RV Daily Tips Newsletter Issue 1150

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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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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.


Helpful resources

NATIONAL TRAFFIC AND ROAD CLOSURE INFORMATION.
ROAD AND TRAFFIC CONDITIONS ACROSS THE NATION.
WEATHER ALERTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.
CURRENT WILDFIRE REPORT.
LATEST RV RECALLS.


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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Trivia

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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Bob p
1 year ago

I found the laugh very entertaining, after 7 1/2 years in the Marines it took me about 9 years before I even thought about camping, and then it was a TT, no more tents for me.

jillie
1 year ago

A case of tea, a case of gatorade and a case of juice. Overload? Nope. Unless you consider food and et all. We try not to overload either vehicle.

rvgrandma
1 year ago

AS for the Klein ET310 transmitter/receiver – for $50 I can flip the breakers myself. In fact we did it shortly after getting our MH – flipped a breaker then checked to see what did not work.

Alvin
1 year ago

The Jeep accident, should be a reminder that this industry from every view point is so under regulated it is causing such calamities. I know Americans typically don’t want government interfering with their right to choose and all that. I’m Canadian and share many of those same feelings on a lot of topics, but not when it comes to doing as you dam well please while sharing the highways with me. Just lucky someone wasn’t killed or seriously injured in that one. The lawyers would have feasted (AGAIN) and some lives would have changed forever. Is being ignorant of what is safe and what is not worth it? Of course not. There needs to be changes.

jillie
1 year ago
Reply to  Alvin

So what does a jeep accident have to do with the TT accident? Jeeps can tow if you have proper tow vehicle. Most grand cherokees tow at 6500 or more. So lets talk jeep gvwr and TT gvwr. I defend the jeep.

Bobkat3080
1 year ago

Between the “bus, train or plane” and the “stagecoach” was the train. Very fast travel for the time.

Mark Shields
1 year ago

re. Overloading an RV is easier than overloading a car

I agree it’s easy to overload a RV, but have you ever observed some minivans traveling on the interstates?
Car toppers, cargo carrier in the bumper hitch, every seat filled with passengers, coolers, & luggage.
Many appear to be overloaded.

Always check your vehicles weight capacity.

Jim Brand
1 year ago

Great job as always.
Can you do an article about eternabond tape prep and use?

Thanks

M. Will
1 year ago
Reply to  Jim Brand

If you Google YouTube on a computer and put in RV eternabond tape installation you will come up with more info than one person can probably ever need.