June 24, 2019Welcome 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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Cons of fulltime RV living
Here are some things that may be considered cons [about full-time RVing] for some people:
You don’t have as much privacy in campgrounds (sometimes you do, particularly in state parks, but not always).
• Sometimes there are noises like barking dogs, RVs pulling in and out, traffic from busy highways, or trains on nearby railroad tracks.
• You won’t have your “back home” friends nearby to enjoy and spend time with.
• Your regular doctors may not be close by.
• Most RVs have a “one-butt kitchen.”
• In a conventional home the water, electricity, WiFi, and TV signal just come out of the holes in the walls that they’re supposed to and the poop disappears to… well, I don’t know or care where. I set the trash bags outside and they disappear. I don’t worry about any of those things. In the RV I have to worry about all of those things to make sure that they don’t run out or run over. If either one of these things happens, it’s a big problem– so I’ve heard. Yeah, right.
• In 10 minutes flat, the whole place can become trashed. Of course, in 15 minutes I can vacuum, wipe everything down, pick things up, clean the bathroom, and have the place back in order.
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Play Pacman online!
Did you know that Google has tons of free games for you to play? Here’s where you can find Pacman (just type “Play Pacman” into the Google search bar), but you’ll see more free games beneath it.
MORE QUICK TIPS
Wake up your reefer – with coffee!
Coffee keeps the fridge fresh and free of mold, etc. Put some fresh coffee grounds – not used – in a man’s handkerchief or perhaps cheesecloth, tie it up, and hang it in the fridge. Works like a charm in any fridge! —Thanks to Carol Love for the tip.
Surefire jackknife recipe
“Applying tow vehicle brakes hard while the trailer is in the middle of a swerve will almost guarantee a jackknife and a rollover.” —From Trailers and Fifth Wheels Made Easy
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WEBSITE OF THE DAY
“Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!” Well, actually, it’s more like, “Birds and iguanas and whales, oh my!” Flip through this great list of where to see the best wildlife in every state; there’s tons of great information here!
RV CLUBS & USEFUL ORGANIZATIONS
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• Best Club for RVers: Escapees. All RVers welcome, no matter what type of RV, make or model.
• Harvest Hosts: Stay free at farms, wineries and other scenic and peaceful locations for free. Save 15% on membership.
• Overnight RV parking. Directory of more than 14,000 locations where you can stay for free or nearly free with your RV. Modest membership fee.
• Boondockers Welcome. Stay free at homes of RVers who welcome you in their driveways, yards, farmland or other space on their private property. Modest membership fee.
• No park Walmarts. Best directory of stores that do not allow overnight stays with RVs.
LEAVE HERE WITH A LAUGH
A man walks into a bar with a pork pie on his head. The barman asks, “Why are you wearing a pork pie on your head?” The man replies, “It’s a family tradition. We always wear pork pies on our heads on Tuesday.”
The barman remarks, “But it’s Wednesday.” Sheepishly, the man says, “Man, I must look like a real fool.”
Cook faster with Instant Pot
This best-selling instant pot combines six kitchen appliances in one — pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, sauté, steamer and warmer. It prepares dishes up to 70% faster, which is really handy when using your RV’s limited counter space. Instant pots are all the rage right now. They come in different sizes, too. Check ’em out or order.
RV Daily Tips Staff
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