May 29, 2019
Welcome to another 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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Transitioning to fulltime RV living?
I believe it’s best when planning to transition from your home to your RV that you develop a calendar which lists your steps during the transition. You can start by setting a take-off date. While this might seem a bit far in the future, having a departure date will help set the pace and keep you on track during your planning phase. Along with a calendar, you can also create a checklist of things you need to do before you hit the road. You will want to write down everything you can think of from finding a realtor to sell your house to researching RVs and campsites to canceling utilities. —From RV Living for Senior Citizens: How to Start and Manage Full Time RV Living as a Retiree Over the age of 60. (Published March 2019)
Whiskey pineapple grilled chicken? Yup. You heard that right. Get the recipe here and invite your new friends at the campground over for dinner.
Keep your brain sharp and your knives sharper!
Tired of dull knives in the kitchen? This easy-to-use knife sharpener (used by staff writer, Emily) sharpens your knives with a few quick strokes. You’ll feel like a professional! The sharpener has two settings: one for fine blades and another for coarse. Its small size is perfect for an RV, and under $6. Learn more or order here.
MORE QUICK TIPS
Meal planning made easy
Prepare more complicated meals when you have full hookups. It’s easy to clean up afterwards because you have plenty of water and don’t have to worry about filling up holding tanks. Consider making a double portion and freeze half for a future meal. When boondocking, keep recipes simple and use paper plates, which you can burn later to start your campfire.
Dampen holding tank odors
One secret to controlling odors and extending the life of your RV holding tanks is to add plenty of water to the black water tank every time you empty it. You want the bottom of the tank to be completely covered by water, and depending on the size of the tank this might require three toilet bowls of water or it might take five or more. Another thing to keep in mind is to add plenty of water to the bowl every time you flush the toilet so there is enough water in the tank at all times to help control holding tank odors. Tip from Mark Polk, RV Education 101.
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WEBSITE OF THE DAY
Here’s a list of the best walks in all 50 states. Look at that amazing bridge in Iowa!
Be right back…we’re buying a plane ticket to Ohio to explore those falls!
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LEAVE HERE WITH A LAUGH
A man had a job at the post office to process all the mail that had illegible addresses. One day, a letter came addressed to God with no actual address. He thought he should open it to see what it was about. The letter read, “Dear God, I am an 83-year-old widow, living on a very small pension. Yesterday someone stole my purse. It had $100 in it, which was all the money I had until my next payment. Next Sunday is Christmas, and I had invited two of my friends over for dinner. Without that money, I have nothing to buy food with and you are my only hope. Can you please help me? Sincerely, Edna.”
The postal worker was touched. He showed the letter to all the other workers. Each one dug into their wallet and came up with a few dollars. By the time he made the rounds, he had collected $90, which they put into an envelope and sent to Edna. The rest of the day, all the workers felt a warm glow thinking of Edna and the dinner she would be able to share with her friends.
After Christmas, another letter came from Edna to God. All the workers gathered around while the letter was opened. “Dear God, How can I ever thank you enough for what you did? Because of your gift of love, I was able to fix a glorious dinner for my friends and I told them of your wonderful gift. By the way, there was $10 missing. I think it might have been those awful thieves at the post office. I can’t stand those people. Sincerely, Edna.”
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