Wednesday, November 13, 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.
“Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings and emotions.” —Will Smith
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is World Kindness Day.
Tip of the Day
Get more airflow from your ducts?
“We have a 2016 Jayco JayFlight and our best friend has a 2015 Jayco North Point, both with ducted A/C. In the course of helping my friend troubleshoot poor air flow and cooling we found the round ceiling vents have 2″-long collars on them that were protruding halfway to the top of the duct, blocking most of the air flow into the room.
Measuring from the face of the ceiling to the inside edge of the duct work on most of them we found 1 1/4” to 1 1/2” made them even with the interior edge of the duct. We cut them down with one of us holding a Dremel tool with a disc cutter while the other rotated the vent to easily trim it. Just make sure you don’t cut it short and blow air between the ceiling and the duct work. What a difference! Greatly improved airflow that we estimate is up to 50% increase!” —Thanks to Gene Cheatham
Do you have a tip? Submit it here.
Confessions of a newbie full-time RVer
Read this interesting and informative article by RV Travel reader Mike Sherman, who had been full-time RVing for five months (when he wrote this) after RVing part-time for 30 years. This is an overview of his experience and lessons learned. Read more.
Did you miss last Sunday’s newsletter with our story about Elon Musk’s new electric pickup truck with a 300,000 pound towing capacity? You read that right! Read the story.
Refrigerator bars ensure nothing moves while driving
It’s happened to most RVers – you open the fridge (even slowly) after a day of driving and a heavy jar falls on your toe – “Ouch!” Never have that happen again with these easy-to-install spring-loaded refrigerator bars. They’re also useful in cupboards and closets. Order for a good price.
Did you buy a lemon RV? Here’s more about RV lemons and lawyers who will represent you if you need help.
Wow! RVing has changed lot since 1937
See what it was like in this newsreel. Watch the video.
Beware of foreign objects
Keep the toilet lid closed to prevent foreign objects from falling into the toilet. It is a major job to retrieve anything from the holding tank. —From Motorhomes Made Easy
Random RV Thought
Bring along bicycles on your RV trips. They are excellent for short excursions, and the only fuel they burn is calories, which is a good thing for most people’s waistlines.
Like to read? So do we! That’s why we’ve compiled our favorite books about RVing – we’ve made it easy for you! Click here to see the books we recommend for your RV travels.
Website of the day
National Geographic Live
Get tickets to a National Geographic Live event and go on an adventure straight from your seat! The popular Live series features famous photographers, explorers, filmmakers and more from the beloved magazine. You won’t want to miss these shows.
Popular articles you may have missed at RVtravel.com
The new 2020 Rand McNally Road Atlas has arrived!
Read more about why you should always have this with you here.
In 1907, an ad campaign for Kellogg’s Corn Flakes offered a free box of cereal to any woman who would wink at her grocer.
Leave here with a laugh
You can buy this hilarious card from Noble Works here.
Read our most recently published articles here.
Check out our Facebook Groups: RV Horror Stories • RV Advice • RV Electricity • RV Parks with Storm Shelters • RV Buying Advice • Northwest RV Camping • Southwest RV Camping • RV Crashes and Disasters • NEW Free Campgrounds
Become a Member!
This newsletter is brought to you Monday through Friday by RVtravel.com and is funded primarily through voluntary subscription contributions from our readers. Thank you! IF YOU APPRECIATE THIS NEWSLETTER and others from RVtravel.com, will you please consider pledging your support? Learn more or contribute.
RV Daily Tips Staff
Editor and Publisher: Chuck Woodbury. Managing editor: Emily Woodbury. Senior editor: Diane McGovern. Marketing director: Jessica Sarvis. Financial affairs director: Gail Meyring. IT wrangler: Kim Christiansen.
This website utilizes some advertising services. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases. Regardless of this potential revenue, unless stated otherwise, we only recommend products or services we believe provide value to our readers.
Everything in this newsletter is true to the best of our knowledge. But we occasionally get something wrong. We’re just human! So don’t go spending $10,000 on something we said was good simply because we said so, or fixing something according to what we suggested (check with your own technician first). Maybe we made a mistake. Tips and/or comments in this newsletter are those of the authors and may not reflect the views of RVtravel.com or this newsletter.
Mail us at 9792 Edmonds Way, #265, Edmonds, WA 98020.
This newsletter is copyright 2019 by RVtravel.com