Monday, November 18, 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
Winterizing the RV – More than just plumbing
Winterizing the plumbing system in the RV is what most people think about, but what about the rest of it? Think about the following, as well:
• Have you removed all the freezables from inside the coach?
• Is the inside clean and free of any food debris? Think mice.
• Have you removed or sealed any materials that can be made into nests? Think mice.
• Is the roof and its seals in good condition? Think melting snow in the spring.
• Have you covered your RV? This really helps to protect the RV and extend its life.
See more winterizing articles here.
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RV Electricity – This week’s J.A.M. (Just Ask Mike) Session:
AC meter basics. How to use a digital meter.
• Sign up for Mike’s monthly RV Electricity Newsletter.
• While you’re at it, be sure to join his popular and informative Facebook group, RV Electricity.
• Read more of Mike’s articles here.
Secure compartment locks — Can the cams be replaced?
Chris Dougherty is a certified RV technician. He received a question from a reader while he was serving as RVtravel.com’s technical editor about combination compartment locks. The reader wanted to know if the flat cams on his current locks could be replaced with offset cams. Here’s Chris’ response.
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Do you have one of those shirt closets next to your bed but don’t need it for hanging? Facebook member Beth Haizlip fixed her problem with wire shelving and Command strips from Lowe’s. “I bought a wire shelf from Lowe’s and cut it down to the sizes I needed. Then attached Command hooks to the sidewalls and now I have shelves. Easily removed if I need more hanging room.”
Great gifts for RVers!
Check out the first part of our 2019 Holiday Gift Guide right here.
Random RV Thought
Always be extra sensitive to the moods of your RV traveling partner. It’s good to count to 10 to calm yourself before responding to a remark that might make you angry. Living quarters are usually tight in an RV, so there is often no place to escape to when emotions flare. So be nice.
Make an omelette in seconds!
Tired of making omelettes and dealing with the mess, cleanup and timely preparation? This microwaveable omelette maker saves the day! This handy gadget makes omelettes in just three easy steps: beat eggs and milk, add ingredients, microwave and eat! It promotes healthy eating by cutting out butter, oil and grease. Buy this breakfast-saver here.
Website of the day
“America’s Byways” is a great website for RVers and is especially useful for those of us that boondock in the western United States. The website lists National Scenic Byways and All-American Roads across America and offers a wealth of information to the traveling public. Since the majority of western byways meander through portions of public land, boondocking is quite often an option while traveling these byways with an RV. Learn more in this article from veteran boondocker Dave Helgeson.
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Leave here with a laugh
A man had just bought a shiny new sports car. He opened the front door into the street when WOOOOOOSH, a large truck bombed by and took off the driver’s side door right off. “MY CAR, MY CAR!!” The man yelled. Immediately a policeman rushes over to the scene. “SIR, MY CAR WAS JUST RUINED BY SOME FOOLISH TRUCK DRIVER. GO GET HIM!” The policeman looks at the man and says, “Sir, you seem to be very materialistic. I think all you care about are your material possessions.” “WHY WOULD YOU SAY THAT?” the man yelled back. The policeman smiles and says, “You were so caught up in your car, that you didn’t even notice your left arm is gone.” The man looks down and sees all the blood. He screams, “MY ROLEX!!!!”
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