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RV Daily Tips Newsletter Issue 1136

July 22, 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, tips on our favorite RVing-related products and, of course, a good laugh. Thanks for joining us. We appreciate you.

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Today’s Thought

“A man is a success in life if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.” — Bob Dylan

Tip of the day

Fish coast to coast without a state fishing license

By Chuck Woodbury
Until a national fishing license is available (don’t hold your breath), it will continue to be a hassle for RVers who travel from state to state to fish. A license is required for each state, and it’s often difficult to find a place to buy one. And it can be expensive, although permits for a few days are easily affordable.

One solution is to stay at private RV parks where no license is required (many do require a license). There are hundreds across the USA – you just need to know where to find them. Typically, the only requirement to fish the lakes and ponds is that you’re a registered guest. Read more.

RV Electricity – This week’s J.A.M. (Just Ask Mike) Session:

Generator starving for fuel?

JUST IN: Mike will present a free 1-hour RV Electricity seminar Thursday, July 25, from 9–10 a.m. at the WBCCI (Airstream) International Rally in Doswell, VA. Subjects covered will be hot-skin/stray-voltage and meter usage, as well as Surge/EMS protectors including the new Bluetooth Surge Guard EMS. More info here.

Sign up for Mike’s monthly RV Electricity Newsletter. (Next issue arrives Sunday, July 28.)
• While you’re at it, be sure to join his new Facebook group, RV Electricity.

RV club of the day

S.M.A.R.T RV Club
The Special Military Active Recreational Travelers club brings military veterans and their families together to share camaraderie, travel, camping and support to veterans. All active, retired and honorably discharged veterans from U.S. and Canadian Armed Forces interested in RV travel and sharing the camaraderie developed in the military are welcome. This includes Reserve, National Guard, Air National Guard, Coast Guard, and also USPHS, and NOAA.

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Free travel information

White Mountains of New Hampshire Vacation Planning Kit
There’s mountains of adventure for you to find in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. You will find this White Mountains vacation planning kit to be one of the most comprehensive packages and very useful in planning your adventures. Includes a map, Leaf Peepers and Scenic Highways Guide.


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SAFETY TIP: What to do if you blow out a tire when driving? This advice could save your life.

Quick tip

Turn off your RV’s water at the faucet before leaving the campground. Even a short trip away can spell disaster if something goes wrong, as you can see in this video. Oh, the horror!

Website of the day

Interstellar Orchard
Thirty-five-year-old Becky Schade travels full-time in a tiny “hiker trailer.” Instead of following the masses and suffering through the daily 9 to 5 grind of work until retirement, she gave up a life in one place to work on her dreams of perpetual travel, exploration and adventure. Her blog is excellent.

Popular articles you may have missed at

California city tries new approach to “RV homelessness.”
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To drive from Los Angeles, California, to Reno, Nevada, you need to travel west, not east.

Leave here with a laugh

A guy spots a sign outside a house that reads “Talking Dog for Sale.” Intrigued, he walks in. “So what have you done with your life?” he asks the dog. “I’ve led a full life,” the dog says. “I rescued avalanche victims in the Alps. I served in Iraq. And now I read to residents of a retirement home.” The guy is amazed. He asks the dog’s owner, “Why would you want to get rid of an incredible dog like that?” The owner says, “Because he’s a liar! He never did any of that!”

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Editor and Publisher: Chuck Woodbury. Managing editor: Diane McGovern. Advertising director: Emily Woodbury. Marketing director: Jessica Sarvis. Financial affairs director: Gail Meyring. IT wrangler: Kim Christiansen.

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Mike Huitt (@guest_49652)
4 years ago

Revenues from fishing and hunting licenses are often the main revenue stream for many states to support the activity’s as such. So pay up and have fun.

Carolyn Kranz (@guest_49647)
4 years ago

We had an over-pressure leak in our Montana 5th wheel several years ago when the built-in pressure regulator failed. Fortunately, we were in residence and discovered it quickly, turning off the water and avoiding extensive damage. We did have to use fans and a small electric heater to dry out the basement storage area and furnace. But it could have been a lot worse as you’ve shown. We’ve used an external pressure regulator as a backup ever since.

Diane Mc (@guest_49633)
4 years ago

Florida lets you get a license online. My husband has used it a number of times. Very easy.

robert (@guest_49628)
4 years ago

Walmart’s sell fishing license and are all over

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