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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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“I’ve got nothing to do today but smile.” ― (Play the song while you read the rest of this newsletter.)
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Spumoni Day!
On this day in history: 1959 – United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs an executive order proclaiming Hawaii the 50th state of the union.
Tip of the Day
RVers: Slow down and enjoy life
By Jim Twamley
When not restricted by the pandemic, we enjoy the RV lifestyle for many reasons. Travel and experiencing new adventures is at the top of the list. Seeing old friends and being able to spend time with family members scattered all over the map is also a huge benefit. Being where the weather is nice is also a plus.
Another great aspect of this lifestyle is that I can live slow. I ran in the fast lane so long that slowing down and savoring life was not easy. I still haven’t mastered it, but I’m beginning to catch the vision. Continue reading a couple of funny personal anecdotes from Jim.
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Fairgrounds camping: Alternatives for RVers “on the hoof”
Traveling the backcountry of Idaho, Russ and Tiña De Maris didn’t know where to stay so they asked at a fuel station about the whereabouts of a county fairground. “Just up the road in downtown.” They found the county fairgrounds – where camping was allowed and it was free. This is not the first time they’ve been “rescued” by a county fairground. Read more about this great alternative for a place to put up overnight or even for a few days.
Yesterday’s featured article: No smoking – Especially in shore power connections
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When was the last time you had a campfire at a campsite?
Roast a marshmallow and tell us here.
Safety tips for your children/grandchildren in the RV
Show your children or grandchildren where the water heater and furnace vents are located on your RV and explain to them how hot they can get. Keep children away from these vents as they can cause serious burns and injuries. Do not allow children to turn on any hot water faucets. Water temperatures can be extremely high if not set properly. —Mark Polk, RV Education 101
Website of the day
Best beaches in National Parks
It’s beach time, folks! Dig up that swimsuit and hit the water. Here’s a list of the 10 best beaches in National Parks.
Microwave cover collapses for easy storage
When heating your food you don’t want to spend 10 minutes later cleaning the splatters inside the microwave. Here’s the solution — and perfect for RVers: it pops down flat for easy storage. Lid perforations allow steam to escape to keep food moist. Doubles as a strainer, too! Learn more or order.
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.
• 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.
NEW FACEBOOK GROUP: Crowded Campgrounds Discussion. Where will we all stay now that record numbers of people are buying (and often living in) RVs? Let’s talk about it.
Getting married? You can join the 300 other couples who get married in Las Vegas every day. Wow!
*How many thousands of spiders live on one acre of land? (Hint: It’s a looooot.) We told you yesterday.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“This is Bella our 6-year-old 160 lb. Irish Wolfhound mix. We have been full-time in our 5th wheel for three years. She loves going to new campgrounds. A 30-minute walk usually turns into an hour walk because we are stopped by other campers who want to know how much she eats, does she have a saddle, etc. Most people have never actually seen an Irish Wolfhound before and are amazed at how gentle she is. We had one man knock on our door wanting to know if Bella could come outside so his wife could see her. She is a great conversation starter.” — Julie Clayton
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.
Eliminate hose crimping at the faucet!
Sometimes it’s a real pain hooking up your hose to a faucet or to your RV. This Camco flexible hose protector is the answer. Its easy gripper makes attaching the hose effortless. It’s compliant with all federal and state low level lead laws, too. Every RVer should have one or two of these. Super low price, too. Learn more or order.
Leave here with a laugh
There was a papa mole, a momma mole, and a baby mole. They lived in a hole out in the country near a farmhouse. Papa mole poked his head out of the hole and said, “Mmmm, I smell sausage!” Momma mole poked her head outside the hole and said, “Mmmm, I smell pancakes!” Baby mole tried to stick his head outside but couldn’t because of the two bigger moles. Baby mole said, “The only thing I smell is molasses.”
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