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RV Daily Tips Newsletter Issue 1166


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

Beginning next week we will add a Friday edition to RV Daily Tips. 

Wednesday, September 11, 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

“I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what’s next.” —Steve Jobs

Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is Make Your Bed Day.

Tip of the Day

A quick way to freshen your face after a long day of driving

From reader Suzi Dow: “Here’s a tip from my days of long distance airplane travel that works wonderfully after a day of driving a long distance with your RV. Buy a single serving size of your favorite yogurt, plain or flavored, nonfat or regular, and smear about a teaspoon to tablespoon all over your face and neck. Sit down and either eat the remaining yogurt or read some of your travel literature and relax until the yogurt has dried completely. Now rinse with cool water. See how good your skin feels?” Thanks, Suzi!

Reader poll

Pan liners protect kitchenware while driving
RV Travel Newsletter Issue 912These 9 pot protectors come in three sizes and are perfect for placing between pots, pans, plates and bowls while driving down the road. Nobody likes arriving at the campsite to find broken or scratched kitchenware! Learn more or order.

Random RV Thought

An RV is the best “house” that a lot of people ever own.

Website of the day

See America at night like never before
This website is absolutely wonderful. Troy Paiva is a talented photographer who sets out after the sun sets to capture a nocturnal America. The results are stunning, as you will see if you visit his amazing website.

LED lights for RVs: Huge selection. Exceptional prices. Click.

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The new 2020 Rand McNally Road Atlas has arrived!
Read more about why you should always have this with you here.

The reality of loose screws
It seems like all RVers have a few screws loose. Road vibration tends to loosen anything with a thread to it, so be sure to keep a set of screwdrivers and wrenches with you no matter how short the trip.

Be safe with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System from TireTraker.


The Washington Monument, at 555 feet, was the tallest structure in the world from 1884 to 1889, when it was overtaken by the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Leave here with a laugh

“OLD” is when your sweetie says, “Let’s go upstairs and make love,” and you answer, “Honey, I can’t do both!”

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Tom Gutzke
3 years ago

At a tour of the Washington Monument twenty years ago we were told that it is 555 feet 5 3/4 inches tall.

RV Staff(@rvstaff)
3 years ago
Reply to  Tom Gutzke

Thanks, Tom. I just looked up the Washington Monument on the National Park Service website and it says it’s 555 feet, 5 1/8 inches. So I’ve slightly corrected our little trivia bit to say 555 feet — as a compromise. 😀 —Diane at

Gary F.
3 years ago

I have just gone through a summer in Mesa, Arizona. To keep the heat out of my roof vents I went on top and put aluminum foil over them. The vents are cool as a cucumber and lasted all summer. Cool vents for pennies!

Rory R
3 years ago

I don’t have a electric blanket on my bed, I figure if I need one I haven’t gone far enough South…

3 years ago

I’ve got one of those 12v mattress pads, so no need for an addition electric blanket on top. I don’t camp in the kind of weather that would require that much heating.

I notice the ability to up-vote and down-vote comments is back! Thank you!

3 years ago

No electric blanket, but an electric mattress pad. Works wonderfully!

John Koenig
3 years ago

After 10 years, the wife starts to think their child looks rather strange, so she decides to have a D.N.A. test done.
As she suspected, she discovers the kid is actually from completely different parents.
So, she decides to ask her husband about it.
Wife: “Honey, I have something very serious to tell you.”
Husband: “What’s up?”
Wife: “According to D.N.A. test results, this is not our kid.
Husband: “I guess you don’t remember, do you? When we were leaving the hospital, you noticed that our baby had pooped, and you said: “Please go change the baby; I’ll wait for you here.”
So, I went inside, got a clean one and left the dirty one there.”

My 7 year old nephew showed me with pride the “telephone” he had just made from a string and two tin cans…

I pulled out my iPhone and said, “That’s nice, but look at what kids your age make in China!”

Dr. Willie Live
3 years ago

Last Saturday u missed the Newsletter. It is working now, were is the news letter.

RV Staff(@rvstaff)
3 years ago

Thanks for your note, Dr. Willie. Unfortunately, we did miss the newsletter last Saturday due to technical difficulties. They’re resolved now, so the newsletter will be sent out this coming Saturday. 😀 —Diane at

Larry Harrison
3 years ago

Regarding trivia of 9-11-19, the tallest monument in the world is the San Jacinto Monument, near Houston, constructed from 1936 – 1939.

3 years ago

I tried smearing my face with yogurt and then ran into a 7 11 for a couple of sodas. The place was crawling with cops in a heartbeat. Not so realaxing!

RV Staff(@rvstaff)
3 years ago
Reply to  bob

😆 😆 —Diane at

3 years ago
Reply to  bob

I know someone who needed something from the drugstore. She ran forgetting she had face cream and her hair in rollers. Yeah, the cops were called. Made for an interesting conversation starter years later.

3 years ago

Our three lady-cats who go camping with us curl up on the queen-size bed in our cab-over. They’re kinda self-heating, so there’s no need for an electric blanket. (One drawback: our long-haired blackie, “Midnight,” is a bit of a blanket hog. She needs nudging over from time to time.)

3 years ago

With the exception of one winter night when my foam mattress froze hard as concrete, I have never wanted heat in my bed… Now, if we could COOL the mattress, I might buy that system!

3 years ago
Reply to  Wolfe

There are wonderful heated mattress pads with dual controls.

3 years ago

Don’t need one, have my sweety for that,

3 years ago
Reply to  Dan

What Dan said…..

3 years ago

We have a electric mattress pad.

Bob W.
3 years ago

Our MiniLite has a heated mattress.

3 years ago

We use an electric blanket. Runs on our solar. We place it under the fitted sheet and keep it on the lowest setting. Heat is trapped in between the mattress and the blanket. It uses little to no electricity off the batteries.

Larry Copeland
3 years ago

I find loose screws often on my fifth wheel and find that if I apply a small amount of caulk to threads of screw before rescrewing it, it will stay.

3 years ago
Reply to  Larry Copeland

A dab of Red Locktite works good too IF you use only for metal to metal surface [no plastics]

Pat Funk
3 years ago
Reply to  Larry Copeland

My husband of 55 years also used the above method. Men are amazing, aren’t they?!!

Susan Fucci
3 years ago

“The reality of loose screws
It seems like all RVers have a few screws loose.”
Ha ha ha! Yes, we RVers may have some but, I’m not sure a wrench will solve this! 🙂
(Yes, I know it was supposed to be RVs.)

Deanna L Church
3 years ago
Reply to  Susan Fucci

I thought this was the funny for the day when I started reading it. And I agree we may have some loose screws.

3 years ago

Do not have an electric blanket.. but we have an electric mattress pad.

Kenneth Merry
3 years ago
Reply to  Cheri

Would not have heated blanket pad,we have had both go bad if my wife had not gone home for lunch our home would have burned had to buy a new mattress as it was scorched