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RV Daily Tips. Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Issue 1383
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

“I am glad I will not be young in a future without wilderness.” ― Aldo Leopold

Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Tape Measure Day!

On this day in history: 1853 – Opening of the first major U.S. world’s fair, the Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations, in New York City.

Tip of the Day

Choose and safely use the proper ladder for RV care

By Greg Illes
Most every RV has some kind of built-in ladder to get up on top and inspect or maintain the rig. So why have a separate, portable ladder? There are multiple reasons, and each owner will have a slightly different set of requirements for a suitable portable ladder. … Ladder types fall within three general categories. Greg explains the pros and cons of each type here.

Do you have a tip? Submit it here.

Coyote camping: Your RV at home on the open desert

Boondocking around Quartzsite on land managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and called Long Term Visitor Areas (LTVA) is an easy and effective introduction to desert boondocking and snowbirding. Support services and supplies are plentiful, and veteran boondockers stand ready to help out if needed. But once you’ve perfected your boondocking skills, plenty more snowbird/boondocking possibilities exist outside the LTVAs. Here’s how to find them.

Yesterday’s featured article: Clean your RV’s interior with Baby Wipes

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Quick Tip

Keep your ceiling light covers in place

RV fluorescent ceiling light covers often pop off on bumpy roads. Get out your tube of acrylic or silicone sealant and put a dot on each end and in the middle of both sides of the jumpy covers. Let the goop dry, then reinstall the shade. The dried goop should provide enough friction to keep things in place.

Secrets of RVing on Social Security
Author Jerry Minchey takes you on a journey that lets you discover how you can travel around the country and live the fascinating RV lifestyle for far less than it costs to live in your sticks-and-bricks home. Among other things, he shows you step-by-step how to enjoy the RVing lifestyle while traveling and living on just your Social Security income. Learn more or order.

Website of the day

Hiking or exploring the nearby mountains? Mountain-Forecast tells you everything (and we mean everything) you’ll need to know about the weather forecast for any specific mountain or range. Find out at what elevation the snow starts and the temperature at every 1000′ of gain.

Listen to this catchy tune about RVing. You’ll love it!

And the Survey Says…

• 20 percent say they have more than one reoccurring dream
• 46 percent are closer to the relatives on their mother’s side, and 19 percent say they are closer to those on their father’s side
• 15 percent do not have any social media accounts

Recent poll: Do you believe voting by mail is a good thing? Please respond here (and read nearly 200 comments!).


Although GPS is free for the world to use, it costs $2 million per day to operate. The money comes from American tax revenue.

*How many calories will you burn standing up for one hour?
A.) 67
B.) 114
C.) 189
We told you yesterday.

Fireproof bag keeps valuables safe!
This silicone-coated fire-resistant bag will save your money, documents, jewelry, passport and other valuables from a fire. Its two layers of supreme fire retardant fiberglass material make it resist fire and heat up to 1000 ℉. It’s waterproof, too, so when the hoses arrive, your valuables won’t be harmed. Learn more or order.

Readers’ Pet of the Day

“My ‘best friend’ is Bebe. She was confiscated by the FBI in AL during Aug. 2019 at a puppy mill cover-up operation. The oldest she can be is 9 yrs. old. Because she was used as a commodity and never cared for properly, she has no teeth. Therefore, her age is a total guesstimate. She was feral when I adopted her. It took almost an entire year before she finally accepted me as her ‘mommy’ and didn’t cower or shake when I came near her. Thankfully, I am retired and she has become a constant, stay-beside-me companion. At present, she is asleep beside me. I hope we have many more years together.” — Brenda

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

I just burned 2,000 calories. That’s the last time I leave brownies in the oven while I nap.

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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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2 years ago

The Article and Ad on Fireproof bags is Very Misleading!

These Bags are Fire Resistant, NOT FIREPROOF!

If you carry allot of valuables with you, You should consider purchasing a Small FireProof Safe. They are not that expensive and offer better protection in the case of a FIRE!

Don’t be fooled by the AD stating it can protect up to 1000 degrees.

2 years ago

Brenda, thank you for your patience with your Bebe. People who have not rescued often do not realize the depth of hurt these dogs have suffered. So glad she is coming around. Ours still struggles even after 6 years. It’s difficult for them. Blessings.

2 years ago

We have had our little rescued feller about 3 months now. It has really changed since then. We wouldn’t take for him now. He is a Chorkie.

Alan Goldberg
2 years ago

The Government main use for GPS is military defense. The expense would be there whether or not we used it.

2 years ago
Reply to  Alan Goldberg

You should be aware that there are actually multiple constellations with varying accuracy/features within the US GPS system — the $2M is NOT just for maintaining the 20yo system. And yes, we’d still have the satellites whether or not civilians used them. What most are also not aware of is that GPS is often used not for triangulated location, but just as easily accessed atomic clocks — reliable time has become just as important as location.

On other news, although the US system is by far the most accurate (as far as we know), there are several competing GNSS (the generic term) operated by other countries and even private corporations.

2 years ago

I look everyday to see what pets others have. I have noticed that a lot of RVer’s have rescue animals and that really makes me proud. My last 2 dogs were rescue and it just makes my day to know others are also righting a wrong.

Debra Rohm
2 years ago

God Bless you Bebe and Brenda!!

2 years ago

Brenda you are so wonderful to take this sweet be be in and make her your own, she is beautiful. I wished yesterday that I had 2000 calories to burn as well.

2 years ago

BeBe is truly a lucky dog.

robert wood
2 years ago

Brenda, Thank you! Beautiful story.

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