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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Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day!
Tip of the Day
Why coyotes pose a threat to your pet in campgrounds
By Chuck Woodbury
National parks require pets to be leashed to protect the local wildlife. But where coyotes roam it’s the pets that need protection. As in many expanding suburbs, coyotes in national parks have become so accustomed to people that they often forage in plain view.
Cats and small dogs are easy prey for the quick, powerful predators when left tethered to an RV in a campground. Continue reading.
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Full-time RVers: What object(s) could you NOT leave behind?
What object (or objects) could you absolutely NOT part with when you moved into your RV full time? Is there a certain “something” you simply could not, no matter how hard you tried, sell, give away or otherwise be without? Read more.
Yesterday’s featured article: Sewer hose 101: the good, the bad, the ugly
How long has it been since you rode a bicycle?
Pedal on over here and tell us.
Did you see the hilarious video we posted on Saturday? We won’t ruin it by telling you too much, but check it out here if you didn’t see it.
Where to mount your new flat screen TV
Replacing on old “tube” style TV with a flat screen in your RV? Think about mounting the new flat screen on a swing-arm mount that’s attached inside the old TV’s cabinet. You can swing the TV into the cabinet any time, and out for viewing from different areas of the coach. And no need to rebuild the cabinet to accommodate the new TV, provided it fits in the hole. Here are some wall mounts on Amazon.
Random RV thought
Instead of going inside grocery stores right now, look up a local farm stand or farmers market near you. Shopping outside is a great way to avoid the spread of COVID-19, plus your fruits and veggies will likely be more delicious if they’re locally grown and in-season.
• Protect your RV’s slideout! Use this rubber seal lubricant. Learn more or order.
• Attention Big Rig RV owners! This annual road atlas will keep you away from too-narrow roads and low bridges. Learn more or order.
• Camping at Corps of Engineers Campgrounds. Many RVers consider these the very best places to stay. Learn more or order the directory.
Website of the day
23 regional seafood recipes
Try these delicious seafood recipes as you travel around the country — get the main ingredients fresh from the local markets. Yum!
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:
• If 41 percent found $1,000 in an unmarked paper bag, they’d keep it (47 percent would give it to the authorities)
• 8 percent cannot swim
Recent poll: Will your next trip in the USA be to a destination east or west of the Mississippi River? Please tell us here.
In 1930, the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) was having a hard time naming a newly discovered planet. They considered Minerva, Zeus, Atlas, and Persephone, but couldn’t choose. Finally, 11-year-old Venetia Burney Phair suggested the name Pluto, inspired by the god of the underworld. The young girl’s grandfather had a few friends in the RAS, and he passed along the name idea. The rest of the story is history…
*What popular mint candy brand is named after the sound it makes? We told you yesterday.
Say goodbye to goop!
Have you ever seen the sediment that collects in your water heater? You probably don’t want to. Camco’s water tank rinser is an easy-to-use gadget that is a must-have for any RVer. The tank rinser will get out all the yucky sediment that’s been sitting at the bottom of your water heater and, most importantly, will extend the life of it too. Read the many positive reviews, and get one for yourself here.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“This is Ruby, our Australian Cattle Dog. We’ve had her for nearly 11 years and she brings us never-ending amounts of joy and laughter. She loves traveling to new places and the camping lifestyle that we now enjoy. We have never traveled without her and she was one of the motivating factors to get our camper in the first place so we could stop sneaking her into hotels! In her younger days, she was an energetic mountain bike trail dog. She has slowed down quite a bit with age so now she only goes with us on short hikes. She still loves to guard our site, lay in streams, lounge by a campfire, and take up an entire settee! She’s complete awesomeness!” — John & Rene’ O’Connor
Send us a photo of your pet with a short description. We publish one each weekday in RV Daily Tips and in our Saturday RV Travel newsletter.
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Editor and Publisher: Chuck Woodbury. Managing editor: Emily Woodbury. Senior editor: Diane McGovern. Social media director: Jessica Sarvis. Financial affairs director: Gail Meyring. IT wrangler: Kim Christiansen.
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