Monday, March 9, 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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Tip of the Day
Just how important are my RV batteries?
Steve Savage submitted this article to RVtravel.com when he was a Master Certified RV Technician with Mobility RV Service.
Question: I have heard the batteries in my RV are more important than almost everything else in the RV. Why?
Answer: What you have been told is spot on. There is no way I can over-emphasize how important the batteries in your RV are. Continue reading.
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RV Electricity – This week’s J.A.M. (Just Ask Mike) Session:
Getting ready for the road. A soon-to-be RVer is attending Mike’s seminars, purchasing recommended equipment, and getting an RV education as he searches for an RV. Mike offers helpful tips on getting prepared for RVing.
• 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.
Be like Mike! Use this 3-light and digital voltage tester!
Mike Sokol says: “I found this nifty tester online and have been using it in a variety of voltage checking situations. It performs all of the 3-light tests for outlet polarity, open ground, open neutral, etc., as well as being a 3-digit digital voltage indicator. In addition, it performs a standard 5 mA GFCI safety test – which you should be performing on all of your GFCI outlets once a month (or at least once a camping season).” Read more about it here.
RVers dodge a bullet from generator exhaust
Read, and heed, this article from Greg Illes, veteran RVer and long-time contributor to RVtravel.com. He had a frighteningly close call with his generator, even when he thought he was doing everything right. He lists some valuable lessons learned from this experience. Important reading. (Note: This article is a few years old, but the information is still just as important now.)
Controlling travel trailer sway and tongue weight
Walter Cannon of the RV Safety and Education Foundation provides advice to travel trailer owners about sway control and maintaining the proper tongue weight. Watch the video.
Readers tell us
What do you listen to while driving? Find out what fellow RVers listen to most here (and get some ideas too).
This amazing 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.
Protect yourself from kingpins at night
From George Bliss: A cheap set of rope lights around the pin box of my 5th wheel keeps me and others from walking into the kingpin, especially at night. I turn them off at bedtime in respect of my neighbors. I use two sets and run them along the side of the RV. —Thanks, George!
Random RV Thought
When using an RV park’s laundry facilities, be polite and remove your clothing immediately after it is done washing or drying. Nobody likes to wait around for someone else to remove their clothes. And you certainly don’t want other people to move your clothes for you.
Website of the day
Best festivals in North America in 2020-2021
Here’s a helpful website that shows you every festival happening in North America during the rest of 2020 and into 2021. Get ready to celebrate!
Popular articles you may have missed at RVtravel.com
If you’re traveling to or through Green Bank, West Virginia, be prepared to abandon your cell phone and Internet access. The town is located in the “National Radio Quiet Zone” where all electromagnetic signals are banned, including those from WiFi and cell phone signals. You can read more about it here – it’s fascinating.
Spring means rain. Keep it away from your RV!
Camco’s gutter spouts are the best way to keep rain off the sides of your RV. This 4-pack of extendable spouts can easily be installed in minutes and will direct rainwater away from damaging your RV’s sides, reducing dirt and black streaks. Learn more or order.
Leave here with a laugh
I finally realized my parents favored my twin brother. It hit me when they asked me to blow up balloons for his surprise birthday party.
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