Thursday, September 26, 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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“Spectacular achievements are always preceded by unspectacular preparation.” —Roger Staubach, football quarterback
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Pancake Day.
Tip of the Day
Pay attention to age of tires
Tires used on RVs are subjected to a greater variety of conditions than automobile applications. Many RVs are out of service for long periods of time. When RVs are being driven, they are used at or near maximum loads during hot weather.
Normal, natural aging of a tire, as well as ozone in the air, may cause the rubber to crack, especially in the sidewall area. Tires should be checked for this condition or other damage before every long trip. Tires over five years old or ones that show signs of cracking should be inspected regularly by a tire professional to determine if they should remain in service or be discarded.
Man puts RV on cruise control, walks back to make coffee.
Chuck’s Roadside Journal discusses this popular urban legend. Read the many variations of the story and give yourself a good chuckle. Click.
Fill ‘er up after a trip
“Keep your fuel tank(s) full when not on the road. Moisture in the form of water vapor can enter by way of tank vents as evening temperatures drop. When the vapor condenses, it forms water. The more empty space, the faster water collects. Water rusts fuel tanks and rust flakes clog up your filters.”
Random RV Thought
If you brew coffee or another hot liquid, put it in a Thermos rather than reheat it over and over. You will save propane or use of your generator. This Thermos will keep your coffee hot from Michigan to Montana.
Easily clean those stubborn bugs off your RV
The Microfiber Mesh Bug and Tar Sponge has millions of tiny fibers embedded in the microfiber cloth that grabs and holds the dust and dirt. It is so effective it even cleans without chemicals, saving both time and money. The secret of this sponge lies in its unique, double-layer microfiber mesh. Older nylon bug sponges can harm your clear coat, but this one is completely paint safe. Learn more or order.
Website of the day
Bodie Ghost Town
If not the best ghost town in America, it’s one of the best. Bodie is located off U.S. 395 on the eastern side of the Sierra range. It was one of the roughest towns in the West. At one time it reportedly had 65 saloons, along with brothels, gambling halls and opium dens. Today, it’s a California State Park, preserved as it looked in the 1880s.
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:
• For 49 percent, Amazon is their “go-to source” for RV parts. Eleven percent choose Camping World.
• Twenty-three percent carry “about every tool I could ever need (and then some)” in their RVs.
• Fifty-seven percent bought their present RV new.
Recent KOA research shows 71% of all campers are white, 11% are Hispanic, 9% are African-American and 7% are of Asian descent. More than 50% of new campers in recent years are non-white.
• Protect your RV’s slideout! Use this rubber seal lubricant. Learn more or order.
• Attention Big Rig RV owners! This annual road atlas will keep you away from too-narrow roads and low bridges. Learn more or order.
• Camping at Corps of Engineers Campgrounds. Many RVers consider these the very best places to stay. Learn more or order the directory.
Leave here with a laugh
A recent immigrant from Poland who was married to an American barged into the police station out of breath. “My wife, she try to kill me!” he stammered. “Are you absolutely sure?” questioned the police officer. “Of course I sure” he countered. “You think I’m dumb? Look what I found in her purse!” He reached in his pocket and pulled a bottle. “Look, it says polish remover!”
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