Thursday, November 7, 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.
“Half the unhappiness of the world is due to the failure of plans which were never reasonable, and often impossible.” —Edgar Watson Howe
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Tip of the Day
Switch off breakers when plugging in your RV?
In response to a suggestion from our resident electrical expert, Mike Sokol, that it’s best to switch off pedestal breakers before plugging in your RV cord, Tommy B wrote: “Although it makes good sense to turn off and on the circuit breakers when plugging in your RV, most breakers were not meant to be turned on/off under load. Breakers are made to do so and are marked SWD but you will not know that because the mark is inside the box. That is why the breaker trips prematurely – the mechanism is worn out. They cost more so the chances of having them are small.” Mike responds, “Yes, but in theory all manufacturer-built campground pedestals are supposed to utilize Switch-Duty rated (SWD) breakers. But I agree that in an older campground that may not be the case.”
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Avoid yucky problems with this RV sewer dumping technique
Here is a very handy tip regarding when and how to empty your black and gray tanks when you have full hookups, and some possible consequences if you perform this chore some other way. Eww! Learn more.
Pan liners protect kitchenware while driving
These 9 pot protectors come in three sizes and are perfect for placing between pots, pans, plates and bowls while driving down the road. Nobody likes arriving at the campsite to find broken or scratched kitchenware! Learn more or order.
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The new 2020 Rand McNally Road Atlas has arrived!
Read more about why you should always have this with you here.
More holding tank surprises
“To save yourself from pranks, failing to close the valves after dumping and small leaks, I leave a clear 45-degree extension on my sewer outlet with the cap on so that I can see if there are any surprises waiting for me! If there are, I rotate the extension up before attaching the hose.” —Thanks to Phil W.
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Random RV Thought
When selecting a campsite on a very windy day, try to position your RV facing into or
away from the wind. The wind will have less of an impact and keep your rig from rocking
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.
Website of the day
8 travel apps to download before your next trip
Here’s a list of helpful travel apps that will make planning your next trip easier. The Discoverer Blog lists each app with a description of what each one will help you do. Happy planning!
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:
• 48 percent believe they own too many personal possessions and would like less.
• 13 percent believe they look much younger than their chronological age.
• 67 percent have seen aggressive dog behavior at a dog park.
Only female mosquitoes will bite you since they require blood to produce eggs. Male mosquitoes only feed on flower nectar, not blood.
Leave here with a laugh
A dad comes home from work one day and finds this note from his son on the counter: Dear Dad, It is with great sorrow that I’m writing to you. I have eloped with my new girlfriend. I’ve been finding real passion with Stacy, and she is so nice. However, I knew you would not approve of her because of her piercings, tattoos, and tight motorcycle clothes. Also, she is so much older than me. But it’s not only the passion, Dad. She’s pregnant. Stacy said that we will be very happy. She owns a trailer in the woods and has a stack of firewood for the whole winter. We share a dream of having many more children. Stacy has opened my eyes to the fact that marijuana doesn’t really hurt anyone. We’ll be growing it for ourselves. Don’t worry, Dad. I’m 15, and I know how to take care of myself. Someday, I’m sure we’ll be back to visit, so you can get to know your grandchildren. Love, Joshua
P.S. Dad, none of the above is true. I’m over at Jason’s house. I just wanted to remind you that there are worse things in life than the school report that’s on the kitchen table. Call when it’s safe for me to come home!
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