Thursday, December 5, 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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“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” ―
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Bathtub Party Day! (We don’t know what this is but we think it sounds fun?)
Tip of the Day
Slideout marks on floor or carpet?
We received this slick tip from long-time RV Travel reader Tim Slack.
“We started getting wear marks in the living room carpet from our slideout. I didn’t want it to wear a groove in the carpet. While at an RV service center, I was offered two strips of Teflon about 5″ x 32″ x 1/4″ thick. Each has nonskid backing. Now before I bring in that slide, I place the strips on the carpet where the marks were beginning to show. The slide glides in along the Teflon strip and then rests on it while we travel. When we’re setting up again, push the button, the slide glides back out and I stash the thin strips until next time. No more marks. My Teflon strips cost about $25-$30 total. And they’re thin enough to not disturb the adjustment of the slide. Problem solved.” Thanks, Tim!
[Editor: After much searching, I think we’ve found a product similar to what Tim is referring to, here. We apologize for the confusion.]
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How to kill lingering RV refrigerator odors
Perhaps you’ve had the dubious honor of trying to clean up after finding rotten food in your RV fridge when the power was unknowingly out for awhile. Or (perish the thought) such a task may yet lie ahead in your RVing future. Clip and save this story — maybe under a refrigerator door magnet — just in case!
MAKES A GREAT GIFT!
Give your phone or tablet a full-sized keyboard
How neat is this? This tiny, collapsible Bluetooth keyboard connects to your phone and tablet so you can type comfortably. The 5-ounce palm-sized keyboard can be folded into your pocket or backpack to carry around. All you have to do is press “Connect” to quickly pair with your devices. Check it out here.
ANSWER TO QUESTION ABOUT FAKE WOMEN:
The one on the right is real. The one on the left is fake, created using artificial intelligence technology (see the photos near the bottom of this story).
Roadside emergency equipment
From John and Kathy Huggins: I’m sure you’ve seen semi-trucks along the side of the road with three triangular reflectors spaced out behind it. They are there to alert people to move over a lane as the rig is disabled for some reason. These triangles are inexpensive and should be in your RV safety emergency kit along with several flashlights and road flares to signal a night breakdown. You might also want to have an orange vest with night vision strips on it. Obviously, the best piece of emergency equipment is a cell phone to call for help.
From So, you want to be an RVer? And Enjoy the RV Lifestyle? [Revised] Available on Amazon.com.
Tiny LED button lamp perfect for RV’s small, dark spaces
This 6-pack of tiny, battery-powered LED “Button Lamps” is just what you need for your RV’s closets and storage spaces. The tiny lamp is ultra-bright and has all the power of a normal-sized lamp. Backed with a strong adhesive, these little lamps will stick to any surface. They’re waterproof and good to have in case of an emergency. Learn more or order.
Random RV Thought
At this very moment, as you read this, thousands of people across North America are daydreaming about their next RV trip. Some are at work, others at home, others just walking down the street. Daydreaming about an RV trip is not as good as taking the actual trip, but it’s better than daydreaming about things like mowing a lawn or ironing clothes.
Website of the day
The 20 most beautiful forests in America.
“Escape the daily grind with a trip to these lush, breathtaking landscapes.” Drop us off in one of these forests for the day (or a few nights) and we couldn’t be happier!
Say goodbye to back pain
As RVers, we spend a lot of time sitting while we drive from place to place. These orthopedic memory foam support back and bottom cushions will relieve you from any lower back pain and will instantly improve your posture. The washable covers can be removed, and a breathable mesh will keep the cushions from making you sweat. Look at all those amazing reviews! Click here.
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:
• 65 percent have a Facebook account.
• 16 percent have at least one solar panel mounted on their RV.
• 35 percent never wear a wristwatch.
Show your patriotism this holiday season!
Give a Presidential Chia Pet
When it comes to traditional holiday gifts, there’s one that just keeps on growing, and we mean that literally. Yes, we’re talking about a Presidential Chia Pet. This is the perfect gift for Americans who are passionate about their country and its Presidents!
Learn more or order: Trump Chia Pet • Obama Chia Pet
Herbert Hoover was Stanford’s football team manager. At the first Stanford-Cal game in 1892, he forgot to bring the ball.
Leave here with a laugh
We’re laughing pretty hard right now. This article is titled, “21 hilarious photos that prove kids are total savages.” You will certainly leave here with a laugh. Click here.
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