Tuesday, November 5, 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.
Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit. —Edward Abbey
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Love Your Red Hair Day!
Tip of the Day
Full-timing insurance shopping? It pays to be frank
A full-timer will require personal liability similar to what you had in your sticks-and-bricks house. Someone can slip on your top step and sue you as a result. This alone could wipe you out without adequate liability protection. Because of the additional cost, you might not tell your RV insurance company that you are living full-time in your RV. Please do not do this. The liability issues alone could cause you to lose your rig and other assets. It’s just not a good idea to falsify an insurance document. Some full-timers rates are actually lower!
From “So, you want to be an RVer? And Enjoy the RV Lifestyle? [Revised]” – Available on Amazon.com.
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‘Person of Interest’ photo released in Texas RVers murder
A grainy photo of a man and a woman in a pickup truck has been released by Kleberg County, Texas, Sheriff’s officials in connection with the murder of a fulltime RVing couple. James and Michelle Butler were found murdered and buried in a shallow grave on Padre Island’s Padre Balli County Park. Read more and see the photo.
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Which tank lever do I pull?
A reader wrote, “I can’t seem to remember which of the tank levers on my RV is for black water, and which is for gray. Any suggestions?” This situation could actually become an issue and the answer has a couple of variables, which Russ and Tiña De Maris explain.
• Protect your RV’s slideout! Use this rubber seal lubricant. Learn more or order
• Attention Big Rig RV owners! This annual road atlas will keep you away from too-narrow roads and low bridges. Learn more or order
• Camping at Corps of Engineers Campgrounds. Many RVers consider these the very best places to stay. Learn more or order the directory
Temporary trash containers
Collapsible laundry baskets are great as temporary garbage cans when at your camping site.
—From “RV Living Full Time: 100+ Amazing Tips, Secrets, Hacks & Resources to Motorhome Living” – Available on Amazon.com.
Random RV Thought
If you RV a lot, it’s almost certain you will occasionally camp where the noise outside is annoying or even disruptive to a good night’s sleep. In situations where you cannot control the noise, wax earplugs can come in handy. They will block out most of the sound.
3-in-1 NOAA radio, flashlight and charger must-have for RVers
This emergency hand-crank radio is a necessity for RVers. Keep it somewhere safe, you never know when it will come in handy. The 3-in-1 radio is also a bright LED flashlight and a smartphone charger. The radio can be charged via solar charging, hand cranking or a USB plug. You’ll want to buy one here.
Website of the day
America the Beautiful passes
A pass is your ticket to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites. Each pass covers entrance fees at national parks and national wildlife refuges as well as standard amenity fees (day-use fees) at national forests and grasslands, and at lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. A pass covers entrance, standard amenity fees and day-use fees for a driver and all passengers in a personal vehicle at per vehicle fee areas. Children age 15 or under are admitted free.
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:
• 54 percent do their laundry in the RV park’s laundry facilities.
• 79 percent have a junk drawer in their RV.
• 36 percent prefer diet sodas over regular sodas.
A cockroach can live for a week after its head is cut off. Its nervous system, or “brain,” is scattered throughout its body, and thus its head is not really needed to stay alive. Cockroaches have been around for about 280 million years and can live a month without eating, but they need to drink water about every week. Since a cockroach can drink only through its mouth, a headless roach dies of dehydration within about a week.
Leave here with a laugh
We saw this on the CampingRoadTrip.com Facebook page and it gave us a good chuckle.
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