From the editors of RVtravel.com, “The RVers’ Voice of Reason.”
Tuesday, September 3, 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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“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.” —Abraham Lincoln
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Tip of the Day
Buying a home? Can you park your RV there?
With the interest on mortgages so low these days, many people are buying new homes. But RVers should be careful about where they buy their new home if they plan to keep their RV in the driveway or elsewhere on their property. Not a week passes that a community somewhere in North America doesn’t enact a law restricting where a property owner may park an RV.
In some cases, an RV is simply not allowed on the street for more than a day or two. In others, an RV can’t be stored on a driveway, or anywhere else where it can be seen by the public. In some cases, RVs are not allowed anywhere on the property or on the street at anytime except for loading and unloading. So if you plan to buy a new home, be sure to check with local authorities about zoning laws regarding RV storage. And even if there are no restrictions, ask around to see if there is talk about enacting any.
Did you miss the latest RV Recalls newsletter?
Read August’s recalls here and see if your RV or vehicle is on the list.
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Random RV Thought
“While the sight of a bald eagle has thrilled campers for generations, the sight of a bald man does nothing for the eagle.” Submitted in 2002 by reader in Jim Schrankel (who’s still a reader, BTW. Thanks, Jim!), and published in issue 35.
Website of the day
North American Truck Camper Owners Association
Part of the International Truck Camper Owners Association. A non-profit RV organization dedicated to promoting the truck camper as an RV lifestyle, with forums, rallies and more.
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• Attention Big Rig RV owners! This annual road atlas will keep you away from too-narrow roads and low bridges. Learn more or order.
• Camping at Corps of Engineers Campgrounds. Many RVers consider these the very best places to stay. Learn more or order the directory.
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:
• Only six percent consider 20-amp service all they need when hooking up.
• Seventeen percent travel full-time with their RV.
• Fifty percent paid cash for their RVs, so no payments. Five percent still have 15 years or more until their loan is paid off.
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Dogs are susceptible to theobromine poisoning, typically from ingestion of chocolate. Theobromine is toxic to dogs because, although the dog’s metabolism is capable of breaking down the chemical, the process is so slow that for some dogs even small amounts of chocolate can be fatal, especially dark chocolate.
Going full-time? Need a home base? This is the best.
Leave here with a laugh
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RV Daily Tips Staff
Editor and Publisher: Chuck Woodbury. Managing editor: Diane McGovern. Marketing director: Jessica Sarvis. Financial affairs director: Gail Meyring. IT wrangler: Kim Christiansen.
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