Issue 1064 • March 11, 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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Top 10 places NOT to take your RV
You may or may not agree with the list, but from doityourselfrv.com, here’s one RVer’s view of the matter:
1. Going-to-the-Sun Road, Glacier National Park: The main road through beautiful Glacier National Park is Going-to-the-Sun Road — named after a Blackfeet Nation god. You are not actually allowed to take any trailers up this steep, winding road that goes over the 6,646 Logan Pass, and park rangers will stop you along the way if your vehicle is longer than 21 feet. In addition, the road is closed a majority of the year due to heavy snow. The best way to see the stunning views from this road is to park your RV in one of the lower elevation campgrounds and explore in a smaller vehicle or via the park’s public transportation.
2. Downtown San Francisco, California: One of the most beautiful cities in the U.S. is also one of the most frustrating for drivers. While the traffic on the outskirts of San Francisco is excruciating on a good day, the hilly and crowded streets inside the city are worse. Do not attempt to take your trailer or RV onto streets like Filbert Street for its views of San Francisco Bay or Coit Tower (and its 31.5% grade). Also, stay far, far away from crooked Lombard Street. In fact, keep your camper out of San Francisco altogether.
3. Tuweep, Grand Canyon: One of the best and most famous views of the Grand Canyon is shot from the Toroweap Overlook near the Tuweep Campground. This rugged part of the park is also a bad place to take an RV or to tow a camper. While there is a small campground, you will need to get a reservation permit before you go.
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Project your computer and phone screen onto your TV and access the Internet on the big screen!
Anything you can see on your laptop, phone, or tablet, you can see on your TV. Sit back and watch movies from Netflix (or YouTube, Amazon, etc.) – all from the comfort of your living room couch. Share vacation photos with friends or view a spreadsheet in the office conference room, without having to huddle around the tiny screen of a mobile device. Plug the ScreenBeamMini2 into your computer, and wirelessly project it to your TV. Learn more about the ScreenBeam or order here.
MORE QUICK TIPS
Easy stand for water filter
If you use an inline water filter to feed your inbound water supply, keeping the filter canister out of the dirt can be a trial. Here’s a trick: A rubber safety cone, cut with a sharp knife to accommodate the canister, is both lightweight and goof-proof. Highway workers frown on using theirs, so you can find a variety on Amazon here.
UV protection from your clothing?
I feel that one of the problems with wearing protective clothing while in the sun is just how ugly and uncomfortable most of these clothes happen to be. If you look at most of the suggested protective clothing being offered on the market today, the designer obviously has style as a priority far down their list of design standards. Remember, any form of clothing provides some level of protection from the sun. There are some clothing manufacturers who specialize in providing clothing that is made to give specific levels of protection, usually listed as having an SPF or UPF, which is designed into their clothing. Regardless of all of the technology involved in these specifications, keep in mind that even a T-shirt and a pair of jeans gives an exceptional level of sun protection. —From The Ultimate RV Owners Reference.
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WEBSITE OF THE DAY
Don’t worry about planning your trip to a National Park, let Dirt In My Shoes do the work for you! Click on what park you’re planning on visiting, and select how many days you’d like your trip to be – Dirt In My Shoes does the rest!
LEAVE HERE WITH A LAUGH
I loved my wife Lorraine in the beginning, but for the longest time, I’ve had a crush on my friend Claire-Lee Robins, who I know feels the same way about me. Eventually, Lorraine found out about my secretive feelings, and just like that, she packed her bags and left. I did feel bad about it all. But then I realized… I can see Claire-Lee now Lorraine has gone.
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