Issue 1063 • March 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.
If you shop at Amazon, would you use one of the links below to do your shopping? The link in the blue bar above also works. Thanks.
WiFi endoscope lets you peep where your eyes won’t go
Ever wondered what the inside of your black water tank looked like? Is that “tank blaster” really doing the job, or are there Klingons lurking on the insides of your tank? You can’t just eyeball the inside of the tank – or can you? With a flexible endoscope, you can run a tiny camera down for a “look around,” and get an eyeful of information on your tablet or phone. There are, no doubt, other places where you might want to “see” but the limitations of your old body just don’t permit it. It’s no stretch to envision peeping down in those dead spaces of your recliner or couch to find missing keys, remotes, small dogs, etc. Here’s a ‘scope you can pick up for less than $40 on Amazon.
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MORE QUICK TIPS
Stop losing those remotes!
Seems like anytime you have “entertainment” in your rig, you’ve got to have at least two, if not three or even more, remote controls. Blasted things are equipped with batteries, and like the Energizer Bunny, they keep on going – anywhere but where they should. So get a piece of double-stick Velcro-back tape and stick those critters where they belong – and stop having to go looking for them.
The pros of flat-towing
It just takes a minute to hook up the car for towing (plus a couple minutes of running the engine). We have a much better turn radius while flat towing versus the dolly. I’m not worried about our car falling off the tow dolly and smashing into someone. It’s less stressful knowing we have a Brake Buddy auxiliary braking system that will pump the brakes when we drive downhill and stop the car should it, for whatever reason, detach from the tow bar. Conclusion: Towing flat behind the RV is our clear winner because we can’t think of any cons. —From Beginner’s Guide to Living in an RV: Everything I Wish I Knew Before Full-Time RVing Across America
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WEBSITE OF THE DAY
This article from Fodor’s Travel shows the 25 best campgrounds in America’s National Parks. We’d like to set up shop (er, the RV) at Lower Pines Campgrounds – looks beautiful!
New & interesting finds on Amazon
See what really cool stuff Amazon is featuring today. It’s a whole lot of fun just browsing through all these great items. The selection changes every day, so check back often. You never know what you will find, which is part of the fun of visiting here. Check it out.
LEAVE HERE WITH A LAUGH
After regretting buying a new sail for my boat, Amazon told me it was too late to cancel my order.
That sail has shipped.
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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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