RV Daily Tips Newsletter Issue 1151

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From the editors of RVtravel.com, “The RVers’ Voice of Reason.”

Thursday, August 15, 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

“Go for the moon. If you don’t get it, you’ll still be heading for a star. Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of the creative effort.” —President Franklin D. Roosevelt

Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Lemon Meringue Pie Day


Tip of the day

Save on insurance when your RV is at home
If your RV is stored on private property for long periods of time, you may be able to save money by canceling the liability, collision, medical and uninsured portions of the policy until you head back out on the road (provided your insurance carrier allows this practice). But keep the comprehensive coverage active. If you allow this coverage to lapse and your rig is financed, your lending institution will likely send you a nasty note and then tack on its own expensive coverage to your monthly payment.

Bonus Tip:
Better organization for a small RV refrigerator
Small RV refrigerator? Use a sharp kitchen knife to slice your “dozen egg box,” lengthwise down the middle. Now you’ve got two, smaller “half dozen” boxes that fit into smaller areas of the reefer.



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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.


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Trivia

It is estimated that three-quarters of the world’s dog population lives in the developing world as feral, village or community dogs, with pet dogs uncommon. In 2013, a study found that mutts live on average 1.2 years longer than purebreds. —Wikipedia


Website of the day

Volunteer for the Federal government. This website is a strategic alliance of governmental partners from all levels — local, state and federal — to publicize volunteer positions and events for citizens interested in volunteer service benefitting the nation’s resources. It helps applicants make the best match possible between their personal requirements and their choice of volunteer work throughout America’s vast land base and expansive resources.


Today’s RVing category with many interesting articles:
Medical and Health


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:
• Sixty-five percent believed generators are okay in National Parks, but only during limited hours. Sixteen percent say they should never be permitted.
• Seventy percent have dined at a Cracker Barrel restaurant.
• Half of our readers prefer to spend their time alone or with one other person, not with large groups.


Mini finger hot pads great for RV
Ouch, don’t burn yourself! These clever silicone pot holders are just right to grab a heated dish out of the microwave or a hot pan handle off the stove or out of the oven. And being small, they’re easy to store. Grab a set of these “pinch grips” on Amazon for about $8.


Leave here with a laugh

I once fell in love with a girl who only knew 4 vowels. She didn’t know I existed.


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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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Judy WIEMER
10 months ago

We are life time members and absolutely love it. We use it mainly in the southwest.

Ron
10 months ago

The tip on reducing your rv’s insurance during long periods of storage, is a good one. However, some states require liability and prop damage and if you don’t have them, they too can provide that insurance at a much higher premium. My state has a provision on their website where you can fill out a short form for “Non-Use” that will prevent this from happening. Then when you decide to take the beast out of hiding, you can go back on their website and cancel it. Just gotta make sure that before you do either, that you have full insurance and then once the form is filed, you can go ahead and get the insurance reduced.

Gene Bjerke
10 months ago

I joined PA several years ago, but I let my membership lapse because most of the time that I tried to use it I was in a “blackout” period when the discount wasn’t available.

Tom
10 months ago

Yep link lead me to the LP gas also

Bob p
10 months ago

I guess I’m going blind because I totally missed a item about PA and I went back and revued the newsletter twice.

PennyPA
10 months ago
Reply to  RV Staff

Actually, it’s in response to Jim’s question on whether or not to join PA. Of course, his question probably arose from that ad.

PennyPA
10 months ago

Re: Passport America…we’ve been members for many years and I surely wouldn’t be without it. Yes, some of the campgrounds are a bit shabby but you run into this no matter where you camp…unless you just camp at the so-called “resorts” and even they can be disappointing. For $44 a year, what do you have to lose? And you’ve got everything to gain. 50% off a nightly rate (which only continues to increase over the years!) just makes sense in my book. Good Sam, on the other hand, is a joke. 10% just doesn’t cut it in this day and age.

Jim
10 months ago

Question, thoughts on Passport America, join or not?

Bob Godfrey
10 months ago
Reply to  Jim

We have been PA members for years and if you travel frequently you will earn back the money you spent on the membership very quickly. Be aware that many campgrounds/parks have restrictions on when you can use the discount and on how many days you can stay using it. Overall, however we have save plenty of money with the membership. If you travel in the Northeast you may not find as many “bargains” in that area at all with any membership. We recently stayed in a park on Lake Champlain in VT where the daily rate was $80, with PA it was $40 and we would not have stayed there at the normal daily rate.

Jim Tibbles
10 months ago
Reply to  Jim

I am a lifetime member of PA. I love it. It has more than paid for itself. I can use Google maps and PA and plan my trip and where I stay. I have had more excellent campgrounds than poor ones. Yes,every once in a while you will get one that is not so good.

Carter E Karen
10 months ago

Team when I click the link for Medical and health above it links to LP gas issues…. Now I will agree the maintenance of this item will increase my longevity if I keep my systems healthy, but I don’t think this was the intent. Cheers, Karen?

Ran
10 months ago
Reply to  Carter E Karen

Ditto!