April 10, 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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Campground etiquette: Tiptoe as you come and go
Our own rule is that we check out no earlier than 9:00 a.m. and check in no later 4:00 p.m. Not only is that to satisfy our own travel limitations but also to be respectful of our neighbors. We realize not everyone has the same schedule but that shouldn’t negate respecting your fellow RVers.
If you arrive or depart during quiet hours (usually 10:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m.), try to do it quickly and quietly. Curtail setting up until the morning after or packing up the night before. Again, allowing your diesel engines to run for more than a few minutes will surely score no points with your neighbors and handshakes will be nil.
Oh, and campgrounds, RV parks and resorts have arrival and departure times for a reason. Don’t make incoming RVers or campers wait for their site because of your poor planning. Likewise, do not arrive unannounced before check-in time unless you’ve made prior arrangements with the RV Park or Campground staff. The staff and volunteers need time to clean and patrol the site before the next guest arrives. —Courtesy suggestions from the folks at alwaysonliberty.com.
SECRET WORD: syrup. Remember this for next Saturday’s RV Travel Newsletter.
Which is the largest and heaviest organ in the human body? Answer below.
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MORE QUICK TIPS
Keep that A/C squirrel free!
Gary Johnson reports: “We got back to Florida to find out squirrels had taken up residence in our rooftop A/C. I purchased a few pieces of gutter-guard screen at Home Depot and trimmed it to fit under my shrouds. Laced them on with [stainless steel] wire and no more squatters.” Thanks, Gary!
Newbie asks: What do I do with my tow bar?
A new RVer wants to know just what to do with his tow bar and associated electrical wiring when he’s not using the stuff. Several older hands jumped in with advice. First, if just “overnighting” and using the toad car for a bit, simply leave the tow bar and wiring attached to the motorhome. For longer stays, put the tow bar and wiring in the tow bar’s carrying case. One added that he carefully uses bungees to keep the electrical wiring in place, as he once damaged his when dragging the tow bar. Another adds that they put a plastic bag around the motorhome’s electrical connector to keep out the weather.
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WEBSITE OF THE DAY
Not only is this list entertaining, but it also gives you the history of each tourist attraction and when it was discovered, built, formed, etc.
The largest and heaviest organ in the human body is the skin. The second largest is the liver, which weighs about three pounds.
Hanging out with mops and brooms
Most RVs aren’t equipped with broom closets. Got a basement storage compartment long or wide enough to stick those long-handled tools? Stick ’em up to the ceiling by attaching spring-loaded broom clips to the lid of the compartment. Here’s the ever-RV-popular Command Strips version.
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Did you hear about the semi-colon that broke the law? He was given two consecutive sentences.
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