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“I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can’t see from the center.” ―
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Pizza Party Day! (Maybe next year, eh?)
New Facebook Group: How the coronavirus is impacting RVers.
Tip of the Day
Product review: Secure your keys in HitchSafe receiver safe
By Bob Difley
Do you ever fear that you may lose your keys during a hike? According to the best thieves, there is no perfect place to hide your keys in your campsite or on your RV that they can’t find. But HitchSafe may solve that problem.
The HitchSafe HS7000T Key Vault slides into your hitch receiver and locks. When open it is large enough for not only keys, but also an emergency credit card, cash or driver’s license. Then hide its existence with an ordinary-looking dust cover that conceals and protects it. Learn more.
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Mice invading your RV? Lion poop to the rescue
Through the years, we’ve written about a dozen ways to keep mice, squirrels and other rodents out of your RV. Some work, some don’t. Nobody seems to agree on the absolutely best way. Well, maybe this is IT! There’s one way to keep these pests (and even bigger ones like possums and bears) away from your RV, according to RVer Jeff Schwartz. Check this out!
Yesterday’s featured article: Full-time RVing: Compatible with partner?
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- Rain coming? Shut off that cruise control!
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Have you cancelled camping reservations for the summer? See what fellow RVers who are in the same boat as you said here.
Run your RV air conditioner with a small generator
When the temperature heats up and you’re boondocking with only a small portable generator for power, you’re out of luck running an air conditioner. That is, unless you have a state-of-the-art SoftStartRV. It’s inexpensive, simple to install, and makes running your A/C possible. Don’t miss watching the short video by RV electricity expert Mike Sokol. Learn more or order at a special discount.
How a paper cup can save the day at an RV sewer hookup
Here’s a quick tip that could save the day for you down the road. Watch the video.
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Must-have safety equipment
Prepare for a breakdown or flat on the roadside – carry a set of warning triangles like commercial truckers use. Folding ones don’t take much space, but their reflectors help out at night. Be sure to place them well behind your rig to give traffic plenty of warning of your presence. Thanks to George Bliss (retired RCMP, BTW) for the tip! (Editor: Here are some at Amazon.com.)
Random RV Thought
It’s a good idea to keep a Post-It note with your RV’s height by your steering wheel or somewhere on your dashboard. Many bridges and underpasses are plenty high for your RV… but many aren’t…
AND THE SURVEY SAYS. We asked readers of RVtravel.com if they believe Facebook has made the world a better (or worse) place. Here is how they responded.
Website of the day
Spring clean with everyday household items.
How to spring clean your RV or house on the cheap by using what’s in the cupboard. There’s some great info in here!
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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.
‘Earthquake Putty’ keeps stuff in place
Do you have items in your RV you like to keep in place — on a table, bedstand or counter? You need this. Collectors Hold Museum Putty is designed to keep items secure in earthquakes! Hey, a moving RV is a constant earthquake! Apply some of this to the base of the object then lightly press it to the surface. Later, it comes off clean. Learn more or order.
Bananas don’t grow towards the ground, they grow towards the sun. Since the fruit grows against gravity, the bananas develop their familiar curved shape. This unique process is called negative geotropism.
*Is humming good or bad for your sinuses? We told you the fascinating answer yesterday.
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I’m terrified of elevators and I’m taking steps to avoid them.
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