RV Daily Tips Newsletter Issue 1277

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Monday, February 17, 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

“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” ―Confucius

Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Cabbage Day!

SHOCKING! KOA is about to open new park. But don’t show up with your RV. It’s not welcome! Read all about it.


Did you see the news? Click here to read the latest issue of the Sunday News for RVers.



Tip of the Day

Texting in traffic – Coping with a distracted driver

By Russ and Tiña De Maris
Keeping your eyes out for road hazards is a full-time business for the RVer. Between potholes and exit signs, our eyes are constantly moving. Then add in the “impaired driver” factor. Weaving between center and fog lines, driving wayyy too fast or slow, they telegraph an unmistakable signal that something’s wrong. What’s often wrong these days is the “texting driver.” Here are tips from law enforcement about what to do if you encounter a texting driver. Read more.

Do you have a tip? Submit it here.


RV Electricity – This week’s J.A.M. (Just Ask Mike) Session:

Combination voltage and 3-light tester. Mike recommends a new product that functions both as a 3-light tester and a plug-in digital voltage tester.

Sign up for Mike’s monthly RV Electricity Newsletter.
• While you’re at it, be sure to join his popular Facebook group, RV Electricity.
• Read more of Mike’s articles here.


You won’t “wine” about this!
Well, it’s official. We have a new RV accessory that we’re obsessed with. How cute are these?! This motorhome wine stopper (and this trailer one) belongs in every wine drinker’s RV! It would also make a cute gift.


How to blast away crud from your holding tanks

Ever thought of having your gray and black holding tanks power flushed? “Why?” To get out all the nasty crud that accumulates over time! All that crud can cause a lot of problems including faulty sensor readings, not to mention producing foul odors that enter your RV! In this video, see what happens when RVer David Bott’s tanks are flushed out with a whopping force of 4,000 PSI of water pressure. Watch the video.


Reader poll


Readers tell us

Do you use your RV mostly to camp, travel or live? Find out here.


A thing that does all things!
RV Travel Newsletter Issue 875This large silicone pad can be used in your microwave under hot bowls to pick them up, or on top of a dish as a splatter guard, on your table as a hot plate, a drying rack, or even as a jar opener. When it gets messy just toss it in the sink for a wash, or even put it in the dishwasher. About $10 on Amazon makes it a great deal. Talk about a great multi-tasking gadget for your RV (or home) kitchen.


Helpful resources

NATIONAL TRAFFIC AND ROAD CLOSURE INFORMATION.
ROAD AND TRAFFIC CONDITIONS ACROSS THE NATION.
WEATHER ALERTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.
CURRENT WILDFIRE REPORT.
LATEST RV RECALLS.


Quick Tip

To YouTube we go…

One of the best tips I have given other RVers when they have a small or simple problem (and some big ones too) is to look on YouTube for a solution. There are thousands of how-to DIY videos on maintenance, fixing and solving RV problems. Even those who first think their problem is beyond their capability, after searching their problem on YouTube and seeing how someone solved it or something very much like it, they give it a try and fix it. Fixing your own problems will save you time, money and give you the confidence to move on and give the next one a try. If you don’t try then you will never know if you can do it. Good luck on your next RV project and wish me luck on mine. Thanks for the tip, Dick Kashdin!


Sign up for our brand-new Facebook group, RV videos.

Post videos from your YouTube channel, or videos you come across by others that you believe RVers would find educational or entertaining. Join here.


Best-selling printed directory of free and inexpensive campgrounds. Click.
LED lights for RVs: Huge selection. Exceptional prices. Click.


Random RV Thought

An RV seems bigger when you are inside it than when you are outside it.


Website of the day

Visit the most haunted campgrounds in the U.S
If you’re into spooks, stay at one of the seven most haunted campgrounds in the whole country. Brave enough to do so? Let us know how it goes … if you live to tell the tale.


