Issue 1028 • January 7, 2019
Welcome to another fabulous edition of RV Travel’s Daily Tips newsletter. Here, you’ll find helpful RV-related, and small-space living, tips from the pros, travel advice, a handy website of the day, our favorite RVing-related products and, of course, a good laugh. Thanks for joining us. We appreciate your readership.
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Need a place to put your BIG flashlight? A poster called DakotaCamper put this idea up on rv.net’s forum. “Its just an inexpensive Attwood rod holder from Wally World. It’s mounted right by the back door so I can grab when we’re loading the camper. With a black bedliner and a black camper box, it’s hard to check the clearance between the wheel wells without the flashlight. It’s handy too when camping – very accessible when you need it.” Read it here.
Use the space over your head for storage
Instagram user rvideas posted this one: “So smart – this RV owner installed a wire closet shelf above her bed and added collapsible storage bins.”
Get inspired for 2019
- National Geographic’s Guide to Scenic Highways & Byways
- Road Food: An Eater’s Guide to More Than 1,000 of the Best Local Hotspots and Hidden Gems Across America
- 50 States 5,000 Ideas
- 2019 Rand McNally Large Scale Road Atlas
- The Good Sam RV Travel & Savings Guide
- Moon USA National Parks: The Complete Guide to All 59 Parks
- 1,000 Places to See in the U.S. & Canada Before You Die
- Off the Beaten Path: A Travel Guide to More Than 1,000 Scenic and Interesting Places Still Uncrowded and Inviting
MORE QUICK TIPS
Another bunkhouse mod
Blogger Jen and her family travel in a 34-foot fifth wheel. Two young boys make up part of the contingent, and to accommodate them, she’s undertaken a remodel project in the bunkhouse portion of the fiver. Where there used to be double-stacked bunks, side by side across the rig, Jen removed the lower futon-style bunk from each, and turned the reclaimed area into storage units. Here’s a photo of one side of the bunkroom. Learn more about Jenn’s travels and ideas here.
Shake down your black tank
Because of the buildup of solid waste, I always put at least 10 gallons of water into my black water tank before I hit the road. This water will “slosh” around in the tank as I drive down the road beating against any solids that may be in the tank making them ready to be drained when I get to my next stop. It’s just another way to break these solids down and keeping my Black Water tank as empty of such buildup as possible. Prep the empty tank with water: Always prep your black water tank with at least 2-3 gallons of water after it is emptied, along with the necessary chemicals. You do this for two reasons: 1- you need this much water to mix with the odor control chemicals in your tanks, and 2- because these diluted chemicals will help the necessary bacteria start working and breaking down the sewage solids in your tank. –From The Ultimate RV Owners Reference.
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WEBSITE OF THE DAY
Okay, so these aren’t exactly your tame American road trips, but hey, a trip to Ireland doesn’t sound too shabby. Nat Geo tells you why 2019 is a great time to visit these amazing places and gives you the resources to book a trip! Fulfill that wanderlust, and get out there!
If an item costs $20 at Walmart or $23 at your neighborhood store, where will you likely buy it? Vote here.
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