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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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“The past beats inside me like a second heart.” ―
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Just Because Day.
On this day in history: 1859 – Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania, leading to the world’s first commercially successful oil well.
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Tip of the Day
Ten tips for proper hydration
We need water. But many of us do not drink enough of it, which is bad for our health. Here are some tips about how much water you should drink.
1. Drink about eight 8-ounce servings of water each day. The more active you are, the more water you need to replenish lost fluids.
2. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink water. By the time you feel thirsty, you have probably already lost two or more cups of your total body water composition. Continue reading.
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Engine monitors: Drive with safety – and frugality
The On-Board Diagnostic port, or OBD-II interface to the engine electronics, allows access to a host of engine parameters, from water temperature to fuel flow and other critical operating numbers. It also reads the check engine light fault codes that help mechanics diagnose engine troubles. These “engine monitors” do exactly that, but why would anyone want to look at OBD information as long as their engine is in good health? There are a few good reasons.
Yesterday’s featured article: Why would you want a composting toilet?
Would you rather camp far from other people or closer like in a public campground?
Tell us here.
Take care of awnings when it rains
RVer Christy has an electrically operated RV awning. She cautiously loosens the handle on one end of the awning to lower an arm to tilt the awning when rain threatens. After that, she sticks a piece of painter’s masking tape over the switch as a reminder not to roll in the awning until she’s readjusted the awning arm. Thanks, Christy!
If you’re looking for a new book, check out this hilarious one about the informal history of the family road trip. Read about it here.
Website of the day
My Scenic Drives
Easily locate pretty much every scenic drive around the USA. A map shows the route. Plus learn about side trips, hikes and hotels (in case you don’t have your RV along).
And the Survey Says…
We’ve polled RVtravel.com readers more than 1,500 times in recent years. Here are a few things we’ve learned about them:
• 72 percent have bought new tires within the last four years
• 34 percent subscribe to a satellite TV service while RVing
• 5 percent have bought something online, after having one too many alcoholic beverages, that they later regretted.
Recent poll: How important to you are online rankings of an RV park when making a reservation? Tell us here, please.
The average pencil has enough graphite to write 45,000 words or draw a straight line for 35 miles. That’s a long line!
*What cheese is the most consumed worldwide?
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Readers’ Pet of the Day
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.
Two new guides to free campgrounds
Roundabout Publications has teamed up with the Ultimate Public Campground Project on these two new guides. Discover thousands of designated camping areas in the West and in America’s Heartland – real places – not big box store parking lots. Included are areas managed by various governmental agencies. Learn more about the West edition or Heartland edition.
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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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