RV Daily Tips Newsletter Issue 1156


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

Monday, August 26, 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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Today’s thought

“It is the greatest shot of adrenaline to be doing what you’ve wanted to do so badly. You almost feel like you could fly without the plane.” —Charles Lindbergh

Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Dog Day. And, if you don’t have a dog to celebrate, then you can celebrate National Cherry Popsicle Day.

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Tip of the Day

Tire temperature always seems to be a hot topic
Roger Marble, RV tire expert, explains that hot tire temperature is important to know about, but the problem is in learning what the actual temperature is. You can have a tire failure from extreme heat in one location of a tire while another location only inches away can be perfectly okay, so you can’t rely on your tire pressure monitoring system to tell you if you have a hot tire. Learn more.

Here’s an easy way to measure the temperature of any spot in your tire (or measure the temperature of just about everything else).

RV Electricity – This week’s J.A.M. (Just Ask Mike) Session:

Series/parallel battery capacity. This is a continuation of a previous JAM session where Mike discussed the possible spots to place a disconnect switch.

Join Mike in Hershey in September
RV Daily Tips Newsletter Issue 1156Just 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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Reader poll

Helpful resources


Random RV Thought

A great place to camp in your RV is by a mountain stream. The sound of the stream will lull you to sleep! And if you like to fish, maybe you can catch your dinner, too!

Website of the day

Free fishing days
These are the days and weekends of the year that some states offer free fishing weekends, where anglers can fish in public waters without a license.

That’s connected to … what?
RV Daily Tips Newsletter Issue 1156The Klein ET310 transmitter/receiver figures out what electrical outlet is connected to which circuit breaker. Plug the transmitter end into the outlet in question, then scan the circuit breaker panel with the receiver “wand” and voila – you know which breaker is powering that outlet without resorting to flipping random breakers on and off. The transmitter also doubles as a 3-light outlet tester letting you know if there’s a Hot/Neutral polarity reversal, open ground, etc., and it also checks GFCI operation. Learn more or order.

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UPS has quietly used self-drive 18-wheeler trucks to deliver cargo between Phoenix and Tucson since May. The delivery company has taken a minority stake in TuSimple, a Chinese San Diego-based autonomous long-haul trucking startup — and has been testing the company’s trucks with its own cargo. For now, a driver remains at the wheel, but an on-board computer is in control.

Leave here with a laugh

A reader wrote to us recently with a comment about old age and his fading memory. “My memory is so short I can hide my own Easter eggs,” he said.

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It didn’t mention Pro vs Non pro sports!
I prefer watching women’s soccer World Cup, the Olympics, and women’s college basketball but also local games!
I coach boys soccer & girls basketball.
When the 49ers start winning again (like the ’80’s ) I’ll be back to watching football …..maybe!

Gene Bjerke

As a child I loved playing all sports except basketball, but I never saw the point in watching someone else have all the fun. I still don’t.

Tony F. Stekar

cheaper to watch then to be there !


What happened to None of these? I generally do not watch sports ever.


My vote would be tennis, but that wasn’t an option. I do like basketball and baseball as well.


If I have to choose one sport out of the extremely limited selection, I choose auto racing. But only because want to see some spectacular vehicle crashes.

Ralph Caldwell

Looks like I’m the only “auto racing” fan!? To Bad!

Ricky Oerman

watching paint dry gets my vote.

Ron Hough

I have a hard time watching a bunch of millionaires play any sport. My favorites are college football and college basketball, but only during the NCAA March Madness tournament.


So you enjoy slave labor. Unpaid collegiate athletes a being used for your enjoyment


Ouch! Hardly factual. Slaves are such because they are not free people. College athletes are free to play and get a free education or not play and pay for their education. This is coming from a person who doesn’t watch either pro or collegiate sports.


Actually, they are not unpaid, though I would agree underpaid. Most receive a scholarship worth thousands of dollars and, if they are willing, a degree that will potentially benefit them the rest of their lives. Additionally they receive free room and board. Not a bad deal.

I do favor allowing them to profit from endorsements, however.

Julie Cherry

Football first, hockey second. I only watched baseball while I did chemo.

Barbara Brooker

None of the above- Hubby likes golf


My dad use to say “ What your mind forgets your feet remember”. I never fully understood that till I was older.

Marybeth Almand

None of the above. I will, however watch some parts of The Olympic Games. Those are real athletes, not overpaid Prima Donnas.

Stanley D Harris



What happened to the “like” button next to replies?


I was wondering that myself.


No professional sports here either. Overrated, overpaid, over arrogant. Give me a high school team for base, basket or foot and I’ll watch any day.


Why no “None of the above” category???


I didn’t vote as my choice would have been NONE.

Pete Almasi

Not one minute of football even though it was my favorite.
Not until those disrespectful players come to their senes.
Until then, perhaps concussions will prevail.


What is truly disrespectful to America is allowing poorly trained and underfunded Policing agencies to continue murdering unarmed people (usually people of color). What isn’t disrespectful but IS patriotic is peacefully protesting against injustice and untruthful government. And wishing concussion on players .. sad!


I was not going to comment on not watching any of those sports. Looks like lm not the only one.


None of the above. The players are over rated and over paid!


How about putting watching paint dry, it would have received a lot of votes. Or at the very least a none of above.


Never watch sports intentionally. Only occasionally on the news.


Survey: None of the above!


Will start watching NFL games when the over paid pre madonnas stand for national anthem.

Bob p

Amen I feel the same way, I haven’t watched a minute of the NFL since the players disrespect of our flag and national anthem. Surprisingly I don’t miss it.


How is peacefully protesting the murder of unarmed citizens “disrespect of our flag” .. too much fake fox news perhaps?

Jay Borstein

Honor the Flag & the Country or go live somewhere else!


Whatever happened to Issue 1154?

RV Staff

Sorry, Eric. That’s when our website was down for renovation (switching to a new, more powerful server), so we had to skip that day since we couldn’t post/send anything. —Diane at RVtravel.com

Bob Godfrey

None of the above for the survey.


Cable tv
Satellite tv
Antenna tv


Have to add ‘Stream’ now. Sign of the times.


Do not forget “Etch-a-Sketch” too.

Stay cool


The joke makes me sad.

Steve flippo

You didnt include “none”. I dont watch any professional sports. Its a waste of time, and i dont want to support in any way the horrible behavior of many professional athletes.

Alan Goldberg

I also don’t watch sports as it seems such a waste of time.

David & Linda

I didn’t see where the poll asked about professional sports. My answers (football & basketball) refer to college sports. I don’t watch professional sports either except for the occasional baseball game.


Steve Flippo,

Thanks so much for posting, I thought that I was alone.

Jay Borstein

Well spoken!

Astrid Bierworth

I have a suggestion for a poll. For fifth wheel owners, have you ever dropped the fifth wheel on the truck? Once, twice, more than twice, never.