April 2, 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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With electricity expert and veteran RVer Mike Sokol
Caterpillar builds some really tough stuff. They make everything from the diesel engines in our pusher RVs, to huge earth-moving equipment we see along the highway, to even something as small as an LED work light for your pocket. I bought one of these Cat CY1000 Pocket COB Lights a few months ago and liked it so much that I also picked up one for my dad. I’ve dropped it a bunch of times, and it still keeps working, like any of the other tough-as-nails CAT products.
Our new website has a bit of a smoking problem…
MotorhomesOnFire.com is a reminder to always be fire-safe with your RV and have an escape plan just in case. These videos are scary, but it’s a reality. Estimates range from 6,300 to 20,000 RVs burn up a year. You don’t want yours to be one of them.
MORE QUICK TIPS
Let your a/c get a jump on the heat
“Even before it starts getting hot outside, turn on your air conditioner to cool the walls, floors and ceilings of your coach. Its more beneficial to do this than to try to cool a hot RV.” From alwaysonliberty.com
Enjoying RVing while retired
Living the RV lifestyle on your Social Security is whatever you want it to be (within your budget). And by mixing in some free boondocking days, some work camping, and some frugal living, you can have a lot of flexibility and enjoyment while still staying within your budget. –From Secrets of RVing on Social Security: How to Enjoy the Motorhome and RV Lifestyle While Living on Your Social Security Income.
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WEBSITE OF THE DAY
Who doesn’t love this time of year when the snow melts and the flower buds blossom? Get that RV out on the road and head towards one of these five beautiful places to see the flowers.
Cheap tire tool can save you tons of trouble
What gives when you think your tires are “good to go” but down on air again the next day? Your valve stem valve probably isn’t tight enough. A loose, leaking valve stem can cause a tire failure due to low pressure under load at highway speeds. So do yourself and your vehicles a favor – pick up one of these very inexpensive tools and make sure your valve cores are snugly seated in the valve stem. Click here to order.
LEAVE HERE WITH A LAUGH
Two friends are walking their dogs, a Dalmatian and a Chihuahua, when they smell something delicious coming from a nearby restaurant. The guy with the Dalmatian says, “Let’s get something to eat.” But the guy with the Chihuahua says, “We can’t go in there, we have dogs with us.” The first guy responds, “It’s OK, just follow my lead.” He puts on a pair of sunglasses and walks into the restaurant.
“Sorry,” says the owner, “no pets allowed.”
“But this is my seeing-eye dog,” the guy with the Dalmatian says.
“Yes, they’re using them now.”
The owner says, “Very well, then, come on in.”
The guy with the Chihuahua repeats the process and gets the same response from the owner: “Sorry, pal, no pets allowed.”
“But this is my seeing-eye dog,” says the second guy.
“A Chihuahua?” asks the incredulous owner.
“A Chihuahua?!,” says the man in the dark glasses. “They gave me a Chihuahua?!”
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