Issue 1039 • January 24, 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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Don’t use wheel chocks as speed bumps
Ray over at loveyourrv.com set out a list of “dumb things” he’s done. Here’s one many of us can relate to – and a suggestion to stop it. “I have a mental chock block. This became comical. I must have run over our first set of chocks five to six times and eventually lost one. With one squashed chock left, I sheepishly had to head to the RV parts store and buy a couple more. Next time out I ran over them! Finally I came up with a system that works for me. I use the two new chocks to secure the trailer then place the squashed one on the dash board. Hey, whatever works?”
Include metric when measuring your RV’s height
After reading an earlier tip recommending all RVers know the height of their rig, reader Bill Lampkin added this sage advice: “Make sure to note the height you measured in feet and inches (USA) AND in meters (Canada, Mexico). To convert feet to meters multiply by 0.3048. You only have to calculate this number once if you post it on your windshield. If you see a sign in Canada that says 3.8 meters, you might be in trouble if your rig is 13’ or taller! (13’ is 3.96m).” Thanks, Bill, for the “double” long and short of it!
Even though it isn’t beach season yet, many RVers head to warmer, sunnier places during the winter. Make aloe vera ice cubes for quickly relieving sunburn pain. Keep them in your freezer, bring a few in a cooler to the beach or in the car on your day trip. Read more about them here.
2019 guide to Firearm Laws now available
If you travel with a firearm, you need this to avoid breaking state laws. This details the firearm laws of all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, and how to prepare, carry, and transport your weapons. What’s legal in one state may be a felony in another! Essential for RVers who cross state lines. Learn more or order.
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No room for shower goop? Hang it all!
Seems like there’s just too many things to take in the shower. Shampoo, conditioner, liquid body lotions, notions and potions. Where do you put it all when you trek off to the campground shower, or even in your own rig if space is at a premium? Here’s one possibility, a portable shower lanyard. Hangs around your neck or the showerhead. Teeny bottles have pre-printed labels to help ID what’s inside, and special thick-layered caps prevent goop leakage. You can buy a four-pack here.
Add extra battery capacity to your RV
This will allow you to go farther off the grid to those hard to get to spots, for longer periods of time.
–From RV Living Full Time: 100+ Amazing Tips, Secrets, Hacks & Resources to Motorhome Living
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WEBSITE OF THE DAY
If you like coupons, well, really if you just like a good deal, you should follow The Krazy Coupon Lady’s site (she has two million followers, if that tells you anything about her expertise). She gives you every great deal currently going on, from grocery stores, clothing places, and shopping malls … you name it, she’s got a deal for you.
LEAVE HERE WITH A LAUGH
I went to a job interview at IKEA today. When I got there, the interviewer said, “Welcome! Come in and make a seat.”
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