Monday, September 23, 2019
Welcome to another edition of RV Travel’s Daily Tips newsletter. Here you’ll find helpful RV-related and 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. Please tell your friends about us.
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“One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals.” –Michelle Obama
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is the Autumn Equinox!
Tip of the Day
Boondocking: Practice makes perfect
The best way to become comfortable with boondocking and become an expert at it is to do it often. Keep a log of how many days you can boondock without having to dump or replenish your on-board systems, and what measures — such as carrying extra water, watching less TV, or using the shower warm-up water to flush the toilet — have contributed to extending your boondocking days. Soon you will be practicing these conservation habits automatically. These skills open up millions of square miles of forest land and open desert for boondocking and exploring. —Bob Difley
RV Electricity – This week’s J.A.M. (Just Ask Mike) Session:
• Sign up for Mike’s monthly RV Electricity Newsletter.
• While you’re at it, be sure to join his popular Facebook group, RV Electricity.
• Read more of Mike’s articles here.
Should you electrically insulate (“ground”) your levelers?
Many RVers have concerns about electrical safety in their rigs, and we get occasional letters on the subject. One reader expressed concern about the use of leveling boards/blocks and the grounding of a trailer. We asked RV electrical expert Mike Sokol for his thoughts on putting down levelers or stabilizers with or without adding “insulation” between the foot and the ground. Here’s what Mike said.
What did we learn about you last week from our reader polls? Find out here.
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Tiny LED button lamp perfect for RV’s small, dark spaces
This 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.
Keep all your manuals handy
Piles of appliance and other RV manuals driving you batty? An inexpensive plastic “magazine file” will keep all them together. A couple of screws will hold it in place in a cabinet or closet.
Random RV Thought
Winter is coming soon, and that means rain. If you will be using your RV in the winter or storing it outside, be sure to have its roof inspected for leaks. A leak can severely damage your RV’s structure, an often very costly repair.
Website of the day
The 100 best burgers in America
Fill your stomach before visiting this site, ’cause if you don’t, you will be crazy with desire for one of these mouth-watering creations. We bet you can’t even get your mouth around the Jucy Lucy from Matt’s Bar in Minneapolis. But we’d also bet you’d try if given the opportunity.
Our favorite tire pressure gauge. Used by the RV Travel staff. Click
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The Baby Ruth candy bar was not named for baseball great Babe Ruth. Its manufacturer claimed it was named after President Grover Cleveland’s daughter Ruth Cleveland. The Baby Ruth bar is featured in a scene in the 1980 movie Caddyshack, where it’s accidentally knocked into the country club’s swimming pool, where it resembles a human feces. Later, when Carl Spackler (Bill Murray) is cleaning the pool and recognizes it’s a candy bar, he takes a bite, disgusting the country club’s co-founder and his wife who are watching.
Leave here with a laugh
What do you call an imaginary color? A pigment of your imagination.
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