Universal lid fits all your pots and pans!RV Travel Newsletter Issue 922
This incredibly handy universal pot and pan lid will fit [almost] every pot and pan in your RV kitchen! Works with fry pans, pots, saucepans, skillets, stockpots, woks, cast iron pans and more! Eliminate kitchen cabinet clutter with this multipurpose, compact lid. Don’t you wish you had known about this sooner? Learn more or order.


Popular articles you may have missed at RVtravel.com

• Readers’ tips for picking out a campsite.
• How to handle “needy” RV campground neighbors.
• Use common sense to become a happy boondocker.
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Trivia

George Washington made whiskey! Our first president had his own whiskey distillery, Mount Vernon, in Virginia. At the time, it was one of the largest whiskey distilleries in America, producing 11,000 gallons of the stuff! You can read more about it here (and plan your visit to the distillery, which is still brewin’!).


Leave here with a laugh

A little snail was standing at the corner waiting to cross the street. He heard two turtles coming down the street from the opposite direction. They both ran their stop sign and crashed at the intersection. The police responded and when the officer arrived he saw all the turtle parts strewn about the road and knew there were no survivors. Looking around he saw the little snail standing at the corner. He walked over and looking down he asked the snail if he saw the accident happen. The little snail looked up at the officer and said, ”Oh officer, it happened so fast!”
Thanks to reader Ron Speidel for the joke!

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Fuji303
7 months ago

How to do you get over or under the toilet paper roll when its on its side on the counter?

Edward Wullschleger
7 months ago

Funniest joke I’ve heard in awhile!

Edward Wullschleger
7 months ago

Or read 🙂

Sink Jaxon
7 months ago

RE; Website of the day…New Mexico has a lot of really weird paranormal happenings, especially on Reservation land. Growing up in NM I have heard all KINDS of horrifying experiences including skin walkers (which I had one experience with) and La Llarona, the witch who walks the acequias (or irrigation ditches) weeping for her lost children.

Snayte
7 months ago

Wine stoppers are for quitters. 🙂

Lynn D Spicer
7 months ago

Does anyone have experience with the KM RV Resort membership?

John
7 months ago

This is from Lehto’s Law, http://www.lehtoslaw.com
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Don’t Buy An RV! – Lehto’s Law Ep. 45
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP_u2JR51_Y
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The Latest RV Dealer Scam – Mandatory Inspection, Lehto’s Law Ep. 4.52
99,498 views
•Sep 18, 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P51N8vK7hMU
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True Tow Truck Stories – Lehto’s Law Ep. 5.04
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pn_tsPJw0II
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More True Tow Truck Stories – Lehto’s Law Ep. 3.29
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyHrVFAckDI
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The Legalities of Dash Cams – Lehto’s Law Ep. 50
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KM4JuH9EV8k
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Top 7 Ways Mechanics Rip Off Consumers – Lehto’s Law Ep. 2.32
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WxINTR4KhM
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How To Find The Best Mechanic – Lehto’s Law Ep. 2.39
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntQG6nG-U28
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Are Your Lug Nuts Swollen? Lehto’s Law – Ep. 5.24
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfTS4mN0Gbo&pbjreload=10
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Ron H.
7 months ago

The random thought says the RV feel larger when you’re on the inside. For me it feels larger on the outside when I’m washing it.

Admin
RV Staff (@rvstaff)
7 months ago
Reply to  Ron H.

😆 —Diane at RVtravel.com

DW/ND
7 months ago
Reply to  Ron H.

Amen – for sure, for sure!

Irv
7 months ago

re: QuickTip on YouTube and DIY
If it’s something fairly complicated or controversial, I watch multiple videos. There are a lot of verbose idiots on YouTube!

Scooter
7 months ago

Prefer over but the cat unrolls it all over the floor unless it is under.

Gary Reed
7 months ago

We also put our paper towels over.

Donald N Wright
7 months ago

I really enjoyed your “power wash” presentation. A lifetime ago I spent the summer as a Ramper at DFW airport, One of my favorite jobs was “water & Lav’s”, amazing what folks flush down the toilet of
commercial aircraft.

Dr. Willie Live
7 months ago

When you have cats you put the TP under.

Loren
7 months ago

Or small kids!