Tuesday, September 24, 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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Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Punctuation Day.!?,&:#;
Tip of the Day
Another take on silencing smoke detectors
It seems a lot of our readers are annoyed when the smoke detector pipes up when a meal is being cooked. Here’s another approach to finding peace, this one from Glen Shindler. To Glen, covering the detector with something may lead to forgetting to remove the cover. Taking the alarm down could damage the mounting brackets. So what’s left? “Some detectors have a hinged lid which can be unlatched allowing the cover to hang down, making it very obvious. Then, the 9 V battery can be pulled back a fraction of an inch to disconnect it while cooking.” Thanks, Glen!
Space heater uses less than two amps! RVtravel.com has one, loves it! More.
Can you afford to snowbird?
Are you an RVer tired of the cold winter weather and ready to become a snowbird? Worried you can’t afford it? Here from Russ and Tiña De Maris are a few things to help you figure out whether or not you can fit the snowbird lifestyle into your financial limits. Learn more.
Heartland addresses RV quality issues with new program
At RVtravel.com, we celebrate each new development in the RV industry that aims to help improve the quality of new RVs that are sold to RVers, much too often with serious defects. We routinely hear from RVers whose new RVs were in the shop for months on end during their first year. So, it’s good news that Heartland RV has announced a plan to introduce a new pre-delivery inspection (PDI) program. Learn more.
Dryer lint is a great fire starter
Dryer lint inside a cardboard toilet paper or paper towel roll is a great fire starter. Take the cardboard roll, stuff it with dryer lint, wrap it in a piece of wax paper (twisting the ends like a tootsie roll), light it and start a huge, roaring fire. Great to keep in the laundry room in case of any emergencies. From Sadie Seasongoods.
Random RV Thought
Card games are cheap entertainment. In the campground, a deck or two can provide hours of fun without the use of extra power. And when not being used, they take up virtually no storage space.
*The RVtravel.com staff loves these card games: Uno, Spot It! (this is a great way to improve your attention span, and this particular version is camping themed!) and Mad Gab (you’ll laugh your head off while playing Mad Gab).
Website of the day
RV Water Filter store
It’s true that you can buy just about anything and everything on the Web. Here’s a store that only sells RV water filters. And what a selection!
You can buy the cutest micro-trailer you’ve ever seen for less than $13. Click here to read about it.
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-three percent never or almost never stay in a campground without an electric hookup.
• Thirty percent do not plan to ever buy another RV.
• Eighteen percent have no slideouts on their RV.
SAVE MONEY! Most RVers rely on battery-powered devices while on the road, whether flashlights, radios or cameras. But sometimes you just can’t tell how much life a battery has remaining so you toss it to “be sure.” This small tester, for about $8, will alert you in an instant to the condition of your batteries, saving you money from needlessly tossing ones with plenty of life left! Works on AA, AAA, C, D and 9V and button-type batteries. Learn more or order.
Alma, Arkansas, holds an annual spinach festival in April. The town of 4,700 proclaims itself the “spinach capital of the world.” Its Popeye Park includes a statue of Popeye. Unfortunately, Olive Oyl is nowhere in sight.
Leave here with a laugh
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