RV Daily Tips Newsletter 1075

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March 28, 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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QUICK TIPS

Sanitation at the bath house

We all know that we should wear a pair of flip-flops when we take a shower in a public bathhouse. Using flip-flops is your first level of defense from contracting so many diseases and bacterial infections when you walk into a shower. Well, if you think back to your last camping vacation, you will probably remember that there were so many people using the showers and bathhouse sinks that you were often walking in standing water everywhere.

Always remember, any person, clean or not, may have just used the shower without flip-flops and then walked out, or just used a sink to brush their teeth just before you came in to do the same. The question you have to ask yourself, as you’re standing in this dirty water is: Did the people before you have on flip-flops themselves? Or even worse, did they not only not have on flip-flops, but did they have a foot infection of some kind? —From The Ultimate RV Owners Reference.


If you’re ever lost in the woods, use an acorn to whistle for help! Read about how to do so here.


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MORE QUICK TIPS

Slider fifth-wheel hitch mod increases safety, ease

If your fifth-wheel hitch is the “slider” variety, built for short bed trucks, you know that you’ll be jumping in and out of the truck to hit the slider release level when it’s time to make camp. One RVer, who always travels with a side-kick in the passenger seat, switched the slider lever so it’s controlled from the passenger side. Now the co-pilot jumps out and hits the lever when required, allowing the driver to stay in the seat, and not jumping out into traffic. May not work for all hitches, but if it works for yours…

Simple wiper-blade maintenance

To assist in keeping your wiper blades clean and in top operating condition periodically clean them with some windshield washer fluid. Tip from Mark Polk, RV Education 101.

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WEBSITE OF THE DAY

Mountain Modern Life

RVing couple Lisa and Eric run this great site, where you’ll find tons of great DIY inspiration, design ideas, free printable templates, etc. Lots of fun stuff to scroll through here. Plus, you can take a tour of their beautiful farmhouse-style RV.

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Maintain those slide seals!
If you’ve heard a cracking or popping sound when extending your slide outs, it means your seals are sticking and/or drying out! Using a seal conditioner about every 8-12 weeks is recommended to avoid drying and cracking. Once they begin to wear and show damage, they are no longer working to their fullest capacity. We recommend using Thetford Premium RV Slide Out Rubber Seal Conditioner – it works like a charm.


LEAVE HERE WITH A LAUGH

Photo by @pocketfuzzies, Instagram

There was a man who lived on a farm with his wife in the middle of nowhere. All they owned was a truck, a few cows, and an old bull. They didn’t have much, but they were happy.
One day, the farmer woke up and found that the bull had died. He went to his wife and said, “I take our money into the town and buy us a new bull. I know you need the truck here to keep the farm running, so when I get us a bull, I’ll send you a telegraph so you know when to pick us up.”
His wife went and got the money and then said goodbye.
The farmer arrived in town late that day and had to get a hotel room. The next morning he only had 401 dollars left. He went to the market and was able to buy a strong, young bull with the 400 dollars. It had been a long time since he had been to town, but as long as the telegraph prices hadn’t gone up, he should be able to send a full sentence to his wife with his dollar.
When he arrived at the post office, he said to the telegraph operator, “I need to send a message to my wife so she can pick me up. How much is a word?”
“Prices went up a few years ago,” replied the operator. “A word is 1 dollar.”
“Oh no,” said the farmer “I can only send one word!”
He thought for a little while and then said, “Ok, send my wife the word ‘comfortable.'”
“Comfortable? Are you sure?” asked the operator.
“My wife has a 4th-grade education,” the farmer replied. “When she reads she has to sound each word out syllable by syllable. So when she sees the word comfortable, she’ll read it as ‘come-for-ta-bull.'”

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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.

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Rory R

I guess I’m finding out what it is like to be the exception. I don’t use the park shower or bathroom, even when I’m boondocking I have enough capacity both fresh water and holding tanks to stay out 10 days. I have a toad (four-down), which I use for errands, exploring and discovering what’s out there and coming back to my rig when the day is over. At one point I almost bought a Jeep JL with a popup overhead bunk, so I could leave my rig in an RV park and go deep into the rougher areas.

Tom

What the definition of a date. We do go to late breakfast or lunch at least once a month.

Mary

My husband and I do lunch dates about every 2 weeks. Our budget dictates that we mostly eat at home but we love seafood and find that “doing” lunch out rather than dinner saves us money and gives us a nice date out together.

Vanessa Simmons

Left off “Don’t have a partner.” as a selection…mark me there.

www.livingboondockingmexico.blogspot.com

Maintaining a good PH in your body is the number one defender against skin diseases and molds.

Galeyn

Regarding using public bathhouses, this is useful info for anyone tent camping. But one of the many reasons we have our RV is that we always know who has used our shower and brushed their teeth in our sink. I’m always surprised at the number of folks parked in high dollar RV parks with their massive RVs marching over to the bathhouse. If they’re in a stick-built house, do they march over to their neighbors to shower?

Wanda

OUTDOOR MAT DOESN’T KILL GRASS. FYI: we use for our outdoor mat the fabric used for motor home windows. The mats the RV suppliers sell kill the grass when they are left down for a short while.. When we leave a community project after 3 weeks, the grass is green. A company in Center Hill, Fla makes shades, etc for RVs and sells remnants/seconds of the fabric in all colors or prepared mats in all colors. They ship. Beasley Mfg 352 793 5055 Hate to see dead grass when someone leaves.

Tommy Molnar

I think “Over the Air” TV is, well, over the air TV, no matter what fantastic antenna you get. There are no leaks out of cables, or intercepted satellite signals. This great ‘technology’ may well enhance your over the air receiving capability, but no matter what, you’re only going to get whatever is going out “over the air”. Just my opinion, of course.

Jim c

Lmfao about the bull hilarious