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RV Daily Tips Newsletter Issue 1153

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

Tuesday, August 20, 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

“If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” —Steve Jobs

Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day.

Tip of the day

Why do RV generators surge? 
Asked to the RV Doctor, Gary Bunzer
I recently purchased a toy hauler with a generator with only 27 hours on the meter. At first the governor appeared to be sticking, due to what I believe was bad fuel (varnished). I sprayed the carburetor with a cleaner and it ran fine for a while. The idle still surges with no load applied, and if I put a heavy load on it, it seems to get better. The butterfly plate at the front of the carburetor, when pushed down manually, makes it run smooth. Any ideas? —Mike C., Newbury Park, Calif. Read Gary’s response.

Reader Poll

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Helpful resources



The City Museum of St. Louis is home to the world’s largest pair of underpants.

Website of the day

Molded Lightweight Fiberglass RV
This website is for those who are looking for, or who own, molded fiberglass travel trailers. Various topics include maintenance and repair, towing, modifications, and almost anything else related to molded fiberglass travel trailers. Share your knowledge and experience. Check out the various rallies posted by members. Find out how other experienced eggheads repair electrical, plumbing, and all those other little things that may need attention. Post information on molded fiberglass travel trailers for sale or wanted. Classifieds are free to public members.

Today’s category with many interesting articles:
Camping and Parks

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:
• Sixty percent pay to have the oil changed in their RV or tow vehicle.
• Thirty percent rate their experiences with Good Sam’s Roadside Assistance Program as very good or excellent. Fifteen percent described it as good and 20 percent as poor.
• Fifty-five percent own RVs 31 to 40 feet long. Only six percent own RVs of 20 feet or less.

Leave here with a laugh

A recent scientific study showed that out of 2,293,618,367 people, 98% are too lazy to actually read that number.

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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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4 years ago

Why am I not getting the daily info – please reenter my email noted below. Thank you in adavance.

4 years ago

Lake Erie has an algea problem. The oceans has a plastic problem and well we won’t go there with swimming pools. I am of the opinion that water is just there to make us all sick.

Sharon B
4 years ago

I don’t swim in public pools anymore. Concerned with bacteria and viruses. I swim in oceans… scuba in them for years. Also like those beautiful springs in Florida.

4 years ago

Surging generator: Gary Bunzer has some good ideas, but there is an easier way, maybe. Be sure all the gas in the tank is fresh, then add the correct amount of ChemTool B-12 to the tank. Start the engine and let it run for at least 20 minutes. After 10 to 15 minutes the surging should be gone and the engine running smoothly.

Wayne Caldwell
4 years ago

Doesn’t matter which of the three – I swim like a boulder.

4 years ago

A friend of mine was peeing in a pool and the lifeguard yelled at him so loud he almost fell in.

4 years ago

I like swimming in all 3 provide they are not polluted.

M. Will
4 years ago
Reply to  Tom

Join the discussion…You hit the nail right on the head. How do you know in this day and age if the water is safe to go into? You don’t!!

Thomas Becher
4 years ago

Welcome to my OOL
Notice there is no P in it

Don McKelvay
4 years ago

Not me, the number did not indicate any special reason to read it.

4 years ago

Read the number first, at least this time!

4 years ago

I read the number first, at least this time!

4 years ago

I prefer to swim in MY pool. I never swim in a public pool, lake or ocean.

4 years ago

That’s 2 billion, 293 million, 618 thousand, 367 people.
I’m obviously in the minority 2%.

Bob p
4 years ago
Reply to  Barry

Me too

Tommy Molnar
4 years ago
Reply to  Barry

I’m a 98%’er, and proud OF it. Ha.

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