Thursday, October 10, 2019
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Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Angel Food Cake Day.
Tip of the Day
How to snag a campsite at popular parks
When heading to a national or state park where you can’t reserve a campsite and will arrive too late to get one, plan to spend the night before at a boondocking site or private campground for one night.
The next day drive into the park early and get on the waiting list or snag a spot as someone pulls out. Many national parks are surrounded by national forests where you can boondock or stay in a FS campground the night before entering the park.
If it is close enough, you might even decide to stay there and drive to the park each day and avoid the park’s congested campgrounds.
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Finding RV sewage leaks
Chris Dougherty is a certified RV technician. Here is a question he received from a reader while he was serving as RVtravel.com’s technical editor: “I suspect we have a leak in our black water system between the toilet and tank, which sits directly below the toilet. I can see the pipe that goes straight down to the tank … that is where I suspect the leak may be. …” He’s wondering how the system is built so he can attempt to fix it. Read Chris’ response.
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.
Free state visitor guides
Easy and fun window coverings for privacy
Hate the curtains on some of your windows – like the one in the bathroom or the “relite” in the entry door? Ditch the curtains and simply pick up a chunk of privacy screen contact paper or static cling window film. Cut it to size, pull off the backing sheet (if applicable), and apply to a clean window. Amazon has lots of styles to choose from.
Random RV Thought
While in a campground, to avoid having annoying headlights beaming into your RV or onto your campsite, choose a spot on a straight stretch of the campground’s road or choose a site on the inside of a corner, not the outside.
Website of the day
RV Executive Today
Read the magazine that RV industry bigwigs read. Learn how they view the business of RVing, maybe gain some insights into how that affects RV owners.
Travels with Charley: A man and his dog off 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:
• 24 percent have three or more TVs.
• On their next RV purchase, 22 percent will buy a smaller RV than their present one.
• 51 percent never or hardly ever read a printed daily newspaper.
In 1964, actress Yvette Mimieux was the first woman to show her navel on American television, on the show Dr. Kildare.
Save money with these reusable silicone bags
Never waste money on plastic bags again! This 4-pack of reusable silicone food bags have an airtight seal and are leak-proof, keeping food fresh for longer. Easily freeze the bags, and even run them through the dishwasher once you’re done using them. This plastic bag alternative won’t harm the environment, and instead provides a solution that you can wash, rinse, and reuse to your heart’s content! Learn more or order.
Leave here with a laugh
October 10th is such a great day. I’d recommend it 10/10.
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