RV Daily Tips Newsletter Issue 1170

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Wednesday, September 18, 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

“Ninety-nine percent of all failures come from people who have a habit of making excuses.” —George Washington Carver

Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Cheeseburger Day.



Tip of the day

Tire loading. Do it right
Tire pressure is what enables your RV tire to support loads. Overloading your tires can have serious consequences for passengers and your RV. Too much weight can cause stress on your RV’s suspension system, brake failure, shock absorber damage, handling and steering problems, irregular tire wear and possible tire failure. Excessive loads or underinflation can lead to an excessive amount of heat and tire failure.

If you discover that your tires cannot handle the load, lighten the weight of the load or install tires with a higher carrying capacity. Remember to consult your owner’s manual, a RV tire retailer, or the RV manufacturer for information concerning selection and installation of new tires.

Tire pressure should never be reduced below the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended levels to support load conditions in order to improve the ride quality of a vehicle. The difference in ride quality is not significant. When minimum inflation pressure requirements are not met, tire durability and optimum operation can be affected. —SOURCE: Goodyear.

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Fix the broken screen in your RV! Easy! Click here.
Safety first! Get some must-have collapsible traffic cones here.


RV club of the day

Teton Club International
If you own a Teton RV or are a prior TCI member, you are invited to join the Teton Club International, a club dedicated to helping fellow Teton trailer owners enjoy their fifth wheel trailers to the fullest. The club is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2019.



Reader poll


Keep stinky odors out of your RV (relied on by the RV Travel staff). Click.


Random RV Thought

When hitting the road, before pulling out, double-check that the doors of your cupboards and refrigerator are closed. Otherwise, you could have a big mess on your hands (not to mention your floor).


Helpful resources

NATIONAL TRAFFIC AND ROAD CLOSURE INFORMATION.
ROAD AND TRAFFIC CONDITIONS ACROSS THE NATION.
WEATHER ALERTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.
CURRENT WILDFIRE REPORT.
LATEST RV RECALLS.


Today’s category with many interesting articles:
Repairs and Mods


Website of the day

Florida beach camping
If you travel in Florida or plan to, here’s a resource for finding places to camp along its beautiful beaches.



Popular articles you may have missed at RVtravel.com

RV Electricity – Using a Non-Contact Voltage Tester (with video).
Do you need a special RV driver’s license? You might!
Try this when you can’t find a campground with vacancies.
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Camco vent insulator keeps you cool!RV Daily Tips Newsletter Issue 1170
Is your RV too hot in the summer? Too cold in the winter?
Camco’s vent insulator and skylight cover features a thick layer of foam which helps stop heat transfer, keeping you warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Installation is easy. The insulator is designed to fit standard 14″x14″ RV vents. Learn more or order here.


Trivia

Elsie Joy Davison (1910–1940) was a Canadian-born British aviator and airline director. She started flying in 1929. After becoming the country’s first female director of an aircraft company in 1936, she died serving with the Air Transport Auxiliary in 1940, becoming the first female British aviator to die in World War II.


Less than $10! Mini waffle (and more!) maker is a crowd-pleaser.


Leave here with a laugh

Instead of “the John,” I call my toilet “the Jim.” That way it sounds better when I say I go to the Jim first thing every morning.

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Best-selling RV products and Accessories at Amazon.com
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jillie

Never dreamed of owning an RV. It kind of landed in our laps because we loved camping but realized that one after another of disastrous camping trips we were tired of drying out after each and every rain storm. Up until 2am with a 3 year old in tow and unable to let her sleep in a wet tent with wet everything was just too much. The breaking point was when we were staying at an amusement park camping park and well, we got rained out again but this time it was an E1 storm. Lets just say that was the end of camping until we got something in the mail that said something to the effect of a pop up camper. OK how hard can that be. It was easy when you are young. 2 years ago we tried a small RV TT and traded the pop up. Loved it but a little small. Got a bunk model 21 foot sleeps 5 and well, went out west with 4 people and it was very cozy. Still don’t get why people want those big things. Too big for me to tow and too big for my needs. So now to pay it off and retire. I love the TT RV style of living. I think of our tent days and how happy we were then but now? Glad to not have to dry out after each storm. Nice and cozy with my television and my hotspots to watch television with. Who needs RV parks wi fi when you have your phone that hooks into your television. Nice. Very nice indeed. Popcorn anyone?

Wayne Caldwell

I didn’t dream of owning an RV, but in ’87 I bought my first travel trailer to live in because, going through a divorce, I couldn’t afford even an unfurnished apartment.

Tom

Started with tent and van camping with my wife in our late 20s. Used in-laws trailer to travel across the US with our 3 children in our 30s. Waited till our 50s to purchase our own.

Hakker

My wife and I had no money (I was 20 years old and in the Army) so my wife made curtains and we started traveling the USA in the back of our 61 Oldsmobile station wagon. After two years of this we spent $10 for a used tent. We used the tent for three years and then found a 1935 fold down camper. We had it made! We used this for about five years (still used the tent for our two kids) then upgraded to a new pop-up. The rest is history. Three pop-ups and three travel trailers and we are still exploring the USA five months of the year.

Alvin

My first exposure to RV madness was as a kid in the late 50’s living in Fort Nelson B.C. -mile 300 on the Alaska highway- watching big old clumsy almost all American based motorhomes and all kinds of contraptions, ALL with their radiator protecting bug/rock guards attached to massive bumpers, raise a terrific dust right past our door. We lived 50 feet off the highway.

The entire town in those days was stuck on watching what was coming through, and the plates indicating from where they came. It was fantastic. The kids in the states always got out of school earlier than we Canadian kids so we thought of them as being pretty darn lucky too.

Those early adventurers and their rigs were quite the spectacle, the genesis of being fascinated with the industry since that time.. I am 72 now.

Tommy Molnar

Not sure how old I was when I saw my first RV, but it was a Winnebago flat nosed early 60’s model motorhome. I thought it was the coolest thing ever, but living in Chicago, I never saw one again. I was relegated to tents for YEARS. It wasn’t until the 90’s that I was finally able to get into RV’ing when we bought a 97 Nash 25S.

robert

We were in our late 20’s when I took a job with U of I so we sold our place in Pa, bought a motor home and packed our 2 kids and headed for Ill. The home we were buying got struck by lighting and burned while we were traveling. So we lived in our Winny for 2 months while house hunting. That was over 40 years ago and we still travel in a motor home for 3 months each year.

Dr. Willie Live

My wife and I have had a number of rv’s. We started with a tent, then a pop-up, next it was a travel trailer. We made a big change and went to a 18′ tipi for Years, lost it in a flood. Went back to a pop-up, then a hybrid travel trailer, then to a 35′ motor home. We have been doing this for 51 years. More years to go.

Dr4Film

I was in my 20’s when I dreamed that someday I would own a RV and travel the country seeing everything that I could. I’ve been “living the dream” since retiring in 2009 and full-timed since 2003 for a total of 14 years. Now we part-time, 6 months traveling and 6 months in Florida for the winter months.