Thursday, December 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.
“The value of a life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them; a man may live long yet live very little.” —Michel de Montaigne
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Thank-You-Note Day!
Tip of the Day
Save money outfitting your RV kitchen
Do you need pots, pans, dishes or silverware for your RV? You have several choices. The most common way is to stock up at your nearest big box store. The second is to borrow from your supply at home (few RVers do this). The third choice, which will save you a lot of money, is to visit Goodwill or another thrift store to buy what you need. It’s easy to supply a kitchen this way and you’ll pay a fraction of what you’d pay buying “new” — and your purchases will often support a worthy cause.
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Bent motorhome door fazes RVer
Chris Dougherty, certified RV technician, received a question from an RVtravel.com reader. The reader explained that the side entrance door on his 2004 Jayco 27DS motorhome was slightly bent and wouldn’t close completely. He wondered if he could bend the door back in place. Read Chris’ answer.
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Extra safety when traveling
Concerned about safety when traveling (and who isn’t!)? If yes, consider adding a “peephole” viewer on your entry door. Even if your door has a “re-lite” glass in it, you can install the viewer to the side of or below the glass.
No more sticky windows!
An RVtravel.com reader recommended this white graphite powder as the perfect fix for sticky windows. Frames can contract in cooler weather, making things tight. He said his fix is lubricating the window tracks with a simple “puff” of white graphite powder. Why the white? “It doesn’t make a mess like the black stuff!” he explained.
Is covering RV tires for even a few days worth the effort?
RVtravel.com editor Chuck Woodbury talks with RV tire expert Roger Marble of RVtireSafety.com about RV tires. In this case, Roger answers the question, “Is covering your RV tires for even a few days worth the effort to save them from exposure to damaging UV waves?” Watch the short video.
Random RV Thought
When you are in a campground where bear warning signs are posted, it is very comforting to know you are camped in an RV and not a tent. (Although we posted awhile ago about a bear who ripped through the side of an RV. Did you see?)
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Website of the day
Coachmen RV helpful tools
If you own an RV made by Coachmen, you should bookmark this page. Even if you don’t have a Coachmen, there’s lots of useful information on this website regarding types of RVs, tow guides, how-to videos, and much more.
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:
• 11 percent rented an RV before buying one of their own.
• 47 percent prefer 30 amps when hooking up to shore power.
• 40 percent would prefer their neighbors to not have wind chimes.
• Protect your RV’s slideout! Use this rubber seal lubricant. Learn more or order.
• Attention Big Rig RV owners! This annual road atlas will keep you away from too-narrow roads and low bridges. Learn more or order.
• Camping at Corps of Engineers Campgrounds. Many RVers consider these the very best places to stay. Learn more or order the directory.
New Zealanders have more pets per household than any other country! More than 68 percent of households have a pet. In the U.S., just over 50% of households have a dog or cat (or both!).
In which country is KFC eaten for Christmas dinner? It’s an interesting fact! Read it in Tuesday’s issue.
Leave here with a laugh
“My Darling,” said a husband to his wife, “I invited a friend for dinner.” “What? Are you crazy?” the wife snapped. “The house is a mess, I haven’t been shopping, and I don’t feel like cooking.” “I know that,” the husband replied. “Then why did you invite him?” “Because the poor guy is talking about getting married.”
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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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