April 15, 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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RV transport gigs
If you are over 25 and have a clean driving record and experience driving a motorhome or hauling a trailer, you might have the skills necessary to transport RVs, including fifth-wheels and camper trailers, from manufacturers to dealer locations. Thousands of RVs are transported to dealers each month, and all require drivers or haulers to get them to their final destinations.
Most of these RV transporter jobs pay a dollar or more per mile driven – depending on the vehicle and the destination. Some will require specific licensing (e.g., CDL), but most won’t. If you’re the kind of person who likes to drive long distances and you have a safe driving record, this kind of job might suit you. Once approved by a transporter, you can pick and choose the jobs you want and avoid those that take you into areas where you are not comfortable driving. For example, you might want to avoid jobs that take you into New York City or Los Angeles due to the traffic congestion.
Any RVer, camper, hiker, boater, fisher, etc., will want these decorative signs for their home. They’re perfect for the outdoor lover! You can check out the rest of their Etsy shop for other cute signs too.
MORE QUICK TIPS
Black water dumping – more than just a dump
The first step after dumping your black tanks is to add enough water to completely cover the bottom of the tank. Four or five toilet bowls full should be enough depending on the size of your black tank. Water will assist a great deal with controlling holding tank odors. You always want the contents of the tank to be covered by water. Next, fill the toilet bowl and add the proper amount of holding tank chemicals, usually four ounces for every forty gallons the tank holds. Flush the toilet. Repeat this procedure every time you empty the black water holding tank. Some holding tank chemicals also contain valve lubricants to keep the valves operating properly and extend valve seal life. Tip from Mark Polk, RV Education 101. ["Credit where credit is due,” Department. We originally posted this tip without pointing to its source–our apologies to RV Education 101!]
Campground etiquette: Go lightly on lighting
Look, this isn’t a Motel 6. Most of your neighbors don’t appreciate bright lights beaming through their shades after hours. It’s okay to leave a small porch light on after hours in case you need to let Fido out or grab a smoke but jeez, don’t think lighting your site like a concert or airplane runway is going to land you invitations for breakfast the next morning. Your neighbors may want to stargaze so just be considerate and turn off the lights if you’re not out there. Thanks to the folks at alwaysonliberty.com.
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WEBSITE OF THE DAY
Keep this website bookmarked. Each state has different laws. For example, in California, you can tow your trailer up to 55 mph, but in New Mexico, you can zoom up to 75 mph.
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