t used in the last year.

How to use the NADA site for pricing data
The NADA website provides data for Consumers and for Dealers. The dealer section is only available to those with a paid membership and it does provide certain information not available on the Consumer section, such as Wholesale pricing, but it has the same basic pricing numbers as on the Consumer pages. In order to get to the appropriate place on the NADA website to look up actual values, you should do the following: On your PC, go to www.nadaguides.com. At the top of the page click on the product “RVs”. You will then be taken to the “RV Prices and Values” page. Click on “Start Here” [then follow the instructions]. —From The Ultimate RV Owners Reference.

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The cutest ornament we’ve ever seen…
Do we need to say more? This adorable little camp stove is the perfect addition to your, or a family or friend’s, Christmas tree this year. Makes the perfect gift for an RVer, camper, hiker, fisher…well, anyone! Learn more or order here (and see some other equally cute RV-related ornaments here.)

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WEBSITE OF THE DAY:

Photo by Ron Reiring, Flickr

Hidden and unusual things to do in New Mexico
Atlas Obscura (which we’re sure we’ve mentioned on here before) is a great source for all things bizarre. This list is specifically about New Mexico, but explore the website and you’ll find things to do in every state. 

Check out the long list of great RVing-related websites from RVtravel.com.



PRODUCT OF THE DAY: A night light that’s also a USB charger? We’ll take one….or three! 


Answer to today’s brain teaser: 19 times. Remember that he gets one Popsicle each time he exchanges two.


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Ian: What did Oliver Twist say on a camp-out?
Charles: I dunno.
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Pat

How does he get 19 popsicles?
20 will get him 10.
10 will get him 5.
5 will get him. 2 1/2
Total. 17 1/2

Joe G
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Joe G

Keep going, Pat. You’re almost there! ‘Stick’ with me!
5 will get him 2, + 1 extra stick. That makes 17.
Those 2 will get him 1. That makes 18.
That 1, plus the extra stick from the 5 will get him 1 more. That gives him a grand total of… 19!

Jeff
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Jeff

I had the same experience as Ron did at the NADA site.

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Sorry for the inconvenience, Jeff. I’ve just updated the Quick Tip, so you should be able to use it now. —Diane at RVtravel.com

PennyPA
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We have 2 very large, loud dogs that should prevent any “visitors-that-come-a’knocking” when we’re gone for a short walk. We also are very aware of who our neighbors are and of where we are camping.

Ron
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Ron

I went to nada.com and could not find “visit consumer site” nor anything related to RV’s.

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We apologize for the inconvenience, Ron. I’ve updated the Quick Tip. Just go to http://www.nadaguides.com and click on the RV option in the blue bar at the top. That takes you to the page for RV Prices and Values. Click on the “Start Here” button, and follow the step-by-step instructions. 😀 —Diane at RVtravel.com