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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“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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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.
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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).
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
Camco vent insulator keeps you cool!
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.
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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