From the editors of RVtravel.com, “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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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.
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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 RVtravel.com 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.
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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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