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Tip of the Day
Look for variety in your travels and you’ll find it
By Greg Illes
A friend of mine has a luxurious 38-foot class A motorhome and it sits, parked, at the back of his property. When I asked him why he had fallen out of the RV life he responded, “Well, ya’ know. One campground looks pretty much like any other.”
Although I tend to agree with him about the sameness of RV park campgrounds, I believe he lost track of the essence of RVing – the campground is just a place to stay while you experience the area. Read more.
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RVers should know about these emergency weather services
As RVers, we often travel in places where disaster may strike, and sometimes we may not even know what’s headed our way. In this article are a few resources that you might find helpful. If you know anyone in any “at risk” areas, pass this information along to them, too. Learn more.
Yesterday’s featured article: Let National Geographic lead you to 125 wacky attractions
Have you ever won a sports trophy?
Show it off over here.
“Reusing” a bumper sticker
Want to remove a bumper sticker and then use it again later? Use a heat gun to gently heat up the sticker, pull it loose, and “stick it” on a piece of wax paper. When you’re ready to reuse it, pull it off the paper and slap it back on the bumper. According to our recent poll, about 24% of our readers have at least one bumper sticker on their RV or tow vehicle, and 1% have too many to count! (Maybe they’d like to use this technique to remove some of them?)
Random RV thought
RVing is an excellent conversation starter. When you meet people who don’t live in RVs, they’re always curious about your life and will often ask you if they can have a tour of your rig. Most people own or live in a traditional home, but not everyone owns a home with wheels, and sometimes even headlights!
Website of the day
Outdoorsy’s National and State Parks Guide
Popular RV rental site Outdoorsy has put together a helpful guide to more than 1,000 State Parks and 40 National Parks. Also included are some Canadian parks, National Forest Parks, and popular COE and BLM parks. Check it out!
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:
• 59 percent would rather spend a little more money at a local store than buy the same item for cheaper at Walmart
• 18 percent have damaged a relationship because of an email message or social media post
Recent poll: Do you most often buy your fuel based on brand or price? Respond here.
Earn money renting out your garage, RV pad or other unused space on your property! Neighbor.com is like the Airbnb of storage. This is easy money if you have extra space you’re willing to rent to others. Learn more.
Mount Rushmore cost just $989,992.32 to carve and erect; however, today that would be about $17 million.
*If you ever read the beloved children’s book “Where the Wild Things Are,” read yesterday’s trivia section to learn something new about it.
Now, use your air conditioner in low-power situations you never dreamed possible!
At RVtravel.com we don’t see too many products that we go nuts over, but the SoftStartRV™ is a game changer. Here’s what it can do:
• Run two air conditioners on a 30-amp hookup.
• Run one air conditioner using only a small portable generator.
• Run one air conditioner on 20-amp household current.
• Run an air conditioner or two using your onboard inverter system. Read more.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Here’s Niko, the adventure dog. He’s part Schnauzer, Border Collie, and Australian Shepherd. We adopted him from NOAH in November 2018, coming back from Rasar State Park. He loves camping and hiking with us, so much so that my husband and I need to spell out certain words and phrases like “go somewhere,” “go for a walk,” and when we talk about where we will go next! He knows! — Lydia Bishop, Snohomish, WA
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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