Issue 1060 • March 4, 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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Make your own STRONG sewer hose support
Step 1: Using a circular saw, cut a 5-foot section of 4″ PVC in half, lengthwise.
Step 2: Drill holes every three inches in the bottom of both pipe halves.
Once that was finished, I lined one pipe half on top of the other pipe half and then slid the top half to the desired length. I used clevis pins to connect the two halves together. The pins go through the holes in both halves, and then you use a cotter pin to secure each clevis pin in place. Having holes every three inches allows The more overlap of the two pipe halves, the more support the unit will have. From thetouringcamper.com, where you can get more detail and photos.
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MORE QUICK TIPS
You know you’re a boondocker when . . .
Your laundry consists of mostly underwear and socks. Personally, I own three dozen pairs of socks and an equal pair of skivvies! To many, that may be overkill … but then again, they’re not boondocking. I like certain places to be clean and dry. No need to further elaborate. —From alwaysonliberty.com
Don’t bust your “batwing”!
One of the most common repairs for RVs is a damaged TV antenna. Whenever your TV antenna is up, hang your keys for the RV (motorized) or the tow vehicle (for trailers) on the antenna crank handle. This way it is impossible to leave without realizing the antenna is up. Tip from Mark Polk, RV Education 101.
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WEBSITE OF THE DAY
Trusted Housesitters allows you to stay in someone’s house while they’re gone on vacation (or maybe they have RV parking for your rig) and watch their pets. You won’t make any money for this, but you’ll get a full sized bathtub, a few good walks with Fido, and a new neighborhood to explore. It’s a great way to see the world!
Pan liners protect kitchenware while driving
These 9 pot protectors come in three sizes and are perfect for placing between pots, pans, plates and bowls while driving down the road. Nobody likes arriving at the campsite to find broken or scratched kitchenware! Learn more or order.
LEAVE HERE WITH A LAUGH
A married couple is driving down the highway going 55 mph. The wife looks over at her husband and tells him she wants a divorce.
He says nothing but speeds up to 60 mph. Since he is taking the news so well, she decides to tell him that she has been having an affair with his best friend and adds, “He’s a better lover than you.” He speeds up to 70 mph.
“I want the house as well.”
“I’m taking the kids.”
“I want the bank account and all the credit cards.”
“You’re taking this so well,” she exclaims. “Isn’t there anything you want?”
“I’ve got all I need,” he replies.
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RV Daily Tips Staff
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