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RV Daily Tips Newsletter Issue 1269

Wednesday, February 5, 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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Today’s thought

“Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.” ―Albert Einstein

Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is World Nutella Day!

Tip of the Day

Make a safe U-turn when the road goes the wrong way

dead endBy Greg Illes
Things that you never even thought about when you were traveling in a car become major events when you’re managing a seven-ton rig that’s thirty feet long — like turning around.

It seems no matter how carefully we plan and navigate, sooner or later we have to reverse a previous decision — and our direction. In many locales, this is not a big deal. Just go around the block or find a big parking lot.

But sometimes those opportunities just don’t exist. A long, lonely country road or some of those winding mountain passes offer miles and miles of unbranched narrow roadway on which it seems impossible to get the rig flipped around. Going forward might be undesirable or impossible, and backing up for miles is hugely obnoxious — and dangerous. Read more.

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Cars of the future as predicted by Disney in 1958

Here’s what cars of the future will look like as envisioned in 1958 by Walt Disney. Jet cars, electro suspension cars and atomic cars will speed across the USA and in underwater tubes beneath the seas to connect continents. And how about highways with radiant heat to melt ice and snow? Watch the video.

Yesterday’s featured article: Bad location for television in RV

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Helpful resources


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

swatter-773Bring on the flies!
With an Electronic Bug Zapper the insect is doomed
Fly swatting is fun with this! A single swing of this electronic fly swatter with a powerful 2,000-volt grid eliminates flies, mosquitoes and other flying insects. Toss your old fly swatter and take the modern approach! Plug into any USB device to charge this fly swatter quickly and efficiently. Learn more.

Quick Tip

Prepare recipes for the road

Favorite recipes look good for the road? Take a photocopy of them, note the ingredients needed. Next trip, pack the ingredients – and the recipes – in your galley items.

Random RV Thought

Camping next to a stream or lake, then catching a few trout, then cooking them up and eating them for dinner is a very pleasing (and tasty) thing.

The easiest RV security system
This 2-pack window and door security alarm provides a simple, cost-effective security solution to protect you against invasions thanks to the 120-decibel alarms, loud enough to make an intruder think twice. The alarm is easy to use, no matter what your technological skills may be. Attach the alarms with double-sided tape, no wires required! Perfect for the RV! Learn more or order.

Website of the day

Jigsaw Explorer
If it’s a rainy day at the campground, pull up Jigsaw Explorer and solve a puzzle. You can even make a puzzle out of your own photos!

Popular articles you may have missed at

• Campground of the future? You’re kidding, right?
• Single mom pays price for taking Camping World salesman’s advice.
• Does a construction generator make clean AC power?

Handheld sewing machine is a must-have for RVers
RV Travel Newsletter Issue 922This portable sewing machine is perfect for your RV. It fits in your hand for easy operation. Great for silks, denim, wool, leather, and to hem pants, jeans, hanging curtains and crafts, etc. It can repair drapes without taking them down, repair clothing without taking it off, and repair bedding without stripping the bed. It’s so neat you’ll want to buy one.


Lily Dale, a New York town an hour southwest of Buffalo, has a population of 275. Almost all of those residents are psychics or other spiritualists. Want to visit and get your fortune read? Plan a trip!

What’s the term for when you cup your hands together to scoop water? Yup, there’s a word for that. Find out in yesterday’s trivia section.

Leave here with a laugh

A woman was trying to get the last remaining ketchup out of the container. During her struggles the phone rang, so she asked her 4-year-old to answer it. He did and said, “Mom can’t come to the phone. She’s hitting the bottle.” —Thanks to Tom Hart!

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2 years ago

Stranded? I’d like to be alone!

