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RV Daily Tips. Friday, May 8, 2020

Issue 1336
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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Today’s thought

“I have decided to stick to love … Hate is too great a burden to bear.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Have A Coke Day!

Tip of the Day

What’s a good metal roof sealant for RVs?

Here is a question Chris Dougherty, Certified RV Technician, received from a reader while he was serving as’s technical editor.

Dear Chris,
Please recommend your choice for metal roof sealant on my 21-foot Minnie Winnie camper. I have some roof leaking issues, mainly along roof edges. —Jerry

Read Chris’ suggestions here.

Do you have a tip? Submit it here.

Propane — the devilish details

A beautiful day can become sad, or tragic, when an RV catches fire. Read, and learn from, this first-hand report of a very close call with leaking propane and an essentially non-working leak detector. Read more.

Yesterday’s featured article: Don’t let your RV wind deflector be so much hot air

You may have missed these recent popular stories…

Reader poll

Do you chew gum?
Please vote here.

Readers tell us

Are you drinking more alcohol while in self-quarantine than before? See how fellow RVers answered here.

Come into the light!RV Travel Newsletter Issue 891
Our favorite electricity guy, Mike Sokol, uses this Caterpillar pocket light for just about everything. He writes, “I bought one of these CAT CY1000 Pocket COB Lights a few months ago and liked it so much that I also picked up one for my dad. I’ve dropped it a bunch of times, and it still keeps working, like any of the other tough-as-nails CAT products.” It easily clips on to your belt, shirt pocket, or anything magnetic, so you can work hands-free. Chuck and Gail bought one too and love it! Learn more or order.

Quick Tip

Quick way to sanitize the public water hose connection

Worried about what the last guy may have done to the water hose connection at your site or at the filling area? Get yourself a bottle of “spray Clorox” and spritz the water tap threads before hooking on your own hose.

Random RV Thought

If you arrive late at night to a campground or RV park, wait until morning to set up. If you’re loud, you may wake your neighbors, and nobody wants to get off on the wrong foot.

Website of the day

Unusual tips for your cleanest kitchen ever!
These easy and surprising cleaning tips would work great in your RV’s kitchen. Most of the stuff on here we’ve never heard of, but we’re excited to try these techniques out!

Sta-Bil Rust Stopper stops rust and corrosion
Of the many gremlins that attack your RV, like mold, mildew, leaks and black streaks, rust is the gremlin that will attack your hand tools, spare parts, door hinges and other vulnerable metal surfaces and moving parts over time. STA-BIL® Rust Stopper prevents rust and corrosion by protecting metal surfaces with a long-lasting barrier while lubricating parts and tools to stop squeaks and sticking. Learn more in this article.

Clubs and useful organizations
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• Harvest Hosts: Stay free at farms, wineries and other scenic and peaceful locations for free. Save 15% on membership.
AllStays: The best website for RVers! Your membership will become your RV-bible.
Overnight RV parking. Directory of more than 14,000 locations where you can stay for free or nearly free with your RV. Modest membership fee.
• Boondockers Welcome. Stay at homes of RVers who welcome you in their driveways, yards, farmland or other space on their private property. Modest membership fee.
Escapees. Best Club for RVers: All RVers welcome, no matter what type of RV, make or model.


Want to visit the island Ilha de Queimada Grande in Brazil? Too bad. You can’t! There are so many venomous snakes on this island that tourists are banned from visiting. By some estimates, it’s said there’s one snake per every square meter, making this island the highest concentration of venomous snakes in the world! 

*About how many times a day does the human eye move? 
A.) 16,000
B.) 50,000
C.) 100,000
We told you yesterday

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RV Daily Tips Staff

Editor and Publisher: Chuck Woodbury. Managing editor: Emily Woodbury. Senior editor: Diane McGovern. Advertising director: Jessica Sarvis. Financial affairs director: Gail Meyring. IT wrangler: Kim Christiansen.

