From the editors of RVtravel.com, “The RVers’ Voice of Reason.”
Thursday, September 5, 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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Tip of the Day
Ways to spot drunk drivers
On any given day, one of 50 cars is being driven by a driver under the influence of alcohol. The number rises to one in 20 on weeknights and one in ten Friday and Saturday nights. That’s what a California author of a book about drunk driving says. Doug Thornburn believes accidents could be dramatically reduced if more motorists knew the subtle signs that a driver is drunk. Among the most common:
• Driving straight in a turn-only lane.
• Making obscene gestures.
• Accelerating or braking erratically.
• Tossing litter out the car window.
• Tailgating, particularly while speeding and trying to get through
• Not yielding the right of way, including cutting in line.
• Driving at night with the headlights off.
• Speeding excessively or driving recklessly in inclement weather
or with a child in the car.
Should you spot a motorist engaging in such behavior, Thornburn suggests a multi-pronged strategy: hang back, get out of his or her way and call 911 with your cell phone.
Brighten your taillights
Taillights dim? First, check to make sure the electrical contacts on bulbs and sockets are free of crud (use steel wool or fine sandpaper). Plastic lenses clean? One more option: Stick aluminum foil behind the bulbs to push more light out of the lens.
Propane running low? This will tell you!
With this Dometic LPGC10 LP Gas Checker you can instantly monitor your LP tank’s level. It uses ultrasonic technology to tell you in just a few seconds how full – or empty – a propane tank is. It’s about the size of a writing pen and weighs less than two ounces, so it’s easy to store. For use on steel and aluminum liquid propane tanks. Learn more or order.
You’ll laugh at this hilarious image we posted. Click here.
Random RV Thought
When driving in or with an RV, a crosswind can be dangerous. A headwind is no fun because it destroys mileage and slows you down. But a tailwind is very good for speed and mileage. On a travel day when headwinds are in the forecast, leave as early as possible in the day while the air is still calm.
Website of the day
Crocodiles are the most vocal of all reptiles, and calls vary widely depending on species, age, size and sex. Context is also very important, and some species can communicate more than 20 different messages through sound alone. Hear them “talk” at this website. Sorry, there’s no sound for “Hey, you stupid human. Stay away from me because if you don’t I will eat you.”
Essential equipment for RVers!
Camco TastePURE Water Filter with Flexible Hose Protector
This best-selling product reduces bad taste, odor, chlorine and sediment in drinking water with a 100-micron fiber filter. Use it at your campsite to keep sediment out of your RV water tank and improve the taste and smell of your drinking water. Many RVers consider this essential equipment. Learn more or order at a big discount.
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:
• Four percent own a home but travel full-time with their RV.
• Fifty percent paid cash for their RV.
• Eighty-one percent described the condition of their RV as very good or excellent.
The top 10 dog names in 2018 were, in order: For males: Max, Charlie, Cooper, Buddy, Jack, Rocky, Duke, Bear, Tucker and Oliver. For females: Bella, Lucy, Luna, Daisy, Lola, Sadie, Molly, Bailey, Maggie and Stella. —SOURCE: Rover.com
TRIVIA QUESTION: In what year did the final first-run episode of the TV show “Adventures of Superman” starring George Reeves air? A) 1952, B) 1958, C) 1964. Click to see the answer.
Leave here with a laugh
Whenever the cashier at the grocery store asks my dad if he would like the milk in a bag he replies, “No, just leave it in the carton!”
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