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RV Daily Tips Newsletter Issue 1138


Wednesday, July 24, 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

“I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.” — Abraham Lincoln

Tip of the day

Don’t forget the fuses
With electricity expert, Mike Sokol

One of the things that makes your RV so different from your house is that it has both 120-volt AC electrical systems (like your house), plus 12-volt DC battery systems (like your car). So if the power goes out, it could be a circuit breaker (like in your house) or a blown fuse (like in your car). That means you should carry spare fuses that fit your RV’s battery system, and you need them BEFORE a fuse blows on your Fantastic Fan in the middle of the night. You just need to confirm the exact type and size of fuses your RV needs, than get an appropriate set of replacements. Here’s one pack that’s a good possibility, but be sure to check what your RV actually uses before ordering one. Find it on

And don’t forget that 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.

If you can’t make it, join Mike near Seattle August 1-3.

Breaking News

•The Flagstaff, Arizona, KOA is on a pre-evacuation alert as the nearby Museum Fire spreads.
•The popular Many Glaciers Campground in Glacier National Park has reopened to tenters after being closed due to reports of bears. So open to all now (except bears!).
•The L.A. County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to increase prices for Dockweiler Beach RV camping by $10 to as much as $75 per spot each night.

RV club of the day

Forest River Owners’ Group (FROG)
The Forest River Owners’ Group, or FROG, is made up of more than 100,000 Forest River and affiliated brand RV owners from all across the United States and Canada, dedicated to having fun and enjoying their own RV lifestyle. There is just one requirement to join FROG: own a Forest River product.

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Quick tip

Putting in a dishwasher?
Thinking about installing an RV dishwasher? Before you go out and lay down money, check out the specifications. Not only do you need enough physical space, but also consider the electrical and plumbing requirements – your rig must be able to provide for all. #856

Website of the day

How to find a job with the National Park Service
If you enjoy being in nature and meeting new people, U.S. National Park Service (NPS) jobs may appeal to you. The work provides opportunities to learn about the environment, interact with interesting people and wildlife, and explore some of the most beautiful protected lands in the country. Here’s some information to help you find these opportunities.

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In January, 2019, California had 27,136,792 licensed drivers. Of those, almost 3 million had disabled placards – that’s more than 10% of all the licensed drivers. —Source: California DMV

Leave here with a laugh

(Oops! Rerun from yesterday. Sorry.) 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,” it 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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3 years ago

I heard that Winnebago through their subsidiary Grand Design lost a major law suite related to poor workmanship of their Grand Design trailer.
Any truth to that? Ant details? If true could someone attach a link to the story.
Many thanks in advance.

Rory R
3 years ago

I have friends that do something called round dancing, they have explained the difference to me several times and I still don’t get it. As long as they enjoy it, that is all that counts…

Brian Burry
3 years ago

I remember in the eighth grade they wanted us to square dance and I never would when the teacher approached me and asked me why I said it’s against my religion . Donut that teacher didn’t call my father and he said no it’s not against our religion ?! I hated it so much that I almost did not want to go to school. I still can’t stand it and thank God I can’t be forced to do it!!!!

3 years ago

My Wife and I enjoyed Square Dancing for several years until age and wear and tear on our bodies took their toll. We still try to round dance now and then.

3 years ago

Read the joke and expected to see Bill Murray appear.

Kaeleen Buckingham
3 years ago

My husband and I met square dancing and still love to dance. If you have not tried modern square dancing, you should. It is NOT what you did in school!

3 years ago

We stayed at the KOA Williams Grand Canyon on 64. A little sparse but close to the Grand Canyon.

marty chambers
3 years ago

Is it April first? I could swear that was the joke from yesterday.

3 years ago
Reply to  marty chambers

I think you meant groundhog day?

3 years ago
Reply to  marty chambers

Nope, and you are correct or we are both crazy…

Bob p
3 years ago

The pay as you go link for DISH tv has expired.

Maura H
3 years ago
Reply to  Bob p

Yes it has. But I’d like to see their deal, so repost please!