RV Daily Tips Newsletter Issue 1171

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Thursday, September 19, 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

“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” —Greek Proverb

Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Talk-Like-A-Pirate Day! Arrrrr!



Tip of the Day

Don’t get shocked when working on RV batteries
If your RV’s batteries are stashed in a hard-to-reach place, sticking a wrench in to reach the terminals can create a problem. If the wrench is on a positive post and hits a ground (like metal framing around or near the battery support members) you can have your own fireworks any time of year. Not only is it nerve-racking, it can be downright dangerous. If you’re working in close quarters with tools that conduct juice, wrap them with electrical tape before putting them into service. That way, no stray bump will produce stray sparks.

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Reader poll


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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.


Camping with the Corps of EngineersRV Travel Newsletter Issue 912
Many RVers consider Corps of Engineers campgrounds to be the best in the country. This guide is just for RVers — boat-in and tent-only sites are not included. Of all the public lands, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has some of the best parks and campgrounds available. In fact, it’s the largest federal provider of outdoor recreation in the nation.
Learn more or order.


Random RV Thought

The amount of difficulty backing your trailer/fifth-wheel into its spot increases exponentially by the number of fellow RVers watching you. Submitted by Jim Schrankel. 


Website of the day

Roadfood
Billed as “Your guide to authentic regional eats,” a visit to this website will drive you a little bit crazy if you’re hungry at the time. Restaurants are profiled, plus roadfood-themed drives where you can sample delicious local fare along the route.


Say goodbye to goop!RV Travel Newsletter Issue 910
Have you ever seen the sediment that collects in your water heater? You probably don’t want to. Camco’s water tank rinser is an easy-to-use gadget that is a must-have for any RVer. The tank rinser will get out all the yucky sediment that’s been sitting at the bottom of your water heater and, most importantly, will extend the life of it too. Read the many positive reviews, and get one for yourself here.


And the Survey Says…

We’ve polled RVtravel.com readers more than 1,500 times in recent years. Here are a few things we’ve learned about them:

• Forty-seven percent consider themselves exceptionally handy or very handy.
• Twenty-five percent read three or more books a month.
• Thirty-one percent bought their first RV more than 30 years ago.


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Escapees. Best Club for RVers: All RVers welcome, no matter what type of RV, make or model.
No park Walmarts. Best directory of stores that do not allow overnight stays with RVs.


A travel mug that won’t tip over and spill? You heard it here first! 
This travel mug is tip-proof, so it won’t fall over while driving. Never spill your drinks again! Click here to learn more.


Trivia

Contrary to the myth, George Washington never had wooden teeth, but he did have several dentures. One particular denture was built out of hippopotamus ivory, inlaid with six real human teeth with a hole to slip over Washington’s one remaining tooth.
Source: Atlas Obscura


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Why is Peter Pan always flying? He neverlands.

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JBC

Restaurant booth cushions are too often worn out or fitted for tall people. Try them and then inevitably end up at a table. If you are short, a booth seldom fits.

Sharon B

Backing up my truck is a piece of cake when I am attaching my trailer getting ready to leave a campground. I have blown away some of these snickering men with folded arms smiling while watching me do this act. First I take out my fancy magnetic sticks placing one on my truck ball and the other on the trailer ball. I do ONE.. yes.. only 1 back up and bingo I am attached. This smarty pants guys stare, drop their arms and walk away with drawn faces. Geez…it was not a comedy show like they expected. I just love it! I am the one smiling! 😉

HOWARD

Ref: Tip of the Day. If you’re working around your coach batteries, whether house or chassis, the first thing to do is disconnect the negative terminal. That way if your wrench does make contact between the positive terminal and the chassis there won’t be any sparks.
Always disconnect the negative terminal first and reconnect it last.