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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 RVtravel.com’s technical editor.
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
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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…
- RV Electricity: What’s all the noise about generators?
- Who is responsible for educating the RV park idiots?
- Dometic’s new compressor-run refrigerator. Is it right for you?
- This campground is top secret. Do you know where it is?
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!
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 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!
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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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