2 years ago

Thats exactly what happened to my mother when I was at Sunday school one year. The teacher asked about what I wrote and well lets just say it took a lot of explaining. I have that writing to this day. Thanks mom.

mark b
2 years ago

Stranded? The professor AND Mary Ann

2 years ago

The laugh of the day reminds me of the time we were shopping at WalMart with our little fellow in tow. We rounded an aisle and coming straight toward us was a midget man and his wife. These folks weren’t any taller than our kid who was about 5 at the time. Brad tugged on his mothers pants saying Mom Mom look at those old kids” We’ve never stopped laughing about that.
That young fellow this year July 7, turns fifty, has two girls of his own who have given him similar goofy quips keeping he his wife and we the grandparents lots to make life worth living.

2 years ago

Who would i rather be stranded for three months on an island? My wife and my dog

Steve S.
2 years ago

Lily Dale – The Florida Connection

A few years ago, my wife and I took one of our camping trips from our home in Tampa Bay to a Florida State Park near Cassadega Fl, and spent a weekend viewing the sites, visiting mediums, and getting tours. A very enjoyable experience.

Now for the rest of the story.
Lily Dale NY was located along Cassadega lake near the village of Cassadega NY.

(From Wikipedia) Cassadega Florida was founded by George P. Colby, from Pike, New York, a trance medium who traveled to many different states, giving readings and seances. Colby attended summer Spiritualist Camp meetings at Lily Dale. According to Colby, his spirit guide Seneca had instructed him to travel south to Florida, where he eventually arrived at a place called the Blue Springs Landing, near Orange City, Florida.

Colby had arrived in Florida in 1875, and on December 18, 1894, the charter was granted to form The Southern Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp Meeting Association. Later, on January 3, 1895, Colby had signed a warranty deed to the association for thirty-five acres.

Here is a link to Lily Dale on Wikipedia.
It was located along Cassadega lake near the village of Cassadega.

Here is the link to Cassadega on Wikipedia

2 years ago

Stranded? I choose Survivalist Bear Grylls. He’d have a 4 star hotel and seafood restaurant there in 3 months!

Bill Gabler
2 years ago

Personally, I’d rather be stranded with a survival expert. Particularly, a younger one, who can do all the work.

Martin A
2 years ago

Re: Lilly Dale, shouldnt need reservations they will know your planning to visit ?

Sink Jaxon
2 years ago

Disney’s Magic Highway LOL!! Great video, as was the music in it too! Such a visionary!

2 years ago

I had a problem with the portable sewing machine link. Kept taking me to Amazon but the wrong page.

RV Staff
2 years ago
Reply to  PennyPA

Dang! Sorry, PennyPA. I was going to respond to your comment this morning after I checked with Emily to see if she had any problem with the link going to the correct page for the little sewing machine. Nope, neither of us had a problem. And then I forgot to write to you. So sorry! I’m hoping the link is working for you now, since no one else has said anything about it and the link worked for us. 😀 —Diane at

John Brimer
2 years ago

I would want to be stranded on an island with the worlds greatest boat builder.

2 years ago

Will there be Internet? I don’t think she would survive 3 months without it.

2 years ago

Being stranded on a desert island….I would want to be with someone who can build a boat.

RV Staff
2 years ago
Reply to  Impavid

😆 —Diane at

2 years ago

As long as my wife was with me I would not feel stranded

Allan Colgan
2 years ago

The Laugh of the Day reminds me of the time my son, who was in third grade and in a new school district, told his teacher that I had married 250 women. Like I said, it was a new school district and the teacher had no idea I was a minister till I had the requested parent-teacher-principal meeting.

patti panuccio
2 years ago

my cat

2 years ago
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Bob S
2 years ago

Jigsaw Explorer is a great site to add to your favorites when you have some spare time.

2 years ago

Stranded on a deserted island? Stormi Daniels !!!

2 years ago

Reader poll: I said husband. Can I take my dogs, too?? 🙂

2 years ago
Reply to  Sue

I’d take my wife. She’s a b**ch.

2 years ago
Reply to  Monty

Ouch, you need to take a lesson from Jim, above. 🙂