From the editors of RVtravel.com, “The RVers’ Voice of Reason.”
Monday, August 19, 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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The minute that you’re not learning, I believe that you’re dead.” —Jack Nicholson
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Soft Ice Cream Day.
Tip of the day
Which fuse operates what?
Every RV comes with a fuse panel, but not all of them are adequately marked. Lighting circuits can be oh, so clearly marked: “Lighting 1,” “Lighting 2,” etcetera. If you do blow a fuse then it’s a matter of not knowing which circuit is which, and pulling fuses until you get the right one. In some rigs it’s even worse: Fuses without identification.
Here’s a simple identification assignment: Shut off everything that runs on 12-volt — lights, water pump, et al. Now pull out a single fuse and see which appliances don’t work. Label the fuse appropriately and repeat until you know which fuse operates what. Keeping a batch of spare fuses close (or inside) the fuse box really helps.
How many RV Travel readers got their Good Sam membership for free rather than paying for it? If you had read last week’s Monday’s newsletter you would know.
RV Electricity – This week’s J.A.M. (Just Ask Mike) Session:
Join Mike in Hershey in September
Just a reminder that Mike will be presenting free seminars at the Hershey RV Show September 11-15, as well as offering a 3-hour advanced electricity seminar just off campus in Grantville, PA, on Saturday, Sept. 14. Cost for his Advanced RV Electricity seminar is $125, but discounted to $100 for RVtravel.com paid members. Register HERE, but do it soon since the room only seats 50.
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• Read more of Mike’s articles here.
Did you buy a lemon RV? Here’s more about RV lemons and lawyers who will represent you if you need help.
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Website of the day
Big list of senior discounts
Wow! If you’re over 55 or 60, you can save a bundle of money at hundreds of businesses across the USA. Here’s an exhaustive list of restaurants, grocery stores and retail establishments. And, just as an example, if you’re 55 or older, don’t pay “retail” for a cup of coffee at McDonald’s.
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Big Nose George, George Parrott, was a Wild West crook who was lynched in 1881 for his crimes. His body was claimed by physician John Osborne, who two years later had a pair of shoes made from his skin. The doctor became the governor of Wyoming and reportedly wore “Big Nose” to the inauguration ball. See the shoes in the Carbon County Museum in Rawlins.
Leave here with a laugh
Wife: “Our new neighbor always kisses his wife when he leaves for work. Why don’t you do that?”
Husband: “How can I? I don’t even know her.”
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