From the editors of RVtravel.com, “The RVers’ Voice of Reason.”
Wednesday, September 4, 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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“The happiest people in life are the givers, not the getters.” —Anon.
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Macadamia Nut Day.
Be prepared for any emergency. Take a look at Amazon’s emergency checklist.
Tips of the Day
Burner too hot? Lift off the pot!
If your gas range burner still won’t turn “low” enough for some stuff not to burn, here’s a hint from one enterprising RVer. She takes the rack out of her convection oven, puts it over the burner, and puts her cooking pot on top of the rack. The additional “lift” is enough to effectively cool the burner.
Fire starter feedback caution
Reader Claude Denton responds to a suggestion we published on making fire starters out of paper shredder byproduct: “If you use that shredded paper for a fire starter, better make sure you are not near anything that will burn because paper embers may go up with the smoke and possibly start a fire where you don’t want it. Also, it’s wise to have a fire extinguisher handy.” Thanks, Claude, for the safety pointer.
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Maintain those slide seals!
If you’ve heard a cracking or popping sound when extending your slide outs, it means your seals are sticking and/or drying out! Using a seal conditioner about every 8-12 weeks is recommended to prevent this. Once a slide begins to wear and show damage, it no longer works to its full capacity. We recommend using Thetford Premium RV Slide Out Rubber Seal Conditioner – works like a charm.
Random RV Thought
Always keep your RV ready to go in case of an emergency, which should include a full tank of gas. Residents of last year’s disastrous Camp Fire in Paradise, California, had almost no time to escape their homes. Those with RVs who could escape and then returned later to a pile of charred rubble at least had their RV to live in while they rebuilt or figured out Plan B.
Website of the day
Arther Owens GMC toy motorhome collection
This series of photos and short captions was posted nearly 20 years ago, but it’s still on the Web. It’s hard to believe that so many different GMC toy motorhomes were manufactured. You’ll be impressed.
Popular articles you may have missed at RVtravel.com
Keep mice out of your RV
The positive reviews on this product from Earthkind make it the best bet for keeping your RV mouse-free. It’s the only plant-based rodent repellent registered for inside use by the EPA. It effectively repels rodents up to 90 days with a “woodsy” scent that’s pleasant to humans but offensive to rodents. It’s safe around kids and pets, too. 98% biodegradable. Learn more or order.
Until the 16th century, sharks were known to mariners as “sea dogs.” Shark teeth are constantly replaced throughout life. Multiple rows of replacement teeth grow in a groove on the inside of the jaw and steadily move forward in comparison to a conveyor belt; some sharks lose 30,000 or more teeth in their lifetime. In most species, teeth are replaced one at a time as opposed to the simultaneous replacement of an entire row, which is observed in the cookiecutter shark.
Leave here with a laugh
POLICE REPORT from Sandusky (OH) Enterprise Newspaper:
“An attendant from a Route 6A gas station contacted police at 7:03 PM to report that a man had been at the station who had been rambling on about robbing people. He left the station without robbing it. There are no suspects.”
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