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RV Daily Tips Newsletter Issue 1168

Monday, September 16, 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

“Think you can, think you can’t; either way, you’ll be right.” —Henry Ford

Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day.

Tip of the Day

Replace tires with same rim diameter
There is danger in installing a tire of one rim diameter on a rim of a different diameter. Always replace a tire on a rim with another tire of exactly the same rim diameter designation and suffix letter.

For example, a 16″ tire goes with a 16″ rim. Never mount a 16″ size diameter tire on a 16.5″ rim. While it is possible to pass a 16″ diameter tire over the lip or flange of a 16.5″ size rim diameter, it cannot be inflated enough to position itself against the rim flange. If an attempt is made to seat the tire bead by inflation, the tire bead will break with explosive force and could cause serious injury or death.

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

Hot-skin test at Hershey. Using a Non-Contact Voltage Tester to check for hot-skin voltage on an RV.

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• Read more of Mike’s articles here.

Reader poll

What did we learn about you last week from our reader polls? Find out here.

Holy smokes! That rig is on fire!
Click here for terrifying RV fire videos and RV fire-prevention advice. Don’t let this happen to you!

Tiny LED button lamp perfect for RV’s small, dark spaces
RV Travel Newsletter Issue 913This 6-pack of tiny, battery-powered LED “Button Lamps” is just what you need for your RV’s closets and storage spaces. The tiny lamp is ultra-bright and has all the power of a normal-sized lamp. Backed with a strong adhesive, these little lamps will stick to any surface. They’re waterproof and good to have in case of an emergency. Learn more or order.

Random RV Thought

Carry an extra 10 feet of sewer hose with appropriate fittings installed just in case the (campground) sewer is located too far from your waste outlet for your regular hose to reach. And an extra water hose is a good idea, too —10 feet will probably suffice.

What’s on sale? Check out Amazon’s daily deals page to see the hundreds of items on sale.

Five ways to unintentionally ruin your RV

Certified RV technician Chris Dougherty explains the top five ways he has seen through the years how RVers have unintentionally ruined their RVs. These can be avoided simply by paying attention to your unit and taking care of it. Read more.

Website of the day

Public parks by state
Here’s where to find out about the many types of pubic parks including state parks, state recreation areas, national forests, national parks, state nature preserves and other places of recreation. Very few city parks are listed.

  • Camco Water Bandit connects standard water hose to various water sources. Click.
  • Camco 90-Degree Hose Elbow eliminates stress/strain on RV water intake hose fittings. Click.
  • Camco Plastic Water Pressure Regulator prevents damage to RV water hoses and pumps. Click.

Popular articles you may have missed at

Protect your RV tires – especially when parked.
• Video and article: Best grease for lubricating trailer plug?
Wife has difficulty both “heading out” and “heading home.”


Japan’s population is shrinking. As many as 8 million houses in Japan are vacant. Rural villages are disappearing, and more and more Japanese towns and suburbs have become “dying communities” where children are a rare sight; authorities barely manage to find the care workers needed to look after legions of retirees. Recently, sales of adult diapers outnumbered sales of baby diapers for the first time. —Washington Post

Leave here with a laugh

Bumper sticker: “Be good to your kids, they may choose your nursing home.”

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Vanessa Simmons (@guest_52678)
4 years ago

Those little lights are great! I have them in my pantries, under tv cupboard and one over the bed for emergencies I can just reach up and flick. I use those that look like light switches under the sinks, good since you can replace the batteries (when you forget and leave them on!). I bought a tape led light with a motion sensor that I put in the closet, lights up from top to bottom and I don’t have to remember to turn it off.

Jeff (@guest_52660)
4 years ago

Replace tires with same rim diameter?
While this would make sense, I am trying to figure out why anyone would want to try this? Using the Tips numbers, Why would you want to try to STRETCH a 16 inch tire over a 16.5 inch rim? There is absolutely no benefit to doing this!

Whoever sent in this TIP must have known someone who tried it!

Another one of those “Forest Gump” things, “STUPID IS, AS STUPID DOES!”

Wolfe (@guest_52659)
4 years ago

Burgers: within the hour?

Extra hose: I carry about 300′ in mixed denominations… if there’s a faucet anywhere down the row, i’m not moving my rig just to refill the fresh tank…

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