April 29, 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.
Thinking about buying a motorhome? The folks at Camper Trailer Report have done some math homework to show the depreciation of value on a motorhome purchase.
Class A motorhome depreciation
One year old – it is around 20% depreciation
Two years old – 24% depreciation
Three years old – 26.7% depreciation
Four years old – 30.27% depreciation
Five years old – 35.98% depreciation
Six years old – 39.54% depreciation
Seven years old – 41.15% depreciation
Eight years old – 43.16% depreciation
Class C motorhome depreciation
One year old – it is around 21% depreciation
Two years old – 23% depreciation
Three years old – 26.5% depreciation
Four years old – 28.27% depreciation
Five years old – 36% depreciation
Six years old – 39.54% depreciation
Seven years old – 40% depreciation
Eight years old – 45% depreciation
Want to measure the kids’ or grandkids’ height, but don’t want to mark up the walls of the RV? This awesome hack, from the Grow Food, Not Lawns Facebook page, is a brilliant way to take these memories with you. No house or walls needed!
MORE QUICK TIPS
Can freezing temps damage your LCD TV?
If your RV is stored with your LCD TV inside during a cold winter, can you damage the TV? Here’s a response from RV Roadtrips–the Funtimes Guide.
“Safe operating temperatures for LCD televisions generally range from +40 F to well over +100 F. This means that if your LCD TV is kept in an environment below this range, you must allow it at least 24 hours to acclimate to the proper operating range before you plug it in or turn it on. Why? When something cold is brought into a warm environment, condensation (or moisture) will be present throughout the device. Plugging it in or turning it on could result in short circuits, shock, or other catastrophic failures of the unit. If the LCD screen is chilled, even though not frozen, it could fail as well. Manufacturer limitations on cold storage of their LCD TVs vary all over the map. Some are rated to handle temps as low as -15 F to -20 F, while others are barely rated to be stored. I was unable to find a single supplier of LCD televisions that would stand behind their product when stored in temperatures lower than the -20 F mark.” Always check your owner guide!
When you first check into a campground, locate your site and conduct a site survey. Identify where the campground connections are and where to locate the RV so you have easy access to all connections. If you have a slideout make sure there are no obstacles in the way. Allow plenty of room for extending the awning. Tip from Mark Polk, RV Education 101.
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WEBSITE OF THE DAY
Here’s an extensive list of every place you can get a senior discount. You can get a discount at dinner, at the movies, then head back to your discounted hotel room for the night. That’s pretty nice, isn’t it?
Wow! That’s a deal!
Did you know that every day Amazon features more than 1,000 special deals on items? Even if you don’t need anything, it’s fun to poke around and see the new interesting products on sale. There’s always stuff you can use in the RV, so take a look here.
LEAVE HERE WITH A LAUGH
What do you call a kid who doesn’t believe in Santa?
A rebel without a Claus.
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