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RV Daily Tips. Thursday, June 25, 2020

Issue 1370
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

“But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough can you see the stars.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Tip of the Day

Don’t forget the important stuff before departing campsite


By Greg Illes

Ready to go? Let’s go! Anything missing? Nah. (Famous last words!)

If you’re a quart low on oil, or you forgot that coffee mug on the tree stump, even the camp shovel leaning against the back side of that tree, well, no big deal – you can wander on down the road to your next destination with little or no penalty.

BUT there is some stuff that’ll hurt, big-time, if you forget it. Continue reading.

Do you have a tip? Submit it here.

Drive the dirt trail without fear of getting stuck

If you’re a boondocker, or maybe a boondocker wannabe, think of how many beckoning desert tracks or forest roads to unseen pristine boondocking campsites you’ve discovered and decided not to take your rig there for fear of getting stuck. Then rethink that decision with confidence that if you do get stuck, you can get yourself out without too much trouble. Find out how.

Yesterday’s featured article: What you may not know about your CO detector

50-amp surge protectors finally available
Many RVers who have wanted to buy a Surge Guard surge protector have had problems finding them because of pandemic-caused manufacturing slowdowns. The folks at TechnoRV announced to their customers on Monday that they were taking delivery this week of 100 of the Surge Guard 34951, 50-amp models. The 30-amp models are not expected until next week. Learn more.

Reader poll

If a genie granted you instant weight loss, how much would you ask to lose?
Tell us here.

Quick Tip

Camp overnight at a casino?

Want to overnight in a casino parking lot? Most don’t mind, but it’s best to check first – some issue a permit to be displayed – unless you don’t mind being rousted by security at 3:00 a.m. Check at OvernightRVParking.com or get the 2020 American Casino Guide to locate RV-overnight-friendly casinos.

Random RV thought

Do you think RVers see more of America than people who travel by plane or short road trips in a car? We think they probably do, but we might be wrong.

Need something for your truck? You can find it here.

Website of the day

The Historical Marker Database
“This website is an illustrated searchable online catalog of historical information viewed through the filter of roadside and other permanent outdoor markers, monuments, and plaques. It contains photographs, inscription transcriptions, marker locations, maps, additional information and commentary, and links to more information. Anyone can add new markers to the database and update existing marker pages with new photographs, links, information and commentary.”

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:

• 73 percent would not go to Mars if they were given the chance
• 9 percent listen to audiobooks while they drive
• 69 percent prefer to use butter over margarine

Recent poll: If someone offered you top dollar for your RV, would you sell it? Tell us here.


There are 293 ways to make change for $1.

*What percentage of Los Angeles is a parking lot? It’s probably more than you think… Peek at yesterday’s trivia for the answer.

Remove ticks easily from people or pets!
This highly rated Tick Twister Remover Set will remove ticks, large and small, without squeezing them, reducing the risk of infection. It does not leave the mouthparts of the tick in the skin. It’s the safest and easiest way to remove ticks and in just a few seconds, and it helps prevent Lyme Disease. Keep one of these in your RV. Learn more or order.

Readers’ Pet of the Day

“Duke is our most recent traveler….now a 4-year veteran. He has traveled extensively around North America anywhere east of the Mississippi. He has always insisted on greeting the Customs officials on both sides of the border. When asked if we own the motorhome, we tell them it’s Duke’s, and I only drive it because he can’t reach the pedals.” — Ken Edick

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

Me: Please bring me a screwdriver.
Her: Flathead, Phillips or vodka?
Me: And that’s when I knew she was the one.

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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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Danny Evans (@guest_84759)
3 years ago

Enjoyed leave here with a laugh. Very good!

Wolfe (@guest_84758)
3 years ago

Phillips, flathead, torx, Robertson, security torx, security Robertson, triangle, hex-male, hex-female, 5-star, 2-pin… I have a set of about 15 TYPES times many sizes of each… no vodka.

KellyR (@guest_84754)
3 years ago

The “laugh” is not a laugh or joke. It is a premarital test.

betty danet (@guest_84747)
3 years ago

Duke looks like a real cool cat!

DW/ND (@guest_84732)
3 years ago

Forgot your antenna being up? Walk around, head and eyes moving top to bottom! CHECKLIST, CHECKLIST, CHECKLIST! (Your memory is fading…believe it or not).

KellyR (@guest_84755)
3 years ago
Reply to  DW/ND

I guess I didn’t understand the article as I don’t have a TV antenna — that I remember.

John R Crawford (@guest_84857)
3 years ago
Reply to  KellyR

That’s probably because you left it up a long time ago.

