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Tip of the Day
Full-time RVing: Do you have the right insurance?
One of the big questions of folks making the jump from “sticks and bricks” to a “life on the road” is a good, solid, important one: What about insurance on the RV?
Sticks-and-bricks type insurance protects you from loss: The house burns, the burglars burgle, the unexpected and probably uninvited “guest” trips over your rake and breaks a leg. These losses can be real – and hugely expensive. But not just “any” insurance company will be able to handle your new circumstances on the road. Continue reading.
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Don’t let your RV wind deflector be so much hot air
Just how effective are those RV wind deflectors you see on trucks pulling 5th wheels and travel trailers? Though somewhat technical (what you’d expect from the “Professor of RVing,” Jim Twamley), this information could save you some serious cash. Learn more.
Yesterday’s featured article: Is RVer stuck with sticky black water valve?
When RVing, how often do you mail a postcard to a friend or relative?
How to use a basement storage door as a table
You can use a basement storage door as a table, provided you can open it to “level” and then support it. Hit the thrift shops and buy a used photo tripod – the three legs make it sturdy and you can set and lock it at nearly any desirable height.
Random RV Thought
Have you ever considered wind power as a solar alternative? If you camp in windy places often, you might want to consider it. Costs for wind generators, or “turbines,” suitable for use on RVs are now less than $500 (with some less than $200!). After the initial purchase price, wind power is free, relatively quiet, and nearly free of maintenance worries.
WiFi endoscope lets you peep where your eyes won’t go
Ever wondered what the inside of your black water tank looked like? Is that “tank blaster” really doing the job? You can’t just eyeball the inside of the tank – or can you? With a flexible endoscope, you can run a tiny camera down for a “look around,” and get an eyeful of information on your tablet or phone. It’s pretty handy to have in the RV so check it out here.
Website of the day
Travel the world from your couch with these streamable movies
Reading, TV and movies are all a great way for your mind to escape (or “travel”). Here’s a list of 12 movies you can stream from your couch that will take you all over the world.
How old is too old for RV tires?
For RV application this is a tough question because “it depends.” There are several factors that can shorten tire life, which tire expert Roger Marble explains here.
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:
• 20 percent eat a frozen boxed dinner at least once a week.
• 23 percent have visited at least 30 states in their RV.
• 6 percent shop on Amazon every day, but 10 percent never buy anything from Amazon.
Recent poll: Do you need full- or part-time employment to make ends meet? Tell us here.
Protect yourself and others from sharp edges of RV slideouts!
Cut your head just once on the corner of a sharp RV slideout and you’ll race out to buy a set of these so it never happens again! Camco’s Slide-Out Corner Guards offer a simple solution to the danger posed by sharp corners on RV slideouts. Simply place them on each exterior corner of the slide to provide a cushion zone. They’re made of advanced UV-stabilized resin for long life. Easy to install, no tools required. Learn more or order.
If your eyes feel tired at the end of the day, here’s why: Humans generally move their eyes around three times a second, which is more than 100,000 times a day!
*What were Ben & Jerry initially planning on making, other than ice cream? Yesterday’s trivia section answers that!
Leave here with a laugh
If a parsley farmer is sued, can they garnish his wages?
Need a place to store your RV or belongings? Rent available space on private property near you at Neighbor.com. Save money over commercial facilities. It’s like the AirBnB of storage. Learn more
RV parks with storm shelters
Where do you camp when a tornado is headed your direction? Hopefully in a park with a storm shelter. Here’s RVtravel.com’s ever-expanding directory of such places.
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