RV Daily Tips Newsletter Issue 1164

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

Monday, September 9, 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

“You can’t try to do things, you must simply do things.” —Ray Bradbury

Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National TV Dinner Day.



Tip of the Day

Shower stall handy for storage

While there really isn’t any wasted space in RVs, sometimes you find you need more room. One RVer found the shower stall area, while not being used most of the time, a perfect place to store items in a plastic see-thru storage cart with drawers. She put her paper plates, napkins, cups and cutlery, salt/pepper or whatever is needed for meals in it. When set up at a campsite she just set the waterproof storage cart on a picnic table so she didn’t need to go in and out of the RV when setting up for meals.

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

How much power does an electric water heater kettle use? A reader wonders if there’s something wrong with his electric water heater kettle because it draws so much power.

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RV Daily Tips Newsletter Issue 1164Just 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.

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Reader poll


Did you buy a lemon RV? Here’s more about RV lemons and lawyers who will represent you if you need help.

Remove scuff marks with vanilla extract: Do you have a vinyl floor in your galley? Banish black “scuff marks” by rubbing them with vanilla extract on a paper towel.



Random RV Thought

If you want to be absolutely sure that an RV park where you plan to spend the night has a space available, call and/or make a reservation, even in the off-season. You never know if there’s a special event in the area that might have the park booked solid.


Website of the day

Mobile Home Living
Recreation vehicles and “mobile homes” have a lot in common. Although this website is aimed at people who live in manufactured or mobile homes, some of the subject matter will be of interest to RVers, especially full-timers, who live in large RVs.


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Trivia

The percentage of U.S. workers who are union members fell from 20.1% in 1983 to just 10.5% in 2018, according to the Pew Research Center. Dying union membership has been most pronounced in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — all states where manufacturing employment has plummeted.


Space heater uses less than two amps! RVtravel.com has one, loves it! More.


Leave here with a laugh

What did the grape do when he got stepped on? He let out a little wine.

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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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John

Chuck: kind of problems u r having means u r a success! Keep up the good work, reward ur staff – they deserve it. C u down da road!

PennyPA

I agree with Andy…we have a home too but, because we’re full-timers, we don’t have a house. AND, we keep our portable washer-spin dryer in our shower. Makes it so much easier to drain! We’ve decided this is the most sensible purchase we’ve made in our 11 years of full-timing

Kim Christiansen

You are so right! Just edited the poll to say “We don’t have a stick and brick home”!

WEB

I had to look it up and discovered September 10th is TV Dinner Day, so people still have time to go out and get the fixings for a proper celebration. I know I will!

Stay cool

Phyllis Avella

We have 50 amp plug at home, but MH too long for driveway, so can’t use it.

Alvin

a couple years ago our neighbour got all caught up in the sales pitch at an RV show bought a trailer way to long for his spot behind his home tried to return the thing – NO WAY. boy was he mad at the RV company who sold him a trailer to big for his spot. Is this a sign of the times and the goof balls who inhabit it? OR what!

PennyPA

Who was the goof-ball…the guy who sold him the trailer or the idiot that didn’t measure where he was going to put it?

Pat h

In regard to cleaning skuff marks on floors. I recently saw a cleaning crew at university hospital in Seattle use clean tennis balls attached to a pole and the ball would clean any marks on floors instantly by rubbing the floor.

jillie

I would be extremely careful when placing things outside the RV. Especially if the NPS says no anything outside the campsite. They will ticket you. Reason being is bears will go into everything and I mean everything. We have to reorganize our TT to make things fit and still use the bathroom. We saw the police hauling stuff from one campsite outside this one TT. When we got back to ours we found out we left a bottle of water on the table. OUCH could have been fined with that one. Gotta keep the bears wild folks.

Alvin

Anyone who has seen what a bear or wolverine can do to a camper to get at the food will understand the rules the parks folks have in place to protect them from such occurrences. I’d double the fines if I had a say in the matter.

Bob p

I looked up the the space heater that uses 2 amps, if you had 20 of them it might heat your RV. 200 watts might take the chill off if you’re sitting on the commode but I wouldn’t count on giving much heat any where else, in the south we have a saying describing such worthless items. It’s as worthless as tits on a boar hog!

Andy Lantos

Correction to today’s survey:
Being a full timer we do have a home, just don’t have a house!

Kim Christiansen

Thanks for the heads up Andy.