Saturday, December 3, 2022


RV Daily Tips Newsletter 1070


Issue 1070 • March 20, 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.

U.S. shoppers: Shop at
Canadian shoppers: Shop at

ANNOUNCEMENT: Tune in to The RV Show USA this evening, March 20, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Eastern), to learn all about RVing. In particular, learn from electricity expert Mike Sokol about Electric Shock Drowning (ESD) around boats and boat docks. (Mike will be on during the 9:00 hour [Eastern].) For Mike’s important article about ESD, click here.


Interior drafts

If your RV feels “drafty” the leak is often something that can be fixed with a little silicone rubber, or maybe a little strategically placed spray foam insulation. But if you have a significant level of cold air coming into your RV, from wherever, you might consider finding a short-term solution. Insulated “snakes” and even painter’s tape (which comes off easily) can be a temporary solution for air leaks at doors and windows in cold weather. One of the things that we used in our older RV was a couple of those insulated “snakes” that are sold to block drafts under an outside door. They are long (3-4 feet) stuffed cloth tubes and are usually about 4 inches in diameter. —From The Ultimate RV Owners Reference.

Forget drones, fly a Bluetooth-controlled “paper airplane” and see the view from your phone! Take a look here – this is pretty darn neat.


Keep those rocks from dinging your frame

It’s a bane for travel trailer owners. You zoom down a gravel road, and what do you get? Paint dings all over the frame anywhere in “shooting distance” of your tow vehicle’s rear wheels. We’ve spent tedious hours repainting our frame, and sure enough, on our next boondocking adventure, “It looks like nobody cares.” Here’s a tip: Shoot down that frame with a spray coating of rocker panel paint. It leaves your exposed frame areas with a textured, rock-impact-resistant finish. Here’s some we found on Amazon.

Cleaning roof vent screens

Roof vent screens can be cleaned from the top of the RV. Some roof vent screens can be easily removed for cleaning. You can vacuum the screen with a small handheld vacuum cleaner, or lightly brush the screen using a soft bristle brush. Lubricate the roof vent gears annually with light, water-resistant grease. Tip from Mark Polk, RV Education 101.

Do you have a tip? Send it to Russ (at)

If you have a bottle of olive oil, rubbing alcohol or other cleaning supply, this hack will help you with the amount coming out of the opening – slow it down! Leave the foil top covering the opening, poke small holes in it with fork prongs, and voila! You’ll get a “sprinkle” of whatever it is you need, instead of a whole dump. From


Society for Commercial Archeology

As this fascinating website states, “The SCA is the oldest national organization devoted to the signs, structures and experiences of the 20th-century American roadscape.” It’s pretty neat, and if you like old roadside attractions, you’ll want to spend some time here.

Check out the long list of great RVing-related websites from

Photo by @xs_louxx, Instagram


I had a bit too much to drink last night and accidentally swallowed some Scrabble tiles. Going to the bathroom later may spell TROUBLE.

Today’s Daily Deals at
Best-selling RV products and Accessories at

Did you miss the latest RV Travel Newsletter? If so, read it here.

Become a Member!

This newsletter is brought to you Monday through Thursday by and is funded primarily through voluntary subscription contributions from our readers. Thank you! IF YOU APPRECIATE THIS NEWSLETTER and others from, will you please consider pledging your support? Even a single contribution of $10 or $20 is appreciated. Many readers set up an ongoing contribution, typically $5 to $10 a month. Your contributions make it possible for us to produce more than 250 highly informative newsletters every year. Learn more or contribute.

Join us: FacebookTwitterYouTube.

RV Daily Tips Staff

Editor and Publisher: Chuck Woodbury. Managing editor: Diane McGovern. Contributing writers: Russ De Maris, Bob Difley, Gary Bunzer, Roger Marble, Mike Sokol, Greg Illes, J.M. Montigel and Andrew Robinson. Advertising director: Emily Woodbury. Marketing director: Jessica Sarvis. IT wrangler: Kim Christiansen.

ADVERTISE on and/or in this newsletter. Contact Emily Woodbury at advertising(at)

Everything in this newsletter is true to the best of our knowledge. But we occasionally get something wrong. We’re just human! So don’t go spending $10,000 on something we said was good simply because we said so, or fixing something according to what we suggested (check with your own technician first). Maybe we made a mistake. Tips and/or comments in this newsletter are those of the authors and may not reflect the views of or this newsletter.

Mail us at 9792 Edmonds Way, #265, Edmonds, WA 98020.

This newsletter is copyright 2019 by

Did you enjoy this article?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

Related Articles


Notify of

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
3 years ago

SCA for me has always been the Society for Creative Anachronism, which has been around since at least the early 90’s, if not longer.

Bill Hunt
3 years ago

I didn’t include the tractor,or golf cart..

Sharon Nelson
3 years ago

We have a truck (to pull our toyhauler), a car, a 4-seater UTV, a 2-seater UTV (that fits in the toyhauler), and a trike motorcycle. If we include boats, we have 6 motor vehicles. Our UTVs are street legal.

3 years ago

4 motor vehicles including my boat.

Sharon B
3 years ago

Trouble …..cute

Tommy Molnar
3 years ago

Wifey and I had a discussion about this motor vehicle thing. We have two vehicles that are street legal. I didn’t feel our Polaris RZR counted because it’s not street legal.

Wayne Caldwell
3 years ago

Although we own 4 motor vehicles, our primary vehicles are a ’15 Ram 2500 4wd, and an ’11 Chrysler T&C. Our fun car is a red ’68 MGB. Then my project car is a ’36 Husdon Terraplane 2-door sedan that isn’t road ready yet.

3 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Caldwell

It looks like I’m in the 5%, with 4 cars, 2 motorhomes, plus a street legal UTV.