Thursday, January 16, 2020
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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“Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.” ―
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Fig Newton Day!
Tip of the Day
RV boot camps are highly recommended
For “newbies” and those just thinking about the RV lifestyle, find and attend an RV Boot Camp. The Escapees RV Club runs an excellent RVBC, often over a weekend. RVSEF and other groups offer RVBCs too. Mistakes made with RVs are often expensive and sometimes dangerous. The time and money spent attending an RVBC will be a wise investment. RVBC graduates are also smarter RV buyers. Thanks to John Koenig for this great tip!
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Defrosting RV fridge makes for icy relationship
Chris Dougherty, certified RV technician, received a question from a reader while he was serving as RVtravel.com’s technical editor regarding defrosting a Dometic fridge/freezer. The reader is a full-timer and so it is especially inconvenient to defrost it. The last time it was done, the husband damaged the freezer in an attempt to speed up the process. Read Chris’ advice.
Yesterday’s featured article: Quick mod: Stop annoying water pump noise
Clean your microwave with no hassle!
Is it hard to scrub off all that crusty gunk in your microwave? Admit it, when was the last time you cleaned it? Angry Mama, the miracle microwave cleaner, is here to do the dirty job for you! Add water and vinegar (maybe some lemon too) to this feisty lady and watch her steam away the mess. Within minutes your microwave will be sparkling! Click the image to watch video. Be right back, we’re buying one here!
License plate alert!
“Two thousand miles away from home, somebody stole our back license plate from our truck. We implore our fellow RVers to purchase Torx screws to help frustrate thieves.” —Thanks to AF in Reno!
Random RV Thought
In our society where virtually everything we eat is purchased from a supermarket, a campsite by a stream may provide a child with the realization that what we eat needn’t always come from a store. It can be a great thrill for Junior, when fishing with Dad, to land a small trout, clean it, and then eat it for dinner. To a child, such an occasion can be an eye-opener that the food that nourishes us was actually once alive, and not just manufactured to be sold at the market.
Website of the day
Best winter festivals across the U.S.
Festivals aren’t just for the warm months! These festivals across the U.S. celebrate winter and, frankly, these sound just as fun as those warm summer ones.
Don’t let winter keep you in the dark
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.
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:
• 8 percent would be very annoyed by a neighbor with a lit-up RV and would either ask them to move or would complain to management.
• 13 percent of our readers have an annual household income of $100,000 or more.
• 25 percent fall asleep at night almost immediately.
The next time you’re in Paris, take all your photos of the Eiffel tower during the day. Why? It’s illegal to sell photos of the Eiffel Tower at night. That’s because the rights to the famous light show that the tower produced each night belongs to the artist who created it.
What does “pudelhund” mean? We told you yesterday.
The cutest little micro trailer you have ever seen! And you can buy it for $13! See it here.
Leave here with a laugh
An older guy walks into a bar and the bartender asks for ID. “You’ve got to be kidding,” he said. “I’m almost 60 years old.” The bartender apologized, but said he had to see the license. The guy showed his ID, then paid and told the bartender to keep the change. “The tip’s for carding me,” he said. The bartender put the change in the tip cup. “Thanks,” he said. “Works every time.”
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