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RV Daily Tips Newsletter 1030

Issue 1030 • January 9, 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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Quiet that noisy water pump

Troubled by an annoying pump and rough water flow, member Mike fixed his right up: “I slightly relocated the pump and remounted it on a foam and plywood sandwich. This cuts down on transmitted noise. I also added a two gallon accumulator tank and flexible tubing which smooths out the flow, reduces how often the pump runs and quiets the system.” Here’s his post.

Towel hanger for outdoors

Need a place to hang towels (or other wet stuff) outside your rig? Here’s an idea from a user called ADK Camper. He took a couple of oversize suction cups from Harbor Freight, stuck them on the side of his rig, then fed an appropriate length of PVC pipe through them. Easily moved! See more on and for suction cups, check here.

Too much time on your hands? You could build something like this…

Alaskan Bill Guernsey has a solution to boredom. Invest 4,000 hours of your time in building an RV that will definitely stand out from the crowd. Growing up in the Cold War era, Bill based his design on that theme, complete with atomic symbols. Check out more pictures here.


On blown tires

Ted Jias wrote us with a thought from “them that’s been-there, done-that.” Here’s his advice: “The first thing I do before we leave our driveway is check the air pressure in our tires. Over the years we have had several blowouts, which I am sure most have had! Several of those were because of under-inflated tires.” Thanks, Ted, for the cautionary advice. And, might we add, a tale that endorses a tire pressure monitoring system!

Buy an Extend-A-Shower

In the majority of RV’s shower space is almost laughable. If you’ve got a curtain in your shower, then an extender will give you a good amount more room. I’m not a tiny man so this one was a must-have for my RV. (You can find one here.)
—From RV Living Full Time: 100+ Amazing Tips, Secrets, Hacks & Resources to Motorhome Living

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The best campgrounds & RV parks for fishing in the U.S.

NPS Photo / Neal Herbert

If you want to reserve a good fishing spot, start now at one of these campgrounds and RV parks. What’s better than catching a fish right next to the rig? Not a whole lot.

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


How comfortable are you being alone for a few days in a row? Tell us here.

Excited about this? Sewer we.
The Sidewinder RV Sewer Hose Support is the ultimate protection and support for your hose between the RV and dump station. Not only does it keep your hose off the ground, away from any sharp objects that may puncture or damage it, but it also keeps your hose at an angle, so there is increased, faster drainage. Easy to use and very lightweight, you’ll want to order one here.


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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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Diane M (@guest_38118)
4 years ago

I love my alone time, and my husband hates being alone for more than a couple of hours. We’ve had to do a lot of compromising in our 44 years of marriage!

Sue (@guest_38116)
4 years ago

Cute joke!

Roger Marble (@guest_38114)
4 years ago

In case you didn’t notice, the tire in the picture on Quick Tip about checking air pressure is a classic example of a Sidewall failure due to Run Low Flex. The tire had a leak but the owner did not know it because they were not running TPMS. The tire deflects so much that the sidewall flexes a lot with every revolution and in fact, with most non-steel sidewall tires the Polyester body cord actually melts right out of the tire sidewall when the cord reaches 450 to 490F. Steel sidewall tires are not immune as the steel fatigues just as a paper-clip fails when you flex one back and forth.

You can see this in the picture in the heading for my blog and in close-up in my post on Failed Tire Autopsy.

This is the primary failure mode that TPMS can warn about.

Snayte (@guest_38115)
4 years ago
Reply to  Roger Marble


What might cause the tire to crack and split between the treads? I never managed to get a blow out from this because it was caught while inspecting the tires when checking pressures one time even at the dump station. So I have been lucky.
They were always kept to the proper sidewall inflation and were at more two years old based on the date code on the tire.

Irv (@guest_38112)
4 years ago

The best tip on the forum page linked to by the water pump tip is:

“To remove slice the 3M tape off using monofilament line in a sawing action, then remove the tape residue with surface cleaner/prep.”

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