Thursday, February 20, 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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“Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. ” ―
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Love Your Pet Day!
Tip of the Day
Does your RV have a “cool” roof? Color matters
Sometimes your RV needs a new roof. It could be because of age, or it could be because you backed under that tree branch and tore a hole in your roof that is not repairable, or it just could be that you want to change the look of your RV. When shopping for a new roof, one of the things you’ll want to consider is color. Find out why in this tip from Dicor Corporation.
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The readers write — Hammer-toss at poor-quality RVs
In a hilarious and sad-but-true fashion, a YouTube feature we highlighted recently showed just how bad things can be for folks buying new RVs. What a nerve that struck with our readers. Here’s just a small sample of the many responses that came rushing in.
Yesterday’s featured article: Volunteer: Save on campground fees, do good, have fun
Forgetful? Here’s some help
Fearful of things forgotten? Reader “jjmessy” sends this idea: Tie a string from one end of the driver’s sun visor to the other end. Now use clothes pins on the string to attach notes like “Turn off propane,” “Raise jacks,” etc. When ready to move simply remove the notes as the task is performed, and slip the pins to the dash mat or elsewhere, keeping the notes for next time. Thanks, JJ!
This little tool does so much!
This multifunctional tool is seven in one! This heavy-duty pen tool features a handy tablet or smartphone stylus, a sturdy screwdriver, a bubble level, a universal inch/cm ruler and a handy Phillips screwdriver flathead bit, and it’s only the size of a pen! Perfect for any weekend project, and it even makes a great gift. Learn more or order.
Random RV Thought
Some rest areas are simply parking lots with a restroom. Others are elaborate with a full-blown restaurant, store and gas station. Rest areas in national forests and along rural highways are often in beautiful settings with trails to walk for exercise, where the smell of the air can be as captivating as the scenery (sagebrush in the desert or pine in the mountains). Of course, some rest areas are noisy and smell of diesel exhaust, which is further evidence that in life we win some and we lose some.
Website of the day
America’s top indoor attractions
‘Tis the season of snow and rain and ice and sleet and hail. Ugh. If you’re feeling trapped inside, head to one of these 75 amazing indoor attractions across the country. Fun!
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:
• 15 percent would like their next RV to have two bathrooms
• 68 percent of towable owners bought a vehicle specifically to tow their RV
• 14 percent say exterior paint jobs and graphics played a very important factor in determining which RV to buy
Recent poll: For long-time RVers: Is being an RVer more or less challenging than 10 years ago? Tell us here.
Lightweight, waterproof, foldable backpack perfect for RVers
Ultra-light, ultra-durable, and ultra-handy for RV trips, this backpack is perfect for small-space living. Pack folds into a tiny sandwich-sized pouch, perfect for storage or for use on airplane trips. Many pockets, including two water bottle slots, make this waterproof pack great for hiking, camping or day-trips. Learn more and view all of the colors here.
Who was the mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska, until his death in 2017? Stubbs, an orange tabby cat, was the mayor for 20 years.
What is the hardest natural material on earth? Hint: It is found in the mouth of a bizarre aquatic creature. Find out in yesterday’s trivia section.
Leave here with a laugh
I saw a poster that said “Have you seen my cat?” I phoned the number and told them I haven’t. I like to help where I can.
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