RV Daily Tips. Friday, September 4, 2020

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Issue 1421
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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Today’s thought

“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…


Reader poll

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 powerYes, it’s possible!


Quick Tip

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.


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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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Trivia

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.


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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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cee
19 days ago

Stoner Place, Montana is in Lewis and Clark County. Not surprising it’s over a mile high.

Ed Rapin
23 days ago

On I-75, near Detroit, exit 69 is Big Beaver Road. Always gets a chuckle from out of towners

Linda
24 days ago

The pop up ad for signing up to read the Daily Tips and Weekend RVTravel is pretty annoying since I am already subscribed to all of them. Is there some way to make it stop?

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RV Staff (@rvstaff)
24 days ago
Reply to  Linda

Hi, Linda. Here’s the explanation for those signup popups from Jessica, our Social Media Director: “We have really strict permissions on our popup so that people who are already on our list should not see it or it should only show once every 14 days. To do this we use cookies. If you are using an incognito browser or some kind of cookie blocker then these restrictions wouldn’t work. Please make sure you set your browser to accept cookies from our site and that should take care of the problem.” I hope that helps you. Have a great day, and stay healthy. 🙂 —Diane at RVtravel.com

Don Scott
24 days ago

In Montana, we have Bloody Dick Creek and the Big Hole Valley

Leanne Hopkins
24 days ago
Reply to  Don Scott

In SC we have Sugar Tit which I think is really unusual, though it’s never in a list. 96 is also in SC.

Terri H
24 days ago

Would love to be chillin’ with Dakoda! Beautiful dog! Toby is pretty sweet, too!

Dave T
24 days ago

Where else but Illinois can you read an article entitled “Oblong boy marries Normal girl”?

Mike Albert
24 days ago

Don’t forget to stop at Hot Dog Johnnys on Route 46 in Buttzville, NJ.

Renee
24 days ago

Silly, but there’s a little “hole-in-the-wall” town I’m sure many have passed through if heading E/W on I-44….Uranus, Missouri. And just to make some laugh, or others vomit, depending on your outlook, they are famous for their “fudge” shop.

Donald N Wright
24 days ago

I would like more room between my little Aliner and the monster RV parked next to me !

Firefly
24 days ago

I am flabbergasted by today’s trivia. I do wish you had footnoted a cite to the stomach figures because I would like to pass that info on. Keep up the subversion.

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RV Staff (@rvstaff)
24 days ago
Reply to  Firefly

Hi, Firefly. Just Google “Double Big Gulp stomach” and you’ll find lots of posts on this topic. 🙂 —Diane at RVtravel.com

Stephen Durrett
24 days ago

I love your (I love leave here with a laugh)!
I can’t stop laughing 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Bob
24 days ago

The city names are great, but they forgot a few in Pennsylvania Dutch country.
Intercourse, Virginville,Intercourse, Blue ball and Bird in Hand.



Bob
24 days ago
Reply to  Bob

Whoops, duplicated one

Bill
24 days ago
Reply to  Bob

You are right, Pennsylvania I believe has more strange names then any other state –

  • Bird-in-Hand.
  • Blue Ball.
  • Burnt Mills.
  • Fertility.
  • Intercourse.
  • Lititz.
  • Mount Joy.
  • Noodle Doosie.

I get a chuckle every time I travel that area.

Member
Mike Sokol (@mike)
24 days ago
Reply to  Bill

Don’t forget that Maryland has Pigs Ear Road…

Bobkat
24 days ago
Reply to  Mike Sokol

There is a Boring, Oregon with a Boring High School!

Eileen Brown
23 days ago
Reply to  Bob

I was going to offer Intercourse, PA, but you got there first. Also, near Winnebago HQ in Iowa, the towns of Fertility and Manly made us chuckle.

Deborah
24 days ago

I love Dakoda chilling, I have one that would be doing the same. I love the joke. My border collie would be on vacation during this time. I love all rooms of my rv.