Tuesday, August 6, 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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“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” —John Muir
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Root Beer Float Day!
Tip of the day
For want of a screwdriver, the kingdom was lost
With electricity expert and veteran RVer Mike Sokol
While I’m a staunch advocate for having exactly the right tool for the job, sometimes when I’m out and about I don’t have my full tool kit with me. So I never go too far without a good multi-tool in my backpack or on my belt. You can put one in the glove box of your tow vehicle, keep one in your backpack on a hike, or even stick it in the kitchen drawer. A good multi-tool can help you open the back of a clock radio to change the batteries, twist an adjustment knob just a little bit (don’t go crazy), or even slice open the packaging of some new item that just arrived. This Gerber Suspension NXT-Multi-tool looks especially promising, and at under $30 it won’t break the bank. You can get one on Amazon.com.
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.
Ancient Sumerian men and women were possibly the first to invent and wear lipstick, about 5,000 years ago. They used crushed gemstones to decorate their faces, mainly on the lips and around the eyes. Cleopatra, an Egyptian, crushed bugs to create a color of red on her lips. —Wikipedia
Website of the day
Dog Danger in Hot Cars
Dozens of dogs die every summer after being left in a parked car “for just a few minutes.” Cracking windows does nothing to alter a car’s internal temperature. Many states allow concerned citizens (Good Samaritans) to break a car window to save an animal. If you see an animal inside a hot car, call 911. Print out a poster at this website to place in public places to warn others of this danger.
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:
• Twenty-one percent rate the workmanship on their RV as poor or terrible.
• Seven-one percent never give money to beggars on a street corner.
• Approximately 70% have owned three or more RVs.
Leave here with a laugh
A cement mixer and a prison bus crashed on the highway. Police advised citizens to look out for a group of hardened criminals.
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