Friday, October 25, 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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Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Frankenstein Friday.
Tip of the Day
Free fishing across the USA
If you love to fish, but are frustrated that there’s no national fishing license to allow you to fish in every state, then here’s a tip. Seek out RV parks that have their own private fishing lakes where no state license is required. Generally, no public waters flow in or out of these lakes and ponds. In most cases, the policy will be “catch and release” but sometimes it’s okay to keep the catch if you pay for it — per fish or per pound. Often, the park’s store will provide you with fishing gear or rent you the basics. A nice benefit to this setup is that the fishing hole is typically a short walk away from your campsite.
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Alternatives to expensive RV resorts and campgrounds
It’s easy to find an amenity-filled campground when traveling. But what do you do if you are on a tighter budget and can’t afford campgrounds that have excess funds to spend on advertising and camper magnets like swimming pools and golf courses? Or would you just like a little more space for yourself and don’t need a bunch of amenities? Veteran RVer and boondocker Bob Difley (“Boondock Bob”) explains some alternatives here.
You may have missed these stories last week…
- National Parks may slash benefits to Senior Pass holders
- The weirdest RV you have ever seen. And it’s for sale
- “Abandoned” Seattle RV – Truth is stranger than fiction
- Transporter shutdown may become a Camping World headache
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.
Gamble on a casino?
Many casinos welcome RVers to “come on in” and drop a little cash. Oftentimes they’ll allow free overnight stays on their parking lot. Sometimes there’s an actual RV park on the premises. Even if you’re not into chancing your money on “Lady Luck,” casino restaurants often have low-priced meals and sometimes even free entertainment. If overnight stays are free, then go for the sure bet and stay overnight and use the money you save to help fuel up down the road.
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Random RV Thought
How many pots and pans do you carry in your RV? Which ones have you used in recent times? Those you have not used you likely don’t need: leave them at home from now on. They’re just extra weight.
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Website of the day
The most famous home in every state
If you’ve got a little bit of time to kill, read this list of the most famous homes in all 50 states. There are some neat lookin’ houses here with fascinating histories.
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.
• No park Walmarts. Best directory of stores that do not allow overnight stays with RVs.
Essential equipment for RVers!
Camco TastePURE Water Filter with Flexible Hose Protector
This best-selling product reduces bad taste, odor, chlorine and sediment in drinking water with a 100-micron fiber filter. Use it at your campsite to keep sediment out of your RV water tank and improve the taste and smell of your drinking water. Many RVers consider this essential equipment. Learn more or order at a big discount.
The first fax machine was developed in 1865, a full 11 years before Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone.
Leave here with a laugh
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RV Daily Tips Staff
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