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RV Daily Tips. Wednesday, June 24, 2020


Issue 1369
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

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” ― Robert Louis Stevenson

Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Pralines Day!

Tip of the Day

RV Education 101: Upgrade RV water system with new shower head

With Mark Polk

One of the quickest and easiest upgrades you can make to the RV water system is to replace the existing hand-held shower head with a shower head that improves water pressure and offers different settings.

Owning & Operating an RV – E-book Training Course

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What you may not know about your CO detector

Ex-fireman and Certified RV Technician Chris Dougherty points out some features of an RV’s carbon monoxide detector that many RVers do not know about. Watch the video.

Yesterday’s featured article: RVer admits rookie mistakes buying motorhome

Reader poll

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Helpful resources


Did you buy a lemon RV? Here’s more about RV lemons and lawyers who will represent you if you need help.

News for RVers #918, Sunday edition3-in-1 NOAA radio, flashlight and charger must-have for RVers
This emergency hand-crank radio is a necessity for RVers. Keep it somewhere safe – you never know when it will come in handy. The 3-in-1 radio is also a bright LED flashlight and a smartphone charger. The radio can be charged via solar charging, hand cranking or a USB plug. You’ll want to buy one here.

Quick Tip

Handy linen storage

Need a good place to store linens? Plastic-coated wire racks are lightweight and keep good airflow going.

Did you see this WILD disaster? We showed you this hard-to-believe video on Saturday, but if you missed it, click here.

Random RV thought

At this very moment, as you read this, thousands of people across North America are daydreaming about their next RV trip. Some are at work, others at home, some are working from home, others are just out for a morning stroll. Daydreaming about an RV trip is not as good as taking the actual trip, but it’s better than daydreaming about things like mowing a lawn or ironing clothes.

Website of the day

A pop-up camper to pull behind your bicycle
This isn’t so much a website as it is an article, but it’s too neat not to share. Check out the world’s smallest “home on wheels.”

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 SoftStartRV. It’s inexpensive, simple to install, and makes running your A/C possible. Learn more or order at a special discount.

Popular articles you may have missed at

• 16 surprising ways to use toothpaste
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• RV Doctor: Quick Q & A on using RV antifreeze


Nearly 15 percent of the land the city of Los Angeles owns is devoted to parking.

*Did you know the horse on the Wyoming license plate has a name? Yup, it does. We told you about it in yesterday’s trivia.

Readers’ Pet of the Day

“This is our 1 1/2-year-old Jack Russel Terrier, Chase. Chase loves camping, especially chasing squirrels. He sits at a window in the RV on squirrel watch and when he sees a squirrel everybody knows. At home, he switches to chasing lizards. Chase is very affectionate with people, especially kids. When at the RV park everyone gets to know Chase and stops to tell him hi. Chase loves his vegetables like sweet potato and carrots. He can hear a cheese wrapper over a long distance.” — Timothy Detiveaux

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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Never take a wrong exit off an Interstate. The brand-new 2020 Next Exit lists every exit along every Interstate and lists what you’ll find: gas stations (including those with diesel), campgrounds, truck stops, casinos, retail stores (by name), malls, factory outlets, drug stores, hospitals, rest areas & more. Very helpful even if you have a GPS. Learn more or order.

Leave here with a laugh

You can’t help laughing when you pass this restaurant in the “ghost” town of Jerome, Arizona.

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2 years ago

I would not consider this as a “home on wheels”, since it does not have a toilet, sink and hot water, refrigerator,…

Sink Jaxon
2 years ago

“A Pop-up Camper” article had some really cool designs of small one or two person campers. I would have loved this stuff when I was a young man. But alas, anything that makes me crawl around on my knees…FORGET IT!!! LOL

Tom Gutzke
2 years ago

For the trailer behind a bicycle I just clicked on the blue “A pop-up camper to pull behind your bicycle” banner and it came up on my screen..
2 years ago
Reply to  Tom Gutzke

Great, thanks!
2 years ago

Where is the article on the bicycle trailer? I don’t see it anywhere.

Tommy Molnar
2 years ago

As someone who rode his Motobecane Super Mirage from Chicago to San Francisco in 1979, I can say with ‘authority’ that the bicycle trailer in the above article would be worthless on a real cross country trip. I stripped every bit of superfluous weight out of the stuff I was hauling with me. Every hill required effort with the stuff I HAD to carry, and climbing mountain passes required even MORE effort. This trailer would be nuts.

2 years ago
Reply to  Tommy Molnar

I found it on Amazon and it is no longer available. The few reviews on it are terrible. A shame really, my wife and I ride a tandem so this is something I might consider.

John R Crawford
2 years ago
Reply to  Tommy Molnar

But now we have electric assist bikes

Tommy Molnar
2 years ago

We? I think when I can no longer “peddle my butt around town” on my own, I’ll turn in my cleats. Ha.
Actually, I’ve never worn cleats but I had “pedal cages” on my cross country tour.