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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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“It’s unbelievable how much you don’t know about the game you’ve been playing your whole life.” — Mickey Mantle
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Blueberry Popsicle Day!
On this day in history: 1912 – Arthur Rose Eldred is awarded the first Eagle Scout award of the Boy Scouts of America.
Tip of the Day
RV weight ratings – What’s the “weakest link in the chain”?
With Mark Polk
RV EDUCATION 101®
Weight ratings are established by the manufacturer, and are based on the weakest link in the chain. The suspension system, tires, wheels, brakes, axles, and the RV itself all have weight ratings. When you exceed a weight rating you are overloading one or more components on the RV, and risk wearing the component out, or complete failure of the component. In many cases, the tires on your RV are the weakest link. The more you understand about RV weight ratings, the safer you will be getting to your destination.
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“Dew” away with mildew!
Chris Dougherty, certified RV technician, received a letter from a reader while he was serving as RVtravel.com’s technical editor regarding ongoing musty smells in a trailer stored during the winter in Florida, despite the owner’s attempts to prevent mildew. Read Chris’ advice.
Yesterday’s featured article: Museum putty keeps objects in place in your RV
Do you wear a mask in public?
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• NATIONAL TRAFFIC AND ROAD CLOSURE INFORMATION.
• ROAD AND TRAFFIC CONDITIONS ACROSS THE NATION.
• WEATHER ALERTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.
• CURRENT WILDFIRE REPORT.
• LATEST RV RECALLS.
• DIRECTORY OF RV PARKS WITH STORM SHELTERS.
Did you buy a lemon RV? Here’s more about RV lemons and lawyers who will represent you if you need help.
No faucet sprayer? Try this
RVs in the low/medium-priced range may not have any type of flexible sprayer on the kitchen sink. Replacing the faucet with a unit that contains a sprayer built in to the faucet head is an excellent method for solving the sprayer issue. Purchase one at your local hardware. Since the fittings are standard (like a house), it’s an easy replacement. Thanks to Ron Jones, AboutRVing.com.
Save your teeth, get that corn off the cob!
Nobody likes eating corn on the cob with a group of people, only to find out later they’ve got half the corn still stuck in their teeth. Not to mention, for some of us it’s hard to hold the whole cob, and it hurts our teeth! This easy-to-use corn stripper takes all the corn off the cob in one easy gesture – your hands and teeth will thank you! Easy to clean and dishwasher safe. Order here for a great price.
SWELL CONTEST OF THE DAY
How would you like to win these Emergency Road Flares? Well, this might be your lucky day! In last Wednesday’s Beginner’s Guide to RVing Newsletter we published a secret phrase. Simply email the phrase to us at RVcontests@gmail.com . We’ll select a winner at random out of all entries we receive today (September 2, 2020) by 11 a.m. Pacific time. Remember, you can only enter once and after we notify you by email that you’ve won, you have 24 hours to respond or we’ll give the prize to someone else.
Website of the day
50 survival tips and tricks for the outdoors
The link says it all! Visit this page (and explore the rest of the website while you’re at it) to learn the best tips about surviving in the wilderness. Lots of stuff here will come in handy!
Popular articles you may have missed at RVtravel.com
The next time you eat a cracker, notice the holes all over it. They’re there for a reason. The holes in a cracker allow the steam to escape, keeping them flat and crunchy, otherwise they’d puff up like a biscuit!
*September is National Classical Music Month. What else is it? We told you in yesterday’s trivia.
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.
Keep your pets safe in an emergency
Do you worry about what would happen to your pets if you had an emergency and you couldn’t get back to them? This Pet Alert sticker, wallet card, and keychain set is a necessity for all pet owners. It informs first responders you have pets at home. On the sticker, check off how many pets you have and stick it on your car or RV window. Also included: a keychain and wallet cards, in case you are hurt and can’t talk. Learn more or order.
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