From the editors of RVtravel.com, “The RVers’ Voice of Reason.”
Wednesday, August 14, 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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“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis
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Tip of the day
Overloading an RV is easier than overloading a car
It is almost impossible to overload a passenger vehicle because space tends to limit the amount of weight. You can’t take your child’s six friends to the baseball game if you are taking all of the team’s Little League equipment in the back seat. Space, not weight, is the main concern.
Then there are RVs. An RV is heavier and is capable of being overloaded. Also the storage capacity in most RVs offers many possibilities for improper weight distribution. Loading your supplies can have a major impact on how the vehicle handles, as well as on the durability of your tires. The results of overloading can be serious. Passenger safety is at stake. Problems such as tire failure and/or poor handling can leave the driver with inadequate ability to control the vehicle during emergency maneuvers. Read more including about Load Ratings for RVs.
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How many RV Travel readers got their Good Sam membership for free rather than paying for it? If you had read Monday’s newsletter you would know.
That’s connected to … what?
The Klein ET310 transmitter/receiver figures out what electrical outlet is connected to which circuit breaker. Plug the transmitter end into the outlet in question, then scan the circuit breaker panel with the receiver “wand” and voila – you know which breaker is powering that outlet without resorting to flipping random breakers on and off. The transmitter also doubles as a 3-light outlet tester letting you know if there’s a Hot/Neutral polarity reversal, open ground, etc., and it also checks GFCI operation. Learn more or order.
Website of the day
Poisonous plants to dogs and cats
Wow! This long list from Rover.com is well worth studying and bookmarking. It lists dozens of both wild and domestic plants that can make your pet sick or even kill it. There’s a photo of each plant along with a list of symptoms your pet might display if it eats it. Check this out if you are a pet lover.
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What’s on sale? Check out Amazon’s daily deals page to see the hundreds of items on sale.
Before we traveled by bus, train or plane, we traveled by stage coach. In the United States these horse-drawn carriages traveled at a speed of about 5 miles per hour, covering about 60 to 80 miles a day.
Leave here with a laugh
South African comedian and The Daily Show host Trevor Noah said in a comic routine that some of his friends are always inviting him camping. They tell him how great it will be, that they’ll go out in nature with no power, no electricity, and they’ll have to go to the bathroom in a hole in the ground. “Yeah, that was my life,” he said. “That was me growing up. Do you know how hard I worked to never go camping again?”
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