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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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“Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.” – Alan Dundes
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Macadamia Nut Day!
On this day in history: 1888 – George Eastman registers the trademark Kodak and receives a patent for his camera that uses roll film.
Tip of the Day
What RV advice NOT to ask for on a forum
By Ray Burr, loveyourrv.com
While reading many RV forums over the last few years I’ve watched as a few topics always seem to blow up into extensive threads with many replies and comments. Unfortunately, many times these forum threads degrade into outright arguments and bad feelings, or they are just a big long rehash of previously answered questions.
My advice is, if you’re new to an RV forum and want to ask for RV advice, use the search feature first and see if anyone has already answered the question. Read more for examples of what could happen with certain questions.
Do you have a tip? Submit it here.
Fulltime RVing – Don’t you get lonely?
One of the most-asked questions Greg Illes and his wife receive from non-RV friends is, “Isn’t it awful lonely traveling around in a motorhome?” It’s a somewhat ingenuous query that always makes him smile, but he tries to answer seriously. He says, “being on the road is the antithesis of loneliness – it’s a grand gathering of fellows, each with something to share, and it is invariably a rich, rewarding experience for us every time we go ‘out there.’” Read more.
Yesterday’s featured article: “To sleep, perchance to dream…” – but not behind the wheel
You may have missed these recent popular stories…
- Tips for Wi-Fi and cell data on the road
- As RVers are we “getting away from it all” or is the lifestyle “getting away from us”?
- Knowing this hidden key trick could save you a road service call
- RVers and experts weigh in: What are the best days to travel?
If you could make one “room” in your RV bigger, which would it be?
Draft a blueprint, then tell us here.
Run your RV A/C with only normal household power. Yes, it’s possible!
Don’t be tempted to overload your RV
A surefire way to overload your RV is to carry too much extra junk. Unless you’re disciplined enough to weigh your rig, you may find it wise to skip installing a hitch receiver platform or roof storage pod. It’s easy enough to overload your rig using the factory-provided storage spaces — and add-on spaces are just begging for more stuff and greater chances to go overboard.
Keep those nasty mosquitoes away!
What if we told you we had a solution for all those mosquito bites and bee stings? We do! This LED lantern (and flashlight) lures mosquitoes and other flying bugs and zaps them as soon as they fly up and touch it, providing a 16×16-foot mosquito-free zone. Neat, huh? Never swat away a bug again! It’s waterproof, non-toxic, and harmless to humans. Learn more or order.
Website of the day
18 bizarre and funny U.S. city names
This is an article on BuzzFeed, not a website, but some of these town names are so weird you’d think they were fake! Check ’em out for a good laugh.
Clubs and useful organizations
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• 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.
The 7-11 “Double Big Gulp” holds about twice the amount of fluid than the average adult human’s stomach, which can comfortably hold about 32 oz. at any given time. Your stomach can process liquids at about a rate of 7-14 oz. per hour, so the quickest you could (er, should) drink a Double Big Gulp is over the time span of 4.73 hours.
*What does the color twist or tie on a bread bag mean? Do you know? We told you in yesterday’s trivia section.
Stay free at more than 1,040 wineries and farms
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Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Dakoda just chilling during the pandemic.” — Rose Swanson
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.
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