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RV Daily Tips. Friday, July 31, 2020

Issue 1396  
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

“Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.” — Jack Kerouac

Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Talk In An Elevator Day! (But be sure to wear a mask.)

On this day in history: 1498 – On his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to discover the island of Trinidad.

Tip of the Day

Try out a propane campfire when burning wood just won’t do

By Greg Illes
Let’s face it — a wood campfire is the ultimate outdoor experience in so many ways. The dancing flames, flickering light and smoky aroma all bring out the caveman in us. We feel soothed, safe, warmed and Zen’d all at the same time.

But what about those times and places where burning a pile of wood isn’t going to work so well? Read more.

Do you have a tip? Submit it here.

Fish throughout the USA without a license

Until a national fishing license is available, it will continue to be inconvenient for RV anglers to fish legally when traveling around the country. A separate license is required for each state, and it’s often difficult finding where to buy one. Here is a suggestion of where you can fish legally without a license.

Yesterday’s featured article: Can you be shocked by camping near high power lines?

You may have missed these recent popular stories…


📌 Day Seven of our Big Contest
It’s Day Seven of our Cavalcade of Prizes Contest, which runs through Saturday, August 1, with a bunch of great prizes including a fantastic SoftStartRV air conditioner management device. With its advanced technology you can now run your RV’s air conditioner with standard 20-amp household current or a small generator. Other prizes include a half-dozen 360 Siphon roof vent caps, which will expel the stinky odors from your toilet holding tank out your roof to prevent your RV from smelling like an outhouse. And you could win one of five copies of Mike Sokol’s book about RV Electricity, essential knowledge for all RVers. Plus more great prizes!


Today’s secret phrase: Bill’s boots were oddly familiar

Reader poll

Have you been to Europe in the last ten years?
Fly on over and tell us here.

Quick Tip

Best way to work under a vehicle

Changing a tire or working under the rig on hot pavement or dirt?  Use a yoga mat to protect you. It is covered foam and rolls up into a nice lightweight bundle. Thanks to Pat Gerard!

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

Join editor Chuck Woodbury on The Daily Driver podcast and hear what he thinks about the state of RVing. Click here.

Website of the day

Missing Kids
This website lists every child currently missing. We suggest taking the time to quickly look through the kids missing in your current state, just so you can keep your eyes peeled. You never know!

Clubs and useful organizations
PLEASE NOTE: We may receive an affiliate commission if you join any of these.

• Harvest Hosts: Stay free at farms, wineries and other scenic and peaceful locations for free. Save 15% on membership.
AllStays: The best website for RVers! Your membership will become your RV-bible.
• Overnight RV parking. Directory of more than 14,000 locations where you can stay for free or nearly free with your RV. Modest membership fee.
• Boondockers Welcome. Stay at homes of RVers who welcome you in their driveways, yards, farmland or other space on their private property. Modest membership fee.
Escapees. Best Club for RVers: All RVers welcome, no matter what type of RV, make or model.


The U.S. has more millionaires than Sweden has people.

*What European country has never reached below-freezing temperatures? Yesterday’s trivia told you.

Readers’ Pet of the Day

“Puggie is no longer with us and Peanut is 11 years old. Both were/ are excellent campers. Puggie – hot all the time, and Peanut just the opposite – cold.” — Marvin and CeCe Awtry, Central Oregon

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 prefer my kale with a silent “k”.

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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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  1. RE: Best way to work under a vehicle
    I think better than a yoga mat is an old corrugated election sign or similar. It will roll up as tight, is lighter and a lot slippery than a mat. Easier to slide around on your back and still offers some protection. Better yet if you plan it right, you just pick up a large cardboard piece from an appliance store for free and recycle it later.

  2. Keystone wires the transfer switch “backwards”: I hate to say it but the gov’t needs to get involved in the RV business. Anywhere else in the US it requires a licensed electrician to install a transfer switch and then most likely have to then be inspected. These recalls are just stupid – and dangerous.

  3. Thank you for putting the link up for missing kids. So many disappear every year. Maybe in all our travels we may come across one and reunite them with family.


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