From the editors of RVtravel.com, “The RVers’ Voice of Reason.”
Thursday, August 22, 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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“To be alive at all is to have scars. ” —John Steinbeck
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Tooth Fairy Day.
Tip of the day
Can you leave your RV’s refrigerator running on propane while traveling?
ANSWER: While some RVers do, most RV safety experts as well as the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) recommend turning off a traditional RV absorption refrigerator at the tank when traveling. By all means, do not leave the refrigerator operating on propane at a gas station. One gas fume blown across the fridge’s pilot light could blow up your RV and everything and everybody in it, not to mention the gas station. This does happen. For many years, a gas station in Lone Pine, Calif., posted photos of such an incident — not a pretty sight.
Don’t take a break on your brakes!
Every RVer needs one of these!
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House flies live for two to four weeks, but can hibernate in the winter. They process visual information around seven times more quickly than humans, enabling them to identify and avoid attempts to catch or swat them, since they effectively see the human’s movements in slow motion. Each female housefly can lay up to 500 eggs in her lifetime, in several batches of about 75 to 150. Male houseflies are sexually mature after 16 hours and females after 24.
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Website of the day
States that require a special license to drive an RV
While you don’t need a special driver’s license to drive most kinds of RVs, there are exceptions. Here’s a rundown of state-by-state rules from Outdoorsy.com.
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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:
• Fifty-four percent couldn’t remember ever checking beneath their RVs for loose nuts and bolts.
• Only about 6 percent of Good Sam members participate in any chapter activities.
• Just about half our readers’ RVs have either two or three slideouts.
Random RV Thought
“If you get a splinter, here’s a way to remove it without using a needle. Simply lay duct tape over the splinter, or over the sore spot if you can’t see it. Pulling the tape upward and to the side should pull the splinter out. Hey, it’s worth a try.
Leave here with a laugh
Which rock group has four guys who can’t sing or play instruments? Mount Rushmore.
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