Thursday, October 17, 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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It is not the length of life, but depth of life. —Ralph Waldo Emerson
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Pasta Day!
Tip of the Day
Be courteous when arriving late at campsite
When pulling into a campground after quiet hours remember that you may be the only one awake. Be considerate of those already sleeping.
- Turn off your lights (if roadway well-lit) or switch to your parking lights.
- Park in your site as quietly as possible.
- Leave the tweaking and setting up of your camp gear until the next day.
- Keep conversations to a minimum — both in number and noise level, and don’t shout parking instructions.
- Avoid slamming doors and any other unnecessary noises. It may not bother you — since you’re awake — but it will your neighbors.
- Turn off your engine immediately after you are parked.
If you get a lot of dirty looks the next day, you probably need to work on your late-night arrival courtesy.
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When roads were made of wood
Early in the 20th century, when auto travel was all the rage, Yuma, Ariz., was at a crossroads but with a big obstacle to the west — vast sand dunes. Throughout history, travel of any kind was severely inhibited by this great barrier. With the building of Yuma’s Ocean to Ocean Highway in 1915, a way had to be found for autos to cross. A wooden plank road seemed the answer. Read more.
Turn off the lights
While you may like lighting up your campsite at night, your neighbors may not appreciate it. Your porch light might be so bright that your neighbors need to close their blinds to sleep. So, be sensitive to your fellow campers. Don’t feel it’s your job to illuminate the campground.
Random RV Thought
Avoid campsites where a tree branch touches your RV. If the wind comes up at night, the grating noise will annoy you and the branch might even scratch your rig.
Pocket-sized Goo Gone is a must-have
Who doesn’t have a bottle of handy Goo Gone in their home and RV? We have several bottles in both. Now you can get this lifesaving liquid in pocket-sized pen form, so you can keep it in your purse or in the glove compartment for easy reach. Goo Gone works to get rid of anything sticky like adhesive residue, gum, stickers (like price tags) and even stains! You’ll definitely want to buy one here.
Website of the day
7 easy hikes at the Grand Canyon
Have they invented the instant travel button yet? We’d love to be standing on the rim of the Grand Canyon right now. If the canyon is in your future, check out these seven easy hikes (plus three more that will get you below the rim).
Folks, it’s less than a month until Daylight Savings Time ends. It will start getting dark earlier, which is why you need these adorable trailer lights for your RV!
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:
• 70 percent always or almost always wave or blink their lights to a motorist who pulled over to let them pass.
• On a cold day, 57 percent often use a space heater to warm their RV.
• 15 percent have traveled with an RV outside of Canada, Mexico or the USA.
8 things to keep in your RV in case of an emergency
• Lifestraw • Flashlight • First Aid Kit • Fire Extinguishing Aerosol Spray • LED Road Flares • Solar-Powered Phone Charger • Fire Starter • Freeze-Dried Food
Our dogs are our family. In fact, more than 94% of pet parents consider their dog a member of the family. And the way we name them follows suit: 36% of all dog names are decidedly human. —SOURCE: Rover.com
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Q: Why does the Norway Navy have barcodes on the sides of their ships?
A: So when they come back to port they can Scandinavian.
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RV Daily Tips Staff
Editor and Publisher: Chuck Woodbury. Managing editor: Emily Woodbury. Senior editor: Diane McGovern. Marketing director: Jessica Sarvis. Financial affairs director: Gail Meyring. IT wrangler: Kim Christiansen.
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