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.
“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” ―
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Eat Your Vegetables Day!
Tip of the Day
RV Education 101: Easily enlarge outdoor living space
With Mark Polk
RV EDUCATION 101®
An RV patio mat is a nice accessory to extend your outdoor living space. When you purchase a patio mat, measure the length of your awning and buy a patio mat that covers that same amount of space.
ONLINE TRAINING COURSES BY MARK POLK
• RV Campground Basics E-book Course
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BOONDOCKING THIS SUMMER? Run your RV air conditioner with a small portable generator. Learn more.
Beware your RV slideout
You may not have thought about it, but that slideout on your RV that makes your living space so roomy can also be your enemy. Find out why in this short video from RVtravel.com editor Chuck Woodbury.
Yesterday’s featured article: “Easy-lube”-ing your RV axle bearings? Take note!
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• NATIONAL TRAFFIC AND ROAD CLOSURE INFORMATION.
• ROAD AND TRAFFIC CONDITIONS ACROSS THE NATION.
• WEATHER ALERTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.
• CURRENT WILDFIRE REPORT.
• LATEST RV RECALLS.
• DIRECTORY OF RV PARKS WITH STORM SHELTERS.
Did you buy a lemon RV? Here’s more about RV lemons and lawyers who will represent you if you need help.
SECRET PHRASE: Farmer Elmer was in love with Betty, his beautiful piglet.
Handy leveling tools
Got levels? Having bubble levels on the side and front or rear of your rig make it easier to level up when you’re setting up. Or use a small “torpedo” level. With your rig known to be level, see if your storage bay trim or windows are also level. If they are, you can use a torpedo level lined up on the trim anywhere it’s convenient.
Fireproof bag keeps valuables safe!
This silicone-coated fire-resistant bag will save your money, documents, jewelry, passport and other valuables from a fire. Its two layers of supreme fire retardant fiberglass material make it resist fire and heat up to 1000 ℉. It’s waterproof, too, so when the hoses arrive, your valuables won’t be harmed. Learn more or order.
Random RV thought
An excellent thing about traveling in your RV is that you know who slept in your bed the night before. And the night before that. You don’t know that in a hotel and, really, you may not want to know.
Will your RV generator backfeed power and kill someone?
Find out in this excellent article by RV Electricity expert, Mike Sokol.
Website of the day
The best rest stops in America
Don’t just stop for gas and keep going – explore these 8 amazing rest stops across the U.S. Some have movie theaters, others have museums, and one even has mini golf.
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Dirty contacts? DeoxIT!
Here’s a comment from electrical specialist, Mike Sokol: “I’ve used DeoxIT for decades on my pro-sound gear. We use it on speaker connectors, power connectors such as cam-lok and twist-lock plugs (just like RV power), volume controls, gold-plated circuit boards (like in RV refrigerator control boards), etc. There are several different versions of DeoxIT depending on if you want built-in lubricant for potentiometers, or gold contact refurbishing or simply oxidation removal.” Learn more or order.
Want to see a tree whose seeds have been in outer space? You can! When astronaut Stuart Roosa orbited around the moon during the Apollo 14 mission in 1971, he brought along hundreds of seeds from several different kinds of trees. When he returned to Earth, he planted those seeds in the U.S. and around the world. The trees that grew are known as “Moon trees” and you can see where they all are on this list.
*Yesterday we told you about the first-ever TV commercial. Can you guess what it was and when it aired? If you can’t, look at yesterday’s trivia here.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Aki is now 13 years old and is still a character and mischievous. She sometimes ‘demands’ attention. When we sit at the kitchen table she will often ‘parade’ by holding one of my hats or socks. But, when visitors are over, she will only parade by with a piece of my wife’s underwear. It has happened so often we know that she understands the difference, and my wife swears that Aki must have created some secret stash as she never fails to find something ’embarrassing.’ Lucky for us, the vet just said she is in exceptional health for her age.” — Joseph Weinstein
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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If there’s H20 on the inside of a fire hydrant, what’s on the outside?
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