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“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.
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Hotel Walmart: Living in a parking lot
This 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?
How capable are you at performing minor repairs on your RV?
Grab your toolbox and click here.
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 RVtravel.com 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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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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