Wednesday, March 4, 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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Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Pound Cake Day!
Tip of the Day
Buying a new RV? The lowest price isn’t always the best buy
By Steve Savage
We recently installed a second air conditioner on a new fifth wheel. During our conversation, the owner advised us he had paid nearly $8,000 less than the best price he could get at a local dealership by buying instead from one 300 miles away. He went on to say the local dealership told him if he bought the same model they carried from someone else, it most likely would take them three to six months to take care of any warranty service he might require.
Did he save money? Obviously he saved on the purchase price. But what about warranty coverage? Continue reading.
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Sticky black water valve perplexes
Chris Dougherty, certified RV technician, received this letter from a reader while he was serving as RVtravel.com’s technical editor regarding the black water handle sticking.
Pulling the black water handle on my 2012 Entegra is getting more difficult compared to the gray water side. Is there any way to ease this or prevent it from getting even more difficult? —Ed
Read Chris’ response.
Yesterday’s featured article: A reason to boondock: The value of personal space
Readers tell us
Did you buy your current RV from Camping World? Find out here, and see if those who did are satisfied with their purchase.
Did you buy a lemon RV? Here’s more about RV lemons and lawyers who will represent you if you need help.
Maintain those slide seals!
If you’ve heard a cracking or popping sound when extending your slides, it means its seals are sticking and/or drying out. Applying a seal conditioner about every 8-12 weeks can extend a seal’s life. We recommend using Thetford Premium RV Slide Out Rubber Seal Conditioner.
Use big enough leveling blocks
Got leveling blocks for under the tires? Make sure the blocks are big enough that the tire sits completely on the block – not overhanging it. Dually rig owners, BOTH the tires must be supported, not just one or the other.
Random RV Thought
Owning an RV is worth it for the sheer fact that you can travel around the country without having to wait in airport security lines.
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
All the insider news, information and tips you should know about Las Vegas. It’s the stuff the media doesn’t cover, and the stuff that business owners don’t want you to find out.
Popular articles you may have missed at RVtravel.com
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- Camco 90-Degree Hose Elbow eliminates stress/strain on RV water intake hose fittings. Click.
- Camco Plastic Water Pressure Regulator prevents damage to RV water hoses and pumps. Click.
Your dog is as smart as your toddler! According to the Animal Psychological Association, dogs are as smart as a two-year-old child, and can understand up to 150 words.
What is the only mammal that can fly? We told you yesterday.
Leave here with a laugh
To the guy who stole my antidepressants … I hope you’re happy.
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