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RV Daily Tips Newsletter Issue 1147

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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Today’s Thought

“To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.” —Elbert Hubbard

Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Happiness Happens Day.

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.

Reader Poll

Helpful resources



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.

Going full-time? Need a home base? This is the best.
New and interesting finds at Wow! It’s fun exploring here.
Traveler’s Guide to the Firearm Laws of the 50 states. Essential reference.

And the survey says. . .

We’ve polled 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! pleated-755
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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Editor and Publisher: Chuck Woodbury. Managing editor: Diane McGovern. Advertising director: Emily Woodbury. Marketing director: Jessica Sarvis. Financial affairs director: Gail Meyring. IT wrangler: Kim Christiansen.

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Sharon B
3 years ago

The less we read the smaller our minds become. Need to read to get two sides of the story.

Chuck Woodbury
3 years ago
Reply to  Sharon B

Sharon B. So true.

Thomas Becher
3 years ago

Won’t be too many more years and even the digital editions will be gone. Too right too left old news from a week ago etc. Wouldn’t be so bad if they’d just report without putting their slant to the story. Without subscribers how will they pay reporters and other staff. Nobody I know has the paper anymore.

Marilyn Granger
3 years ago

Don’t like reading bias news…..there are two sides to every story. Also our newspaper to too expensive for what we get.

Billy Bob Thorton
3 years ago

Yes. In regards to meaningful stories, facts matter, so by reading the others opinion on what the facts are, you are better able to determine who is correct. From that conclusion, you can begin to understand how bias the media has become. If you are unable to assess the facts, then you fall to the peril of being one of the misinformed.

Marilyn Granger
3 years ago

Our newspaper is too expensive, besides being bias. Would love to read both sides!!

Chuck Woodbury
3 years ago

Marilyn, in general you will find more real news in a newspaper than you ever will online, where you are almost always served up news that reinforces what you already believe — hence seldom getting two sides of a story. When newspapers go, so goes our democracy.

Billy Bob Thorton
3 years ago
Reply to  Chuck Woodbury

What is glaring is that fact, 90% of the major newspapers editors, align with one side. That alone is a formula for disaster. This bias has come to light, and it’s not good for a sound business model. Until they become more balanced, they will only appeal to a segment of potential readership. Think you can survive with cutting your potential readership by 40-50%, because you offer a one sided opinion for the majority of the articles, printed in said papers, I have a bridge in Brooklyn I can sell.

The internet offers a variety of information, that has to be read with caution. You should always deal in as much fact based information, when making your mind up on any topic. Unfortunately, they will not survive under their current heading. Circulation fact data, drives advertising rates, which determines a newspapers viability. Until they realize that other than the editorial opinion page, nobody cares what your message is, so you better balance the ship, or its going to the bottom.

Chuck Woodbury
3 years ago

Billy Bob, and where did you get the statistic that “90% of the major newspaper editors align with one side?” I have never heard that, and, frankly, nearly everyone “aligns with one side,” but as a journalist you try to put that aside and be objective. So, please, refer me to a reliable source where you got that information, and if it’s some blog out there where someone can say what he or she wants and get away with it, then that’s not reliable. If you can’t back up this statement, then this is just another example of someone, in this case you, repeating something you heard from somewhere and have accepted as truth. I have been around journalists my whole life and can say that most did their very best to be objective when writing news. When writing an opinion piece, well, as long as it is labeled as such, then that’s fine.

3 years ago

Use WD40 on all moving parts on car doors, trunk locks, hinges, and good locks and hinges. Do not use on rubber components. Good for any door hinge or lock in your house. By the way WE means water dispersal and 40 means it was the 40th mix of chemicals,

Ron H.
3 years ago

I may be old fashioned in this day of electronic media, but I love my morning coffee and newspaper. Politics aside, the paper contains way more news and info than I’d ever read on the internet, as well as cartoons, puzzles, obits, local sports and activities, etc. The first thing I do when visiting a new place is to look for the local paper. They’re not easy to find these days and it’s sad to see them fading away.

3 years ago

Haven’t read a real newspaper in decades and I used to deliver newspapers back in the late 50’s.

Steve Flippo
3 years ago

I religiously subscribed to a daily newspaper everywhere i lived for over 30 years. I cut it off cold turkey 8 years ago when the daily leftist propoganda became just too disgusting. It was a very difficult habit to break, but i dont regret it a bit.

3 years ago

daily local paper does not exist here. local rag is local in name only, printed in northern alabama, editorial staff in mississippi, news articles from other publications. buy sunday edition only for ads and funnies,
local weeklies carry actual local news.

Gary Reed
3 years ago

Stopped subscribing to our paper in 2015 when the journalism became one sided continuously!
Can’t recall the last time I picked up a news paper to read.

3 years ago

Survey of the Day: Nope, haven’t subscribed to a Printed Newspaper in years. Used to get the Sunday only paper, mainly for the Ads and Sports section.

But, since the internet has all the news I need, no sense wasting money on more landfill waste. Plus the fact, as is often said: “If it’s on the Internet, It must be true”! Right? LOL!

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