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RV Daily Tips Newsletter Issue 1142

Wednesday, July 31, 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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“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” — Lou Holtz, football coach

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Tip of the day

Dog paws and hot pavement – Not good!

We found this posted on a Facebook group, and felt it was important. The author of the post wrote:
“While in Las Vegas, Nevada these past few days, I’d notice people walking their dogs in the middle of the hot day on the roads around the campground. I stopped them and asked them to take their off their shoes to see how hot the roads were. After that I noticed all of them walking their dogs at night. Come on people, ‘THINK’!! It’s sad to see how many people don’t think of this.”

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Is there such a thing as “doggie shoes” that could be used on hot days when a brief walk of Fido might be necessary? Respond below if you know.)

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Jon (@guest_49983)
4 years ago

As a full-timer, there is a need for more types of shoes – dress for more formal occasions, something for everyday (sneakers?), sandals for beach, boots for muddy/wet/snow (try to avoid that), boots for that hike in the woods, ….

Sandi (@guest_49977)
4 years ago

We raised 3 labs for Southeast Guide Dogs and rule was to put your hand face down on pavement and if it was too hot it was too hot to walk the puppy/dog…we have a “forever rescue” now and rule is the same.

Vanessa Simmons (@guest_49975)
4 years ago

Yes to doggie shoes. Live in NV and have them for my Oscar.

Normalea (@guest_49974)
4 years ago

Protect Yourself from Sharp Edges on a Slide Out–a tip from a RVer in an RV Tips book. Use a child’s foam water flotation device–or “Noodle”. Found with Children’s Summer Swimming Gear. Cost $1 – $2. Cut 6″ – 1 ft. long, or longer, if you want. Cut a slit in it long ways and slip over the bottom edge of the Slide Out over the corner.

Michael (@guest_49970)
4 years ago

The shoes survey should have asked about sandals and slippers to get a better idea.

Ron (@guest_49980)
4 years ago
Reply to  Michael

ShoeIs used in this context, I believe, includes anything you wear on your feet (not socks, of course).

Janet Anderson (@guest_49969)
4 years ago

The Grommet has some shoes for dogs

Ardy Mattox (@guest_49964)
4 years ago

Yesterday on the way into Algodones we saw a lady who had her dog all togged out in doggie shoes! the dog appreciated the cooler walk I’m sure since it was pretty hot in town!

Larry (@guest_49961)
4 years ago

Amazon sells multiple varieties of dog booties for hot pavement and/or snow and water. Just search for Dog Booties.

Robbie (@guest_49960)
4 years ago

•Jayco recalls White Hawk travel trailers for breaking issue.”

Pretty sure it should say BRAKING.

Merlin (@guest_49962)
4 years ago
Reply to  Robbie

Or it could have said “break away switch.” Haha.

RV Staff
4 years ago
Reply to  Robbie

Oops! Thanks, Robbie. I corrected it on the original post two days ago, but I think a person-who-shall-remain-nameless added the previous title/link to the newsletter after I had proofed the newsletter. It’s been corrected. 😀 —Diane at

BRIAN BURRY (@guest_49959)
4 years ago

My Grandson (age 12) said regarding walking Dogs on Hot Days “If you cannot place your hand on the hot sidewalk or street for a least 5 full seconds, it is TOO HOT FOR DOG PAWS!” Makes good sense, good boy! :))

John (@guest_49956)
4 years ago

Love the jokes, keep em coming!

Claire Y (@guest_49954)
4 years ago

Regarding dog paws and hot pavement. Yes, there are boots for dogs. We got ours from They are not one size fits all. You’ll need to measure your dog’s paws and order sizes (front and rear) accordingly. Ruffwear even carries life jackets for your fur babies, among other great items.

Wolfe (@guest_49957)
4 years ago
Reply to  Claire Y

I believe the generic booties for ice protection also work for heat. I try to keep my dogs on grass where they prefer to be anyway.

The suggestion to only walk dogs at night was weird… have owners hold it for 18 hours and see who is whining louder!

ClaireY (@guest_49971)
4 years ago
Reply to  Wolfe

Those Ruffwear boots also work in snow/ice. All around paw protection.

Bruce (@guest_49953)
4 years ago

The survey question did not differentiate between full-time, single, couple, family, etc. We’re full-time and each do not have that many pairs. However, when combined for all our activities of walking, hiking, Sunday-go-to-meeting, etc. they add up! ?

Ron (@guest_49981)
4 years ago
Reply to  Bruce

You’re putting way too much into the question. It was a singular question as it only said “you”….meaning who ever is reading the question.

Judy G (@guest_49951)
4 years ago

Answered today’s poll and was way out of the majority – unusual. Of course, I was a full-timer which likely makes a difference.

Jeff (@guest_49950)
4 years ago

The Survey should have been split for MEN and WOMEN!

I have 2 pairs along with me, plus a pair of Flip Flops.

However, my Wife has around 500 pair and numerous Flip Flops! Actually, too many to count!

Bob p (@guest_49958)
4 years ago
Reply to  Jeff

When I read this survey to my wife sha said that it was keyed towards men, because women have to have their shoes. Lol

Jeff (@guest_49967)
4 years ago
Reply to  Jeff

My Wife has Imelda Marcos Syndrome (for those folks old enough to remember her)

RV Staff
4 years ago
Reply to  Jeff

😀 —Diane at

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