Tuesday, October 8, 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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“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
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Tip of the Day
Generator fumes: Send them sky high
If you have a generator on your RV, sometimes it’s hard to get away from its exhaust fumes or your neighbor’s when it’s parked close by.
Here’s a way to send the gas away from the coach. A kit is available that packs up in a bag when not in use that will extend the exhaust above the top of an RV. You simply put the kit together, attach one end to the exhaust tube, attach a couple of suction cups and apply the tube to the outside of your coach. So instead of the exhaust hanging around your coach, it’s blown sky high. When it’s time to leave your campsite simply bag up the exhaust gear and go. The kits are available at most RV supply stores and at Amazon.
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Airstream tribute video is inspiring
You must watch this wonderful four-minute mini-documentary about the trailer and its history. Even if you are not an Airstream owner, the video will delight you. Yes, it’s about Airstream in particular, but no matter what RV you own or hope to own, the video is inspiring. Watch the video.
Like RV books? So do we! That’s why we’ve compiled our favorite books about RVing – we’ve made it easy for you! Click here to see the books we recommend for your RV travels.
BREAKING NEWS: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling 28,579 model year 2019 F-250 and F-350 vehicles equipped with electronically locking rear differentials. The passenger side rear axle shaft may fail prematurely due to a material issue. Read more.
Other recent RV and RV-related recalls. Click here.
They’re all the rage — Instant Pots. Check out a whole buncha models.
Efficient water usage
When boondocking, capture the cold water from your shower in a sauce pan (or or a bowl, etc) as it warms up rather than letting it flow into your gray tank. Use the water later for washing dishes, or flushing the toilet.
Random RV Thought
A candle or candles can produce enough heat in an automobile or RV on a cold day to provide some warmth. Just be mindful of where they are placed and do not leave them unattended. These 9-hour emergency candles fit the bill.
Website of the day
Six tips for driving a big motorhome
This is great information from Winnebago Life for anyone about to drive their first long motorhome. Even if you have experience with driving a big rig, you’ll learn some new and useful tricks here.
Travels with Charley: A man and his dog set off in the 1960s in a home-built RV to see America. A John Steinbeck classic that every RVer will love! Learn more or order.
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:
• Five percent have lived in an RV for more than a month during an emergency.
• 77 percent are retired.
• 41 percent would sell their RVs today if offered a great price.
Journalist Alistair Cooke claimed that rattlesnake tastes “just like chicken, only tougher.” Others have compared the flavor to a wide range of other meats, including veal, frog, tortoise, quail, fish and rabbit. It is not uncommon to find rattlesnake on the menu in Southwest restaurants, typically as an appetizer. “Try it … you’ll like it!”
Double refrigerator bars ensure nothing moves while driving
It’s happened to most RVers – you open the fridge (even slowly) after a day of driving and a heavy jar falls on your toe – “Ouch!” Never have that happen again with these easy-to-install spring-loaded refrigerator bars. They’re also useful in cupboards and closets. Order for a good price.
Leave here with a laugh
“I never wanted to believe that my dad was stealing from his job as a highway worker. But when I got home, all the signs were there.”
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