Friday, November 29, 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.
“The quality of life is in proportion, always, to the capacity for delight. The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention.” —May Sarton
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is Black Friday! But it’s also National Flossing Day! (Note from Diane: I’d rather floss than deal with the crowds shopping on Black Friday. Just sayin’. 😀 )
Tip of the Day
Avoid “distractions” when parking in the campground
Don’t have any distractions when you are directing the parking of your home into the RV campsite. Mistakes can be quite expensive. Friendly people will come up to you while you are parking and try to help. You must figure out how to tactfully tell them that you would rather do it the way you have practiced.
These same people will be there when you are unhooking your car from a motorhome, or your truck from your trailer. If you let them, they will distract you to the point that you will forget a step and pay the price later. Tell them you will be happy to talk with them after you are parked and hooked up.
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Readers: Were you distracted by “helpful” campground neighbors when parking your rig and suffered damage to your RV or caused damage to the campsite? Please tell us in the comments below.
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It’s Black Friday!
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Is a rusty propane tank a safety concern?
Dear RV Shrink:
We just stopped for propane and the guy wouldn’t fill us. He told my husband our attached tank did not look healthy enough. We have a Class B Sprinter with about 100,000 miles on it. We bought it used and the tank does have some surface rust. This guy poked it a bit and a big chunk of paint came off leaving an ugly rusted area near the fill cap. My husband just tried another propane station and the kid filled us up, no questions asked. I’m nervous, but my husband says the first guy was just over-cautious. Are we on borrowed time?
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If you really love them, you’ll buy them this…
What could be a more perfect gift than a plush foot massager? Oh, a heated plush foot massager, of course! This sore-foot saver soothes tired feet while using heat therapy to relax. If stinky feet are an issue, don’t fret! The cover is detachable and washable, so you can keep it smelling laundry-fresh. Click here to make someone really happy.
Help your RV fridge cool down quicker
To help your refrigerator and freezer cool down when you’re starting on a trip, you can put in some ice water bottles or jugs – as many as will fit. They’ll also keep the contents from shifting around; and as the ice melts, you have nice cold drinking water.
Afraid of water damage in your RV? You need this!
This essential water damage tool helps home and RV owners measure moisture content in wood, concrete drywall and subflooring. Use the pin sensors to find the moisture content in your home. The easy-to-read LCD display will help you know if you need to dry the existing materials or replace with brand-new ones, and can be used as a water leak detector after flood damage. You’ll want to buy this here.
Random RV Thought
To people who live in one place and seldom travel, the view out their window is much the same every day. Seasons change, the weather changes, but the scene remains mostly constant. RVers and other travelers who move often from place to place thrive on the change of scenery, waking up one day in one place and then the next day in another. For avid travelers, a change of view is necessary and addictive.
Website of the day
Web of Trust (WOT).
“Web of Trust (WOT) is a free browser extension that tells you which websites you can trust.” Easy to use, and won’t slow down your browser. More than 6 million users worldwide.
GREAT HOLIDAY GIFT
Monocular telescope connects to phone, wow!
This is one of the neatest gadgets we’ve seen in a while! This waterproof monocular telescope connects right to your phone, so you can take photos of that bird waaaaaaay over there. You can now photograph anything up to 10x closer than before. Great for birdwatching, concerts or any sporting event. We already bought one! Learn more or order.
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.
Brenda Lee was only 13 when she recorded “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” in 1958. Listen to it here.
Leave here with a laugh
I just caught a glimpse of my wife wearing her sexy underwear. This can only mean one thing: Today is laundry day.
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