Monday, April 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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“If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.” — Thich Nhat Hanh
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RV Life in a Coronavirus World: A story of a converted school bus and wild cows
We have asked RVtravel.com readers to tell us how they are adapting to life these days.
“In our first RV, our first cross-country trip was with our two kids – we were home schooling at the time. It was in the Badlands where we became hooked on the RV lifestyle. On our way back north, from the west coast, we stopped in Charleston, SC, and fell in love with southern living. We stayed there for 15 years…” Continue reading Tim’s story.
Tip of the Day
RV Electricity: How much power do I have?
I’ve just got an RV and need to use it for COVID-19 isolation since my wife is a health care provider and she doesn’t want to come in the house after her shift. The RV is hooked up in my backyard with an extension cord and everything was working fine until she ran the air conditioner and microwave at the same time – that’s when it tripped the circuit breaker in my house. I keep resetting the breaker, but it trips again. Is there something wrong with my circuit breaker? Or is it possible the RV is drawing too much power? Should I get an electrician to fix it? I have a good electrician but I don’t even know what to ask for. —Stan
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Keep little kids from falling out your RV’s front door
Here are two great safety tips from our long-time reader and RVer George Bliss in Saskatchewan, Canada. From personal experience watching his grandkids, he designed an easy way for them to open the door of his RV from the outside without falling backwards down the steps. He also figured out a simple way to keep them from opening the screen door from the inside and falling out. Read more.
Cooking for two? It’s never been easier!
This cookbook from the beloved America’s Test Kitchen brings you 650 delicious recipes specifically designed for just two people! 150 of those recipes can be on the table within 30 minutes or less – this cookbook has it all! Look through some of the recipes, read the amazing reviews, or order here.
Readers tell us
What is your current relationship status? Find out what fellow RVers said here. (Note: There’s some pretty heart-melt-worthy content in here.)
Easy way to add water to batteries
When adding distilled water to your batteries, a turkey baster makes the job very easy rather than trying to pour in the water from a bottle. Our thanks to Ruth DeBay
Strengthen your hands, fingers and forearms
Here’s a great, easy way to build up the strength in your hands, fingers or forearms. Perfect for RVers. If you suffer from arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis or tennis elbow this is for you. It’s also great for simply building up the strength of your grip. This is a best seller and costs about $8. Learn more or order.
Random RV Thought
While you’re stuck at home or in your RV, how about using the time to learn a second language? There are plenty of language apps and tapes available and even tutorials on YouTube. Don’t just watch the TV all the time.
Website of the day
Virtual ways to travel through the pandemic
Stroll through the tulip fields in the Netherlands, take a nighttime ghost tour through Charleston, walk along and learn about the Giants Causeway, watch the northern lights, ride a Disney roller coaster, and more with these amazing virtual videos and tours.
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