Wednesday, October 23, 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 may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” ―D
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Mole Day. (We’ll leave it up to you to decide which kind of mole.)
Tip of the Day
Improve heater floor registers
Most RVs with floor registers have plain plastic louvered-style registers. These are fine for awhile, but often break if stepped on the wrong way. There’s an easy fix: Remove one and take it to your favorite home center. They’ll be able to match up new ones for you, even if they have to order a special size.
SAFETY NOTE: The floor registers in your RV didn’t come with closable registers for a reason. If the air flow is restricted too much, it can cause the furnace to overheat and fail. It is recommended to purchase only registers that do not close, or to remove the closing mechanism prior to installation.
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Fighting mildew wars
Chris Dougherty is a certified RV technician. He received a letter from a reader while he was serving as RVtravel.com’s technical editor regarding combating mildew in a high-humidity area such as Florida. Here are his tips.
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.
Refrigerator bars keep everything in place
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.
Jayco recalls Alante motorhomes: missing heat shield could cause fire
Jayco, Inc. is recalling certain 2016-2017 Alante motorhomes built on the Ford F53 chassis. A heat shield may have not have been installed, allowing the hydraulic lines to be exposed to excessive heat, which could lead to a fire. More.
Outstanding tire pressure gauge
The Accutire MS-4021B digital tire pressure gauge has an easy-to-read LCD display that provides pressure readings from 5-150 PSI. It’s ergonomically designed with an angled head and a rubber-coated easy-grip handle. If you forget to turn it off, it will do so automatically. The included lithium battery never needs to be recharged or replaced. Used by the RV Travel staff. Learn more or order.
Did you buy a lemon RV? Here’s more about RV lemons and lawyers who will represent you if you need help.
Protect your wiper blades
RV windshield wiper blades are expensive, and they get damaged by the sun and by sitting against the windshield. As a fix, buy some inexpensive black foam pipe insulation, cut it to length, and slide it over the wiper blades. This helps keep them protected from the sun and from sticking to the windshield. This an especially good idea when storing your vehicle for weeks or months at a time.
For less than $20 this could save your life. Keep one in your RV at all times. Millions sold. Click.
Random RV Thought
When traveling with your RV and in no hurry to get somewhere, stay put rather than drive into headwinds. Wait until the wind is calm or, better yet, at your back. Your gas mileage will improve significantly.
Website of the day
Road-tripping in retirement
Here are ten helpful tips to help you road trip in retirement. Any useful tips you can rack up to help you save money, fuel and time will really pay off in the long run.
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Stay warm this winter
- Space heater uses less than two amps! RVtravel.com has one, loves it! More.
- This 12-volt electric blanket will keep you cozy. Click.
- Camco’s insulated skylight cover keeps the heat in your RV from escaping. More.
In the Philippines, there’s an island that’s within a lake, on an island that’s within a lake, on an island. Read more about that here.
Leave here with a laugh
A sea captain and his crew spotted a pirate ship approaching. The crew was worried, but the captain was calm. He yelled, “Bring me my red shirt!” The crew obliged, which he immediately put on and then led his crew to victory. Later, two more pirate ships approached. Again the captain asked for his red shirt with the same outcome. That night, the crew asked him, “Sir, why did you call for your red shirt?” The captain explained, “If I’m wounded, the red shirt does not show blood, so you will continue to fight unafraid.” The next morning, the lookout screamed that 15 pirate ships were closing in. The crew waited for the captain’s command. Ever calm, he ordered, “Bring me my brown pants!”
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RV Daily Tips Staff
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