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RV Daily Tips Newsletter Issue 1165


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

Tuesday, September 10, 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 were born to be real, not to be perfect.” —Anon.

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

Tip of the Day

Don’t forget about this storage space

Check for storage space behind the sofa. Sometimes a short, folding ladder can be stored there. This may also be a place for mops or brooms. It is a bit inconvenient but storing long items in an RV is often difficult to do since the tallest place is often the closet. Other items to store behind the couch are the screens from the front driver and passenger window and (if a front entry coach) the door screen, too. This will make driving through scenic country much more pleasant. Thanks to Ron Jones,

Easily and safely dispose of cooking grease

Don’t run grease down your RV drains – it can really clog things up. So when cooking a greasy pot of soup or stew, drop in some ice cubes and stir. The grease will cling to the cubes. Quickly fish them out and toss them in the garbage.

Reader poll

Helpful resources


Random RV Thought

When you stay the night in a hotel or motel, you have to be careful you don’t leave something behind. But when you travel by RV, your room comes along with you, so you don’t have to worry about forgetting something.

Website of the day

Volunteering with the Corps of Engineers
The Corps of Engineers, which is the steward of almost 12 million acres of land and water including some of the best public campgrounds, offers many volunteer opportunities including camp hosting positions. See what’s available in your area or where you plan to travel.

New and interesting finds at Amazon.comWow! It’s fun exploring here.
Traveler’s Guide to the Firearm Laws of the 50 states. Essential reference.

And the Survey Says…

We’ve polled readers more than 1,500 times in recent years. Here are a few things we’ve learned about them:
• Sixty percent have had a rodent take up residency in their RV.
• Fifty-six percent love music but do not play a musical instrument.
• Fifty-eight percent insure their RV on a separate policy from their passenger vehicle.

RV Travel Newsletter Issue 910Secrets of RVing on Social Security
Author Jerry Minchey takes you on a journey that lets you discover how you can travel around the country and live the fascinating RV lifestyle for far less than it costs to live in your sticks-and-bricks home. Among other things, he shows you step-by-step how to enjoy the RVing lifestyle while traveling and living on just your Social Security income. Learn more or order.


Mike Cooper, manager of an English RV dealership, probably couldn’t believe his luck when he sold two motorhomes to the same couple. The indecisive buyers had difficulty choosing between two models. So they bought them both!

Leave here with a laugh

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Editor and Publisher: Chuck Woodbury. Managing editor: Diane McGovern. Senior editor: Emily Woodbury. Marketing director: Jessica Sarvis. Financial affairs director: Gail Meyring. IT wrangler: Kim Christiansen.

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3 years ago

Like Jon Meyer my wife and I are vegetarian.

Steve flippo
3 years ago


M. Will
3 years ago

Fish? They say you should eat a lot of fish. Fresh or frozen. I like many older people in this world don’t have a lot of money and can’t afford to buy either. So I don’t.

3 years ago

Rarely buy fish. Dont like it.

3 years ago

We eliminated all meat from our diet 7 years ago (and that includes all fish), eating only a whole-foods, plant-based diet. At 66 we take no meds and have excellent health.

Sink Jaxon
3 years ago
Reply to  Bruce

There’s a lot to say for that…I’ve cut back on a LOT of meat and have lost 15Lbs in 6 months…

Michael McCray
3 years ago

Don’t eat fish!

Gary Broughton
3 years ago

Like Alaskan salmon but other farm raised fish is good.

Tony King
3 years ago

McDonalds catches my fish for me and puts it in a sandwich called “Filet-O-Fish !

3 years ago
Reply to  Tony King

LOL, love to start my day with a little humor!

3 years ago

Place of origin important. Prefer US or Canada. Will consider northern Europe or certain S. American countries. Others, no go.

3 years ago

Other than lobster, crab, and very mild white fish I’m not a big seafood fan. But when I’m in the mood for it I couldn’t care less where it was grown or what it costs.

3 years ago

For me, it depends on the type of fish. If catfish, for example, I prefer farm-raised. For others, I consider the mercury and contaminant levels of the region where wild-caught. Love to fish, and fresh caught wild (by me) is my favorite.

Jon Meyer
3 years ago

I chose other on the survey, my wife and I are vegetarian.

Karen Havran
3 years ago
Reply to  Jon Meyer

I am vegan, also, so “other”.

3 years ago

Sadly even wild fish is reported to contain micro plastics,research is ongoing on the effects this will have on ones health.

3 years ago

Don’t care where fish came from – just want it fresh, cleaned of bones and priced right.

3 years ago

We catch our own fish.

Bob Kashary Jr
3 years ago
Reply to  Sue

Me too, nothing like fresh trout right out of the stream or perch out of a lake! Catch’em, Clean-em, & Eat-em with a little butter and seasoning on the grill. YUM!!!

Bob and Charlotte Champlin
3 years ago

We only buy salmon and buy what we can find at the time.

Kaeleen Buckingham
3 years ago

I had to choose “Other” on the survey. We do not buy fish because I am allergic to it!