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2 years ago

Seriously if we clorox everything then we will not be immune to the germs around us. I plan not to ever be vaccinated and I am done with this lock downs. May 15 Michigan reopens god willing.

2 years ago

I’ve read the better choice for sterilizing the hose bid is hydrogen peroxide. Not as corrosive. In normal times you can get it in a spray bottle at Walmart, or pour it into a spray bottle of your own. It should be in a dark bottle to prevent degradation. I keep a spray bottle in my wet bay. I even use it on the grey and black tank handles.

2 years ago

Can’t believe that they allow to install the hose bib facing up. Common sense would tell you that’s a no no. BUT, they save the price of an elbow.

Bill Richardson
2 years ago

About that water connection…also need to run some water out before you hook up your hose. You don’t want to drink those spiders that have crawled up into the end of the faucet.

2 years ago

Yesterday you said “Humans generally move their eyes around three times a second, which is more than 100,000 times a day!”. If you extrapolate that out to 3 times a second X 60 seconds in a minute X 60 minutes in an hour X 24 hours in a day it comes to 259,200 times per day. 100,000 times per day means your eyes only move 38% of the time during a 24 hr day or 9.3 hours. Even discounting REM (rapid eye movement) as we sleep this means for 14.7 hours per day our eyes don’t move. As Mr. Spock would say “totally illogical”.

RV Staff(@rvstaff)
2 years ago
Reply to  Impavid

Someone obviously has too much time on their hands, Impavid, but it’s good that you’re exercising your brain while you’re staying home! 😀 —Diane at

2 years ago
Reply to  Impavid

Way too much time on your hands Impavid. Or, do you just thrive on disputing everything? Just wondering.

RV Staff(@rvstaff)
2 years ago
Reply to  wayne

Impavid does not dispute everything — in fact, he rarely does, unless he catches an error (he’s my backup proofreader). He obviously is bored being stuck at home. I thought the numbers he came up with were interesting, as a matter of fact. —Diane at

2 years ago

Thanks for the reminder about spraying faucet with Clorox Spray before hooking up. Now where can I actually get some Clorox Spray?

2 years ago
Reply to  Nanci

Buy one gallon of Clorox Bleach and mix your own.

mike neely
2 years ago
Reply to  Dr4Film

thats in short supply also

Paul Terry
2 years ago
Reply to  Nanci

Just try your local dollar store for the bottle spray.

Joe Allen
2 years ago
Reply to  Nanci

Just use your clorox that you use for your laundry. Mix it in a spray bottle of 50/50. Have done this for years and preached this on this forum. I could write a book on what I have seen at a RV park! Just be prepared. Stay safe!

2 years ago
Reply to  Joe Allen

50/50 might be too strong.

2 years ago
Reply to  Nanci

Rather than chlorine spray I use the same sanitizer I use in my home brewery, Star San. Fairly inexpensive – 1 oz mixed in 5 gal water. It is a no-rinse sanitizer and I believe much safer than chlorine bleach.

2 years ago
Reply to  Nanci

Nanci, you can use a tablespoon of bleach in a quart spray bottle of water, that will sanitize your water hookup. We usually spray a little on all of our hookups.

Donald Nedrow
2 years ago
Reply to  Nanci

buy it in your grocery store and buy a spray bottle to put it in. put the filled spray bottle in one of your utility bays.

Rory R
2 years ago
Reply to  Donald Nedrow

The home mixed spray (bleach and water) degrades in a few hours, you have to mix it each time you use. Commercial sprays have a stabilizer in them and won’t degrade.

Mark B
2 years ago
Reply to  Nanci

Soon enough you’ll find Chlorox Cleanup (or similar Dollar Tree item). These sprays are pre-mixed with stabilizers. I prefer Lysol, because bleach can discolor clothes, carpet, etc.

2 years ago
Reply to  Nanci

Go with Hydrogen Peroxide. Easier to find these days. Either add a spray nozzle or ensure the bottle you use is dark.