Wednesday, November 6, 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.
“Travel makes one modest: You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” —Gustave Flaubert
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Saxophone Day!
Tip of the Day
Warning about LP appliances in slideout
A reader, who asked to remain anonymous, passed this along: “Do you have any propane appliances in a slideout? If so, most likely there’s a rubber propane hose that flexes every time you put your slideout out or bring it in. Over time the rubber can dry out and can start to leak. The hose can also become kinked, preventing propane from flowing to the appliance(s). You should periodically check for problems before it becomes serious.” Thanks, Anon E. Mouse!
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RV slideouts date back 70–80 years
The slideout has become a popular feature with American RV manufacturers in recent years but the idea is by no means new. Even 70–80 years ago British caravan constructors were making models with slideouts to extend sleeping space or create toilet or kitchen wings. Read more.
Did you buy a lemon RV? Here’s more about RV lemons and lawyers who will represent you if you need help.
Camco vent insulator keeps the heat in!
Is your RV too cold in the winter and too hot in the summer? Camco’s vent insulator and skylight cover features a thick layer of foam which helps stop heat transfer, keeping you warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Installation is easy. The insulator is designed to fit standard 14″x14″ RV vents. Learn more or order here.
If your trailer rocks, even with your stabilizers engaged, check your leaf springs. Worn leaf springs can create quite a seismic disturbance!
Random RV Thought
Don’t forget to bring along a fly swatter on your RV trips. An option to getting rid of a fly is to open a door or window to let the fly flee. But that’s gambling: Instead of the fly flying out, two of its buddies may fly in. And then you have a fly-fest, which nobody wants. So a fly swatter is the way to go. (Note: The RVtravel.com staff never leaves home without an electric flyswatter!)
Website of the day
Help with paying your bills
Learn about government programs to help pay for phone bills, medical bills and other expenses including help with prescription drug costs. You can also learn about how to apply for temporary assistance.
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Many years ago in Scotland, a new game was invented. It was ruled “Gentlemen Only, Ladies Forbidden,” and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language.
Leave here with a laugh
One day a state patrolman pulled a car over for speeding. When the officer asked the driver why he was speeding, the driver answered that he was a juggler and was on his way to perform and didn’t want to be late. The patrolman told the driver that he was fascinated by juggling and if the driver could juggle for him he wouldn’t give him a ticket. The juggler told him that he had sent all of his equipment on ahead and didn’t have anything to juggle. The patrolman told him that he had some flares in the trunk that he would light for him. While the man was doing his juggling act with the flares, a car pulled up behind the patrol car and a very drunk man got out and started watching the show. He then went to the patrol car, opened the back door and got in. The patrolman saw him do this and went over to his car, opened the door and asked the drunk what he thought he was doing. The drunk man replied, “You might as well take me to jail ’cause there ain’t no way I’m passing that test!”
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