RV Daily Tips Newsletter Issue 1182


Friday, October 4, 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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Today’s thought

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Thomas A. Edison

Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Taco Day! (Make some for dinner tonight! Find a yummy recipe here.)

Tip of the Day

To eat healthy … or unhealthy

If you’ve been active all your life, maybe you’ve discovered that as you reach toward retirement and spend more time in your RV you sit more while driving as well as when you get to your favorite campground.

This can easily add a few unwanted pounds in places where you don’t want them. One antidote to this dilemma is to avoid the temptation of snacking on fatty, salty or sweet choices just because they are handy.

Keep these hidden well away and instead keep a bowl of fresh fruit from roadside farm stands and farmers markets within reach. You may need to train yourself to reach for the right snack, but it will be worth it!

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RV Mods: Is an RV cover right for you?

It’s never too early to think about storing your unit in preparation for a long, cold winter or when you will not be using it for a season. Some RV owners wonder about the best methods of caring for their investment and how to maintain its spiffy, shiny finish. The question they usually have is: Should I invest in an RV cover? Russ and Tiña De Maris will help you figure it out.

Tiny LED button lamp perfect for RV’s small, dark spacesRV Travel Newsletter Issue 913
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.

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Helpful resources


LED lights for RVs: Huge selection. Exceptional prices. Click.

Quick Tip

It’s that time of year. . .

Fall is here, and it won’t be long before the warm, sunny days of summer will be behind us. Ahead of us, though, will be plenty of rain. So, here’s a reminder: If you haven’t replaced the windshield wipers of your motorhome or tow vehicle for six months or more, it’s time. Don’t wait until you’re in the middle of nowhere and you get slammed by a giant storm.

Random RV Thought

Always put your campfire totally out before leaving your campsite. Stir up the ashes with
water until they’re like mud. A fire is totally out if you can touch a piece of paper to the ashes or charred wood without any visible heat effect to the paper.

Protect your RV’s awning from rips and tears
awning-749Camco RV Awning De-Flapper is designed to protect your RV awning from costly rips and tears while preventing noisy wind flapping. The De-Flapper holds securely with hook and loop straps and is made of durable nylon with UV stabilizers. It’s chemically and rust-resistant with a universal fit. It features soft, non-marring grippers that protect the awning fabric and can be used with screen room in place. Learn more or order.

Website of the day

Arizona Camping
Here’s where to learn about camping in Arizona State Parks, plus information about what each park offers. If you plan to head south to Arizona this winter, better make your reservations fast.

New York Times best-selling books: Click.

Clubs and useful organizations
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• Harvest Hosts: Stay free at farms, wineries and other scenic and peaceful locations for free. Save 15% on membership.
Overnight RV parking. Directory of more than 14,000 locations where you can stay for free or nearly free with your RV. Modest membership fee.
Boondockers Welcome. Stay at homes of RVers who welcome you in their driveways, yards, farmland or other space on their private property. Modest membership fee.
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.


In 1933, the spinach industry credited Popeye with increasing the United States consumption of spinach by 33 percent. Popeye’s canned and fresh spinach has been available to consumers for decades and is still available today.

Leave here with a laugh

A mother woke up from a coma after giving birth to twins. She asked the doctor “Where are my babies?” The doctor replied, “Don’t worry, they’re safe and with your brother. You had a healthy boy and girl, but unfortunately, I do have some bad news.” Knowing her brother wasn’t quite normal she immediately thought the worst. “Oh no, what’s wrong?”

“Well, since you were in a coma we had to give the children a name,” the doctor said. “Your brother chose them.” Shocked, the mother asked “What did he name the girl?” The doctor lets out a sigh and said “Denise.” “Oh!” The mother said, relieved. “That’s a lovely name. What about the boy?” The doctor replied “Denephew.”

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Editor and Publisher: Chuck Woodbury. Managing editor: Emily Woodbury. Assistant editor: Diane McGovern. Marketing director: Jessica Sarvis. Financial affairs director: Gail Meyring. IT wrangler: Kim Christiansen.

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Nelson Janz

Find out how many RV parks have AED’s that are accessible. Also if anybody knows how to use it. Most are really user friendly if you pay attention to instructions. Every park should have one.


Gave classes on CPR and Advanced Cardiac Life Support at hospital where I worked . Retired now .


Probably should have put a time limit on the CPR question. I’ve had it several times, but not in the last 40 years or so.

Joe Allen

The next question one should be asking after “did you take a CPR course” is this: Do you remember what you were taught? Secondly, there have been changes in giving CPR in the last few years. A follow up should be worth taking for anyone who prides themselves in helping to save lives!


Emily. A poll question. How often in one year period do you fly

Disgruntled in the airport, Seatac.


Renee Hanson

I bought a new C Class Forest River Forester from Camping World and also bought the extended warranty with it. Now, when I want warranty work done, two different Camping World dealerships won’t even call me back. I’m a nice person, I talk nice, I don’t look too scary, what’s up? I’d like to know if other people have the same problems.