Monday, November 11, 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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Tip of the Day
Keep those air conditioner coils clean
Keeping the coils clean will prolong the life of your cooling unit. Besides dirt and dust, you may also find the “cotton” from cottonwood trees, or the pollen from various other trees, obstructing the coils. The best way to clean them: (1) Turn the unit off while you’re working on it. (2) Use an air compressor to blow out the debris (carefully – don’t bend the fins). (3) Apply a coil cleaning product (here are some on Amazon) and let it soak for a few minutes or the time recommended on the can. (4) Rinse with low-pressure water. (5) Use the air compressor again to blow out remaining water. —Thanks to Deanna
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Get outside! The U.S. Forest Service has waived recreation fees for the final time in 2019 — today (November 11)! Click here to read more.
Oh, and here’s everything you can get for free today. Check it out.
RV Electricity – This week’s J.A.M. (Just Ask Mike) Session:
AC meter usage. Mike explains how to use digital meters to measure AC voltage.
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RV shopping? Think used
Thinking about buying a new RV? We don’t mean “new to you,” but rather fresh-from-the-factory new. There are advantages, sure enough, but there are also drawbacks – which we’ve heard a lot about lately. Here from Russ and Tiña De Maris are even more reasons to consider buying a used RV. Learn more.
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Watch your washer floor tray
An RVer who had to replace his defunct RV washing machine got to replace more than he bargained for. The plastic spill tray didn’t contain leaks, and he has a nasty floor replacement job ahead of him. If you have a washer, you might want to add a periodic inspection of your spill tray to your maintenance list. Many are screwed down to the floor, and if the sealant around the screws doesn’t stay sealed, ruination could be the result.
Random RV Thought
Owning an RV is a lot better than owning a mountain cabin because it can move. So it can be a mountain cabin one day, then a seaside cottage the next, and then a retreat in the desert. Bad weather where you are? Move!
The best gifts for RVers!
Check out the first part of our 2019 Holiday gift guide right here.
Website of the day
Vintage Camper Trailers Magazine
This is a magazine for collectors, restorers, admirers and dreamers of vintage campers. Subscribe to the magazine, take a peek at their store, search through the classifieds and flip through their back issues.
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Leave here with a laugh
My grandmother was known all over town for her delicious strawberries. She grew them every year and sold them all over town. She made me promise that when she died I would plant strawberries at her gravesite, so everyone could visit her and enjoy them. I fulfilled her wish and planted many strawberry bushes at her grave. Now she’s dead and berried.
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