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“My wish is to stay always like this, living quietly in a corner of nature.” — Claude Monet
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Tip of the Day
Extend your batteries’ life with proper care
By Greg Illes
Battery capacity is a common topic among RVers, with much discussion of LED lighting and various power-saving techniques.
But less understood is the specter of battery life itself. Batteries “die,” which typically means they won’t hold a charge or deliver rated capacity. When this happens, the checkbook comes out and the price tag can be startling. … Take care of your batteries and save money with these tips.
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RV Electricity – This week’s J.A.M. (Just Ask Mike) Session
Be prepared for a converter/charger failure
I’m stuck at a campground and can’t get my hydraulic levelers to work or my slides to retract. Also the lights inside of the RV are really dim and my monitor panel says the battery is dead. How can that be since I’ve been plugged into shore power for days? —Stuck in Duck (NC)
Stupid RVer Trick: Mud bogging
Oh, what silly, stupid, idiotic things some people do! Here’s yet another example of Stupid RVer Tricks. We trust you will never do this with your RV! Watch the video.
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Amazing device prevents RV or vehicle theft!
The $50 (plus monthly fee) you’ll spend on this PrimeTracking personal GPS for your car or RV is priceless if it were to ever get stolen. This amazing little device live-tracks your vehicle’s every move. If it’s been stolen, press a button and the police will immediately be alerted to start following it. Track the location on your phone through the app anywhere in the U.S., Canada or Mexico. You need one of these. Learn more or order here.
Make use of under-the-bed storage
In some coaches there is storage under the bed. This is generally accessed by literally lifting the flat platform under the mattress – often from the foot of the bed. This is an excellent place to store extra shoes and items you don’t need to access on a frequent basis. You may need to use storage boxes. Coach manufacturers are getting better at sealing these areas from outside dust and dirt. If you have a diesel pusher, be careful not to store anything that is sensitive to heat under the bed, since this area may get quite warm. Thanks to Ron Jones, AboutRVing.com.
Website of the day
Know how much your RV weighs? You should! Use this website to find a nearby CAT Scale to weigh your rig.
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This little tool does so much!
This multifunctional tool is seven in one! This heavy-duty pen tool features a handy tablet or smartphone stylus, a sturdy screwdriver, a bubble level, a universal inch/cm ruler and a handy Phillips screwdriver flathead bit, and it’s only the size of a pen! Perfect for any weekend project, and it even makes a great gift. Learn more or order.
Wonder what cows dream about? Cows can sleep standing up, but they can’t dream unless they’re lying down. Weird, huh?
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“This is Boaz. He is a Sheltie/Aussie mix and just turned 3. He travels very well, and has been across the country since he was 3 months old. Currently, we are waiting to be safe to travel again.” — Martin Addie
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
Q: Why don’t ants ever get sick?
A: Because they have little anty-bodies!
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