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RV Daily Tips. Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Issue 1373
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

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” — John Lubbock

Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Meteor Watch Day!

New Facebook Group,
RVing with Dogs.

Tip of the Day

Manage your temperatures for a long and happy RV life

By Greg Illes
When running an RV, most people think about temperature fairly minimally: How’s the engine? Usually, there’s (at least) an engine coolant temperature gauge on the dash, and all too often that one datum gets undivided attention.

Well, there are a lot of reasons to divide your attention to other matters of temperature. If you are doing any hot-weather driving, hill climbing, towing or heavy-load transporting, there are many places in your RV that are going to heat up, perhaps excessively. Here are a few of the important ones.

Do you have a tip? Submit it here.

Hotel Walmart: Living in a parking lot

video camera WPThis is a fascinating look at the homeless who live in a car, van or RV in a Walmart parking lot. It profiles RVers as well as car campers who stay not just overnight but for years at a single Walmart. Watch the video.

Yesterday’s featured article: RVs without slideout toppers: Do they leak?

Reader poll

How capable are you at performing minor repairs on your RV?
Grab your toolbox and click here.

Quick Tip

Easy non-skid shower stall floor

Shower stall floor too slick for safety? Cut a piece or two of non-skid mat (normally used in the kitchen cupboard to restrain unruly dishes – maybe you have some left over?) and lay it in the shower.

Random RV thought

If you and your partner argue about what to bring on your RV trips, quit arguing! Why not bring the things you both claim to “need” and whatever you don’t end up using within the first month… toss! That’s a good compromise.

Website of the day

Daily Overview on Instagram
This is a neat Instagram account! Take a look at these absolutely incredible photos showing the Earth from above. Pretty amazing we live on this planet, huh?

Yikes… take a look at this motorhome that burned up in a horrific fire.

And the Survey Says…

We’ve polled readers more than 1,500 times in recent years. Here are a few things we’ve learned about them:

• 26 percent attend a church service at least once a week
• 38 percent store their RV under a cover
• 14 percent obtained a 20-year loan to purchase their RV

Recent poll: If an RV park metered your RV electricity, would you be more careful with its use? Please vote here.


Walmart applicants have a higher chance of getting into Harvard! Well, okay, not really, but the statistics are interesting. Harvard has a 4.5 percent admittance rate; however, only 2.6 percent of Walmart applicants are accepted and hired.

*How old is Earth? It’s…. old. We told you our planet’s age yesterday

Check for gas leaks often by using this!
Russ & Tiña De Maris write: “We keep our natural gas leak detector tucked in the door pocket of our tow vehicle so we can check for leaks when we reconnect an LP bottle after filling. We also use it whenever we make up a new connection on a gas line, or ‘think’ we might have a leak. Here’s one you can pick up for a good price with lots of good reviews.”

Readers’ Pet of the Day

“Lucy, 7-year-old Vizsla (Hungarian Pointer). Loves traveling in our motorhome. Her attitude is “Wake me when you get there!” — Stephen O’Coin

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

Q: What did the drummer name their twin daughters?
A: Anna 1, Anna 2.

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RV Daily Tips Staff

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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Everything in this newsletter is true to the best of our knowledge. But we occasionally get something wrong. We’re just human! So don’t go spending $10,000 on something we said was good simply because we said so, or fixing something according to what we suggested (check with your own technician first). Maybe we made a mistake. Tips and/or comments in this newsletter are those of the authors and may not reflect the views of or this newsletter.

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Roger Becht (@guest_88269)
3 years ago

One thing to add to the tip of the day. If you have a diesel you should watch your exhaust temp. I only recently found out that it can cause severe issues if run too high for too long. It should be kept below 1300 degrees.

dave (@guest_85343)
3 years ago

As for the joke of the day, I think it should be Lawrence Welk’s drummer, but then only us elderly folks would get it

Tom (@guest_85328)
3 years ago

Toss after 1st trip, need on 2nd

Al Figone (@guest_85317)
3 years ago

While I’m not a qualified RV technician, I have performed most maintenance on our RV’s over the years and actually get great satisfaction repairing and upgrading our rigs. While I will be the first to admit I can’t do everything, most of the projects are very straight forward mechanical/electrical and really can be done by anyone if you just follow instructions and have the right tools. And for those extra technical jobs, usually there is someone around who can lend you advice, a hand, or both to accomplish successful job.

Sink Jaxon (@guest_85312)
3 years ago

Hotel Walmart video was hard to watch…I hope and pray Joe’s situation has changed since then (the guy living in the car). And the woman who had 3 children taken away from her…sad.

Alan Goldberg (@guest_85293)
3 years ago

If I tossed everything that wasn’t used the first month would have few tools , lubricants, spare parts, spare tire. And if the weather is nice would toss jackets, boots rain gear etc.

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