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RV Daily Tips. Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Issue 1368
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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Today’s thought

“Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.” ― Mark Twain

Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Hydration Day! Drink up!

New Facebook group: Towing Behind a Motorhome.

Tip of the Day

Avoid the cordless drill blues

By Dave Helgeson
If you are like me, you carry a cordless drill in your RV. They come in handy for a bunch of things including small repairs and campsite improvements. Many RVers even find them useful for raising and lowering the stabilizing jacks on travel trailer and fifth wheels, even though jack manufacturers don’t recommend doing so.

Inevitably, the battery seems to go dead at the most inconvenient place and time, like when you are in the middle of a job and you are dry camping without shore power to recharge the battery. Here’s how to avoid this problem.

Do you have a tip? Submit it here.

RVer admits rookie mistakes buying motorhome

In this 11-minute video, an RVer admits to what he did wrong when he purchased his motorhome. The mistakes he made are the same ones made by others day after day. If you’re in the market for an RV, this is well worth watching.

Yesterday’s featured article: Need hospital care? Your RV may be welcome

Reader poll

Do you have a first aid kit aboard your RV?
Respond here, please.

Quick Tip

Using the roof air while driving serves two purposes

Most big motorhome owners realize that using the dashboard air often doesn’t cut it to keep cool while driving. Firing up the generator and using the roof air keeps the rig cool easily – with an added benefit. Since generators need to be “exercised” regularly, running the roof air while underway is a great way to get in that generator maintenance time.

Attention! If you could tell someone new to RVing ONE thing, what would it be? Tell us here and read more than 200 other responses!

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Random RV thought

The more “stuff” you carry in your RV, the more fuel your motorhome or tow vehicle needs to haul it. Once a year, go through your drawers and cupboards and remove things you haven’t used in the last year.

Website of the day

The five best unknown campgrounds in the USA
In this seven-minute video and accompanying article, Mark Koep with offers his nominations for the five best but little-known campgrounds and RV parks in America. View as a video or written article. Mark plugs his website at the beginning of the video, but after that see photos and videos of each campground.

And the Survey Says…

We’ve polled readers more than 2,500 times in recent years. Here are a few things we’ve learned about them:

• 34 percent say their RV or tow vehicle has less than 25,000 miles on it.
• 8 percent would buy an RV online without ever having seen it in person.
• 15 percent spent their childhood years living in a big city.

Recent poll: Has a sewer valve or hose ever broken or malfunctioned while you were dumping? Please tell us here.

Eliminate hose crimping at the faucet!
Sometimes it’s a real pain hooking up your hose to a faucet or to your RV. This Camco flexible hose protector is the answer. Its easy gripper makes attaching the hose effortless. It’s compliant with all federal and state low-level lead laws, too. Every RVer should have one or two of these. Super low price, tooLearn more or order.


The horse on the Wyoming license plate is named Steamboat. He was a famous bucking bronco who was beloved by rodeo fans from 1901 to 1914.

*What is the one thing great white sharks are afraid of? We told you yesterday

Readers’ Pet of the Day

“This is Juju. She is an 8-year-old Pomeranian/Chihuahua born 2/14/2012. Juju’s first mom took her after her divorce but then decided she no longer wanted her. She gave her back to the ex-husband, who after days decided she was too much to handle. Juju was not very friendly and constantly barked. The ex-husband decided before taking her to the pound he would list her on Craigslist for free. I called, we met her, and took her home. That was 2015. She looks like Gizmo, but don’t let the cute face fool you.” — Daphne

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.

Leave here with a laugh

The best thing about the good ol’ days was that I wasn’t good and I wasn’t old.

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Publisher: Chuck Woodbury. 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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2 years ago

If you think there is an up tick in RV travel you are right. Even National Geographic is talking about it. Go check it out. What a great way to see the USA by road not air. I even taught my daughter about travel and she is wanting one after she moves out. Travel with the husband. No tents. That is a disaster.

2 years ago

My Mom took in an Uncle’s long legged chuhuahua that was young and crazy acting. Probably mostly scared as she did fine with us. We had her many years and everyone loved her. She was my Mom’s constant companion. These dogs are the second most euthanized behind pit bulls and it shouldn’t be that way. People think of them as “snippy”, but that’s only true if they are not properly trained. There is a fellow in YouTube who is a rescuer of only these little doggies and I enjoy watching him walk around with his “pack”.

2 years ago

The Good Old Days was a time when it didn’t hurt to get out of bed in the morning, our kids were still kids, and we could afford to do the little things.

Phil Atterbery
2 years ago

In the “roof air on the road” article, I’d like to see the engineers reshape the roof unit cover so the unit cools as well as it does when it’s not moving.

2 years ago

It is not the good old days I miss. It is the good old nights

Tommy Molnar
2 years ago

Reading the news, the “good old days” were six months ago . . . just sayin’

2 years ago
Reply to  Tommy Molnar

4 years ago .. just sayin’

2 years ago
Reply to  Tommy Molnar

Yes they sure were Tommy – things were rollin’ along – and we were getting back to where our country belongs – but they will return!

John M
2 years ago

“The Good Old Days”. everyone says it but many cannot explain it. Looking back now and you do think that was the good old days, but the things we have today have made live better, but brought a lot of hardships and pain along with the years. Things back then were not as hectic then as we know them now.

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