Thursday, August 8, 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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Tip of the day
Does WD-40 attract fish?
Through the years, consumers have told the makers of WD-40 that they’ve caught some of the biggest fish ever after protecting their fish hooks and lures with WD-40. Well, maybe not. “We believe this legend came from folks assuming that the product must contain fish oil since it appears to attract fish,” said the WD-40 experts, then adding, “Sorry, Charlie, it just ain’t so.” While WD-40 can be used to help protect fishing equipment from rust and corrosion, the WD-40 company does not recommend using it to attract fish.
So what can WD-40 do that may surprise you? Click here to find out.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the geographical center of the North American continent is in Rugby, North Dakota. A 21-foot stone obelisk built by the Boy Scouts in 1932 marks the spot.
Website of the day
Propane Finder: Most of us need propane for our RVs. Sometimes it’s not easy to find a place to refill our tanks. This online directory may come in handy.
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:
• About 80% smell offensive odors from their holding tanks, but 52% only rarely.
• Thirty-eight percent always carry a firearm with them on their trips. Forty-six percent never do.
• When they have full-hookups they use their RV’s shower (not the campground’s) all or most of the time.
Make your shades look like new again!
Are the pleated shades in your RV showing their age? Here’s some good news — they can be restrung! This inexpensive kit from United Shade fixes up to five 36″x36″ shades. The kit includes easy-to-follow illustrated instructions, and your shades will look brand-new. Learn more or order.
Leave here with a laugh
A grasshopper sits down at a bar. The bartender says, “We have a drink named after you!” The grasshopper replies, “Who names a drink ‘Steve’?”
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