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Issue 1406
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

“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…

Reader poll

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.”

Quick Tip

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
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• 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.
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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
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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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Gerald Harris
2 years ago

Want to make sure I understand about getting water off of your slide outs, lower your front jacks and water will flow off. Will you have to raise them again when retracting your slides? We are in a class a motorhome and it states home has to be level to open and close slides.

2 years ago
Reply to  Gerald Harris

Yes- some Class A’s requires slide in/out on Travel Mode, some on level- suggest read directions for your specific rig. Some jack level, some air level. Twist a slide or compartment big damage. A lot of the stuff on this site is trailer specific, some is motor home specific and the advisor rarely identify what the reference point is and they are not all the same even with in these 2 large groups. This kind of general advise can and will some times cost a lot of money on the wrong unit. Pull in awnings or slide toppers slowly, pause if necessary and water will drain with out taking chances.

2 years ago

While some treat their body like a temple, mine has always been more of a circus tent.

2 years ago

I must have missed the results of the last contest.
Could you please repost the winners.

2 years ago
Reply to  Barry

Yes I agree, that really big, big contest for the MicroAir A/C Easy Start, plus other prizes. I never saw any announcement of winners. I sure would like to know.

2 years ago

Just read the Montrose Park posting regarding their side of the story and beyond any doubt the evicted family behaved badly and for that deserved eviction.
But what is the offense if you take delivery out side the park which the park’s own story is what happened ? Is it because the family originally initially ask for deliver in the park?
Sounds like the park was just tired of these people and wanted to see them go.
Any rational person understands that local law enforcement will be Positively biased toward the locals who pay their salaries via taxes and the locals ultimately write the history whether it is accurate or not !

Take on the local structure at your own peril !

Ron L
2 years ago
Reply to  Howard

Did you not read that the rule they “broke” was only for long term stay tenets? If the rule applies to everyone, it should be so stated in the beginning, not buried in the long term stay area. In any event, it was just a very minor thing and certainly did not required police escort in the eviction…or for that matter… for even being evicted.

2 years ago

As to “On this day in history…”? on April 11, 1954, on average, every 365th person in the world had a birthday that day. Not me though. I’m a Capricorn.

Donald N Wright
2 years ago

I have met too many women who believe they are goddesses, they all think their bodies are temples, and can only be approached by bringing gifts.

2 years ago

…attended drive thru graduation (grandson), then celebration meal at OutBack – wasn’t the same—that was 2 months ago..,

Rick Sorrenti
2 years ago

I would encourage readers go to the following web page where the owners and testimonies from witnesses validate, IMO, the decision to kick the family out of the RV park. It was the Sheriff deputies that decided to immediately escort the family off only after the two male family members flipped off the deputies followed by their profanity and childish behavior. Just because someone makes a video with their kids doesn’t make them ideal RVers. There are ALWAYS two sides to every situation.

Sink Jaxon
2 years ago
Reply to  Rick Sorrenti

I knew there was more to this story…Sheriff deputies don’t have time to “escort” campers from RV Parks…sorry. Thanks for that Rick, I just hope the RV Park doesn’t get too much bad press from this from people jumping to conclusions.

Chuck B
2 years ago
Reply to  Rick Sorrenti

While the owners posting on their own website about this incident certainly gives the other party a chance to respond, only 3rd parties without a prejudice will give us a truer picture of the actual events.

2 years ago
Reply to  Rick Sorrenti

One of the problems with the park’s narrative is that simply receiving packages or mail does *not* create a Colorado residency issue. Actual CO residency requires one to own a business or be employed in CO, or live there for 90 consecutive days (see I’ve received packages while enjoying short term stays in other CO parks. It’ll be interesting to see RV Travel’s follow-up report.

H Goff
2 years ago
Reply to  David

i reading all their policies – the no package rule is under long-term campers – not indication that you can never receive a package there, the rule implies you can’t on a continual basis. so what do you do if you have something in transit when you arrive? Very misleading.

Ron L
2 years ago
Reply to  Rick Sorrenti

It all could have been avoided if the park owner had just given the renters a simple warning.

2 years ago
Reply to  Rick Sorrenti

THANK YOU Rick, for showing us where we could read “the other side” to this strange eviction story – Wow…

One thing I’ve learned in my 63 years on this earth, is that there are actually THREE sides to every story – There is YOUR side, there is MY side, and then, there is WHAT REALLY HAPPENED!

Hope that made ya’all smile & think! Stay safe! Erinn

2 years ago
Reply to  Rick Sorrenti

Just to add one more thing – As Rick stated, “Just because someone makes a video with their kids doesn’t make them ideal RVers.” EXACTLY!

Debra Rohm
2 years ago

Good Morning!! I noticed a “Secret Phrase” in today’s newsletter.
Is there another contest?

Thank you!!

2 years ago
Reply to  Debra Rohm

Contest tomorrow! Yay!!

Judy G
2 years ago

Life changes and we with life – I was a nomad, now I’m a hermit.

2 years ago
Reply to  Judy G

Sorry for your loss

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