Tuesday, November 26, 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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Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Cake Day!
Tip of the Day
Shopping for an RV loan? Read this first
It is possible to get almost any kind of RV loan if you have good credit. You will pay more interest if your credit score isn’t 700 and above. There are lending institutions that won’t lend money on low-end RVs because of the rapid depreciation. The same thing applies to rigs older than 7 to 10 years.
Tell the loan officer what type and age of an RV you’re considering buying before you fill out the application. Keep in mind that every application you submit will affect your credit score from 5 to 10 points. Don’t bother with companies that will not loan on your chosen RV type.
You can get several finance quotes, but do not pay an application fee. If they want money up front, walk away. All the reputable companies can complete your loan application within an hour or so. They may want to work out the terms later. Don’t fall into this trap! Get all the numbers and know exactly what you will pay up-front in down payment and exactly what the monthly payment will be. Also insist on no prepayment penalties in case you decide to pay off the loan early or make larger payments.
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How to replace the window in an RV door
If the window frame in your RV’s entry door is beginning to look a little frayed around the edges (UV light can chew them up), or you need to replace your entry door glass, you may be puzzled about how to proceed. The job isn’t all that difficult, but there are a couple of tricks that can make it much easier. Russ and Tiña De Maris clear up some of the mystery. Learn how.
Simplify your RV meals
Try cooking one dish meals with an easy-to-make side. Most RV kitchen spaces aren’t meant for gourmet cooking. Try pairing one dish with a simple salad or another side you can easily put together.
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The cutest ornament we’ve ever seen…
This adorable little camp stove is the perfect addition to your, or a family or friend’s, Christmas tree this year. Makes the perfect gift for an RVer, camper, hiker, fisher…well, anyone! Learn more or order here (and see some other equally cute RV-related ornaments here).
Random RV Thought
The appeal of RVing must surely be up among travelers as airlines hike fares, charge more for bags and cancel flights in bad weather. There’s no charge for bags or carry-on items on RV trips, no security lines, and no canceled trips because of bad weather at your destination.
Website of the day
Field & Stream
We’ve bought our Thanksgiving turkey at the grocery store, but if you’re a hunter, you may have taken a different approach. Field & Stream is a great website to poke around if you’re a hunter or a fisher.
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:
• 15 percent have owned only one RV in their life.
• One-third of our readers read a printed daily newspaper every day or almost every day.
• 17 percent never use a space heater to help warm their RV.
Replace the letter “W” with “T” in the questions “Where, What and When” and you will get the answers to each of them.
Easily clean those stubborn bugs off your RV
The Microfiber Mesh Bug and Tar Sponge has millions of tiny fibers embedded in the microfiber cloth that grabs and holds the dust and dirt. It is so effective it even cleans without chemicals, saving both time and money. The secret of this sponge lies in its unique, double-layer microfiber mesh. Older nylon bug sponges can harm your clear coat, but this one is completely paint safe. Learn more or order.
Trailer Haven RV Park in Walla Walla, Wash., is looking for a part-time manager to live on-site. Compensation will include either free lot rent for your RV + $300 per month or $600 off the onsite 3-bed, 1-bath home. More information.
Leave here with a laugh
I just read a list of “100 Things To Do Before You Die” and I was quite surprised that “Yell for help!” wasn’t one of them.
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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.
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