June 11, 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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Keep your cool out there …
With veteran RVer Mike Sokol
I just did the sound for an outside concert last week where it was really hot – like 90+ degrees in the shade. Luckily, one of the stage crew brought along a bucket top misting fan from Arctic Cove, and it was great! While this type of fan would be a poor choice for inside of your RV (think mold), if the campground power went out and you needed a little respite from the heat in your RV one of these misting fans would be a welcome addition to your pack. Just sit in the shade and enjoy the cool misting breeze for hours from its own rechargeable battery. This version lets you use a bucket of water (with a bag of ice for a super chill) or hook it up to a water line for no-fuss misting. FYI: Kids love these things. Find it at Home Depot or get it online from Amazon.com.
OK, this napkin or tissue holder is a bit pricey, but we still think it’s just about the cutest darned thing for your RV.
MORE QUICK TIPS
Roof ladder storage
If your RV is equipped with a roof access ladder it’s always a temptation to use it to store extra stuff on. Not a bad idea – just make sure that whatever you hang on the ladder doesn’t obstruct your tail lights. Drivers behind you can unwittingly get a bit too close if they don’t see your intentions clearly signaled. And make sure that the items are well secured – a stepladder bouncing down the freeway can create a whale of a lot of trouble.
Save money: Buy your RV at the end of the season
Usually, campers don’t sell well during certain parts of the year, such as fall. Dealerships are usually interested in making a quick sale before the weather starts to turn cold, which makes them more willing to negotiate a lower price. You want to also watch out for the quota times. Dealerships often operate on an annual or monthly basis. If they haven’t sold enough RVs by the end of the cycle, they will want to sell some at a cheaper price to get rid of them.
—From RV Living for Senior Citizens: How to Start and Manage Full Time RV Living as a Retiree Over the age of 60.
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WEBSITE OF THE DAY
If you’re not familiar with Roadside America, make yourself! Here’s a list of their “maps,” which list quirky attractions in every state.
LEAVE HERE WITH A LAUGH
I get so frustrated when the computer tells me I can’t use “beefstew” as a password. It says it’s not stroganoff.
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Editor and Publisher: Chuck Woodbury. Managing editor: Diane McGovern. Contributing writers: Russ De Maris, Bob Difley, Gary Bunzer, Roger Marble, Mike Sokol, Greg Illes, J.M. Montigel and Andrew Robinson. Advertising director: Emily Woodbury. Marketing director: Jessica Sarvis. Financial affairs director: Gail Meyring. IT wrangler: Kim Christiansen.
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