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“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” — Robert Louis Stevenson
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Creamsicle Day!
On this day in history: 1893 – France becomes the first country to introduce motor vehicle registration.
Tip of the Day
Stupid RV tricks we’d rather forget
By Russ and Tiña De Maris
If you’ve spent any kind of time as an RVer, you have one (or, sadly, more) experience you’d just as soon be able to erase from your memory.
Here’s a short list of some of the things some RVers who’ve carried Progressive Insurance have fit into the category. Are you “guilty” of any of these? Read more.
Do you have a tip? Submit it here.
Cut your RV lifestyle expenses
Bob Difley offers a long list of tips for reducing costs and becoming more efficient for whatever your RVing lifestyle. Feel free to add your tips in the comments section below the article. Read more.
Yesterday’s featured article: RV fires: They happen, and they’re not pretty!
You may have missed these recent popular stories…
- RVers evicted from RV park for receiving a FedEx delivery (update coming soon)
- Walmart changing tune about overnight RV camping
- Will dryer sheets keep mice and rats from your RV?
- Don’t forget to tow your…helicopter?
When was the last time you dined at a restaurant?
Try and remember, then tell us here.
SECRET PHRASE: Roy, you are a silly Millie.”
Easily get water off your slideout
In wet conditions, before retracting your slides raise or lower the front end of your trailer and almost all the water will run off the slide before it comes in. —Thanks to George Bliss, Casey Piton and others who mentioned they do this when their slide doesn’t automatically tilt when being retracted.
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
Must-visit national parks in Canada
Want to RV around Canada? Consult this list first and plan your trip around these jaw-dropping national parks (once the border opens up, of course).
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.
You know how up above we tell you, “On this day in history…”? Well, according to software developers True Knowledge, April 11, 1954, was the least interesting day in history. Only two things happened that day: a soccer player died, and a Turkish academic was born. That’s it.
*What food is the worst for weight gain? If you’re trying to lose weight, you’ll want to stop eating this popular snack. See what it is in yesterday’s trivia section.
Save money with these reusable silicone bags
Never waste money on plastic bags again! This 4-pack of reusable silicone food bags have an airtight seal and are leak-proof, keeping food fresh for longer. Easily freeze the bags, and even run them through the dishwasher once you’re done using them. This plastic bag alternative won’t harm the environment, and instead provides a solution that you can wash, rinse and reuse to your heart’s content! Learn more or order.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Clementhyme, 6 months old, and just spayed this week and chipped. She loves traveling in our Georgetown.” — Dick McCabe
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
My body is a temple … ancient and crumbling. Probably cursed or haunted.
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