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RV Daily Tips Newsletter Issue 1230

Wednesday, December 11, 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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Today’s thought

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. —Henry David Thoreau 

Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Noodle Ring Day! (This is a Noodle Ring, if you are as curious as we were.)

Tip of the Day

Keep the dust out of your RV

Taking your RV into a super-dusty area? Here’s a tip to help keep the dust out of the rig for the duration: Cover up any vent openings that connect the inside of your rig to the outside – the refrigerator and the water heater are examples. While you’ll have to leave the water heater turned off for this one, it may pay dividends. Cover the vents with cheap household air conditioner filters, and tape the filter on with heavy-duty masking tape. Be sure to pull the filter off the water heater before firing it up. You may need to use solvent to clean the tape adhesive, but it’s better than dust throughout your house.

Do you have a tip? Submit it here.

When arguing, two people can both be right

When we travel with someone in an RV, in a cramped space compared to where most people live, the tensions caused by seeing things differently can be very stressful. It can cause arguments. “I am right!” argues one person, who is absolutely convinced a catastrophe is imminent. His or her partner is not even worried. But each is convinced he or she is right. Click here to continue reading.

Yesterday’s featured article: See the heaven’s up close at this RV park

Reader poll

Helpful resources


Did you buy a lemon RV? Here’s more about RV lemons and lawyers who will represent you if you need help.

micro-2-762Microwave cover collapses for easy storage
micro-2-flatWhen heating your food you don’t want to spend 10 minutes later cleaning the splatters inside the microwave. Here’s the solution — and perfect for RVers: it pops down flat for easy storage. Lid perforations allow steam to escape to keep food moist. Doubles as a strainer, too! Learn more or order at

Quick Tip

Handy campground shower caddy

Drill holes in the bottom of an old ice cream or plastic bucket. Use it to carry shampoo, soap, washcloth, etc., to and from the shower building.

Buying an RV? Pay attention to its height! It matters!

RV Travel editor Chuck Woodbury explains how a tall RV can impact an RVer’s travel. Watch the video.

Random RV Thought

The more “stuff” you carry in your RV, the more fuel your motorhome or tow vehicle needs to haul it. Once a year, go through your drawers and cupboards and remove things you haven’t used in the last year.

Our favorite tire pressure gauge. Used by the RV Travel staff. Click
Less than $10! Mini waffle (and more!) maker is a crowd-pleaser.
Best-selling printed directory of free and inexpensive campgrounds. Click.

Website of the day

The best RV campgrounds for this holiday season
Take a look at these festive campgrounds and RV parks. It might be too late to book a stay this year, but keep these on your list (or Santa’s list) for next year.

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• Oh, the pain of unwise RV buying decisions.

Customizable adorable trailer ornament belongs on every tree! Click here


The world’s total population is more than 7.5 billion. And obviously, that number sounds huge. However, it might feel a little more manageable once you learn that if every single one of those people stood shoulder-to-shoulder, they could all fit within the 500 square miles of Los Angeles, according to National Geographic.

Why is a duffel bag called a duffel bag? Find out in yesterday’s issue.

Leave here with a laugh

Another “groaner.” Sorry.
I’ve started using garlic in my magic act. First I start by crushing it, adding basil and some pine nuts and then I blend them all together with some Parmesan and olive oil. Then… hey… pesto!

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RV Daily Tips Staff

Editor and Publisher: Chuck Woodbury. Managing editor: Emily Woodbury. Senior editor: Diane McGovern. Advertising director: Jessica Sarvis. Financial affairs director: Gail Meyring. IT wrangler: Kim Christiansen.

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3 years ago

I turn roof vent fan to in and on 3(high) to presserise RV.

Rory R
3 years ago

For the last two weeks I see a header for the reader poll but only the header is there, how do I get to see the poll…

3 years ago

As to the Trivia question. I am not going to los Angeles it’s too crowded now.

3 years ago

A tip of the day that may cause some to burn their campers…..hmmmmm….what happens if someone forgets to take off that dirty filter….hmmmmm

3 years ago

We’ve been inside folks RV’s who camp off the beaten track, and WOW, you can’t sit anywhere or touch anything that isn’t dirty. We’ve been to some neat places in our 50 years of camping and now RV’ing, but the dirt roads are well in our past, our hot water heater, outside compartments, fridge, and everything so impacted by dirt thank us.

3 years ago

The poll is a good one… I make a point of spending some $$ as a free Walmart way pointer (not camping). There is ALWAYS a sneaker or snacks or quart of oil you need, so I thank the store for letting me park overnight.

3 years ago

We do a lot of off highway camping & sometimes its really dusty on the dirt road on the way to camp. I turn on the dash air conditioner & it pressurizes the motor home & keeps the dust out, not so much for toad, my 2006 Jeep Wrangler!

Don Bickel
3 years ago

The keeping dust out article made me think, instead of cleaning off tape gunk I have been using gaffers tape when it matters. It leaves no sticky mess regardless of how long it is stuck down. It looks like duck tape. Good stuff! I don’t work for/ know them, this is just the best kind.

Tommy Molnar
3 years ago
Reply to  Don Bickel

Ever since Chuck had an article about Gaffer Tape, and the mfg offered a free roll to anyone who asked for it, I’ve been a total Gaffer user. I’ve since sent for several more rolls and have given up on duct tape all together. It comes in several different colors too. Great stuff.

RV Staff
3 years ago
Reply to  Tommy Molnar

Thanks, Tommy. We’re glad to hear it works so well — but we’re not surprised! For those who are interested in Gaffer Tape, here’s a link for you: 😀 —Diane at

3 years ago

Expand the shower caddy to include the plastic square buckets you can get cat food in. I find box shape easier to store.
Use round buckets for hoses and electrical cords.

3 years ago
Reply to  tom

That’s a great idea.