R Mutchler (@guest_84729)
3 years ago

The article in the June 25th issue “Drive the dirt trail without fear of getting stuck” raises some questions to me. It appears that it is more of an advertisement than an article imparting useful knowledge. It is also questionable because getting a suv, as in the picture, out of the mud is much different than a 30 to 40 ft, 15 to 20,000 lbs dual rear wheel vehicle or a pickup pulling a heavy rv out of the mud or sand. The author equates the extreme 4wd folks method of getting un-stuck with an rv. Even with the tricks that 4wd folks use they have less weight and some advantages like ground clearance, locking differentials, winches and other like vehicle to assist them. If the intent of the article was to sell stuff on amazon then it should be clearly labeled as an add. If it was to impart useful information it fails on a large scale and might actually cause folks more problem by encouraging them to move past the limitations of their vehicles and training.

Bob p (@guest_84852)
3 years ago
Reply to  R Mutchler

It is a commercial otherwise there wouldn’t have been a link to the traction mats, I didn’t follow the link as i don’t think they do me any good with a 38’ mh.

Cindy (@guest_84724)
3 years ago

The Historical Marker Database is going to be the last record we have of some of these things if the insanity and hatred of history doesn’t stop. When even Civil War Union icons are destroyed by people who do not know or understand history we are in a sad way. God preserve the Union.

Ron (@guest_84733)
3 years ago
Reply to  Cindy

Our country would have been saved a lot of problems if the Confederates had prayed your last sentence.

Gray (@guest_84749)
3 years ago
Reply to  Cindy

“We are in a sad way” because some people feel that symbols of racial injustice, slavery, and treason should come down? Why not get exercised about this, instead: only a few weeks ago, we were losing 20,000 Americans to CV-19, day after day, every day. Now, that number has almost doubled. The past several days have seen new record levels of death each day. Today it hit 37,077 Americans died (6/25). Just in one day’s time. Tomorrow more will die.

Or do some still think these deaths are “fake news?” Or political flim-flammery? Or some evil Lib-Dem Antifa conspiracy?

Want to get exited about something? How about focusing on staying alive, and keeping your family and friends alive, while this pandemic rages uncontrolled, and unheeded by our failed national government? Statues are dead metal. Maybe melted down, they could make new bronze handles for coffins to bury the CV -19 dead!

Evod (@guest_84838)
3 years ago
Reply to  Gray

you should do independent research instead of repeating things you’re told in the media

Bob p (@guest_84853)
3 years ago
Reply to  RV Staff

Just a liberal repeating what they hear on CNN. The thing about CNN is you don’t have to see their lips moving to know they’re lying.

Gray (@guest_84753)
3 years ago
Reply to  Cindy

Correction: I mistakenly said “deaths” in my previous commentary, when I should have said “new cases.” Even so, be aware the CDC reported this week that when we see a report of new cases of CV-19, be aware that we probably have 10 TIMES that many that go unseen and unreported. So today’s figure of 37,077 could be 10 TIMES that many. How many will die from each days’ new cases is in the hands of a higher power. Pray they will be few.

(RVTravel has no “edit” function for these comments, so we cannot go in and self-correct errors. My bad.)

Evod (@guest_84839)
3 years ago
Reply to  Gray

“we probably have 10 times…. ” How can you say such a thing publicly? That statement is just as verifiable as statements made by Anthony Fouci.. DO YOU EVEN CARE that he works in conjunction with Bill Gates and they both have patents on the viruses? smell the coffee

Moe Cephus (@guest_85422)
3 years ago
Reply to  Gray

Umm we are testing and much higher rates so of course we will see more positive results. Not rocket science. Survival rate is still above 99% so please stop perpetuating this fraud.

KellyR (@guest_84757)
3 years ago
Reply to  Cindy

Cindy, I kinda sorta felt that way too. But then I started to think, The Union “won”, so why did we put up monuments to the persons that were fought against? I have come to the conclusion that they should come down from town squares and put in a museum sort of setting. That is where we put the rest of our history – good or bad. Museums are where go to learn our history,

Howard (@guest_84716)
3 years ago

What a joke- Track Pads for motor home-?- obviously this poorly camouflaged advertisement id generically silly!

KellyR (@guest_84756)
3 years ago
Reply to  Howard

Hmmmmmm – they looked good for my Class B motor home.

Ian Anderson (@guest_84703)
3 years ago

She forgot Robertson !!!

Ken (@guest_84760)
3 years ago
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Joe (@guest_84698)
3 years ago

Great screwdriver!

Steve Nelson (@guest_84708)
3 years ago
Reply to  Joe

Nothing like a good giggle with your morning cup of coffee

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