Issue 1007 • November 26, 2018
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NOTE FROM EDITOR
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Did you miss the last Saturday’s RV Travel Newsletter? If so, read it here.
Google before you go
Do a Google map/satellite search of an RV park where you plan to spend a night. You will get a good idea of its terrain, surrounding lands, roads in the area, and if railroad tracks are close by (too often the case, which can mean noisy, sleepless nights). Here is an excellent video presentation of how to use Google Search to find prime Boondocking Spots.
Awning in the rain?
If you must roll up your awning when rain threatens (as opposed to putting a big slant on it to let the rain roll off), be sure to roll it out to dry as soon as possible. Rolled up awnings, when wet, are a great place to grow a crop of mold and mildew.
Traveling in Your RV this Holiday? You need to read this…
Don’t let a minor repair spoil your holiday travels. Road & Home™’s full line of RV repair and replacement parts are available in the plumbing section of Lowe’s stores nationwide. Head to the nearest Lowe’s today, or shop online, and take care of fixes without slowing down.
MORE QUICK TIPS
Every state has laws that require any towed vehicle and/or trailer exceeding a specified weight to have its own braking system. The brakes on your motorhome or tow vehicle were designed to stop it, not the additional weight you are towing behind it. Anything you are towing should have a supplementary brake system. Tip from Mark Polk, RV Education 101.
Don’t stuff that drain line too far!
Many RV parks require an air-tight seal around your sewer hose when connecting to the site’s sewer port. If not, don’t be tempted to shove your sewer hose as far down the hole as you can – it can impede the flow of sewage down the mainline. If you don’t have a hose that forms a seal with the sewer’s port, you should have a sewer donut along (no you don’t eat it!).
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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.
WEBSITE OF THE DAY
We know you prefer your RV, but sometimes you just can’t avoid flying. Flio is the best airport app out there. Find information about airports, including the basics like departure times and gates, get restaurant recommendations and coupons (it’s worth it just for the coupons, honestly), find Wi-Fi information, lounge areas, and even remember where you parked your car. Visit website.
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Did you know?
Thanksgiving is the reason for TV dinners! In 1953, Swanson had so much extra turkey (260 tons) left over that a salesman told them they should package it onto aluminum trays with other sides like sweet potatoes — and bam! The first TV dinner was born.
Thanks to 1950sUnlimited for the photo!
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RV Daily Tips Staff
Editor and Publisher: Chuck Woodbury. Managing editor: Diane McGovern. Staff writer: Emily Woodbury. Contributing writers: Russ De Maris, Bob Difley, Gary Bunzer, Roger Marble, Mike Sokol, Greg Illes, J.M. Montigel and Andrew Robinson. Advertising coordinator: Gail Meyring. Marketing director: Jessica Sarvis. IT wrangler: Kim Christiansen.
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