Friday, November 15, 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
Route planning tips
Plan your route ahead of time. We discovered that we could get free maps from state Tourist Boards and good advice from local Chambers of Commerce. From the latter you can learn about local, free attractions as well as the best sites within their borders; they may also send you coupons for everything from restaurants to museums. They’re a good source for info on free festivals and fairs that may tickle your fancy.
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Essential items for day to day living
Toothpaste • Laundry soap • Hand soap • Shampoo • Razor blades • Pet food • Pain reliever pills • Pain creams • Low dose aspirin • Antacid relief • Lipstick • Reading glasses • Breakfast cereal • Coffee • Tea • Bottled water • Soft drinks
Surviving a tire blowout
Having a blowout while driving your car can be a nerve-racking experience. Now, in your mind, put yourself behind the wheel of a motorhome and the gut-wrenching imagery increases exponentially. Still, a blown tire on an RV, regardless of its size or type, is not a “game-ender.” Keeping a cool head and reacting properly can mean a safe — and stable — outcome. It’s a matter of understanding and applying some simple rules. Read this important information from Russ and Tiña De Maris.
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Temporary fix for blown skylight
Here’s a “hope it never happens to you, but just in case” suggestion. An RVer had the misfortune of meeting up with a particularly difficult hailstorm, which broke out a skylight. With no RV repair tech available, what to do? The RVer got an umbrella, pushed it up from inside the RV to roof level, then hit the “deploy” button, then pulled it back down tight and secured the handle. Might not be too great if a lot of wind shows up but, hey, for a short spell it may be a solution.
Random RV Thought
Some RVers like a Class C motorhome because of the big bed over the cab. If this is used for sleeping, then more space below can be used for “living.” Thus a 24-foot Class C motorhome may have as much walking around space as a 28-foot Class A or maybe even a larger one. The only problem with the upstairs bed besides being hard to make is that if two people sleep in it, then the one far forward – near the front of the vehicle – can feel trapped. And it is no easy task getting up in the night for a potty break.
Website of the day
50states.com gives you official travel guides and tons of information for every state. There’s not much you can’t get here…
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Clubs and useful organizations
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• Harvest Hosts: Stay free at farms, wineries and other scenic and peaceful locations for free. Save 15% on membership.
• AllStays: The best website for RVers! Your membership will become your RV-bible.
• Overnight RV parking. Directory of more than 14,000 locations where you can stay for free or nearly free with your RV. Modest membership fee.
• Boondockers Welcome. Stay at homes of RVers who welcome you in their driveways, yards, farmland or other space on their private property. Modest membership fee.
• Escapees. Best Club for RVers: All RVers welcome, no matter what type of RV, make or model.
• No-park Walmarts. Best directory of stores that do not allow overnight stays with RVs.
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Leave here with a laugh
Three guys are stranded on a desert island. One day, they find a magic lantern containing a genie. The genie grants them each one wish. The first guy wishes he was off the island and back home. The genie grants his wish and poof, he’s back home. The second guy wishes the same thing and, poof, he’s gone, too. The third guy says, “I’m lonely. I wish my friends were back here.”
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