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!
Check out the long list of great RVing-related websites from RVtravel.com.
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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Camping World in Chattanooga, Tennessee hooked us up with a Good Sam’s group to teach us how to use our trailer and was our first RV experience, they signed us up to RV Travel, and Ralph took us out on the road to show us how to back up and take corners. Truly, this Camping World location sits at the top of the pile.
I believe I found out about RV Travel thru the bookstore and freecampgrounds around 2000 -2002!! Have be reading ever since and sharing ever since!! Thanks!!
I learned about your website at RVSEF safety school at Elizabethtown Kentucky. Wonderful week of education with every aspect of rv maintenance, electrical safety,full timing, what to look for in purchasing an rv. Too many classes to list along with driving school if desired. My husband and I split the courses and would like to return again someday to learn more and refresh.
In the pre-online days I used to check out Trailer Life magazine from the library after purchasing our first Apache tent trailer for $50 in 1987. I heard about rvtravel (.com) later, in the email only days, from an article and resulting reader comments in that magazine. Sometimes the issues get stacked up in my inbox, but I always read each one!
My wife was the first to find you… can’t remember exactly how. We’ve been avid readers and members ever since.
“Avid” is good! Thank you both very much! 😀 —Diane at RVtravel.com
I heard about this website from the RV Show USA Youtube Stream.
Found you folks back in 2006 +/-. Can’t remember how. Very glad we did. Have promoted you heavily everywhere we go. Full Time since May 9, 2006. Still find lots of new/useful info through your Newsletter(s). Great Job to all involved! Keep it up!
Thank you so much for your kind words, loyalty, and promotion of us, Richard! We certainly appreciate you! 😀 —Diane at RVtravel.com
2 pieces of inexpensive vinyl eavestrough cut at convenient length (they friction fit together and slide to whatever length you need) make a dandy waste hose support and can be supported easily by whatever debris that is around . —
Garry retired full timer Winnipeg ,Canada
re: the poll I responded Other, It was so long ago, RV’ing wasn’t thought of as a lifestyle, but a fun way to go. Even after fuel prices skyrocketed after the 1st oil embargo I hung on to my lil 20 1/2 foot class C. I have a large family then and it fit the bill.
I used a length of plastic gutter for mine, sewer line fits rite in you won’t have to split it you can cut it in different lengths if you want , you can wrap small bungee cords around it to hold it together , very inexpensive and easy, sometimes you can get damaged pcs at home depot for half price
I knew about camping from my youthful days at our local YMCA and being aCub Scout. I did the tent thing a few times as a teen. In the military we had a few tent set up’s and stays but most of the time was in a barrack building. When I separated from the US Military I went into the Federal Service of the US Areas / US Custom Service. We had to use a few RV’s on Border Operations as there was not many quality places to stay so when we had a schedule Special Operation we could figure in a few RV’s for living quarters.
I did not jump in until after I retired and finally purchased a Class A RUV in 2018. The up side was we got a fantastic deal on the price of purchase and the down side was a dealership ( who advertises on this site who took 14 months to accomplish warranty corrective issues. I’m glad I had the NY State Attorney General on my side as if I did not the issues would likely still not be corrected!
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I don’t remember where I learned about it!
I found it online back in 2011 and have been a member supporter ever since do like the articles .keep up the great work
I have no idea how I heard about it.
I learned about RVTravel when I bought a howto book about RV repair from the RVTravel bookstore many years ago, been reading and enjoying this website ever since.
I learned about RVTravel at the 10th Montana Rally in Goshen, Indiana. I believe Chuck was there handing out literature. Well, I picked up some literature and have been hooked ever since.
Ever since my divorce, I’ve been concerned about being homeless. Once I got my fiver, I don’t worry about that anymore. The fiver also made it easier to move from PA to NC when it was time for my lung surgery. God is taking care of me.
Oh, you mean how I learned about RV Travel. DUH. I honestly don’t remember. Probably via the internet. I guess God isn’t minding my poor reading skills!
John Holod told us about RVTravel years ago while talking to him at the Chicago RV & Camping Show.
I have been reading/following RV Travel since we got our first TT somewhere back in the early 90’s. so don’t remember how I heard about this great site. We are now on our 5th RV.
I think I saw something about this great website in an issue of TrailerLife magazine that we got with our Good Sam membership. Been reading ever since. That’s been 6 years ago!