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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.
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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.
If a genie granted you instant weight loss, how much would you ask to lose?
Tell us here.
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.
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Her: Flathead, Phillips or vodka?
Me: And that’s when I knew she was the one.
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