Tuesday, July 23, 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 you.
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“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
TIP OF THE DAY
Don’t rush to get going or this could happen
By Chuck Woodbury
I’ll never forget my first trip in my first motorhome. Before I had logged two hours, I had nearly killed a Reno, Nev., motorcycle cop. “You changed lanes and nearly ran me off the road,” he said as he wrote my ticket. My problem, I later concluded, was that I did not properly adjust my rear view mirrors on my new rig before rushing off on my trip. If I had, I would have seen the policeman and not changed lanes right on top of him. The point: Don’t be in a big rush to get going (and also, to check your mirrors).
Driving or towing an RV is a whole lot easier than many newcomers think. Most RVers say that after a few days at the wheel, they feel about as comfortable driving or pulling their RV as they do driving the family car. Read more.
RV CLUB OF THE DAY
BOA is a non-profit international organization with U.S. and Canadian chapters formed in 1991 to promote camaraderie, pride of ownership, and use of Fleetwood Bounders for pleasure. Its members share information, go to rallies and have fun. Members receive the Bounder Beacon, a bimonthly newsletter providing the schedule of national and chapter rallies, rally reports, safety articles, technical help and more.
FREE TRAVEL INFORMATION
2019 Missouri Travel Guide
There’s plenty to do in the Show Me State, including plenty of great places to visit and camp with your RV. If you’re planning a trip there, send for a free travel guide. Or if you are in a hurry for the information, download it for instant reading and reference.
One of Missouri’s best-known recreation areas is the Lake of the Ozarks. Here’s a lot of great info about what to do there.
Don’t scream, just fix the screen!
This roll of screen repair tape is just what you need to fix those torn or ripped screens in your home or RV. Don’t waste money on a new screen! Cut as much tape as you need, stick it over the torn patch and you’re good to go. Learn more or order here.
Handy leveling tools
Got levels? Having bubble levels on the side and front or rear of your rig makes it easier to level up when you’re setting up. Or use a small “torpedo” level. With your rig known to be level, see if your storage bay trim or windows are also level. If they are, you can use a torpedo level lined up on the trim anywhere it’s convenient.
VIDEO TIP: SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS
The active ingredients that give rise to severe thunderstorms. 16 minutes.
Pay as you go Dish TV. Designed with the RVer in mind. Click
- Florida has more toll roads and bridges than any other state in the Union.
WEBSITE OF THE DAY
My Itchy Travel Feet. This is dubbed “The Baby Boomer’s Guide to Travel.” Since May 2008, the authors have reported on active travel adventures covering both international and domestic destinations, small ship luxury cruises, national park adventures and more. What started as a boomer travel blog has evolved into an award-winning online travel magazine for baby boomers.
And the survey says. . .
We’ve polled RVtravel.com readers more than 1,500 times in recent years. Here are a few things we’ve learned about them:
• Thirty percent say $50 a night is too much to pay for a campsite.
• Forty-one percent often take a nap. Fifteen percent never do.
• Fifty-nine percent store their RV on their property when not traveling with it.
CLUBS & USEFUL ORGANIZATIONS
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• 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 at homes of RVers who welcome you in their driveways, yards, farmland or other space on their private property. Modest membership fee.
• Escapees. Best Club for RVers: All RVers welcome, no matter what type of RV, make or model.
• No park Walmarts. Best directory of stores that do not allow overnight stays with RVs.
LEAVE HERE WITH A LAUGH
You know you’re a mom when picking up another human to smell their butt is not only normal but totally necessary.
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