May 1, 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 pros and cons: Toy haulers
If your outdoor adventures include dirt biking, 4-wheeling, or snowmobiling, then you know what toy haulers are. Toy haulers come in both travel trailer and fifth wheel models and are equipped with a cargo garage for all your fun outdoor toys. A ramp leads to a garage that varies in length, and most include floor-mounted D-rings for easily securing your items. Toy haulers are usually between 20′-40’ (or more) in length and can sleep anywhere from 2–10 people! Depending on size and amenities, you can find toy haulers that range in price from $15,000–$40,000.
• The cargo space puts extreme adventure right at your fingertips
• Loads of durable storage space
• The rear cargo space is versatile and can be used for hobbies or even side jobs
• You give up living space for cargo-carrying capabilities
• Most toy haulers are big and heavy, making them a pain at the pump
• In some models, the living and cargo areas are one, so you may be inhaling fumes while you eat or sleep
From Lakeshore RV Center Blog.
Win this Water Pressure Regulator
Today, we’re giving away the Camco water pressure regulator with gauge. Every RVer should have one of these to use every time they hook up to avoid high pressure that could damage or even destroy their fresh water system.
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You’ve heard of collapsible food storage containers
. . . but we’ve just found a solution for all those crowded cupboards. Yes, that’s right, collapsible pots and pans are a real thing and you can buy one here (or a set here). You can thank us by having us over for dinner. Deal?
MORE QUICK TIPS
Got a plumbing leak?
The first clue that you may have an RV plumbing leak is your 12-volt DC water pump. With all the RV faucets shut off, if the RV water pump continues to cycle every couple minutes, then the pressure is bleeding off somewhere – which, in turn, makes the pump turn on and rebuild water pressure. Also, when you walk around the outside of your RV, do you spot water puddles where there should be none? (This is much easier to detect if your RV is parked on a hard surface such as blacktop or concrete.) — From RV Roadtrips, a Fun Times Guide.
Never tire of tire inflation
Always check and add air to the tires when they are cold, before traveling. When tires get hot the air expands and you get a higher-pressure reading. If you let some air out they will be underinflated when they are cold. Do you check your tire pressure before starting your trip?
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WEBSITE OF THE DAY
If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, and if you’re an RVer (you probably are), this is a great site to spend some time on. Read interesting articles about everything from gear recommendations, to how to camp with Fido, to best small-space organizing hacks to the editor’s favorite hiking trails.
LEAVE HERE WITH A LAUGH
When Farmer Jones got out of his car to meet his friend, he noticed a pig with a wooden leg. He asked, “Fred, how’d that pig get him a wooden leg?” “Well, Michael, that’s a mighty special pig! A while back a wild boar attacked me while I was walking in the woods. That pig there came a runnin’, went after that boar and chased him away. Saved my life!”
“And the boar tore up his leg?”
“No, he was fine after that. But a bit later we had that fire. Started in the shed up against the barn. Well, that ole pig started squealin’ like he was stuck, woke us up, and ‘fore we got out here, the darn thing had herded the other animals out of the barn and saved ’em all!”
“So that’s when he hurt his leg, huh, Fred?”
“No, Michael. He was a might winded, though. When my tractor hit a rock and rolled down the hill into the pond I was knocked clean out. When I came to, that pig had dove into the pond and dragged me out ‘fore I drowned. Sure did save my life.”
“And that was when he hurt his leg?”
“Oh no, he was fine. Cleaned him up, too.”
Frustrated, Farmer Jones said, “OK, Fred. So just tell me. How did he get the wooden leg?”
“Well,” the farmer tells him. “A special pig like that, you don’t want to eat all at once!”
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